Saturday, May 30, 2009

A Busy Saturday

The day began with an early boys' soccer game. It was a joy to watch, since I've missed the last 2 weeks. They lost :( but it's nice to sit on the sidelines this year and just watch my boy play rather than be right involved and coaching. Though now we have to sit back and not add our opinions to the coaching of the team. The coaches are doing a great job!

Then off to a wedding. I am feeling old now because this is the first of my girl friends to have her daughter get married. Isn't she stunning? I like how they are holding hands.

And this is the connection point between me and my friend, we met in the church nursery when the boys were both 2, and look at him now! What a handsome young man! There have been many a play date, many a birthday party, many a fort built in the basement, and in the earlier days, a lot of trading in babysitting. I think I got more free babysitting than Rachel did, but her daughter also watched our kids a few times too.

The 3 of us having a standing date every other Wed. for coffee, and sometimes more often when the needs arise, like wedding planning, or personal crises, which seem to happen their fair share. Mom of the bride is looking stunning in the middle.

Then off to the last 3/4 of Erin's soccer game. I love watching the amazing level of play these girls are getting to. And good job to the star of the game who scored the winning goal to make the game 2-1 with only 30 seconds left. It was stunning! She is so glad to be back to playing forward this year after playing defense all last year! It bettered her game even though she was hating it. Ah the trials that make us stronger.

After that we whipped down to the barn to have a quick ride on Honey. Erin has had quite the journey with trying to find a horse to ride the past few months. We were in process of leasing a nice boy for the summer, and then he scared Erin half to death, so that turned sour pretty fast. Now she's on this pretty mare who has mostly been ridden Western. Erin's coach bought her in hopes of turning her into a lesson horse, but she's still too headstrong to put little kids on her. She told Erin that she could take Honey in the horse show this weekend, so she's been trying to put as many rides as possible on her this week. She still needs a lot of work, but it'll be good experience to have her in the show tomorrow. Today she didn't like the wind and the things it was blowing around, so did a few big sideways jumps without warning. So poor Erin, is getting her share of horses with issues. Wish her luck (and safety) tomorrow. She's going to come out of all this being a great rider having lots of experience on all sorts of horses. Honey does look exactly like a Barbie horse. The perfect palamino. Her mane is so pretty blowing in the wind, that we aren't going to braid her. The 2 blondes will hopefully make a good pair tomorrow.
6 am at the barn... to bed for me.... at least it's more fun than getting up that early to go to work :)

Don't worry all my Saturdays are not this busy! I think I might have a melt down if they were. I also managed to get my vegetable seeds into my garden which now has soil! I am so happy! I'll update you on "this week in the garden" soon.


Sandra said...

Lol. I love how you fit a blog into the busiest day of your life! Momentum is a wonderful thing. :)

erin said...

awwe, i love that pic of hunny!!

Randi said...

What a busy but fun weekend. Love that photo of the bride and groom! She must have a family with our age differences ... my older kids will probably be getting married when the young ones are still in elementary school! :)