Your life is an occasion. Rise to it. -From Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The first "snow" (if you can even call it that)

We recently had our first snow of the season....there was barely anything, but it didn't matter to these two!  They insisted on getting bundled up and going out to play...

Monday, October 21, 2013

Monday, August 5, 2013

My Grandpa

My Grandpa was everything to me.  I have not been to see his final resting place until this last week.  My brother Joe was in Idaho visiting, and a visit to the Cemetery was on his to-do list.  I have not had the courage nor the desire to do this myself, but I was glad I went with him.  Many tears were shed...it saddens me my kiddos will never know the man I knew and loved so dearly.


Thursday, May 30, 2013

Show pictures (thus far) 2013

 Ryder on Chloe loping
 Ryder spinnning
 Ryder slide stop
 Ryder spinning
Chase stopping

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Ryder's 10th Birthday

It is unbelievable to me that Ryder is 10!!!  He has become such a responsible young man.  He just graduated the 4th grade.  Has been working very hard with his horse to get her show-ready and has been to two shows already this season (pictures coming soon!).  He wanted a "reining" horse cake, and this is what we came up with...

(the fencing is edible chocolate!)


 Trick candles!!!
 Can you tell they're related!? (Chases' mom Sheri)
Ryders' papa Chuck (Chases' dad) & his new wife Karen

We had a simple party at home with family as Ryders' birthday usually marks our first camping trip of the year (his choice), and this year is no exception.  We are headed out this weekend with family, friends & horses too!!!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Heise Hot Springs

It has been COLD this week. REALLY, REALLY, COLD!  We found some warmth one afternoon at Heise Hot Springs.  It was a perfect way to spend the afternoon.  I have such fond memories of Heise.  There are many a pictures of me at these same ages in this very spot!  I even have the swimsuit I wore as a child, and always had hopes of my daughter wearing it and getting to take her picture in it at Heise.
 Ariana, Ridge, Noah, Ryder & Ty