Monday, November 1, 2010

Super Busy

I know I have been a complete Blog Slacker for the last 6 months. And it's not because I don't have anything to write about! A lot has gone on! The kids have all gotten huge, my yearlings are huge, and my photography business is busy! Just a quick update, Big Cowpoke has been so bad in school. He is 9 and his behavior has been bad. I am not sure what's up with him. Little Cowpoke is one of the smartest kids in his class. I am loving not hounding him to do his homework. The kid just likes it! And Cowpokette is just the cutest thing ever! She is my little momma and I love having her at home with me. I am going to be so sad when she goes to Pre-K next year.

On the horse front, Josephine choked the other day. I had to call out a vet and he tubed her and now she is fine. She freaked me out though. She had stuff coming out of her nose and mouth and I just couldn't help her.

Halloween was fun. The Cowpokes were Black Ninjas and Cowpokette was a Princess (what else would she be?). I didn't take a single picture on Halloween. I actually have been having some right arm, elbow, and wrist issues from taking pictures. It all started back when I worked dentistry and now it's just coming back and my arm just hurts. Sharp pain going down it. So, if I don't have to take pictures for work, then I just don't. Sorry kids! It will get better soon!!

And if you all (if anyone is left out there) wants to go see my photography website, then go and see it at!!! It's official. It took me a while to get it up and running, but I am really excited about it so please go and check it out!!!

But that is all that has been going on here. OH, and the barn is almost finished. I used to tell Mr. Cowboy that the barn wouldn't be up before Christmas, and I just might be right. We have just about 2 walls and half a roof up! I took a picture of it the other day and I'll have to post it! That is really exciting! I can't wait to have my own barn!!

But that is all for now, sorry no pictures....I'm a slacker, but at least I updated!!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Ozzie and Josephine

The two are just about as goofy as two horses can get. They have such fun personalities. I bet you can't tell they are half brother and sister?Josephine is getting so tall. She still is a yearling, and Ozzie is 5!! So, do you think she will pass him up? I took a bunch of pictures of them tonight, but only have time to post one. We did the rodeo thing today, and my Cowpokes got all the patterns wrong. Just something in the air!

Luna is doing great. She was running around today like a crazy yearling! It's amazing how great she is doing!

Cowpokette is going to be 3 on Sunday! I can't believe it!! Gosh I love that little girl! I'll show her pink birthday pictures soon! She had her bestest girlfriends come over! They were so cute!!

But that's about it! Just a quick update!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Luna and Painting!!

So, it's been a, life sure goes by quickly!! Things have been so busy with school starting and people wanting pictures done, and soccer practice!! I am Little Cowpoke's soccer coach!! I am having a lot of fun coaching! But anyway, last week I got some pictures of Luna's leg. And actually, this week, you wouldn't even know it was broken!! She is healing really well!! Which is great. This his how she was for the first few days. See how low her elbow is? It's not supposed to hand down like that!! And actually, these pictures were taken at about day 4, so she is actually holding her hoof up a bit more than before. She actually had it dragging the ground. But on day four she started doing this..... Putting some weight on it!!! You can see how her elbow is a bit swollen. Her leg and elbow never got more swollen than in that picture. I hosed her off every day and let her eat some grass. I am so glad that she is doing better!! I bet she can't wait to go back out with her best friend, Josephine!! Luna is still a little tank!! Just look at that booty!!! The girls are now a year and a half old!!! Almost saddle time!!! AHHHHH!!! See time flies! But on another note, I got new muddy boots!! Super cool, no? Ignore all the horrid pictures in this post, they were all taken with my phone! And again on another side note......

Little Cowpoke and I went painting!! We have this awesome place here that teaches you how to paint a picture!!! Here is Little Cowpoke painting his guitar picture!! The final product!! He did such a great job!! And here is the entire class!! We had a kids painting party! They all had really cool guitars!I then did a girls night out with my Ponkeno group. We got to invite other friends too!! So I invited these two crazy girls! No, Jen isn't trying to strangle herself, and no Laura isn't sleeping!!! I know horrid picture, right? There are their beautiful paintings!!! Here is mine! I am so hot!! whuahahahaha!!! Here is a close up of my painting! And here is all three of ours! I love how different they all came out!!! And our class for the night! It was so much fun!!! I want to go back, but I can't decide which painting I want to do next!! Plus, I gotta find a place to but the two I already have!! But that is about it! That's all that I have been doing!!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Luna Update

Well, the Vet came out, and it wasn't my favorite Vet. He is a younger guy than the normal Vet that I use. They all work in the same office. But for some reason this vet likes to act like he knows everything. It aggravates me. But that's besides the point.

He came out knowing I wanted an x-ray, and then told me they don't have an x-ray machine strong enough to shoot through the shoulder. Sigh.....but he looked at Luna and his assistant looked at Luna, and they both think she broke her Humerus bone. They think the elbow is fine and she still moves her leg to get flies off of it. They both think that she will heal up just fine and walk normal some day. I don't know about that.....but I am willing to give it a try.

I was going to take some pictures of her today, but I will wait until this afternoon. I have been giving her some bute and I hose off her leg just to cool it off for her. So, we are going to wait 6 weeks and see what that brings. The Vet and Mr. Cowboy agreed that we can always put her down later and it's worth a try.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Luna Broke Her Leg

Well, I left for soccer practice this evening and everything was fine. I got home an hour later....and Luna was dead lame. We drive by the yearlings' pasture every time we go to or from home, so I always look over at them just to make sure they are alright. Well, this evening, I noticed that Luna was all by herself. She normally doesn't go anywhere with out her best bud Josephine. I turned to Mr. Cowboy and said, "Luna is lame!! On her front right!"

