Missions are Fun

Preston Temple photo taken 21 Nov. 2010

A missionary is someone who leaves his or her home for a little while so others can have their families forever.

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Our Mission Scriptures

Our Mission Scriptures:

"Oh, that I were an angel, and could have the wish of mine heart . . . Yea, I would declare unto every soul, as with the voice of thunder, repentance and the plan of redemption, that they should repent and come unto our God, that there might not be more sorrow upon all the face of the earth." Alma 29:1-2 (Book of Mormon)

" . . . be ye steadfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord." 1 Corinthians 15:58 (Bible)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Riding Lesson and Visit to Horses

An horse is a vain thing for safety . . . Psalms 33:17  ". . . their land is also full of horses . . ."  2 Nephi 12:7
Below are some of the horses we visited while watching N's riding lesson on Saturday.  It was 9 a.m. and a bitter cold wind was blowing, but it was great to watch the riders and visit the horses (even though they were very shaggy and not exactly in show condition with all the mud and rain.  They were also eating dinner.

Warming up for class

Good form even if she didn't get her favorite horse this day
Leader of the pack
A little jump practice
Very unique coloring and I love those feathers on the legs
These fouls were darling entertainment, especially the black one.
Look at me!  I'm too cute.
How about this profile shot?  I'm so pretty, oh so pretty, it's amazing how pretty I am . . .
In all modesty, I  AM the most beautiful
Is he going to get me with that umbrella or teach me the gospel?
Hum, I'm skeptical.  Never trust a man dressed in a suit and tie in the stable

Ride a cock-horse to Banbury Cross, to see a fine lady upon a white horse--that's me!!

Excuse me, can't a fellow eat in peace?
Many of us have a shave under our necks and bellies.  Someone know what that is all about?
(blinking her beautiful eyes)  Pleeeeeese, I'm not exactly presentable!
Whats with all the attention to the horses? I am man's best friend and the oldest on the premises.  Oh, the stories I could tell . . .

Anyone have ear growing tonic?  I wanna play the burro in the Christmas play.


  1. LOVE the horse pictures! They are soooo cute. :-) I think they shave them to keep them cleaner or cooler when they sweat. Can't remember what it is for sure....

  2. love love love themmmmmm, the last one is sooo adorable, I wanna have him in my back yard :)

  3. Those pictures are so cute! They shave them so when the horse sweats, it will dry off faster without all of that long hair.