Thursday, March 24, 2016

Spring Break

Monday w/ her buddy Kloey

Tuesday, dying eggs w/ Mammy

Wednesday, four wheeler rides w/ pop pop...hiding eggs and playing outside

Thursday involves a little chalk art and Matar riding

no we did not have a murder in our driveway... just some Shelby art

The kids are having a blast this Spring Break which is also Easter week.  Today it's a rainy day so not many pretty pics to be taken.. but there are a few Mammy sent me while ago. Josh and I are working all week but today (Thursday) is our last work day for the week. We may not be at an extravagant destination or in a hotel on the beach somewhere, but we are all happy, healthy and enjoying our time we do get together.

Thursday, March 17, 2016


Shelby's training for the show season has begun. Our first show, Cotton Country in Ruston, LA, was cancelled because of all the flooding in Louisiana.  Please contiue to pray for the families, homes and lovely people of Louisiana.
Shelby is training for Showmanship (SMS), which is a brand new class for her, Horsemanship (HMS) and Western Pleasure.  I'm also starting to work on designing and making her show attire this season!
These are some of the BEAUTIFUL SMS and HMS attire I LOVE and hope to make something at this level one day for shelby... some of these are $2000 tops and can go up! aren't they beautiful??

THIS IS AMAZING AND done by the amazingly talented Kelly of Kelly's Custom Show Clothes

Kelly's Custom Show Clothes vest

Just Peachy show clothes designer

Just Peachy

She went to Color Congress in November, which you can read all about here, but this June she will be going to PINTO WORLD back in Tulsa, Oklahoma!!! This is a whole other level of "show" and we are all super excited!
Hershey is such a fabulous girl for shelby and she ADORES HER and having her own horse. It's so sweet to see her true love for horses every week.  It's also AMAZING to see her daddy become a "horse person" too! I've officially become a "show mom" according to my best "horse person friend," Linda.  I've learned soo much and have SOO MUCH to still learn!

During practice each week, she gets a break to just "play." She ALWAYS goes to the trail course and just LOOK AT HER GO... she's in the foreground on the darker horse.

 Here they are during SMS practice...

She's getting it! Hershey is a World Champion in SMS so she knows what she's doing, just teaching her little person to do as well as she does. In fact, this video below is of their trainer, Alan Shaw, practicing SMS w/ Hershey one night last week WITHOUT a lead rope or even touching her! It's ALL BY VOCAL COMMAND and her paying attention to his moves.  THEY'RE AMAZING!!!

Isn't that the coolest?!! Shaw Performance Horses has TOTALLY changed our lives and we are so blessed to be apart of the SPH Family.
Rhett's next....


Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Two Two... Rhett's 2!

I cannot belive our Rhett Rhett is 2 years old! He had a great party! He LOVES trains, cars, trucks, balls, and turtles but we went w/ Thomas the Train because he's Rhett's favorite! It was a small party, well smaller than Shelby's. We had family, friends of shelby's and a few of Rhett's BOY buddies. Rhett was much happier being w/ his "Shissy" and her friends though. We rented a huge double slide bouncy house and the kids loved it!! Rhett liked it too! He wasn't in a very good mood for his bday party Saturday but he did well and had fun overall.  Thanks to everyone who came and loves my kids and family so much! Y'all are a blessing to us! It definitely takes a village to raise children and we have a pretty awesome village!

Happy 2nd birthday sweet Rhett!!