Happy New Year!!

Hey everybody!

I hope you have all enjoyed the holiday season!

As 2008 comes to an end, we have an opportunity to look back on all of the new memories that will, for the rest of your life, be assigned to this year. You have the new memories for all of America, such as Obama being elected, a woman running for president, the high gas prices, the crash in the stock market, etc.

Then you have the personal memories, some of mine would be moving to Ohio, saying goodbye to old friends (for now, at least) and hello to new, the trips, the riding, my job, joining the Equestrian team, the shows, and everything else.

We are starting a new year, by the grace of God, and we have an all new oportunity to give our lives to Him. This is a new year! Let us rejoise and be glad in it!

Now, I gotta go, the boys are trying to kill each other and I have to brake them up. (Dad’s off buying meet to smoke, Mom’s off at Giant Eagle trying to find some seasonings, and my Grandparents are dropping my cousin, Jason, off at work. I feel kinda bad for the guy, having to work on New Years Eve.)

Merry Christmas!

Merry X-Mas everyone! Hope you all had a great day, and enjoy your presents!

Well, as I sit here in my PJ’s, which I haven’t changed out of today, I have been thinking. Thinking of memories, some old, some new, some happy, some not. But the thought that keeps occurring to me is, how great is our God, who gave us these wonderful brains, and creating them just right, so that we can store up these precious, priceless memories. I mean, if he hadn’t created them just the way he has, we may have ended up mindless mummies, or just plain crazy. If he hadn’t created them just the way he did, we wouldn’t be able to talk, walk, run, ride, drive, remember, memorize scripture, or do anything, really. There wouldn’t be a government, there wouldn’t be books, houses, clothes, TV’s, computers, boxes, ornaments, stockings, paper, lights- in fact, we probably would have died out by now for lack of food. Isn’t God a great, wonderful, and gracious God?! Just thought I’d give you some food for thought! 

“Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!”

See ya soon!

“Honey, I’m Home!”

I forgot how much fun PA can be!

I don’t know how we did it, but we fit 3 weeks worth (Or more) into 5 days! We went to 3 barns, (all more than once), watched some Parelli, did some Parelli with Mikey (the horse she leases), Helped out at Thorncroft (the theraputic barn that she rides at. You don’t have to be disabled to ride there.), rode ex-racehorses at Jill Wilcox’s* wonderful 100 acre racehorse rehabilitation farm, watched a horse chiropractor at work, then learned how to spin yarn. It was really fun! I will talk more asap, but it is getting pretty late and my mom wants to use her laptop.(I have a desktop in my room, but I use hers alot because I like to blog around my family, and while I’m watching TV.)

 

* Jill Wilcox is a 77 year old lady that founded Dressage at Devon. She taught O.K.’s old trainer, but after years of riding realized that cruel bits and gadgets was not the way to ride. Now she teaches old-fashioned dressage, without a saddle or bridle. She also retrains and rehabilitates ex-racehorses. She has over 65 years of experiance, and O.K. and I have already learned a TON from her.(and I have only seen her once!) 

See Ya Soon!

I am going to be gone next week, so this is probably going to be my last post for a while.

I am going to my best friend’s house because her birthday was the 7th, and Christmas is coming soon.

This will be my first flight on an airplane by myself, and I am really looking forward to it.

I cannot believe that I am finally going to see O.K.!(Her parents don’t want her name put up on the internet.) I have waited for months to see her, and I have missed 2 or 3 of the events that we ALWAYS go to, so now that it is finally happening, it is pretty hard to believe.

See ya soon!

New Show Story

Well, if you know me, you probably know that in my horse shows 2 of my biggest threats are Pierre and Pepe.(They are brothers.) Pierre has been to the nationals at least once, has been riding for years, and shows on the A circuit every year. His little brother, Pepe, is starting to take after him in riding, and has also been riding for years.

They both had the home-field advantage at this last show. They are part of the AOA equestrian team, so they know and have ridden all of these horses.

In my jumping class, I got 5th!!!!(Pierre & Pepe weren’t in my class this time.) I drew a flee-speckled grey pony(Not Horse), and had a blast! The only problem with my ride (and it was a BIG one) – my horse broke the canter between jumps one and two. Now, two things led to this. The first is that he decided to poop between the jumps, and slowed down. The second, I did not have quite enough leg on him. But everything else, including my sitting trot, went perfectly.

In my flat class, I GOT 4TH!!!!!!! (This time both Pierre and Pepe were in my class!)

I drew a horse named Visa this time. Visa is a little, slow, funny looking horse. (He can be fast or slow, if you carry a crop or cluck he goes to fast, and if you don’t, he goes to slow.) I really liked this horse, and the judge really liked me. Holly said that there was NO WAY that I could have beet the 3 riders in front of me, no matter what I did.(They were all seasoned pro’s that were at least as good as Pierre.) Pierre came in 1st (as usual), but I beet Pepe!!!!

It was AWSOME!!!!!

I’ll write again soon!

I’m Back!

Hi everyone!

Sorry I haven’t written in a few days, but I have been extremely buisy. I had a horse show Sat/Sun, then work Tue, my uncle, 1st cousin, and her 4 kids are all here at our house, and to top it all off, I have to get 2 weeks of school done by Sat so that I can leave Sun after church and fly to Philly where my best friend O.K. lives and I’m not coming home until Fri, and then Sat we’re having all of the youth in our church come over for a christmas party thing. It is CRAZY around here!!!!!!

I’ll try to write again tomorrow, but my parents just got home and I have to help get the kids get in bed.