Saturday, June 12, 2010

Gotta Love Craigslist!!

Anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE horses. They have always been my passion. It's been a couple of years since I've been able to ride and much longer since I've owned one of my own. I'm always thinking and scheming and trying to figure out how to be around/ride/own a horse. Well, thanks to a wonderful couple who used craiglist I am soon to be the owner of a beautiful 2 1/2 year old Tennessee Walker/Morgan pinto mare! I don't think I could have found a better agreement: we pay board at their farm for 3 months and the mare is mine. That's it. Just pay to keep her there and work with her and then I'll own her!! It's incredible! And I'm so happy with the farm too. She's pasture boarded but with a barn for shelter... which she and her companions (small mule, donkeys, pygmy goats and chickens) all use during the heat of the day. This mare may prove how desperate I am to own a horse again... she's not broke to ride and we're starting out with the very basics with her. It's going to be a challenge, but one I'm enjoying already.

Here are a couple pics of "Chloe"

Finding a horse isn't the only thing that's been going on, though. Aimee has officially finished her sophomore year of high school- yay!! Looks like she's got all A's again for the last semester. I'm so proud of all of her hard work! She's a busy young lady. Thursday she spent all day at King's Island with a friend, which is nice because they can ride all the coasters I don't really want to! Yesterday she left for Hocking Hills with the young women from church. I'm hoping it's not raining as badly there as it is here!! They'll be back by this evening and I can't wait to hear all about their adventures. Next week Aimee starts summer P.E. class and will get her physical so she can be on the tennis team. Her good friend Erica has been working on teaching her the basics of tennis to get her ready- I hope she enjoys it! At the end of the month she heads off for a week of girl's camp as a Youth Camp Leader. Add in the summer school projects and she's got enough to keep her occupied for awhile!

I have to eat crow about my last post, too. David's company did decide to give him a small raise this year. So I have to take back what I said about not giving raises for three years. We're just thankful to see any small increase.

Oh, and this month's game night was fantastic!! I love getting together with friends and having such a good time with them! I'm glad they made time to join us. I'd love to work up to having two game nights a month (especially during the summer) because it's so much fun and I'd love to have even more friends over. Too bad I don't have room to have 4-5 couples at a time. That limits us a little, but small groups are good too! I've also decided that everyone should have friends over at least once a month, for two reasons: 1) it's good for your mental health and 2) you know your house will be cleaned really well at least once during the month!! lol (I know I'm not the only one who cleans a bit more thoroughly when guests are coming over!!)

I hope everyone else has been having as good a week as I have!


Anonymous said...

I too am very proud of the things Aimee has been able to accompish. She is a very beautiful intelagent young lady. As for the horse, i am so excited to be able to spend time with you again while working with Chloe. I did not realize how badly i missed that until we got chloe.


Erin said...

Congratulations on fulfilling a dream! Chloe's beautiful... good for you! ;)

Karen said...

I remember when we were kids and how you loved horses. You had so many horse figurines! So glad you will have one of your own....a real one. :-)

Shayleen Lunt said...

Congratulations Patty. She's beautiful!!! I hope that the training goes well and she cooperates through it all. We hope to ride my Dad's horses while in Utah. After reading your post, it makes me realize that I really take some things for granted.

chelle said...

Sounds like an AMAZING week!
I agree with you on the game night thing. I REALLY need to do one because my house hasn't been cleaned well since I started nights...5 weeks ago! It is scary. Maybe being off until Wed after tonight will give me energy to tackle it. We'll see. lol
Beautiful horse. Good luck with her training.

Mama D said...

Hooray on all counts! Sounds like a fantastic week! It's good to hear you sound so happy and satisfied. :)

Melisa Summy said...

Your Chloe is gorgeous! You lucky girl! I'm glad Aimee is doing so great -she deserves it. Game night was more fun that grown people should be allowed to have! Can't wait to do it again!