Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Yesterday (after a not-so-stellar start of getting a very grumpy girl on the bus, that does still happen lest you think my life is perfect), we had another cria born- the third this week! Findlay bestowed upon us a beautiful, healthy boy. Not so exciting as Dulce's female cria, Ginger Spice, born on Sunday, but still healthy is good.
Then MB brought out her horse, Gus, and we had a picnic trail ride, the first for us in quite a while! That in itself is hard to beat, but then we met Mirian's bus and she joined us for a while with Gringo. Marti and her husband brought their green horses MuMu and Coho out for the first time to expose them to a new place and experience, and Paul even joined in with Strawberry for a while. Afterwards we ate smoked wild turkey and other barbecue fixin's with both of our kids and friends enjoying laughs, prayers and drinks and a new delicacy together. I'm always so happy to expose our kids to such great creative role models who know how to work hard, do things for others, AND have a lot of fun in life!
Paul had shot a beautiful tom turkey on the last day of the hunting season, his first, and the breast meat was absolutely exquisite! I hope our friends had as great of a time as I did! Pin It Now!
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
Occasionally a rider is unseated but there are rarely serious accidents. This horse kept right on running after his rider came off! I had picked him to win and he was before this happened- finishing without the rider doesn't count.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
All that I can say is that the day we decided to get hooked and the day that Jason and Crystal tied the knot were two of the best birthdays, no BEST DAYS, I've ever had! It was a beautiful evening (thank you, Lord, for a reprieve from rain!) and I was extremely proud of Mirian and Robert's poise as members of the wedding party. It was sooo much fun watching Mirian and Jason dancing, and to see cousins from California to North Carolina having a great time together. Even my parents hung in there until after 1 AM with my Dad boogeying with the rest of us- nobody wanted to leave such a great party! Love, love, happy, happy, it was just awesome!!!! (Well worth missing the Preakness over- yeah, Rachel Alexandra!) Best prayers and wishes to Jason and Crystal!!!! We are truly thrilled that you got hooked.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Having two tweens, a family wedding, end of school stuff, rain and more rain, and two businesses within the family can make for some stress, even on a good day. Some of you may have noticed that I've ramped up my facebook participation, as well as having become active on Twitter. Those are simply ways for me to connect in short spurts with other adult humans when I'm feeling isolated on the farm. Here's what I've found to be one of the best de-stressors, right outside my door! I simply adore my fish, they never ever talk back, misbehave, say they hate me, grunt when we're having a conversation, or complain about the food.
I highly recommend some. Pin It Now!
Monday, May 11, 2009
I hope you like this little movie, the first I've made with my handy Flip Mino which fit nicely in my pocket as I rode. Sorry for the shakiness of the videos, it's more because I have a wiggly horse rather than the video itself being poor! Also, this is my first You Tube Video and I need to better figure out a way to control the "thumbnail view", as what you see here isn't a good representation of the movie itself- anybody have any suggestions? At least I've accomplished another step in technology! (And this particular post was about getting away from it all for the weekend- hah!)
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Friday, May 8, 2009
This is Munchie with his friend, Mollie (an Irish Jack Russell Terrier). We babysat for her for about a week while her owner was riding motorcycles with Paul. She was really, really good except for the one time I found her in the middle of the dining room table eating out of the butter dish!
Now I'm off for a weekend of girl time and horseback riding, reporting back on Monday!Pin It Now!