Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Beach Pics!

So this is the gang that hit the Tillamook beach last weekend. From left to right we have Carol on Max, Nora on Pantz, Kacy on Wa, Me and Maddy, and a pregnant Jeannette and Dainn.
This was a first for me and Maddy. I was a little nervous about her reaction to the waves, but she was fantastic. She did roll, but that was my fault. I just kept thinking it was deep sand, and I realized too late she was going down!. We had lots and long canters along the beach and then we took the scenic route, following the bay all the way around. It has been a goal of mine to be able to do this, so I felt just estatic to be offered to opportunity to tag along. I had a fantastic time and by day two...Maddy was a beach bum. She loved it too.

Monday, September 22, 2008

New/Old Tattoo!

I got a "tramp stamp" about ten years ago when I lived in Spokane, Washington. Being my first tattoo, I didn't really research artists or really plan out what I was getting. I got a basic black flower with some squiggly stuff around it. I always felt it was kind of one dimensional looking and boring. I finally got the courage to go through the pain again and I had a friend of mine design something that works with what I got to make it more "pretty." So my friend Amanda at Infinity Tattoo did it on Thursday last week. Man did it hurt! It burned and throbbed, but I still made my beach riding trip this past weekend. Not much could stop me from doing that....a goal of mine since I bought Maddy. It was a wonderful girls weekend, despite the "roll" in the sand Maddy took when we first hit the beach. I thought "Man...this sand is deep!! Whoa....she is going down!" And then she rolled...right on my awesome new Panasonic camera. Dead Panasonic. Live and learn:-) I loved my time there and couldn't ask for better friends to share it with. Kacy, Nora, Jeannette, Linda, and guys rock. Thanks for having me. Does anyone know how to airbrush that love handle out of there?:-)

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Neighbor's Horse Shot

This is a photo of Yukon, the 3 year old gelding that was shot to death this afternoon while he was grazing out in his pasture. The owner noticed him lying there and thought he was asleep, they went out to check on him and discovered the stunning crime. It is so tragic, but scary at the same time because it happened very close to our barn. It just makes me sick to think there are such losers out there that would do something like this. The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is offering a reward and there is a tip line (503-723-4949)if anyone knows anything about what happened to beautiful Yukon. Here is a link to the news story.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Happy Birthday Isolde!

I am so excited for Esther from Ishtar News! Arwen had her baby. Little Isolde arrived this week and look at these great photos of the new arrival. For those that don't know Esther (Ishtar), she is an amazing Swedish woman doing humanitarian work in Niger. I love reading her blog. She has an amazing world view and shares so much about the places and the things that she loves. Arwen is a race horse and it looks like Isolde, got her mom's LONG legs and her lovely coloring. Congrats Esther and Arwen....very exciting news.