Monday, December 24, 2012

'A labor of Love'

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope we all have a great Christmas and remember WHY we have Christmas!
I found this poem on a website. Enjoy!


'A labor of Love'
 
It was not a silent night
There was blood on the ground
You could hear a woman cry
In the alleyways that night
On the streets of David's town

And the stable was not clean
And the cobblestones were cold
And little Mary full of grace
With the tears upon her face
Had no mother's hand to hold

It was a labor of pain
It was a cold sky above
But for the girl on the ground in the dark
With every beat of her beautiful heart
It was a labor of love

Noble Joseph at her side
Callused hands and weary eyes
There were no midwives to be found
In the streets of David's town
In the middle of the night

So he held her and he prayed
Shafts of moonlight on his face

But the baby in her womb
He was the maker of the moon
He was the Author of the faith
That could make the mountains move

It was a labor of pain
It was a cold sky above
But for the girl on the ground in the dark
With every beat of her beautiful heart
It was a labor of love

And little Mary full of grace
With the tears upon her face
It was a labor of love

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Favorite Song! And some I have been playing lately!

This is one of my most favorite songs EVER!!! (I also LOVE the movie that this comes from!) I have been playing this one a lot lately. I've got it memorized, I play it alot! I love Einaudi's music! It can seem really boring, and sometimes I think it is, but I love how it is simple, not complicated not confusing, just pretty!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Just for laughs!

This post is just for fun!


Isn't she so cute!!!!






My cousin Erica and I both went over to my Grandma's house to pass out candy and hang out on Halloween. We got a hold of my Grandma's ipad and went to town taking silly pictures of each otherin between trick-or-treaters. Oh, and we laughed ourselves silly in the process!

Oh, and Erica crocheted the skirt that she is wearing (plus her belt and headband!). She was a crochet doll for Halloween. Isn't it soooooo cute?

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Great Article

This is a really great insightful article on horsemanship click here to read it.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Teaching a Horse how to Neck Rein

So I got a crazy hair today and I decided that I wanted to ride Idaho. I knew that she was broke because she was raced. I wouldn't have just jumped on her if I didn't know that! I don't think that she's been ridden in 5+ years.

Anyway...I got on her and she did sooooo good! She was waaaay better than I thought she would be! She acted like a good old broke mellow horse...not a racehorse at all! She didn't have any bad racehorse manners except for she hates her ears being touched at all. So it took a looong time for me to figure out how to put a headstall on her, especially because that one is a sliding ear. She was happy to walk around and trot a little bit. She didn't try anything at all. Caleb rode her around the arena by himself a lot. But she was trained to run, not to be a good usable horse. So she is really green. She's probably the greenist (is that a word?) horse I've ever ridden. She knows zero neck reining and knows nothing about moving off of your leg. She has no buck in her or anything but she knows nothing except for a kick means go forward and whoa means slow down or stop (oh and she backed up when I asked her to). She was soooo sweet and was trying so hard to do what I asked her to she just didn't understand the cues I use on my other horses.

She is a really jumpy easily spooked horse so I was kind of nervous about it but she was soooo steady. Que was running all over the arena and she didn't even bat an eyelash! She has the SMOOTHEST gait i've ever ridden, even more than Bailey, and Bailey is really smooth!

But anyway, I found these videos on how to teach neck reining, I have always taken for granted the fact that my horses have always known how to but I'm going to see if I can teach her to because it is sooo much more fun to ride a horse that neck reins vs. on that doesn't!


Thursday, October 18, 2012

The House: The Library Room

Sorry for the bad lighting! Here the boys are studying hard in the Library.

Lots of shalves for lots of books!


This is a cool little shelf in front of the window with a BOM and Dictionary along with some atlas' and random books!

The House: The Basement

Shelf in the Stairwell going down


Our couchless family room. Until we get couches it is a great play area since there's so much open space that's carpeted!

Piano area of the family room. (Please excuse the dollhouse!)

Nice big storage room!

Caleb's room

Luke's room (he has a desk in the corner you can't see)

Jared's room

My room (ignore the books on my bed...it's kind of like my desk!)

The House: The Bonus Room!

When you look to the left as you come up the stairs this is what you see...my sewing/music room!!!
(It's already messy! Oh no!)

Closup of the sewing part of the room.
On a side note, I LOOOOVE having a real design wall, it has been sooooo nice!

When you look to the right when you come up the stair this is what you see!
We're planning on having dances up here! It should be super fun!

This is a little family room on the very end of that looong room!
The bunkbeds are for when people come over and us kids are kicked out of our bedrooms.

This is our 'wii area' there's just the perfect amount of space to play the wii!

This is the view from a dormer window! The arena, then beautiful pastures and handlines :) and then the mountains!

View to the left from the same dormer. Can you see Bailey's head sticking up in there?

