Dagne fell in love with horses when she was an infant. Paul and I were trying to get her to roll over for the first time. When we squeezed a stuffed horse toy and it whinnied, Dagne whipped her head around and rolled over to grab it.IMG_0484IMG_0483We kept thinking it was a phase — that she would move on to other interests. But she was obsessed. Every Halloween, she was a rodeo queen or cowgirl. Every toy request for Christmas involved horses. She drew horses, she played horses, and she studied horses. Eventually, her prayers turned to her parents giving her a pony and she got Taco.IMG_0209

She’s fast too. And she loves to play soccer.

Her other love is Africa. She longs to visit and perhaps work there. We’re so proud of her.