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My Son Visits

Posted Sunday, March 18, 2012, at 6:18 PM

 

I was somewhat "offline" for a week or so.  I took a week "off" from the blogs (and work, to spend with my son).... and honestly I needed it. 

Here is what I was doing!

A few  lessons as usual.

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It's always better when you can race a friend!

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These are some of the cutest kids ever.  If  you don't believe me, just ask me, I'll tell ya

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This is "Anderson Bean"  Cute huh?

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Everyone has a job.... even the youngest

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How awesome is this?  Every kid should be able to spend time with these animals.... and learn this kind of trust.  MUCH better than being inside playing a video game!

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he has new boots.... and loves to show them off

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A little dirt never hurt anyone, and we are not afraid to throw some!

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My son is home from college..... and has to ride a horse of course

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His girl friend hasn't ridden before....so you know the drill, everyone rides....

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Cute couple huh?

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Young and old(ish)

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Good friends

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Waiting their turns

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Husband and Wife

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My Son......................... Myself

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Cousins............... Daughter and Mother

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My first Grandson

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Ginny is Sharon's daughter, and Addi, is her daughter.  A whole nuther generation...Eclipse, the horse used to be mine.  I gave him to Sharon, and now he's teaching her family.  That's a good feeling

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My Second Grandson

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One of our twins

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Katie and Cash

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Evan and Bryce

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My daughters, Katie and Jess

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Sharon and her Grandson, Wyatt

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Beamer is exhausted after all that...needed a power drink!

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Then on Monday again....

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The "Kids" Play a game called buckets.  Grab an item from a bucket and take it to the next bucket...drop it and get another...race to the next.... I have to say Al smokes 'em all.  But Jilly is getting it all put together....  Eclipse just never plans to put a lot of effort into anything

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One thing this helps, is the kids learn to move around in their saddles.  See Jilly having to lean way over and down?  Some people are too stiff.... and never learn to relax.  Games are the way to do it, and not realize you are learning!

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I believe I see a bit of competition here.... I love it!

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yeah...all the kids have fun!  Being a kid has nothing to do with the # in your age..... trust me

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Then when it's time to cool the horses off...we pull the saddles and just let them practice bareback, and balance.  Again, they're learning...and having fun.  Note that Al is using only a bailing twine around the nose of this horse? 

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EVERYONE has to take care of cooling off their horse

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I never want a kid to be dependent on a saddle...so this is good for lots of reasons.  But, look at the carefree relaxed little bodies here. 

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Evan gets here after work

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And not to be outdone by his sister...

Yep, I'm a bit of a proud mom..... so sue me

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We are about to have a Bon Fire again, so the kids have to gather wood for the fire

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And friends start to gather, along with my kids and Mom and Dad.  Without doubt, this is how a nice evening should be spent.  With those that choose to join.  It's such a simple thing, but really, nothing simple about the Pleasures of being together.  There are 4 Generations of my family here. 

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If you don't have things like this to take your mind off the Daily Grind, you oughtto figure out a way to bring it into your life.  There is NO time like now, to make this be part of your life.  These kids will always remember these things...and really, it didn't cost anything, but a few hot dogs.... just do it. 

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Just do it, Seriously


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Great blog, Jessie! Glad you got some nice R&R and to spend time with your family. The pictures of the little bitty kids on the horses are my favorites!!! Ya ever notice you rarely see a picture of someone on a horse having a bad time?

-- Posted by KentuckyTransplant on Sun, Mar 18, 2012, at 11:12 PM

PS, I MUST HAVE THAT PUPPY!!!!! So freaking cute! :)

-- Posted by KentuckyTransplant on Sun, Mar 18, 2012, at 11:13 PM

What fun, Jessie. We always had games to play with our horses too.

Bareback riding is always preferable over a saddle to me any day.

-- Posted by KH Gal on Mon, Mar 19, 2012, at 8:12 AM

ahhh Keith, THAT puppy will be staying home with me! We had a litter of nearly identical. Will let you know when we have the next one. Usually they are claimed as soon as 'consumation' occurs. Those pups are in demand as work dogs. We have the Mom and Dad.... Anderson Bean is named after a boot company. We call her Andi for short. Most of my dogs are named after my favorite stores, or companies. I have a Penneys, Macys, (had a Dillards) and Andi is my first boot!

And yep, you rarely see an unhappy face atop of a horse. That's testimony itself huh?

Games are the way to go! They forget to worry and just start playing!

thanks for all the comments~

-- Posted by jessiemiller on Mon, Mar 19, 2012, at 8:18 AM

Man! I would love one out of the next litter. Zook, is right though. I couldn't sit down for 2 weeks after I brought my last puppy home :)

-- Posted by KentuckyTransplant on Mon, Mar 19, 2012, at 12:05 PM

lol ... but these dogs are WORTH it!

-- Posted by jessiemiller on Mon, Mar 19, 2012, at 12:10 PM


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I am interested in this Community, County, and the beautiful state of Idaho. Most of my photos will be in Idaho, but from time to time, they will be my vacations aay from Idaho. You'll see lots of my Children and Grand children, along with others in my family. Of course there will be horses and horse related things, and things I photo'd horseback.
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