Closeup of 5 of the horses out in the pasture.
(in case you were dying to know Fanny and roxy are the ones standing, the other 3 are lying down and Bailey is over in the corrals since Que is being weaned)

This is a bad view of the cool chandelier that is in the stairwell going upstairs. I'll have to get a picture from the outside at night, it looks really cool!
More later...

The House: Main Level

Some people have requested pictures of our house via. email so I figured that this would be the easiest way to show everybody. Let's just say I took a LOOOOOOT of pictures!!


This is the Living Room

This is the Kitchen from the Living Room



Kitchen view

Mom's butler's pantry

The Mudroom



Closeup of the lockers

The washer and dryer (in the mud room)

Laundry area, for sorting, folding clothes etc. in the mud room

Half of the garage

 
The guest bedroom that is sheetless

The Master Bedroom

 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Big Girl = Sad Mommas!

I just love that look on her face!



Que is getting so big! These pictures were taken about a month and a half ago and she has grown so much since then! The halter that is on her in these doesn't even fit her anymore!

She is halter broke and I trained her to back up as soon as I wiggle the lead rope a little bit!! I can also tie her to anything!

She's being weaned right now. It's crazy how time flies! I didn't want to wean her this early ( she's about 4 1/2 months old) but Bailey was having a hard time nursing her so I've been gradually separating them. It's pretty loud at our house right now!

So Bailey and I are both sad mommas, our baby is growing up!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

It's so exciting just to look at!!!!!
http://www.allbreedpedigree.com/que8

This isn't her registered name (It's going to be Miss Susy que) but since the registration isn't done yet I just put que. I'll fill it in completely when her registration is complete.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Cabinets

Cabinets are in! Sorry but the rest of the pics won't load. The formica is on now and it looks like a real kitchen except for the missing appliances!

What makes me smile...

amidst other things :)

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

"Peaches"

SS SHADOW LAKE
2001 bay mare
click here for her pedigree
We made a trade today...we got a horse for a box of peaches! Pretty good deal eh?
We're up to six and a half now! I need a job! Rest assured we are not planning on getting any more for a while! This broodmare was rescued this past spring so she isn't pregnant right now. She has some pretty awesome lines! Dash for Cash is on her papers!!! We are planning on breeding her to Cowboy next spring.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Another one...FFQ POCOS FOXY FLASH

Since it appears that I do not have enough horses Ma and I went down to Utah on Friday and picked up another one, FFQ POCOS FOXY FLASH aka. 'Roxy'! So now I own 5. That is a lot! This mare is just a broodmare and is pregnant to foal next may. She is super sweet and nice...but really, 5 horses! Crazy!


here is her pedigree, she is pretty well bred!
FFQ POCOS FOXY FLASH M, QUARTER HORSE, 2003
FFQ POCOS FOXY FLASH
2003
QUARTER HORSE
IMA SKIPPIN CHEX
2000
QUARTER HORSE
WARRIOR COMMAND
buck 1981
QUARTER HORSE
FRITZ COMMAND*
buck 1967
QUARTER HORSE
KING FRITZ*
b 1956
POWER COMMAND* sor 1949
POCO JANE* b 1948
SUTHERLANDS MISS
buck 1951
JODIE THE TUFF b 1945
TANGERINE W* blk smky 1944
SUGAR CHICKS
b 1972
QUARTER HORSE
TRIPLE CHICK*
br 15.1 1955
THREE BARS* ch 15.3 1940
CHICADO V* br 1950
SUGAR MAYDAY
sor 1958
LEO* sor 14.2 1940
FRONTERA SUGAR pal 1943
MISS CLASSY CACHE
1989
QUARTER HORSE
SKIPA STAR LAD*
sor 1978
QUARTER HORSE
SKIPA STAR*
sor 1973
SKIPPERS LAD* sor 15.2H 1952
PATS DUSTY STAR* pal 1964
SKIPS JOYCE*
pal ? 1966
SKIP SCHOOL* pal 1957
LITTLE PEARL ANN sor 1960
TWISTIE CUE
sor 1959
QUARTER HORSE
CUELLAR*
ch 1942
KING* b 14.3 1932
OLD SILVER b 1923
TALLULA TWIST
ch 1953
HARD TWIST* ch 1942
BABE LUX sor 1934
POCOS FANCY FLASH
buck 1988
QUARTER HORSE
LEO SAN BUENO
buck 1981
QUARTER HORSE
POCO SAN BUENO*
buck 1965
QUARTER HORSE
LEO SAN*
sor 1949
LEO* sor 14.2 1940
SAN SUE DARKS* sor 1945
POCO FAY
buck 1955
POCO BUENO* br 15.0 1944
PRETTY ROSALIE* buck 15.0 1943
CLASSY BIEN
ch 1962
QUARTER HORSE
POCO BIEN
dun 15.0 1958
POCO BUENO* br 15.0 1944
LADY PEP-UP X dun 1949
TYPY TAMI
ch 1957
SOPPY* sor 15.1 1946
NICKITA ch 1949
JILL BLANTON
buck 1969
QUARTER HORSE
STERLS LUCKY
dun 1960
QUARTER HORSE
LUCKY BLANTON*
ch 1936
MARK sor 1925
GOLD NUGGET 3 dun 1941
HEART 87
dun 1955
HOLLYWOODS PARKE dun 1950
HEART 42 1952
POCO PEGGY
1956
QUARTER HORSE
POCO DELL*
b 1950
POCO BUENO* br 15.0 1944
SHADY DELL dun 1946
BONNIE BENEAR
b 1948
DUSTY BENEAR b 1942
BONNIE CLEGG br 1945
* - Photo Available
If you go to this link you can see the pics of the horses with astericks by their names http://www.allbreedpedigree.com/ffq+pocos+foxy+flash


