Sunday, November 17, 2013

The rain has finally stopped and its actually warm out.   Everybody enjoy because below normal temps for the rest of the week.  Got to ride Belle for a bit this weekend, she did amazing, if only Jada would give her a chance they would be unstoppable......  Maybe we might have to ride for a while today as long as the weather is good.   The arena is watered and going to be dragged today we might as well mess it up. Happy Trails Everybody and live each day to the fullest!!!!!! Remember hug everyone you love and tell them always how you feel.

Monday, November 11, 2013

The wind is whistling outside, where I am suppose to be, but am clearly dragging my feet, cause I just don't want to go out there.   YUCK!!!!  I need to move some horses to winter pastures and pick up a few things.   Why is it when you think you have everything done something else pops up???  Bundle up and get outside and get it done---that is what I'm saying to myself.   One last thing hats off to all the Veterans out there, we love you and thank you for everything!!!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

I am so not ready for this weather, winter is pretty and all but the transition ready sucks!!!!  Thank goodness the kids are all doing great in school and the horses are all fat and sassy. Hoping to do some winter riding in lots of fluffy snow. Oh update on Maddy's horse Coco, her limes has seem to go dormat for now thank GOD, she does show a little swelling when she is rode multiple days in a row, but other than that she has been good.

Update on my brother God bless his soul he lost his fight with cancer a few weeks ago.  The good LORD decided to take him home, now all of his suffering is no more.  Now him and our father can really catch up, drink some beer, and catch some fish:-)

When a person goes through hard times whether it is loss of loved one, loss of job, or divorce, it really makes a person step back and really,  I mean really look at their life. Maybe ask yourself, Where am I  headed and is this where I want to be?????? You might be surprised how you answer that question.   All I now is that I love my girls to pieces and want to protect them from all the dangers in life---but as a parent we can just guide them and love them unconditionally and pray that they will go down the right path or at least not stray so far:-)  Remember daily to hug all u love and make sure to let them know how much they mean to you-----NEVER EVER take your life for granted because it truly is a gift that was given to us.

Monday, November 4, 2013

The wind is whistling outside and I have a few minutes before I head off to work.  The house is so quiet, the kids are with their father this week and I so miss them.   They fill the house with warmth and craziness, which I love.   Have not been doing any riding lately just is a little to cold for me to be out there, I swear the sun hasn't been out in a week-----can be a little depressing.

For those who don't know already I have found my soul mate, didn't no this really existed until now.  It is truly amazing the feelings one person can actually feel and how people can see it shine right through ones self, it gives me the chills just thinking about it. We will from this day on be starting our adventure in life that will be amazing, I see a lot of horseback riding and traveling in the future.  I want the girls to be able to see all the things that GOD has created and if we can do that on horseback that would be absolutely wonderful.  Happy Trails to everyone and live each day like its your last!!!!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Been without a computer for a while, but back in business now.   A lot of changes in my life all for the good.  Did some horseback riding this fall at Wild Rock in Clark County, beautiful place.  Met a lot of great people.  Definitely going back.  Winter is knocking at our door and I so hate to open it, but really don't have a choice.  Busy draining hoses,, putting stuff away, moving horses around trying to prepare the best I can for the long winter ahead.   I decided when I retire I am going to be a snowbird, move somewhere warm until Wisconsin decides to warm

I don't know if I talked about the horse that I picked up few months ago, I named him Cisco.  A beautiful smutty buckskin, 14.3 H with a golden attitude, unfortunately he got diagnosed with being neurological.  Meaning he is unsafe to ride because he really don't know where his feet are, it would only get worse, so I decided to put him down, making me .sad but also realizing it is the best for him. All I know is that an angel has one hell of a horse to ride.  Happy and sad day!! 

Monday, July 22, 2013

Spent the weekend with some friends up north Riding horse of course. The weather was beautiful for riding, I rode Belle this weekend and she did amazing, I so wish I could duplicate her in a grullo color. LOL.  The first day we rode with Myron and Cricket and we drank some experimental Whop that wasn't to bad.  Second day it was just Eric, Annette and myself we worked on getting Twiggy through the water and after the 5th puddle she did amazing, but none of the horses thought it was to cool when a group of riders came up from behind wearing jingle bells, but we survived.  Now we have to get jingle bells.I swear its never ending.

