We met Andrea at 9:00am for our first lesson. Bella worked with Reed and I worked with Abe. Bella demonstrating the proper way to lead her horse Me dragging poor Abe along Saddle up! Why is Andee laughing??? :) This picture cracked me up since all you can see of Andrea is her legs What a natural!
Bella celebrated part of her eight birthday with us at Mom and Dad's house. Build-a-bear stuff! Webkinz! And the piece de resistance... Not just a cowboy hat but Western riding lessons to go with it! Dad set up lessons for me too (unfulfilled childhood dream there) so this is something fun for us to do together. I'm looking forward to the quality time with Bella and lots of horsey memories!
Mom went dumpster diving with me and got quite a haul for her first trip! (new-in-pack ring pop not pictured. hehe)Busted the boys sitting like this on the couches. Dave looks like his mom, but I guess he inherited the Gervens mannerisms. What's the excuse for 8 inches of sock showing though??
We got married almost seven years ago before that "artsy" (as I constantly refer to it) style of photography that I love so much became popular. Since Dave has a tux from a cruise we took and I can still actually fit into my dress...
Crystal T. did a wonderful job. The photo shoot was fun for me and actually tolerable to Dave! No small feat considering it was in the 90's and he was forced into a monkey suit. She made us feel relaxed and spent lots of time working with us. Be sure to check out her current site. She has unbeatable prices and should have her own domain soon.
The dress survived! It's at the Wedding Gown Preservation Co. right now. ;)