ic Kathe With an E: Some Horsing Around

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Some Horsing Around

A few weekends ago
Mr. B's brother and 
his two kids were visiting
so, we spent the day 
at his mom & dad's house
which is about 
an hour away.

We live in the suburbs
while they live in the mountains.

The weather was perfect!
Clear blue skies
and the temperatures were
in the low 80's.
This is the view looking south and west
from the back deck.
And due West.

Isn't it beautiful?
 So quiet and peaceful.

(Source: Colin B.)

The elk had been very active
earlier in the week which thrilled the kids!
A big herd of them just mosied 
around the yard and up and down the street.
Of course, when we were there we
didn't see any until the drive home!

Little Miss talked me into 
going to visit the
horses a few houses away.
She immediately named them
Brownie & Vanilla.
How cute is that??

Big Brother joined us
and they loved trying to get the 
horses to eat some grass.

 Little Miss was a bit afraid
to try to touch them
but not Big Brother!
He would have jumped the fence
if I hadn't stopped him LOL!
But, she finally gathered up
the courage and was able 
to give Vanilla a pet on his

After a few more minutes,
Brownie and Vanilla
decided it was time for them
to go to the other end of their pasture 
and bid us farewell.
The kidlets were so excited to go back to
Grandma & Grandpas
and tell them all about their 

 And me?
Well, we got to spend the day
outside in the mountains 
surrounded by beauty
I earned the award of
Best Aunt
for the day!
It's hard to beat that!

Click here to see where I may be partying this week.

And don't forget to come by on Tuesday's
for the link party.


  1. You are a wonderful aunt! Lucky kids. What a beautiful spot. I have never seen elk like that. It must be amazing! Beautiful photos.

  2. What a beautiful day! I love leaving home and getting a getaway to somewhere different!

  3. Sounds like you had a lot of fun!
    Thanks for sharing with my Super Link Party! :-)

  4. Great pics Kathe! I have never seen an elk. You live in a beautiful state.

  5. So jealous! We have lots of trees around here but no mountains or horses near by.

  6. Thank you for sharing your sweet little niece and your pictures at Potpourri Friday at 2805!

  7. Hi Kathe: I like your new blog format--very nice! And I enjoyed reading about your wonderful day out in the country--what gorgeous scenery, and those elk--wow! I'm sure the horses enjoyed your visit as much as the kids did. Hope you have a lovely weekend!

  8. Kathe,
    What a beautiful day! Thanks for sharing your story about your fun day with family.

  9. Wonderful happy memory making, love the photos so much! Hugs P.S. thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop :-)

  10. So prett! I am hosting a giveaway to win a 50 dollar giveaway to the store HomeGoods. Would love for you to stop by My Dream Canvas. It will be nice to connect with you. Have a great week!!

  11. It's party time over at Debt Free Mommy Blog and you're invited! Please come by and link up any post(s) related to making your home a better space. I hope you'll join us for Making Space Mondays. Hope to see you there! -Tabitha

  12. Looks like a beautiful place - thanks for sharing this week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  13. What a fun time! Thanx for partying Kathe!

  14. Times like this are precious. Best Aunt for sure! Loved the sweet images of the kids and the horses. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.

  15. Sounds like an awesome time! And great pics too :)

  16. What a fun and beautiful place! Thanks for linking up to our Strut Your Stuff Saturday! We loved having you and hope you will come back soon! -The Sisters

  17. Sounds like a great trip. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party!


  18. Looks like fun to me! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout! I really appreciate you linking up to the party each week and look forward to your posts :) -Trish

  19. Thank you for joining me at HSH!

  20. I would love to spend a day out in the mountains, but IL doesn't have any, anywhere! Treasures these times! Congrats on your year anniversary! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  21. Looks amazing and peaceful! Thanks for sharing at Saturday Show and Tell. I hope you be back this week with more great stuff!

  22. What a cute story! Brownie and Vanilla - too cute! Thanks for linking up at the Weekend Wonders party! Hope to see you again tomorrow!! =)

  23. Yay!!! You're such a cool aunt!!! WOW! Must have been impressive to see all those elks!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  24. I'm so glad I'm following you! I used to live in Montana and your pics make me miss living out west:) So gorgeous. Thanks for posting on the All-Star Block Party!


  25. First of all, congrats on one year! What beautiful property & animals. Thanks so much for sharing this on Fabulous Friday at Faith, Trust & Pixie Dust. Please do come back again next week. I'd love to see what else you've got going on.

    Warmly, Michelle

  26. What a BEAUTIFUL beautiful place!

  27. I'm sure the Best Aunt award was very much deserved! Looks like a good time! Thanks for sharing at All My Bloggy Friends last week! I can't wait to see what you share tomorrow! :)

  28. Hi Kathe,
    I love this post. Your pictures are beautiful. Where is that? Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/08/free-bee-sweet-hat-pattern-crocheted.html
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above


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