today i had a lesson with jenny trainor, shared with a friend of mine, kelly robinson kelly.
it was a wonderful lesson and brought up lots of interesting things for me to “lick and chew” over…
and sent me home to do some research of my own.
i found several very interesting articles that linda parelli has written over the years.
two things that really jumped out at me after our lesson today were:
* don’t get frustrated- respect myself as a student.
everything is a learning experience.
* every “problem” usually leads to an amazing breakthrough.
be fascinated by the process rather than defeated by it.
(LOVE that last one!!)
love love love doing stuff like this!!
billy blaze with my friend's horse, pearl, in the background.
Pearl, a buckskin Morgan mare.
billy blaze and his saggy lip...
i’m so thankful for the year 2011. it was full of beautiful things.
wonderful life changes.
and we bought LAND!!!
i can’t wait to see what the year 2012 has in store for me and my family.
here is the past year….
a buffalo in mammoth...
my little leprechauns!
easter candy... yum!
i first meet billy blaze!
our drive home from bozeman...
my little helper
billy learning about BIG orange balls!
little L and big B at target practice.
the flower shed
walking with billy blaze... leaving the stable yard.
beautiful summer in montana.
undemanding time with billy blaze
billy totally LOVING his parelli ball.
whiskey visited us in september!
she brought teresa!! yay!!
we went to yellowstone national park...
the boys LOVED it
hiking with billy blaze and angus.
angus looking up at billy...
totally LOVING my iphone!
totally AWESOME photo shoots
my handsome boys...
peek a boo
billy LOVES his ball....
little L rock climbing.
sun shiny day!
our land!!! (picture by Mom aka Loree West)
out at the arena we have a new “toy”. it’s a teeter totter for horses!
billy LOVES it. he also loves to stand on his pedestal. and on his bridge…
so much fun!
billy standing on his pedestal.
billy standing on his bridge.
"what's that noise!?"
today was so beautiful. the sky was blue. the sun was shining.
billy and i went for a walk! we needed a little time outside of the arena…
then i remembered how much i LOVE black and white…
so. much. fun.
and yes. billy does NOT have a tail.
and yes. that is normal
we had our first big snow today! i was so excited when i woke up to a white world i’m weird. i love it when it snows!
i took our little angus outside and practiced some dog torture…
mmmmm hmmmm. i totally did this to him. in front of the real life deer.
thank goodness no dogs walked by. i think he would have torn their legs off in his embarrassment and rage.
then i went up to play with billy. i had every intention of taking wonderful winterland pictures
of him racing around in the snow, bucking and kicking up all that beautiful whiteness….
this is what i got instead…
he did run around a little bit…
i took a few of his frosty eye lashes…
and one of his snowy curls…
he tried to eat a tumble weed…
but the whole time he looked so cute!
and a fun parting shot…
i think i’m raising a budding photographer!
we went shooting yesterday. little L doesn’t like to shoot guns.
he says they’re too loud.
so while we were shooting guns i handed little L the camera so he could so some shooting too
handsome hubby taking his turn.
me after my turn...
his self portrait.
cool big B.
don't mess with me!
and here are some i took…
big B shooting the rifle.
little L rock climbing.
handsome hubby practicing.
so. it’s october. which means it’s time to think about christmas. and christmas presents.
which leads me to portrait time! i drug the boys out and we had ourselves a time
i also talked my little brother and his girlfriend into doing a little shoot too. so. much. fun.
my little bro and his girlfriend:
this next one is my favorite!
and onto the boys!
they weren’t exactly thrilled to be doing this…
the next one is so fun!
now to figure out what to do with these…..
yes. they do!
my BFF teresa best upgraded her iphone from an iphone 3 to an iphone 4…
and GAVE me her iphone 3!!! and off i went!
i am now the proud owner of an iphone.
sometimes i can’t believe it.
it takes awesome pictures. i am so totally part of the COOL crowd now.
sorry to all those i leave behind…..
straight out of the phone camera... a shot from our hike last night!
straight out of the phone camera... angus looking up at billy blaze.
this one i played around with in my ap, Instagram...
angus was sleeping. apparently the sound of the creek and billy chewing is relaxing to him as well!
billy "grazing" and me playing around with instagram!
up close and personal...
more of our hike.
and fields of gold!
yep. pretty much the coolest phone E.V.E.R.
thank you flamers!!! tons of XOXOXOX coming your way