After being out of routine and all of us going in different directions due to church camp the past few weeks, it was nice to spend time in the mountains as a family yesterday.
We all had a great time at church camp and one of our littles got saved (Praise the Lord!), but it’s always sweet when everyone is back together again.
I loved going to the mountains with my family as a child. So, it makes me smile when I see how much my children enjoy it.
We haven’t been to these mountains for the past few years, so all of the kids were giddy about searching for the ponies that call this place home.
The oldest girl even brought a yard stick along to measure these so called “wild” ponies. She wanted to put them into categories based on their height. She has been learning all about ponies and horses in her funschool journal. And, she’s determined to buy one at the auction this year.
How cute is this little guy? The foals are always a big hit!
If you look closely at the ground in the picture above, you will see the oldest girl’s legs. That’s because at one moment just before her siblings decided to join her, I turned around to find her doing this…
This oldest girl of ours reminds me of a mix of Anne from Anne of Green Gables and Laura from Little House on the Prairie.
That’s what makes her so unique and special. The way she sees life, her bravery, and innocence makes me enjoy each day so much more. I rarely hear the words “I’m scared” or “I can’t” come from her lips!
I’m pretty sure she found the pony she wants to bring home in September. This Mama hopes her dreams come true!
Needless to say, we made some wonderful memories. Memories that we won’t ever forget!
Isaiah 52:7King James Version (KJV)
How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!
Disclosure: There are some ponies that aren’t as friendly as the ones we found walking on the side of the road and in the campground. So, if you are from our neck of the woods and you decide to visit the ponies, being cautious as you approach them is always a great idea! I would have never imagined that the sweet pony in the picture would have went to sleep on Jaden’s lap like it did. It is a moment that I know she will treasure for a long time to come. She has been around horses practically her whole life, so she does have quite a bit of experience with them. ☺