Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Shelby's Bible bag

Since Shelby graduated Kindergarten they promoted in Sunday school from the PreK-K department to the Children's Department. Central had a special recognition for these graduates and  presented each kid w/ a new bible and charge to follow Christ more.
Shelby asked that I make her a bag so I JUMPED at the thought and found a pattern that wasn't easy but was the design I wanted. I then searched for the perfect fabric. I FOUND IT! I found it online at, my go-to for ANY fabrics!
It took me FOREVER to do this because I've never sewn something so intense with so many specific steps.  I have never sewn something this hard but it was well worth it! I broke 3 needles and had to strip stitches several times!! 
It has a pencil/pen/highlighter holder, a bookmark and a front pocket zipper to hold all her stuff.  Shelby was sooo excited and loved it sooo much!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Weekend review...

This past week was super busy. Josh had a lot going on at SAU and I had the kids usual busy schedules so we have had no time together. Josh's birthday was Thursday and we didn't get to celebrate really so Josh and I had a day together on Saturday. We had to drive to Fayetteville and back for a funeral so Shelby and Rhett got to play w/ Mammy & PopPop and Miss Liz.  It was a long trip but nice to have some alone time w/ just Josh, even if we were in a car for 10 hours. The kids had a blast, boo boo's and all. :) Josh and I had a nice dinner alone and that was something we don't get often at all anymore. 
Friday is always Red and White day at Magnolia Public Schools. Shelby LOVES supporting the Panthers! She even made the Magnolia School District FB page w/ her class showing their school spirit and support for the football team!

 The kids LOVE to visit the SAU Farm Road.... :) Course, our little Horse Show Sissy, was in heaven!

Helping Bubby at the park in the tunnel... disregard the satanic symbol! uggghhh....

Mammy asked if Grandparents can be turned into child services... lol... he had a fall into the windowsill..but he's tough and he's ok..

We were so tired so we stayed in from church Sunday and had a day w/ the kids. We needed that. We also decided to get Sprinkles out of the house and into a new home in the garage. We got a GREAT DEAL on this HUGE bunny hutch at AtWoods.  Someone's pricing mistake was our miracle! This is an awesome "hotel" for Sprinkles. Shelby and Rhett love it and I love the rabbit not being inside anymore! He (shelby calls him a SHE cause he's too pretty to be a has so much more room and loves it, I think.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Horse Show Sissy was at it again!

Shelby had a great show this past weekend in Ruston, LA at the Cotton County Open Horse Show Association and we couldn't be more proud of her! This was her 2nd time being at this show. She won 1st in Lead-line in May when she competed here so she was excited to be back and compete in BIG GIRL classes this time! She competed in 3 classes this time,2- Limited Western Pleasure classes and her first time ever competing in a Limited Western Horsemanship class where she learned a pattern and executed it beautifully! She was so nervous about doing a pattern (she learned patterns 2 weeks ago) and what's funny is, while everyone was waiting around for their classes on horseback in the heat shelby was out in the dead sunshine practicing her pattern she was given.  The only one who was practicing. :) She did it on her own. She asked me if it was ok and I told her I assumed so. Her coach, Alan, asked me where she was when he walked through and I said, "Oh, she's out back in the practice rink practicing her pattern." He lit up and grinned from ear to ear and said, "HMm, well you all see this (speaking to the team of teens and young adults who ride for SPH) my 6 year old is out practicing in the sun and heat while y'all all sit up in here complaining of the heat and being tired. hahah"  I was so proud. He was too I believe :). He watched her for a bit and was just beaming w/ pride of his little riding monster he's created. :) He was telling other competitors from other teams, "that's my 6 year old rider who's a go-getter and isn't afraid of anything! she's serious about this and loves it with all her being!"  I was a proud momma! :) I wish Josh could've been there to witness that. He had Family Day at SAU, which I'm sad we missed, but we had to divide and conquer Saturday. This video is of her in the 13 and under Limited Western Pleasure class...

This video below is of her in the Limited Western Pleasure where Shelby won 6th. She was the youngest by MANY years. There were 8 competitors and 6th was great considering the rest were young adults and older adults! (disregard my discussion w/ one of the workers... haha there was some class confusion)

She won 1st in the 13 and under Limited Western Pleasure class, where she was the only rider, but rode EXTREMELY well and got great advice and guidance by the judge and then she won 1st in the 13 and under Limited Western Horsemanship class, which she was again the only rider, but rode and did her pattern BEAUTIFULLY without the least sign of nerves! These are videos of 2 of her rides...

Seeing her ride on Badger (Twin Valley Badger is his full name) is special because he's sooo big and she's so tiny on him. He's her gentle giant and their bond is so special. She adores him.  He's 11 or 12 years old and a good 17-18 hands tall I believe.  I thank the Lord every day for Him guiding us to Shaw Performance Horses and for this excellent adventure! Seeing shelby love this sport so much and so unique is breathtaking :).

She was soo happy to be riding today w/ Lilly Giles. She looks up to her soo much and wants to do all that Lilly does when she grows up!

She was soooo excited to win 6th place with all the adults!!! :) I was so proud! If only we could be so proud to win 6th!

SPH's Caroline Rankin on Joe was tired so they were both resting when I caught this moment haha

Badger was sleepy so shelby was giving him a good rub and he drifted off :)

Friday, September 18, 2015

Week review

What a week! Last weekend we took the kids to Texarkana's fair and they had a blast! This week Josh has been gone and came home last night so it was a week full of events and running around. Shelby has a horse show this weekend and she will get to compete in her first show doing patterns, that is if they're not too difficult.


Columbia Count Fair Parade... KDAS Greatest Show on Earth


She got new boots!!

Such a tired little girly....