 Well tonight the vet was out to look at Maddy's horse Coco, her legs have been swelling not sure what was wrong---well Dr thinks its Lyme's.   That sucks just when we found a good one for Madison now we have to go through this, my poor little girl.   I know I shouldn't jump to conclusions but it isn't looking good, we will no more the beginning of next week. Treatment $850 for 7 days and not guaranteed to fix her.  I will keep you posted.  Probably going to have to horse shop again:-(

Monday, July 8, 2013

Another week up north-----It was awesome, none of us ever want to come back home.  I think the horses like it better than we do. lol.  Hugs and kisses every day from little girls that love them dearly.  After camping and riding like we did now I know why I do this, the kids are growing up right before my eyes and becoming the future's horse women.  Every time we go out and ride they just become better and better and it brings tears to my eyes--because for a while I thought I would be doing this journey alone.   Now I see I will not be--taller the hill the better--the girls just giggle and I smile, because it is a wonderful thing.  Thank you GOD for all you have given us because we are truly blessed!

Saturday, June 29, 2013

     No hay this weeekend.  That situation is not looking good for alot of animal owners, we are just happy we have enough in for our horses for the year already, just say alot of prayers so farmers can get crops off the field or there will be many hungry horses. 
     Worked around the farm cutting grass and weed eating---trying to spruce it up to call a realitor out---I still think Ken thinks I am not for real, but why not.   I really like it up north and you only live once and the kids are game.  Home is where your family is, Right.    We have to head up to the camper this weekend, we had to move it and the horses, now we have lots off work to do before the big holiday, to get everything ready for our week stay. Sounds like it is mainly us girls, Ken has to do an emergency bathroom makeover- I will save him a beer:-)  Happy Trails everybody and dont forget to pack your rain gear!!!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

     We are definitely getting use out of our camper at our home away from home, at Nine Mile Resort.  This weekend Madison had her birthday up there--8 kids from 9 to 12 years old, and we all had a super duper time.  All the kids got to ride the horses and that was amazing in itself, little girls who never rode and horses that never had so many little riders.  They all did amazing!!! Than Monday we got to ride as a family on our own horses, not the kids riding the parents' horses lol.  It was beautiful and none of us wanted to leave, if only we didnt have to work:(   But we will be back on Friday unless hay bales are callin our names.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

I know it has been a while, it is just so hard to make computer time.  I am on now cause I am not working and don't feel good, otherwise I am in the barn horsin around or running with the children.  Good news school is almost out.Yeah!!! Jada got comfirmed last weekend and guess what, my brother Bill showed up--total surprise.   It was so awesome to see him and he looked great, Diane is taking great care of him:-)   And it looks like he is kicking cancer's ass, way to go brother,  I love you.
Now with summer approaching we are getting ready for every weekend camping and horseback riding, we just got back from a long weekend and had a fabulous time--horses were happy, kids were happy, which makes mommy really happy.    HAPPY TRAILS!!!!

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter everybody!!!!  Praying for my brother,  I try to send him a joke every now and than in hopes he smiles.   Stay strong and keep the faith!!!  Love you lots!!!  

Sunday, March 24, 2013

     Lessons went well this weekend,  Claudia and I are working through our issues.....well my issues.   This show stuff is a lot harder than it looks, but Claudia is teaching me alot, cause if I don't do it right, guess what?  She wont do it.LOL!   And I have come to realize that I am a very lazy rider.   Lazy rider makes lazy horse not so good in the show ring:-)

Quote for Bill:  Ps 107:19-20
Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he saveth them out of their distresses. He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

I so badly want spring!!!!!!   I have not even rode horse again this week,  what the heck????    Just tired I guess.    But I did get some news on my brother test results come in.    The cancer is just is his esophagus and has not spread, he has the best cancer doctors working on him and his treatments will be shortly.    Be strong brother here is a strength quote for you and Diane.   Deuteronomy 31:6  Be strong and courageous.  Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your GOD who goes with you.  He will not leave you or forsake you.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

     What a crappy day!   Sun good, wind not so much.   Can u believe Spring starts tomorrow?  That means camping is right around the corner...Yeah!!!!!   Worked out at the club last night, I think I'm going again tonight it is such a good stress reliever----I need something to get through this Winter!!!!

     For Bill:  Wishing you the best of luck hope all is well haven't heard an update.  We are all thinking of you up here in the north woods,  Love you!!!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

     What a beautiful day to play in the barn.    I actually rode Belle today for a lesson and she did great with her loping, but she so badly needs an adjustment.   She currently does not like our chiropractor so I am in search of another one---old friends might cross paths again and hopefully we can have a break through with Miss Belle.  Keep fingers crossed!!!  Also rode Claudia amazing leaps and bounds with her..  Thanks Jeremy for all your help---someday I might get it:-)
     Prayer for Brother Bill:   Dear God,   Please be by my brothers side, keep him and his wife strong through this difficult time.   Please heal all his pain in your name I pray. AMEN

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Nice day for riding, but so looking forward to warm weather and no snow!  Prayers to you brother Bill keep strong and stay fighting.

