Monday, September 3, 2012

Project Life - Week 22 (May 28 - June 3)

Welcome back to another installment of my Project Life. This week:

- Chris sent the tractor up to Hocke's to get a few repairs.
- I got to wear a very nice kitten scarf.
- Up at Hocke's looking over a show tractor.
- Mmmm... Love me some Strongbow.
- Weekly Recap
- The ladies of the family had a (much needed) garage sale at Gary and Monica's.
- Run in with a deer in the grove.
- Mmmm... Panera on a run to Mankato & my fave panini

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

New Chapter in Our Lives - Horses!

The beginning of August marked the beginning of a new chapter in our lives. Our first horse boarder (my coworker and friend Miranda) showed up with a Palomino named Boogie. He's a big horse standing at 16.2 hands high. We had to quickly finish up our fence the day before and the day he showed up, but we got it done.

Chris bonding with Boogie. He's a very friendly horse, but we wanted to make sure that he is comfortable with us and we are comfortable with him.

After only 19 days of having a horse, Boogie melted our hearts enough where we were considering having a horse of our own. When Boogie managed to get out of our fence (after a deer knocked our temporary fence down) and run to see the horses down the road, we were given the opportunity to buy a horse of our own. After much pondering, Dos came to our house last Monday.

We shortly renamed her Painted Lady, or Lady for short. She's a Paint horse and these 2 pictures show both sides of her markings. She's 5 & 1/2 years old and 14 hands high. She was broke by the Amish to ride in a saddle or to have her pull a buggy or cart. Although, she hasn't been rode in about 2 years, so we aren't sure exactly what she will do.

On Friday, we went on our first ride with Lady. Miranda rode her while I rode Boogie.

She did wonderfully and only had a slight moment of spazing which Miranda managed to stay on during. After our ride...

I tried my hand at setting her in all her tac and adjusting a new cinch and chest strap I just got on Saturday, and as long as she was in full gear, I decided to give her a ride around the front pasture. That didn't go so well... As soon as I got on she decided to run and make a few circles. Needless to say, I didn't stay on. So, Miranda is going to show me how to lunge her and work out her energy before a ride.

"Let me out" she says!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Project Life - Week 21 (May 21 - 27)

Hello all! Welcome back once again for another Project Life Page.

- We started to clean out stables. One of the first up, the room with all the tires. Never ending tires.
- Chris getting ready to drive the tractor home from the farm.
- Weekly recap
- My new purse from the coach factory outlet came!
- Roxy likes to play gargoyle perched on the corner of the sink every morning.
- We have 5 very scared (of us) black kittens living in the snowmobile shed.
- Planting a new hibiscus, 3 new peonies, and adding a makeshift fence to keep the dogs out of the flower pit.
- Planting some impatients... although my husband tells me I have the thumb of death.

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Monday, August 20, 2012

Project Life - Week 20 (May 14th - May 20)

Hello again! I followed suit to last week and did this week almost entirely in Studio Calico HeyDay.

- A new shelf under my desk I got on clearance for storage & My messy scrap desk.
- The dogs very excited about going to the lake.
- Colored corn in the old planter.
- Weekly recap
- Roxy looking outside.
- Work. Lots of drug bottles.
- Learning to fence. Using Chris's modified trailer to string fence.
- Mother's Day Celebration a week late.

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Monday, August 13, 2012

Project Life - Week 19 (May 7th - 13th)

Welcome to Week 19th of my Project Life. Making Progress. :) This week I did almost exclusively with Amy Tangerine for American Crafts. Love the way it turned out.
- In a strange turn of events, I was able to go to an Incubus concert last minute with Lindsey. It was so amazing and I'm so happy I was able to go! In this picture, Lindsey and I are at the concert. We had an amazing view of the stage and had an awesome time.
- My ticket & wristband
- Our view of the stage
- The accounting of what happened leading up to and the day of the concert
- The finally got Instagram up and running for Android while I was in Africa! Whohoo! So exciting! More fencing... putting up insulators.
- Weekly recap using Amy Tangerine's awesome frame paper
- Receipe for Pepperoni Cheese Ravioli. Yum!
- Chris and Kevin mowed the CRP out at the farm this week.

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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Project Life - Week 18 (April 30th - May 6th)

Spring is in full swing during Week 18 in Southwestern Minnesota. And we are busy busy busy around here.

- Chris's classmate, Amber, and her family are down for the weekend for a Cystic Fibrosis fundraiser (her niece has the horrible disease). We were able to meet with them at PJ's on Friday night for some good food and conversation.
- Sneakin' a peak at how I scrapbook
- Jake is a sock dog. He will dig them out of our dirty laundry piles just to carry them around oh so daintily everywhere.
- Butterflies in Monica's garden
- Made a pit stop at Ferguson's in Spirit Lake to look at plants. Just scoping out my options for our flower garden out front.
- Weekly recap
- Saturday night was a Cystic Fibrosis fundraiser at the Country Club. There was an Ugly Hat party I participated in gladly. It was a fun night!
- Took the bike out to Zumba. It feels so good after working up a sweat. So glad I learned how to ride a few years back and got my license.

Once again, thanks for stopping by and taking a look.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Project Life - Week 17 (April 23rd - 29th)

Week 17. Back into the swing of things at home. The weather has turned nice here, so it's time to be working outside on projects. Thus, all our the inside-the-house projects will be suspended until next fall from here on out.

- We bit the bullet and went to Runnings to buy the rest of the materials we need for fencing.
- Chris and Gary invested in a new (to them) used 4 row planter. They are planning on planting corn at Grandma's farm outside of town.
- One of my new earrings from Kenya - elephants!
- Weekly Recap
- Burritos from the Taco House in Milford :)
- Receipt for tabs for my motorcycle. It's that time of year again!
- Chris's trailer rigged up for stringing fence behind the 4 wheeler
- Got the motorcycles out for the year. It's been so nice out!

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