Saturday, May 5, 2012

For the Love of Horses

Here's a little snip of a work in progress.  Not much free time to craft these days, but when I do it's all about the horses and the kid.




These pictures are pretty awful, and the new (improved???) blogger is challenging my last nerve.  So we'll see what happens next!! 

On that note, we are off to the barn!!!

Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Time keeps ticking.....

Seems like time just moves too fast. Every day is full.....

Jump lessons started on Sunday..... (on Sundae!!!!)

And Darling Daughter is riding my horse, Tink, until I can actually, really, ride.....

Broken rib(s) are painful!!!

Hope all is well out there.......

Monday, April 2, 2012

Seven Weeks Later......

I had intended to keep up on my blogging when last I posted. However, a few more twists and turns have come along. First, and most importantly, we have increased our critter count by another TWO!! Yes, we may be a little crazy, but it's a lot more fun than being sane! Here are the latest additions....

This is Tink, a bay registered quarter horse mare, 11 years old on Feb 19th. Her registered name is "A Tidy Hollywood Star".

And this is Sundae, a tovero registered paint mare, 15 years old on April 30th. Her registered name is "Sundae With Fudge".

Needless to say, we have been a little busy!! We moved the girls to our barn for boarding on February 18th. All went well. Then on February 19th (Tink's birthday!!), I made a dumb mistake, got knocked down by Tink and ended up in the ER with a broken rib. Well, if you've never experienced a broken rib, let me tell you.... It hurts like a son of a gun! I managed to only miss one day at the barn (the very next day) and was able to keep going because of all the lovely pain medication they gave me. And NOT taking the medication is not really an option. Not if you want to move. Or BREATHE! And I just had to be at the barn because those horses needed to be turned out daily and acclimated to the new barn. I didn't actually DO anything with the horses myself for about 4 weeks. At that point I was able to halter and turn them out.... VERY carefully. Currently I am 6 weeks post-fracture and down to minimal doses of ibuprofen. I will be riding soon.

On the flip side, one particular member of our family is in some kind of horse-heaven! She and Sundae have bonded really well. What more could a girl ask for??? (Don't really ask, because it's a long, long list!!!)


Hope you enjoyed the little update. I will *try* to be more diligent in updating the blog, even if its just a few pics here and there. Thanks so much to anyone who has tuned in to read this!!

Have a great week!!!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Oh, The Times They Are A'Changin'

Hello out there!! Is there anyone left who pays any attention to such an inactive blog??? Life has been a whirlwind for the past 4-6 months. It really all began after school started last August. But it really started to take its toll about October. I have a feeling that it's just going to keep getting crazier! We are currently working on Junior High registration. That's a huge step for my daughter, and a little scary for the parents! There have also been a number of other changes. Some of which I hope to share with you soon. Time just keeps on trucking along!!!

In the meantime, here are a few highlights from the past few months. Yes. Primarily it revolves around the horses!!!

A dear friend of ours rescued/adopted this adorable mini donkey named Nash.

He has become great friends with Bubba, the mule.

And he even likes little Minnie. My DD totally enjoyed being back on one of her very first lesson horses!

DD has also enjoyed a little taste of jump lessons.....

On her best buddy, Billy.

My good friend Dawn took the most incredible picture of my daughter and Billy. She printed it and framed it for her birthday. I just LOVE it!!!

So much going on. This is just a little snipit. Hopefully, (truly!!) I will be back with more pics, more often. I'm also awaiting word on the new Design Team. Hopefully (again!) we will be back to work on that too!! Only time will tell!!!

Hope you have a great week!! I think we will!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!

A little blast from the past! Thankful for good friends and family! Wishing you all the best this Thanksgiving!!

Friday, November 18, 2011

For The Birds.....

Spent a little time with friends a while ago. Hanging out, chatting, watching the birds.... Or were they watching us???









Goldfinches and hummers. Pretty cool. We were just hanging on the patio within 5-6 feet from them.

Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Halloween Project

Yes, I'm still here. Sort of. I was gone for a bit. Spent a week on the beach. Took a couple private shelling cruises. Had a great time!! Just can't seem to get back in step at home. We had so much going on that I haven't caught up with myself yet. In the meantime, I had to step back and just spend a little time finding my creative mojo again. Here's what I came up with. It's not a design team project, just something I created for my daughter (though neither she nor my hubby have said a word about it since I hung it up!!!) Hope you enjoy it!


You should be able to click the pics to enlarge. Here are the individual tags....




I'll be back to blog about my beach adventures - eventually!!!

Have a Happy Halloween!!