Friday, March 15, 2013


Thursday, March 14, 2013

What a beautiful day!!!  Just got home from workout class---I love it---I feel so amazing after.   Now headed out to the barn to do chores.   Oh show was cancelled this weekend so lazy days ahead:-) 


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

      Just got home work and taxes....FUN FUN!!!  Now out to the barn to do chores and wait for the Chiro to come for the horses.   Claudia got new shoes on today hopefully with that an an adjustment she will be a way happier little girl.   Not sure if we are going to the show this weekend have not rode all week cause of sickness and gimpy horse must mean I get to stay home and relax.  HA!HA!   I will make the decision Saturday after I ride Miss Claudia.
     Day 2 Prayer for Brother Bill.   Dear God please be with my brother and his family, within a few days they should find how bad the cancer is and where exactly it is and set up a treatment schedule.  Keep them strong and full of faith and let him now we are thinking about them.   In Your Name I Pray  AMEN.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

     People are reading my blog:-)  Yeahh!!!!!  Where should I start,   First I am home sick and am 41 days old not so sure I like that so much.  LOL.  But I will count my blessings cause on my birthday I ran in the ditch, not so good but it could have been worse.   My car didn't break,  I didn't break and a nice man pulled me out so I didn't have to delay the mail to long.   I get home from work I find out that my older brother Bill has throat cancer and I prayed so hard to God to Be with him and his family and to keep them strong through the ruff ride ahead.  I am going to make a pact to myself right now to blog everyday to pray for him and if everyone could do the same that would be great.   So as I am crying right now for my brother cause I love him dearly and wish this wouldn't have happened, but it did so we all need to pray.    After all that turning 40 was a piece of cake, but for my brother it was life altering.   Remember I always am preaching about living your life to the fullest or what doesn't kill you makes you stronger.   Even though I cant be by my brother right now cause I am sick I want to let him now that my arms are wrapped around him giving him the biggest bear hug ever and that everyday he and Diane will be in our thoughts and prayers.  I LOVE YOU BROTHER!!!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Had my first day of a nutrition/weight loss class pretty excited about it.  My goal is to get back on track and hopefully shed 20pounds or tighten up the jiggly.  After class came home did chores and rode miss Claudia, she did pretty good, but riding in the snow is way more fun!!!!   Jada almost won her bb game three point shy--- the team is definitely improving----seasons almost over:-(

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Awesome weekend of riding in the snow.   Got to use the snow in a positive way or I might go crazzzzzy!!!!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Another lovely day in Wisconsin, glad I'm not working, but wish my neck and back didn't hurt either.   Getting old sucks, looks like Advil will be my best friend for the next 50 years. LOL.   As for  the show.    I come home disappointed, Claudia come up lame going into our second class, so my riding was done for the day----bummer.   Eric did real well with miss Belle for his first show they came home with a second.  Kelly and Jessica did great for riding Western for the first time together--first and 2 thirds.   We are already preparing for the one in march hopefully it won't be below zero when we load up---or we all might need our heads examined cause we are crazzzzzzzy.   Off to rest and ice. Til next time!

Friday, February 15, 2013

     I am so sick of winter!  I am so sick of winter!   The only thing keeping me going is the kids and the fact I have an indoor, I truly am spoiled.   My back has been bothering me so my riding this week has been limited, which sucks cause the first show is Sunday.    Yeah!!! Pretty pumped up about it! Claudia and I have been working really hard together, so hope all goes well.
    A little off horse subject. Went and visited my cousins who are in their 80's and both recently in the nursing home, it made me miss Dad and think about him alot.    I guess that's OK, right??   Sometimes it is just difficult to see people who were once vibrant shrivel up-- realizing everyday you yourself are getting older.    Things are getting more difficult to do, the kids are passing you up and life is flying by.    Everybody just needs to STOP and breathe, look around and thank GOD for everything you have been blessed with-- hug your kids, kiss your husband, go on vacation, thank your parents for always being there.  Do something that you always are thinking but never do, because life is to busy and the day always runs out of hours.   Last but not least thank GOD  for we all have been blessed!! 

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Had a great lesson today with Claudia, and good news Eric is back at the barn,   Yeahhh!!! We missed him soooo much.    The new year is starting off super duper now just waiting for spring so we can enjoy our new camper at Nine Mile Resort.
Just finished up with the families last Christmas and it went great!!!  It was so nice to see everybody, well almost everybody, we did have two families with the flu and couldn't show up but we had a glass of wine for them. lol.  I have been watching Madison really close cause she has been coughing and sniffling don't want it to turn in to pneumonia.   Now I am getting ready for my first lesson this year, horse show is right around the corner--kinda excited. We will be riding hunt seat, we will see how that goes.   It sounds terribly windy out there thank GOD for the indoor:-)