the Palfreyman family after Thanksgiving dinner.
We had our traditional Thanksgiving dinner at the Palfreyman's home (a family for whom we are extremely grateful!) After dinner, which was fantastic, and so fun to prepare!, we took Parker out to see the horses while Evan napped. Parker had fun seeing the "horsey," and kept neighing at her.
Parker was so cute and had so much fun with Maiya, an adorable 5 year old girl belonging to Chase's fantastic financee :) They played really well together, and she took such good care of him! Parker wouldn't get up on the horse until I got on the horse though. We had a lot of fun riding. After Parker was all done with his horsey ride, I decided to take L.C. for a spin.
Yeah, it's been about three and a half years since I've been on a horse... I totally got bucked off.
So, I get the wind knocked out of me, and Derk and Thomas run down to make sure I'm ok. Poor Parker was so worried to have seen me fall off! So, there was some blood on my hand, so I asked if I was bleeding, or if it was just from my mouth where I'd bit the inside of my lip. Since, the cut was under my chin, they didn't see it at first, and told me I was fine. Then blood started dripping from my chin into my hand. Gross.
Thankfully, I was in the best place possible to have something like that happen! Karen's a nurse, and we had three other EMTs, and plenty of curious and helpful spectators. The cut was shallow enough that some steri-strips and tape should take care of it just fine. Along with some Motrin and ice :) What a day! I'm grateful for family and skilled and trained medical professionals! Although, I do feel like an idiot :)