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Highlights of 2011 First 1/2

Posted Tuesday, January 10, 2012, at 1:58 PM


I've had a great last couple years.  Tiring.... oh so exhausting, and I want to do it again!  Fun, oh so fun.... never to be forgotten.  I've been lucky enough to photo journalize it, and you've seen some of it, but I feel like briefly summarizing it.

I started taking Senior Portraits, and I've met some really wonderful people, and had some great experiences with it.

M. Ireland 388

I don't remember Senior Portraits being this cool!

M. Ireland 1580M. Ireland 1624


Austin Turned 6, Amazing

May 5-11 005May 5-11 023

We spent Mother's Day working and Playing in Brownlee

May 5-11 064May 5-11 078May 5-11 180May 5-11 364May 5-11 487May 5-11 669May 5-11 738

We Spent a Month In Oregon under the Steen Mountains at the Alvord Ranch


May 5-11 1014May 5-11 1045May 5-11 1049May 5-11 1130

I loved it there, and won't ever forget it.

We met people from all over the world, literally, and have plans to see some of them again.  How awesome is that?


2nd Branding at Alvord 1022nd Branding at Alvord 2712nd Branding at Alvord 2732nd Branding at Alvord 324

The girls from Switzerland

2nd Branding at Alvord 462

We were able to show people the stuff we do, to save the lives of calves. 

2nd Branding at Alvord 002

My best friend drove 5 hours to visit me, rummage thru old buildings, walk the dogs, get her feet stuck in mud, and appreciate the things I love

  That's a Highlight

Alvord 042Alvord 080Alvord 091Alvord 108Alvord 154

We then came home to spend the summer in Cascade.  What's not to love about our life?  My 'daughters' gave me their daughters a lot of the summer, and spent lots of time with us also.  Granddaughters had the "experience of a life time"  and we're so happy for them.

Wolves in Cascade 272Wolves in Cascade 295Wolves in Cascade 313Wolves in Cascade 333Wolves in Cascade 355

I had a private lake to myself

Wolves in Cascade 389Wolves in Cascade 403

Thousands of acres to roam

Wolves in Cascade 393

Kids to tie up in their shirts

Wolves in Cascade 464

Don't forget, we were 'working'

Wolves in Cascade 024Wolves in Cascade 032

Al turned into a dog

Wolves in Cascade 075Wolves in Cascade 255

We had a new baby

Wolves in Cascade 239

Did I mention the lake?

Wolves in Cascade 503

Harsh reality hit us a few times

but remember, Wolves only kill to eat.  or not

Wolves in Cascade 526Wolves in Cascade 560

Lots of visits by kids

Evan, swimming etc 295Evan, swimming etc 308

Wayne roped Jilly, Bryce pulling for all his might on her pony tail.  (to save her)  HIlarious!

Jess rekindled her love of horse back riding

Evan, swimming etc 545Evan, swimming etc 716

Al didn't fall off the roughest horse she ever rode!

Evan, swimming etc 757

LOTS of jumping was done

Evan, swimming etc 840

Did I mention the lake?


Evan, swimming etc 877

Katie rekindled her love of my old horse, and Al nearly touches the baby

Evan, swimming etc 957Evan, swimming etc 977

My son rides with me for the first time in YEARS

Evan, swimming etc 1007Evan, swimming etc 1025

I get some out of this world photos

Evan, swimming etc 194Evan, swimming etc 286

We made it back for 4th of July

4th of July 0024th of July 0874th of July 1364th of July 219

I got some lesson clients in Cascade, that's always awesome

4th of July 3674th of July 402

Jess and Jilly ride together for the 1st time

4th of July 4374th of July 453

Wayne's Folks Visit....and did I mention the lake?


July 20 459July 20 472

Sharon brings her Grandson, and Al's a Dork

July 20 1138July 20 1187July 20 1218July 20 1262

fun is had, and how 'bout that lake?

July 20 1297July 20 1299

Kids ride.... Beamer is showing he's going to be my lesson horse

July 20 1339July 20 1355

I get shots like this

July 20 478

How bout that lake? 

July 20 561July 20 597

This is not good

July 20 752

Wendy envisions what it might be like to be Temple Grandin

July 20 788

My horses have a great summer

July 20 822

I get to ride with my Grand kids!

July 20 958

Al gets to "Ride the Range"

July 20 1038

Austin Visits and Rides

August 1 540

Jilly rides and learns to jump, happily

August 1 268August 1 313


Wayne's Folks visit again, and take us to YellowPine

August 1 666August 1 677

And I can see this needs to have a "Part 2" 

I've only just begun!

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I love them too. I might do something like that for my personal files.

-- Posted by KH Gal on Tue, Jan 10, 2012, at 3:21 PM

That is Al upside down. I couldn't really post the pics.. cuz I don't want folks looking at my babies.... but legs are safe....

It was a good year

Bonnie, do a year.... it's great to look at. I just went thru my albums and grabbed some photos. They are in chronological order, so it's pretty easy. Great to go down memory lane

-- Posted by jessiemiller on Tue, Jan 10, 2012, at 5:56 PM

Itruly enjoyed my visit with you and Wayne in Cascade this past summer. You two are always so welcoming, but I have to say that I am glad you are back in town spreading your warmth!

-- Posted by gfhorses on Thu, Jan 12, 2012, at 10:09 AM

GF, we enjoyed your craziness too! Two nights was not enough! And yes, we are happy to be home again, seeing your weekly. tormenting you, and watching your progress. It's really what it's all about!

-- Posted by jessiemiller on Thu, Jan 12, 2012, at 12:11 PM

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