Every fall, my sister and her husband do a hayride for the kids and a few neighbor kids. It's always a fun time and you don't find too many hayrides these days. It brought back great memories of times past.
Here Elizabeth decides to pose for a picture on the tractor that will pull the hay wagon. She's not really driving--but boy would she love to! I just don't think we'd want any passengers on the wagon though! Nore would it be very safe for her to drive the tractor--sorry Elizabeth, better grow up more first!
We are all on the wagon waiting for the ride to begin.
Elizabeth and Elise roast hotdogs over the fire after the hayride.
Shawna poses for a picture after roasting her marshmallows for a smores.
Elizabeth thinks it was a great day--a hayride, hotdog roast, smores--how much more fun could one have in a single day!!
We are the Rippee family! We manage and are house parents in a home for older orphaned girls in China. It's called the Forever Home, and it is a project of New Day Foster Home. Like all foreign workers at NDFH, we receive no salary for our work, so if you would like to support our family's living expenses, please click the button below to donate through PayPal. Donations are tax-deductible. To learn more about the Forever Home and ways you can directly support this work, please visit New Day Foster Home's website.
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Elise was adopted at the age of 3 years old as a special needs child by Randy and Rita Rippee, managers and house parents of this Forever Home. Elise is home- schooled and really loves music, cooking, arts and crafts, and enjoys being the big, older sister to the Forever Home girls.
Shawna was adopted at the age of 1 year old as a special needs child by Randy and Rita Rippee, managers and house parents of this Forever Home. Shawna is home-schooled and is good at piano, arts and crafts, and thoroughly enjoys playing with the Forever Home girls.
Elizabeth was adopted at the age of 10 years old as a special needs child by Randy and Rita Rippee, managers and house parents of this Forever Home. Elizabeth is home-schooled and loves the outdoors, computers, bike riding, and crafts.
THE FOREVER HOME GIRLS
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