I know...I know...I have been delinquent in writing as of late. Seems the New Year snuck up on me and already it is January 12th. Well...we are still here and today was a good day since we celebrated Cupcake's Birthday. It was a big one for her and I won't say which one cause a few days ago when I asked her if we were celebrating it this year she squinched up her face and said some naughty words. I think she warmed up to the number though.
She did run out of air here a little...
Dorly made this yummy chocolate cake.
Cupcake, Bonnie, Bonnie too, Bev & Dorly & Sammy
That is Bonnie too's husband Bill in the back.
Harold (back of head) Bill pointing evil finger and thoughts at me and Bobe. Bill likes to pick on me and since Dorly has been teaching him naughty words in spanish he thinks it's funny to call me A GoatHead in spanish. What???? Okay so we have been learning spanish in Dorly's Spanish School. More on that later. Adios and Buenos Noches.
This is what bad weather looks like in this neck of the woods. Every morning when we wake up this is the first view we see. Lucky us! As we end another year, I give thanks for all our blessings.
Every decision we make affects the path we take, how we affect others and whether we influence others for the good or the bad.
Thank you God for all the blessings we have, those we realize and those we don't.
To all our family and friends; this is the prayer I pray for all of you every day. Heavenly Father; Please watch over all our friends and family today, bless the marriages, the kids and all the animals. Thank you for all our blessings, those we know and those we don't realize. amen. Happy New Year to all!
Waiting for the vet to come and do chiropractic work on the horses and look at MaryJean. She has been sick on and off for the last 3 weeks. Lucky for us our hometown Vet Dr. Tim is here visiting his other home and agreed to come and see us! Only high in the 50's today and sadly we have become acclimated to this place and think that is really really cold! Sheesh.
Sitting here in the quiet of the moonlit night remembering Christmas' of the past. What they say is true that you can never go home again but you sure can remember the one that made that day special for my first 36 years. She was faithful to the tradition of spoiling us all at Christmas and worked at it pretty much all year long. It didn't matter to her that we were all grown adults, when Christmas came around we were all just kids again in her eyes and we really felt her motherly love. So this Christmas and for the last 10 years I have missed that feeling that she gave us. Nothing can fill that void and maybe nothing should.
The ride down the mountain was beautiful. Our horses were amazing since it was straight downhill for 3 miles. We were all glad to get back to the water hole and then back to the cabin. Margie and I shared a toddy as I celebrated not falling off the trail and all of us making it safely to the cabin. We had an interesting dinner of leftover steak and freeze dried dinners, yum.
I thought these trees were beautiful, bleached white over time, I wondered why they grow in a spiral?
Here our story jumps from our descent off the mountain to the last water hole before home. We rode about 8 hours the last day and it was a long way betweeen water holes. (about 5 hours) Our ponies were all glad to see this cow waterer about 45 minutes from Dorly's. The only thing I didn't photograph on the last day was a huge spider, my first sighting of a live taranchela (sp?) I thought wow I should get a picture of that, then decided EWWWWWWW I don't want a picture of a giant icky spider so you will just have to take my word on that.
It was great to get home that night, take care of the horses and give them a proper meal, all they could eat! It was a great adventure! I went to bed at 7pm and slept until 6am. Haven't been that tired in a long while!