Thursday, May 13, 2010

Two Beautiful Babies!

Two of Marie's mares have had their babies this month. Lil Irish gave birth to a beautiful black colt on May 5. Last night, Lacie had a bay colt. They're so cute! The black colt is being called "Ike". I don't know what they're calling the little bay colt yet. This is the "barn name." Both will have official registered names before too long. I have to thank God for being able to be out at the stables with the horses and see the miracle of new life! Wow!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Got to RIDE Today!

Hi, Everyone! Well, it's Jan 12 and it was actually decent weather so I got to ride Rusty for the first time this year! He enjoyed it as much as I did. He had a lot of energy and felt fantastic! I was surprised that there weren't that many riders out today. This has been the first decent day in quite a while. Wonderful! Thank You, God!

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Rode Today Hooray!

Today was the first day in over a week where the weather was good enough to ride horses! I was so happy to be back riding Rusty again! He was very good and we did a lot to work off some of that pent-up energy. With the weather so "iffy" we have to take our rides when we can! Great day today!

Happy Horsey New Year!

Well, it's finally the end of 2009. This has been a rough year BUT God has seen us through like He promised He would IF we would trust in Him! I was reading in Revelation today and 21:1 jumped out at me. Here, John is shown the New Heaven and a New Earth! In this new creation there is no more curse! Praise God! I feel we get a very small glimpse of this newness when we start a new year. Clean calendars, a fresh start. This is why so many people make resolutions at this time -- it's a time for change and growth. To be better than we were in the old year. In Christ, we don't have to do this under our own power. The Spirit living in us helps us be more Christ-like each day (minute or hour) as we listen to Him and obey His Voice. Happy New Year to all my family and friends! Start the New Year fresh and don't let past failures and shortcomings keep you from being the best YOU you can be!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

I'm truly thankful for the many blessings we've received this year. My husband and family, good health, and Rusty, of course! The blessings of being able to ride and work with horses are wonderful.

Thank You, God, for all You've done.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

I'm Back Lots of News

Sorry, Sorry, Sorry! It's been far too long and there is really no excuse. Too busy to blog just doesn't cut it.

So, I'm back. Lots of things happening. I've been busy at work and also at the stables. Rusty is well and feeling great. We had a terrific ride today. We rode part of the time outside but it did get a little too cold, so we went indoors. Lots of people riding today!

My dear friend Dave M. and his children, Marcus and Brandie, came out today to see Rusty. I wish it could have been warmer but we still had a fun afternoon. When I get copies of the pics they took, I'll post them. There's a really funny picture Marcus took of me with his Nintendo Dsi. The Dsi takes pictures now and hooks to the Internet. Cool! Anyway, in this pic I'm done up to look like Mario! It's cute!

So far, the weather has been nicer for November than the entire month of October! I have been on 3 trail rides this past summer and fall. I'm hoping to get in one more before the snow flies. Pam B. wanted to ride yesterday. I would have LOVED to have gone but it was my Sat. to work. Rats! It was a beautiful day for a trail ride.

Found a new place to trail ride. Hampshire doesn't charge a fee to ride and they have wonderful wide grassy trails. Very little mud or rocks! Denise H. and I went there a few weeks ago and had a wonderful ride. I'd like to go back there again. There is a stretch of trail that goes along a rather busy road. Rusty spooked a bit when a couple of semi's passed us, but he was good. I'd not ridden him near traffic before.

Bought Rusty a new blanket for the winter. It'll only be used when it's really cold and wet outside or if Marie sees he needs it. So far, he's been really good with it. His last blanket got ripped to shreds beyond the point of repair. Rusty is getting a nice coat of winter hair, so he should be fine except in freezing rainy conditions.

Well, it's fun to be back. I'll keep this more updated and will post some pictures when I can. Thanks to all my loyal readers -- the one of you Ha Ha -- for your patience.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy Independence Day!

Wow! It's July 4th! Time for friends, food, fun and fireworks!

If this rain will oblige us by moving on out of the area, we'll have some great fireworks tonight. Some of my neighbors started last night with bangs, pops, and sizzles being heard all over the neighborhood.

I love the 4th of July and I'm proud to be an American. I know we're having some problems as a nation right now. Our country is facing tough times at home and abroad. Please PRAY for our nation, our leaders, our troops and our veterans who gave so much that we can be free. It's said so much but it's true -- Freedom isn't free! Alot of men and women gave up so much so we can be free. Thank you is not enough but I say "Thank you!" anyway.

Enjoy the day! Love your family and friends and be thankful. We have so much!

God bless!