Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Horsies

A girlfriend texted me recently and told us about a little farm in Del Mar that runs pony rides a few times a week.  So we joined her and her littles to check it out.  It did not disappoint.

When we first got there, Felicity saw the pens with the big horses, and went over to investigate.  The horses were about halfway out (you can kinda see the other horse in the background) but when she walked up, this horse came running over to her.  You can tell that people bring carrots or something for these guys.  They love people.  She walked back over several times and this sweet horse came over every time.  It was basically the best day of Felicity's life.
 Then we went over to the pony area.  It was just us and our friends (two little girls) so Felicity took one pony and they took the other.
 The proprietor was the gentleman who was leading Felicity around on the pony.  He was just a delight.  He was so sweet and laid back, and just let Felicity enjoy herself (although he did keep calling her "Serendipity").
 After she rode around for a while, she wanted to give her friend a turn with her pony, so she went and explored around a little bit, and then went back for one last round.  (This pony's name was Katie.  After her nap that day, she hopped out of bed declaring that she had dreamed of "her Katie.")
 Also at the farm: goats, a HUGE turkey, geese, chickens, guinea pigs (Felicity called them mini pigs), a rabbit, ducks, a dog, and a cat.  They let you sit in the pens with the rabbit and the guinea pigs and just commune with the animals (and touch them if they get close enough).  It was such a fun activity for my girl and me while Charlie was at school.  We'll have to go back on a weekend when Charlie can join.  Ted said that on Saturdays they saddle one of the horses and the adults can take a turn.  I have never been on a horse and I'm eager to try sometime!

Barrister's Ball

We have gone to law school prom every year since Greg has started school, and it continues to be basically the only thing I like about law school (joke.  sort of.)  So this year was our last year.  I wore the dress that Greg bought me for Valentine's Day.
The below pictures aren't my favorite (I like the more forgiving instagram filtered one) but they show the whole dress.  I have been planning on wearing the dress to church as well, but I haven't gotten my hair to look cute like I did that night, and I haven't felt like wearing the dress with my same boring hair.
 Instagram version:
A girlfriend did my hair for me.  You can see it a little better here.  Ignore the wild eyes.  It was a busy day I guess.
 Here are a couple of low-lit phone pictures from the event.  One is me with one of my law school wife friends, Melanie.  And the other girl you might recognize.  My sister went to the prom!  She has a gentleman friend from church who goes to CWSL, and asked her to the dance.  So we got to run into each other several times.  (No fewer than three people asked if we were biologically related.  Ha.)
They had a photographer there, who grabbed a couple shots, and I know for sure got several of Greg dancing (when you see Greg dancing you sort of can't help but watch, and take photos.  He's the best.) and with whom we actually grew up, so since we know her, we feel like the chance that we will actually ever see those photos to be high.  So hopefully, I will be able to post some of those in the next few weeks.