Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Barrel Racer

Maren and Reno

Maren, Reno and her biggest fan!!!

Reno is calm, cool and collected...

until you point him towards a barrel!! 


Maren had a blast at her first NC gaming event.
She came home with a rainbow of ribbons including one blue one!
She was thrilled.
I just poked around with her most of the day on our little starter mare Lena. 

 I say "our" because Maren and I "share" her! 

We also had other encouraging support at the event.

Landon and Lucino kept themselves occuppied by trying on eachother's shoes, raiding the lunch box, lugging water for horses, offering words of encouragement, and asking important questions like, "When is this going to be over?" :)

Abundantly Blessed,


Thursday, March 24, 2011

Happy Birthday To My Beautiful Girl!!!

My Maren Michelle, there's no one else like her.
 She's sweet and sassy.
  She's strong willed and tender hearted.
  She loves her Itouch and her record player.
  She loves Patsy Cline and Taylor Swift. 
She loves to wear cowboy boots and high heeled shoes.
  She loves fashion and flipflops.
She reads Shakespeare and she loves to watch Television.

Happy Birthday Beautiful Girl!!!


Friday, March 11, 2011

What's Going On...

Here's what is happening at my house right now...

Landon is telling Maren about a "hilarious" episode of a completely inappropiate cartoon show that isn't even supposed to be watched in our house.  How do I miss these things.  I'm here ALL day, 
Except when I take Kellen to school
and when I go to feed the horses...
and when Maren and I go to ride the horses...
and when I go to the grocery store...
and when I pick Kellen up from school...
and when I run away to go on a date with Brian...
and when I go to get pedicures...
except I don't go get pedicures...
Landon just cut the fingers off of a pair of gloves because he is getting ready to go outside to workout.
Maren is eating oodles of noodles at the kitchen table while she listens to her brother who is talking way to fast, continuing to animate the ridiculous story to his sister.  She is giggling and eating at the same time which heeds the warning, "Stop laughing while your eating.  You're going to choke!" 
I am obviously invisible, sitting at the kitchen table with Maren as Landon drones on about nothing which is apparently the funniest thing Maren has ever heard.  I'm choosing to ignore.  I know it will be over soon and then I will calmly inform Landon that he is grounded from the TV for the rest of his life.

I love being the Mom.
I love it when Landon makes Maren laugh.
I love posting old, sweet, adorable pictures of my children. 

And now I have to go pick up Kellen from school.....

Blessings upon blessings,


Sunday, March 6, 2011

Laughing Our Way To a Better Marriage

Thought I would share just a little bit of the marriage conference that we went to last week.  It was so much fun.  It was held in Virginia at a historic resort, you can check it out at if you want to see it.  Here's a clip of what we heard.  We laughed a lot.

Mark Gungor is the speaker and he has a radio show that you can listen to at