Mum and Gram were great skating on the ice. They fell down the least of any of us. :-) They have had lots of practice over the years and know some fun things to do on the ice.
Mum and Charity on the pond
Mum is such a graceful skater. She even knows how to skate backwards. We girls have attempted it too, but for some reason it doesn't come out nearly so graceful as Mum's does. :-)
Pam and Charity's fancy skating technique
Why take figure skating lessons when all you have to do is just watch some figure skating and then go out and try doing it yourself. What's the worse thing that can happen...you get yourself covered in bruises so you can hardly move the next day? Oh well, at least we had fun!
A couple weeks ago, Charity made the mistake of looking at puppies for sale online. Needless to say, this is Dixie, our newest edition to the McFarland household. She is a Great Pyrenees, Border Collie mix puppy and we all have fallen in love with her. She loves snuggling with her mommy,Charity.
All of us girls had taken some time off in early February because we were originally thinking about going to Canada to see family; however, once a puppy came on the scene we had to edit our plan. We went down to Freeport to meet April and Kyle and had a blast with them! We met them at the L.L.Bean there in Freeport which was the first time that some of us had been there so we had fun.
They had a cute little living room area set up in L.L.Bean. They had a nice hot fire going in the fire place that we enjoyed for a little bit while we were waiting for Kyle and April to get there and meat up with us.
The famous L.L.Bean boot (that you're not really supposed to climb on). :-) We had lots of fun together with April and Kyle and also on the drive back home again that night. Kyle was so patient with us and our lack of knowledge about the city. He kindly told us how to get out of town again and back on our way home, and we actually made it without any wrong turns! Thanks a ton, April and Kyle! We'll have to do it again sometime!