Tuesday, November 15, 2011

My beautiful rider

It was a beautiful fall Sunday morning as we prepared to go watch our girl ride in her second horse show. It got off to a crazy morning as 3 out of the 4 horses that our trainer took had never shown before so their nerves got the best of them. One little guy named Buzz got a good scare as a tack box was dropped on the ground beside him. He broke free of his cross tie and took off in the woods and had to be chased down. Another newby that was tied beside of him, Jewel, rared back and broke free as well and took off among all of the other riders. Well after that every one's nerves were shot!! Including A#2's. She rode in 5 classes and didn't place at all this year. The horses were just all out of whack and wouldn't behave at all! Needless to say my girl was disappointed but after a little pep talk she bounced back. We'll just chalk it up to experience and getting prepared for the next one. Either way, I am one proud momma :)

A#2 on Megan.

A#2 on Bam. They competed in the costume contest as Dorothy and the scarecrow and they were precious!!

Sweet girl Jewel.

A#2 on her best buddy Bam. These 2 rode in the show last year and placed in 2 of the 3 classes they competed in. He is a rescue horse and has the sweetest spirit.

We have a ton more pictures that are way better than these but for now this is what I have available so enjoy.

Way to go A#2!!! You did such a great job and your mommy LOVES watching you and the way you have with these beautiful animals!

This is A#2 out at the barn during one of her lessons. GORGEOUS!!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Hello...tap tap tap... is this thing on?

Been a little busy, can ya tell? Been a little consumed, can ya tell? Been a little overwhelmed, can ya tell? Been a little mad, sad, confused and just plain fed up, can ya tell?

Lots of changes happening in the Blaine family but the one thing that remains the same is that I love my home and I love to make it pretty and a nice warm place for my family and friends.

With that in mind, we have been making some changes starting with the master bathroom.

Yellow walls, black and red accessories. Love it but have had it waay to long.

After... my new favorite blue with white accessories and a new shower curtain. I stinkin LOVE IT!!


W.B. put some picture frame molding around the standard builders mirror.

Well that's a start. Next up, the master bedroom :)

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Middle School here she comes :(

A#2 finished up her elementary school career and is now heading to middle school...OH DEAR ME!!

Love this picture!

Just a few of her grandparents that were able to come to the graduation.

Family picture minus A#1.

Addie and Tori.

Addie and Maddi.

Addie and Hayley.

Addie and her 5th grade teacher Mrs Furman.

Addie and Laiken.

Addie and Blake.

Addie and her 1st grade teacher Ms Stuart.

W.B. and his baby girl.

Well my beautiful girl you are heading into a whole new chapter in your life and I know, as usual, you are going to shine. I remember the very day that I started 6th grade just like it was yesterday. It's so hard for me to believe that now you are heading into this part of your life. You are such an amazing young lady and I look so forward to watching you grow and become even more beautiful. Keep true to yourself, always be a good friend, stand up for those that can't stand up for themselves and NEVER be afraid to dream big!!

Monday, August 1, 2011

So long July

July 2011, gone! Can you believe it?? We've been very busy and had a lot of changes going on around here. These are some mobile pictures of our July.

The girls have been fishing several times with their daddy but this trip turned out very productive.

We've spent a lot of time in the pool. This night in particular was a Friday after we had a crazy week. Getting in the pool after dinner is something these girls of mine LOVE to do.

And we've done a whole lot of this... sitting outside by the fire. And of course there is always some s'mores involved in this scene.

A beach trip every summer is a must but this one was very different that ever before. NO KIDS!

Very strange for this momma but it was a good trip. 4 days sitting on the beach all day long was just what we needed and we took complete advantage of it.

Our dinner view one evening.

Sun rise our first day at the beach.

Heading out to dinner.

Took a ride to see this amazing house that W.B. has been working on all summer. It was beautiful and his work was incredible!! This is the indoor lap pool. W.B. installed all of that tile.

A view of the house in the distance. 13,000 sq feet of an amazing home.

My girls went away for 2 weeks!! 2 weeks with their family having a great time. This picture was the day before they left me :(

And we now have a new member of the family. Meet Sir Rockefeller Blaine aka Rocket. Our new fur baby has been a member of the family for a little over 5 weeks now and he is just precious. We have become so attached so quickly. I'm pretty sure he likes us :)

Fresh cut hydrangeas always make summer better! I love walking outside and cutting these beauties and bringing them inside to enjoy. I'll miss them in just a month or so when summer comes to an end :(

So long July 2011. You've been a hot, interesting, fun and crazy month.


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