This is the pedigree of the stud that she is bred to, son of the great DRIFTS CHIP!!! This dude's brother was champion heeler a couple of years ago!!

DRIFT SUNNY FOUR H, QUARTER HORSE, 2000
DRIFT SUNNY FOUR
buck 2000
QUARTER HORSE
DRIFTS CHIP*
blk 1979
QUARTER HORSE
DOUBLE DRIFT
blk 1956
QUARTER HORSE
GRAY CHIP
gr 1953
QUARTER HORSE
DRIFTWOOD*
b 15 1932
MILLER BOY b 1926
THE COMER MARE ch 1920
SUGAR TIT
gr 1942
KELLY 1938
LOUSE SCHUYLER b 1936
ROSE WOOD
b 1954
QUARTER HORSE
DRIFTWOOD*
b 15 1932
MILLER BOY b 1926
THE COMER MARE ch 1920
MISS HONDO
b 1942
HANK I 1936
NELLIE 21 ~1935
DIAMOND ISLE
ro 1959
QUARTER HORSE
DIAMOND CHIP
b 1948
QUARTER HORSE
SILVER KING*
b 1937
OLD SORREL* ch 1915
CLEGG MARE NO 3 b 1925
SCAR FACE S
br 1935
BAILEY sor 1913
MARE BY MIDNIGHT gr 1926
DUSTY BABE
ro 1946
QUARTER HORSE
DUSTY HANCOCK*
bl ro 15H 1940
ROAN HANCOCK* b ro 1935
TRIANGLE LADY 12 buck 1939
8 0 3 BABE
1939
RED JOE OF ARIZONA* ch 1932
DREAMY 9
BELLES SANDY SUNNY
buck 1990
QUARTER HORSE
BAR MONEY SUNNY*
buck 15.0 1982
QUARTER HORSE
BAR MONEY*
ch 1960
QUARTER HORSE
THREE BARS*
ch 15.3 1940
PERCENTAGE ch 1923
MYRTLE DEE* blk/br 1923
MISS RUBY
b 1946
LOS MOLINOS b 1932
TEX b 1939
SUNECE BAILEY
buck 1962
QUARTER HORSE
GOLD KING BAILEY
pal 1945
HANK H* ch 1942
BEAUTY BAILEY pal 1932
MACS SUNNYDAY
b 1951
STAR BRIGHT MOORE* b 1945
NILA B br 1939
DOCS BONNIE BELLE
b 1984
QUARTER HORSE
DOCS TIVIO JACK
sor 1981
QUARTER HORSE
DOCS JACK SPRAT*
sor 14.3 1972
DOC BAR* ch 1956
PURA FINA b 1965
ME LICKA STAR
sor 1968
STRING FLAG buck 1963
DANNY DOLL sor 1959
MONTE BONNIE
b 1980
QUARTER HORSE
MONTE JIBO
sor 1967
BUENO ROBIN b 1961
MON SUE STAR br 1961
SWEET BONNIE GAL
buck 1973
HANCOCKS DUDE* br 1960
HOPETT pal 1964
* - Photo Available
 if you go to this link you can see his progeny and the pics of the horses with astericks by their names http://www.allbreedpedigree.com/drift+sunny+four

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

My Drawings for 'Grandpa's Quilt'




I think that this is as fancy as I get! These are the measurments I used for 'Grandpa's Quilt' if you want to make one. It was really fun to make, I made the quilt top in an afternoon and then stared at it for a month because I couldn't decide how to quilt it! It finished at about a twin size I think. I made the points on the stars by cutting a rectangle and then sewing 2 squares on just like a snowball block in case you were wondering...

Friday, August 17, 2012

Ugly Baby

Not loving her looks right now! Good thing she is so sweet and loving and loves people so much!



We've made a lot of improvement eh? This is even from a week ago, and looks even better than that!


I love her little nose, I don't know why, it's just cute...and soft...very soft...