Time Flies–Even on a Horse

About eight years ago, my three children were all in preschool and kindergarten, and I suddenly found myself with a few free hours each week. On a whim, I called a local barn and signed up for riding lessons.

A few months later, my kids wanted to ride the ponies too. Pretty soon we were all taking lessons and hanging out at the barn on Saturdays.

My daughter was around six when she first hopped on a pony. A few years later she got her own pony, Jazz, a cute little dun who became my daughter’s best friend. I recently found an older photo of my daughter and Jazz taken at a local show. I could not wait to scrap it with a recent picture.

Today, my daughter is fourteen and has a new pony named Josie. They have become quite the pair—they both love competing in Horse Trials and have won several ribbons together. I am amazed at the outstanding horsewoman my daughter has become.

then and now

Once I found the recent photo, this layout came together fairly quickly. Since I work from a kit, I just used supplies that were already out on my table.

My favorite part of the layout is the journaling card. I filled in the “SMILE” with a Tim Holtz distress pen in the new color, abandoned coral. It’s such a pretty color!

I hope my daughter will look back on this page one day and be as proud of herself as I am today!

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