This year we got to spend another Thanksgiving with Taber's family in Grand Junction, Colorado. We love his parent's property, even in November when the leaves are gone and winter's approaching it is still so beautiful. Here are some of the things we love to do at Rigg Ranch.
Horse back riding with Grandma Karen.
This year Brinley really got into it and looked so cute up in the saddle with Grandma.
Teya got to ride with her Aunt Sarah and enjoyed it so much she asked for a second turn.
The kids also love playing in the dirt pile that Papa Rigg made with his tractor.
Here's Teya with her cousins Landon and Parker.
They literally spent hours digging and playing there.
Fishing on the lake is Taber's favorite thing to do.
The day we flew in he hopped out of the car, grabbed a pole, and was on the lake within 10 minutes of our arrival. I saw him out there with the girls a couple of times. And one day he just went with Brinley. She was pretty excited to be out on the lake fishing with her Daddy.
She wasn't as excited about the fish they caught. You can tell by the way she's looking at it she's not too sure about that thing.
Teya on the other hand LOVED the fishies and was happy to carry them around and couldn't wait to eat them. She is her Daddy's daughter.
Many hours were also spent shooting guns. I'm not a huge gun person so it's not really my thing but Taber and his brothers and nephews went through their fair share of ammo. They did a lot of skeet shooting and also had some stationary targets to blow through. Now Taber thinks he wants a gun for Christmas. hahaha!
Nieces, Nephews, Grandpa, Uncles, Cousins and in-laws shooting 'em up at the Ranch.
Another highlight was catching up with all our relatives who live so far away. Here are the girls with their uncle Bob. We used to live 20 minutes away from him in California. Now we are on the complete opposite side of the country. It was so nice to be able to meet up again and spend time together.
Teya was also thrilled to meet her newest cousin, Rockwell Rigg, born just 7 weeks ago! I think it made her super excited for baby brother to get here!
Mom and Dad Rigg live down the road from a Dinosaur Museum so we always make it a point to visit while we're there. I love this picture of the kids staring at one of the dinosaur displays. Their faces are pretty concerned...
And this is why:
(I'd be concerned if I was a kid seeing that for the first time too!)
This year we also got a little dusting of snow. It was the girls first snow this season since we still haven't had any here in New England. It melted later that day but they were so so excited to go out and play in it.
What a wonderful week in a beautiful place. Every time we go there I think it would be so cool to build a house somewhere on their property and be able to enjoy those activities all the time. I'm sure these two wouldn't complain...maybe someday : )