Friday, August 20, 2010

Long Time Gone

Well, well, well... Look who it is. Yep, I'm back. I've been out of town a lot lately. But that's no excuse to not blog!

Honestly, not much has gone on around here. My horse Reno is up in the bay area now. My college roommate, Maggie, called me one day and said she had a client that needed a horse to lease and asked if I would be interested in leasing out Reno. After a lot of thought I decided it was a good idea and would be best for everyone. So she drove down and picked him up. He's doing really well up there. This will give him a job, he'll help teach someone a lot of things, and it'll save us a little money. It's really a win-win situtuation.

Last week, Jake got some sort of viral infection and was really sick for a few days. He woke up with a bad headache and was dizzy and had a fever. Took him to the doctor and they said it was just a virus going around. His fever got up to 103.7 but he never felt sick. He's doing much better now, but still has a stomach ache every once in a while. Poor guy. I'm lucky I didn't catch it at all.

Other than that, really nothing exciting around here. I'll be better at posting, I promise.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Give Aways!

My good friend Sara (of the previously noted Saremy) is having a give away onlotion her blog She’s giving away some amazing hand lotion perfect for our dry Arizona weather.
I am going to have a give away soon too so be sure to come back and check the blog soon for your chance to win!

It’s That Time of Year… Again.

Well, it’s almost March and do you know what that means? It means I’m that much closer to being another year older. On St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th, I will turn 27.
I have updated the background of my blog to celebrate this wonderful Irish holiday.
You may remember last year, Jake ordered a cake from a friend of ours named Jenna. She has a wonderful talent for making cakes. You can see some of here cakes at Jake ordered a birthday cake for me and it was a pot of gold with a rainbow coming out of it. You can see a picture of it here in my collage/slide show to the right ----->
Well, this year is no different. Jake has already put in an order and we have no idea what it will look like, I just know it will be delicious! I can’t wait to see what she comes up with.
Did you know…
The shamrock, which was also called the "seamroy" by the Celts, was a sacred plant in ancient Ireland because it symbolized the rebirth of spring?
Each year, thousands of Irish Americans gather with their loved ones on St. Patrick's Day to share a "traditional" meal of corned beef and cabbage.
Though cabbage has long been an Irish food, corned beef only began to be associated with St. Patrick's Day at the turn of the century.
Irish immigrants living on New York City's Lower East Side substituted corned beef for their traditional dish of Irish bacon to save money. They learned about the cheaper alternative from their Jewish neighbors.
leprechaun The original Irish name for these figures of folklore is "lobaircin," meaning "small-bodied fellow."
Belief in leprechauns probably stems from Celtic belief in fairies, tiny men and women who could use their magical powers to serve good or evil. In Celtic folktales, leprechauns were cranky souls, responsible for mending the shoes of the other fairies. Though only minor figures in Celtic folklore, leprechauns were known for their trickery, which they often used to protect their much-fabled treasure.
Leprechauns had nothing to do with St. Patrick or the celebration of St. Patrick's Day, a Catholic holy day. In 1959, Walt Disney released a film called Darby O'Gill & the Little People, which introduced America to a very different sort of leprechaun than the cantankerous little man of Irish folklore. This cheerful, friendly leprechaun is a purely American invention, but has quickly evolved into an easily recognizable symbol of both St. Patrick's Day and Ireland in general.
Kinda interesting.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

I Can't Believe It's 2010!

Can you believe that the Y2K scare was 10 years ago?!?

Well, Buster has been doing very well. We had to take him to the vet about a week and a half ago to have his teeth floated- filed down to remove any sharp edges. He had been drooling excessively and it turns out he had a lot of sharp points that were rubbing on the inside of his cheeks. Poor guy. He's better now.

I body clipped Reno and Soda Pop. Reno looks like someone took a lawn mower to him. Soda Pop looks pretty good. Each day I see Reno I ask him, "Who clipped you?" Poor guy. They both jumped around and acted like brand new horses when all of the hair was off. They are so much easier to groom when their hair is short.

I've been riding a lot. I started jumping Reno again. If you remember last May, him and I had a terrible fall while jumping. Well, I found myself thinking about it too much. I was trying to shorten his stride up so he would get the correct spot and striding. I was hindering Reno... a lot. I finally let him just decide what he wanted to do. I let him pick the pace, the striding, and his own takeoff spots and he was perfect! That boy sure knows what he's doing. I had so much fun that I raised all of the jumps up and we were able to jump big for the first time in a long time. It was great.

I'm having so much fun being able to see the kids so much. I still feel like I have no time for anything, but that's ok. I'll make time.