Wednesday, October 26, 2011

oklahoma city part II


it is so fun to meet a blogging buddy in person. kim from life in a little red farmhouse is just as sweet in person and she is on her blog.  her and her husband designed their little red farmhouse {i'm sure their boys helped} and built it in 6 months! 



kim and her husband have three sons all with names that begin with "j".  they are homeschooled...well adjusted, bright, talented and fun.  it's always so nice to see older homeschooled kids to know we are on the right path.


don't you just want to sit and relax?


the house is cuter in person if you can believe that.  i love the character they gave a brand new house, no cookie cutter style here!


they have *awesome* trained horses.  we've never seen anything like it.  i believe they use natural training methods. after a few times around the ring with kim we trusted the girls to ride by themselves.  yes, they aren't wearing helmets...sometimes a mama knows when something will just be "all right."  of course, in all honesty, they'll never be without a helmet again :)


of course scout wanted bobbi the horse to trot, which she did for a bit.  the girls had so much fun!!  {they also saw some goats, baby chicks, pigs, dogs and a hawk in training!}



trooper may just be the next trick rider.


their boys aren't "too cool" to play with little kids {never tell trooper i called him little:}  here they are in the gladiator ring chasing down the giant.  i love this.  and i love how the boys invested time in our children!

it never ceases to amaze me how God puts the right people in our lives at the right time.  this amazing family shared with us about their journey, horse training, home building and homeschooling.

it was a great time and we thank this wonderful family for opening up their home to us! {we can't wait to go back!:}

10 comments:

  1. kim's got a great blog, a great home, a great family. so glad you two have hooked up! :)

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  2. Wow that looks like an incredible time. It is nice to meet blogger buddies. I have never met any but you never know. I truly love my blogger buddies. B

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  3. It is great to see what all our hard effort could produce, I agree with you.
    My best blogger buddy is my best friend but I knew her for nearly 20 years before she started me blogging, so I guess that is sort of cheating. blogging has given a whole new aspect to our friendship.
    Thank you for your post.
    Nell

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  4. What a wonderful experience for all of you! Looks like you had a great time!

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  5. i wanna live in a barn one day...(modernized of course haha) hubs and i eloped but a few months later we had a reception for everyone. we had it in a barn.

    God is good...funny how the right ppl pop into our lives when we needed it

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  6. I love that you meet fellow-bloggers who I follow too! Mrs C and now Kim.... us bloggers are just one big happy family, aren't we !!

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  7. I love their home, it's beautiful! And those chairs outside, a great place for relaxin' for sure! I know how you feel, it was always so encouraging to talk w/ other families who had paved the way down the homeschooling road. Seeing their children AFTER years of homeschooling and the difference it made in them. So thankful you all had this time w/ your friends.

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  8. It's such a blessing to meet blogging friends. What a great house and what a gift from God that your families enjoyed such a sweet time together! Great pictures! :)

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  9. Love both your blogs and wish I could meet up with you and your fun families! EnJoY!
    xo
    Leslie

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