"If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day." — E.B. White

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Bugs n Kisses

It's that time, ready or not!
The beginning of the holiday rush!
Ever consistent, I'm not ready!
The farm n horse biz have kept us hopping...
More broken equipment and much horse clipping n braiding last weekend so...
Costumes aren't exactly refined yet.
Thank goodness for Union Bridge's Fire Hall costume contest!
That's our dress rehearsal (kick in the pants).

This year Sarah was determined to wear her Grandma's beautiful old prom dress.
The one she's been wearing all over the farm.
Um, yeah. 
Looks about as tattered n torn as you're imagining!
What to do?
Convince her to partner with her brother and wear a brocade cape over top.
As you can see, she's not thrilled with my idea.

I give you Robin Hood & Maid Marian!

(And my Merry Band of Thieves, cause they're almost cuter)

Now that there's no more preschool parades, Halloween's just not the same!

But this link found on Pinterest is my new fave!
The Crazy Cat Lady !!!!!!!
Designed and sewed by Bridget Keith, age 12!

Sarah wore a spider in her hair, much to Jack's surprise

 Oh well, we got in the spirit this morning with pumpkin pancakes!

Lunch was packed with creepy treats too!
Pumpkin fingers (carrots), witches claws (sliced almonds)
A sandwich with a jack o lantern cut out to reveal orange cheese
and a bag of spider rings n chocolate with tag ~

One more evil scheme...  shhhh
I'm secretly hoping Trick or Treating gets rained out 
and we can just enjoy a festive dinner with our own spooky decor.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Favor please n thank you

Hi friends, I have a favor to ask all of you who stop in this week...
I know I haven't posted in a while but this is why!

We've finally been getting out to a bunch of horse shows with my own kids and my students.
There have been many wonderful ribbons won but this was Jack's first time winning.
He beat all the bigger kids and ADULTS in a little jumping class! ;-0
Unfortunately there was so much going on at the show that I never got his picture. 
He was so quietly thrilled and amazed and proud of his pony it melted everyones heart.
He asked me if I'd take a picture of his pony with her ribbons the next day and this shot was my favorite. A friend suggested I enter it in a photo contest so now I'm asking for your help.

Would you pretty please use this link to help Jack n his pony Merit win a gift card to Dover Saddlery?
They are hosting a photo contest and will use the best photo in next years catalog.

Voting closes on the 20th

Here are a few more shots taken at the same time.
Jack is crazy about his pony and has asked if he can make a bed for her to sleep beside him like the dogs! awwwww

Thank you friends!
Hope your world is full of love n hugs too!