Sunday, February 27, 2011

Patch the Buck

This is the stallion that my sister is going to breed Tillie to this spring. He's huge! They are really hoping for a buckskin foal...

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Slick Left Prints

I met this stallion last week. Someday I hope to be able to breed him to Tillie. The result would be a fantastic foal!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Backstage at the Grand Ole Opry

What an awesome experience! A 'once in a lifetime' night that we won't ever forget!!

This is a video that was taken during Crystal Bowersox surprise performance at the Opry, while we were there watching from backstage. Prior to her being invited onto the stage to sing, she had been standing right beside us, chatting with us, just as excited to be backstage as we were...we had no idea who she was because we don't watch American Idol! Now, we are HUGE fans - she is a truly sweet person & an extremely talented artist.

Thursday, February 24, 2011


Spring has sprung in Tennessee & it's gonna take a herd of wild horses to drag us back to snowy Maine tomorrow morning...we don't wanna go!!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Stage

We spent today touring downtown Nashville. I could have stayed here all day long, listening to all the wonderful performers that were on The Stage. Nathan Douglas was our favorite - good looks & a great voice!

Monday, February 21, 2011

First Meeting

1 year-old & she loves all things cowgirl. (She has the most adorable little pink boots you ever saw!) This was her first time actually petting a horse though...& she wasn't quite sure what to think about those big creatures! Tillie loves little ones though, so she was nice & quiet...

Sunday, February 20, 2011


We are currently in Tennessee visiting my sister who just had her first baby. Today was her first visit with her horse, Monty, in over a week. You could tell they had missed each other, & that he thought she smelled different. We had to wonder what he was thinking about it all...

Thursday, February 17, 2011


It was wonderfully warm today - it felt like spring! 46 degrees Fahrenheit. The kids skated anyway at the local rink, but had to periodically scrape up the slushy layer on the top of the ice. They didn't mind. That was fun too!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Hen on a Nest

Last spring my younger son painted this hen for me as a 4th grade school project. I LOVE it & I'm so proud of it. He knew I would appreciate it because it fits into my kitchen decor perfectly...

Monday, February 7, 2011

Izzy Bop

Our adorable little Westie...who kept getting buried in the snow! She's so happy that we got some rain on Saturday night, which made a crust over the deep powdery snow. She can get around much better now...

Sunday, February 6, 2011

My book has arrived...

& I'm just so darn proud of it!! I can't wait to write another one...

Saturday, February 5, 2011

A Boy & His Dog

Yesterday afternoon my younger son & I took a short trek through the snowy woods. It was tough breaking trail for us, but even more so for poor little Izzy! She had to stay right in our tracks, but she wouldn't have wanted to miss such a fun adventure! She is such a bundle of energy!!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Too cold for humans!!!!

Lily's frosty nose....

& Jim's frosty eyelashes...

Approx. 10 degrees below zero this morning!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Caffeine Fix

Apparently we weren't the only ones that needed some coffee to get going this morning...
I couldn't believe it when I reached for my spoon to stir more cream into my coffee! This was just too cute!! And it's a good thing that I saw her before I drowned her...I would have felt horrible...