We've celebrated graduation in a variety of ways in our 33 years of homeschooling. We've had formal graduations with co-ops in Alaska and Texas. We've rented a community center and had a BBQ with a private ceremony. We've celebrated at castles in Japan, Dairy Queen with friends, movie theater with family and we even had one who chose to do nothing ceremonial at all - 2020.
We called the camp and asked if we could possibly do this. They agreed. They could only take 8 riders and we had more than 8. They scheduled two rides. They also arranged a pony ride for Benny who was under 8 and not allowed on the ride. We asked if we could picnic on the grounds and they said the ranch camp was ours to use. We were able to get this Saturday in May as we specifically wanted to wait for Jared and Larissa to be moved back to the area.
JaRissa, Jamin and Cory had a bit of trouble finding the ranch camp, but eventually we were all in the right place. First the safety briefing.
Luke and kids didn't want to ride, but Luke was happy to meet the horse Krista would ride.
|Allie, Livie and Krista|
|Livie! She did great!|
|Stacia, Larissa, Jared, Jamin...|
|Larissa and Jared|
|Last snowball fight of the year?|
|Luke and kids in the background, Benny on his horse.|
|Cy and Livie discovered the teeter totter early on|
|Doesn't it look like Jared is spinning a tale the girls aren't quite buying?|
|Everyone worked hard to get Cy off the ground 📷by Carrie|
The above photo was taken about the time Benny enlisted help for everyone to get this "giant, big man" off the ground. LOL
|Krista and kids|
|Look at that mud!|
|Boots rule! 📷by Carrie|
|Cory, Liv, Benny, Uncle Jared|
📷by Carrie or Larissa
|Carrie and Josiah 📷by Carrie|
|Stacia, Allie, Larissa, Carrie 📷by Carrie|
|Livie - 8 years old 📷by Larissa|
|Michael and Jamin|
|Jared and I 📷by Larissa|
Click here to read Part 2 of our celebrations.