For a long time, the kids have been too scared to ride the horses, but lately they have shown some interest. In fact, while we were at the zoo, Nolan saw the zebras and said, "I ride!" So one evening after Guy had been working outside cleaning up the tree mess, he came in to get the kids for a tractor ride. Well, that also turned into a horseback ride! :-) All 3 (Joy is not quite ready!) loved both and didn't want to go in even though they were cold and it was getting dark. Grace and Nolan even liked when they got to trot a little...their little faces were in the biggest smiles!
Grace and Daddy on Dolly
Nolan is all grins! Hope's turn
Hope and Daddy take a ride in the pasture around one of many burn piles!
Nolan is just a LITTLE excited about getting to ride the tractor!
Mommy even got to take a turn driving!
Grace was all smiles until she had to get off...similar reaction to having to get off a carousel!
The Durkee family lives in Springdale, AR on 7 1/2 beautiful acres. We love our little country place and thank God OFTEN for providing it for us. Guy is a busy Pastor of Oak Grove Baptist Church and an extremely busy and great Dad of our 4 children. Jen is a happy and content stay at home Mom. She loves to scrapbook in any spare moment that she gets! Hope is 4 and a BIG helper to Mommy. We love her creativity, sweet spirit and yes, even her abundant verbal skills! Grace and Nolan just turned 2 and are extremely busy little people! They are also a joy to us and keep us very busy. All 3 love and adore their new little sister, Joy. Joy is a sweet baby that has learned to sleep despite the 3 ringed circus going on around her! We thank God daily for each other and all that He has blessed us with and how he continually takes care of us.