Now, this was all said while driving about 35 mph and heading for home. So, Mr. Cowboy said, "Oh sure! Whatever, what are you some kind of horse whisperer now? There is nothing wrong with Luna!"

He was all sorts of mad at me when I told him that she wasn't alright. He was agitated about having to go and look at her with me. I ran to the barn and got a halter, while Mr. Cowboy....started the lawn mower!!!! The man thought I was joking!! MEN!!!

I grabbed a halter, hoof pick, and some grain for the other two horses out with her, then fussed at Mr. Cowboy to get his butt over to the pasture with me. He thinks I baby my horses and over exaggerate every little thing.

Well, I was hoping that Luna just had an abscess or something like that. But when we saw her, her front right leg was hanging about 3 or 4 inches lower/longer than her other leg. Her elbow was not in the right spot at all.

We wanted to load her up in the trailer to drive her to the barn. The barn is a long walk down the road. But she wouldn't load, which wasn't a big surprise. So, I walked with her. It took me about 25 minutes to get her to the barn. It normally takes 2 or 3 minutes. I let her take lots of breaks. My FIL gave her some bute, and we put some hair and water close to her. The poor girl just wanted to lay down, but couldn't figure out how to do it.

I brushed her and sprayed her with some fly spray so she wouldn't have to worry so much about the mosquitoes. I have this small ray of hope that she might have just dislocated her shoulder??!! Maybe??? Probably not, she most likely broke it.

Luna was going to be Mr. Cowboy's project and a future playday horse for the kids. She was so laid back and easy going. A bit of a pain in the butt to lundge, but all in all she was a good girl.

I am going to be calling the vet in the morning, to see if he has a portable x-ray machine. I want to make sure it's really broken before she gets put down. Mr. Cowboy is also hoping it's just dislocated. But I am not too sure there is much they can do in either case. Dang babies, why do they have to be so rowdy.......

Monday, July 19, 2010

Vote for ME!!!!! Please!!!!

Hey All!!! I need your help!!! To vote for me to win CS5!!! It's over at MCP Actions' Blog!!! Just go HERE, and vote for picture number 2. It's the one with the horse!!! You don't have to sign up for anything, just vote. Also, you don't have to vote for 3, you can just vote for me!!! :) I may not get up to first place, but I would LOVE to win one of her gift certificates!!! Thanks all for your votes!!! This is what the picture looks like!! Thanks again!!!

Friday, July 16, 2010

She's Something Else.....

I got in a new softbox for my photography stuff and I wanted to try it out. Well I had one little girl who was MORE than willing to volunteer for model duty. Cowpokette got some old dance outfits from her cousin and has been wearing them since. She HAD to wear this dress and her Sunday shoes for the pictures. Mr. Cowboy won't let me put her in pageants. I think she would really love doing them. But Mr. Cowboy says she would love doing them too much and end up costing him too much money. Daddy is no fun!! "You said what Daddy?" She kept getting way to close to my light, so it washed out her face. I liked her hair in this one. Then I found some cool new brushes online and had to try them out!! I was just messing around. Because I have so much time!! Ha ha ha! I have been riding my horse, Pearl a lot more. I am enjoying that. I make sure I make time for that. I am going to try to get some cute baby Mule pictures tomorrow. I actually heard him make a sound yesterday and I about freaked out!! He is just too cute!!!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Little Cowpoke isn't so Little Anymore.

I have three summer kids. One has a birthday in June and the other two in August. So, the summers are fun filled birthday fun. Little Cowpoke's birthday is first. He turned 5!!! I can't believe it. Time sure flies by so quickly. For Little Cowpoke's birthday, he chose to have a Star Wars themed party. So, this is what I came up with for his cake! At first I was going to make the icing black....but then I really thought about it, and that wouldn't have been so smart! Kids+black frosting=disaster! I LOVE Darth and his light saber candle! When Little Cowpoke saw that he freaked out!! My Mom came to visit for the first few weeks in June and she helped me with the stars and the words. I made the totally awesome light sabers!!! ha ha ha ha! There is one happy Star Wars birthday boy. He wore a ribbon on his shirt with a picture of Yoda that said, "May the force be with you!" That is Little Cowpoke's Darth Pinata! He was really excited about it!

I invited some friends from school, but of coarse none of them came. I am "new" in town so nobody ever comes to my kids' birthday parties. But his cousins and Grandparents came and that is all that matters! And my friend came and brought her daughter! The kids all went swimming and then we had hot dogs and potato salad! Then it was present time! My friend got him a super cool Darth light saber!! Let me tell you he was sooooo excited about this! He plays with it everyday!! Before Big Cowpoke went to his Dad's for the summer he picked out this HUGE water gun for his little brother. Little Cowpoke was SOOOO excited for the extra huge water gun! He then got this super cool card from his cousins! It played the "Darth" song and had a light saber that lit up!! So COOL! It was a hit with all the kids. My horrid group shot! I don't think anybody is looking at the camera!! ha ha ha! Cowpokette wasn't really walking really well at this point! She was getting there!! Karen, from The Rocking Pony, mad her the super cute dress she is wearing!! I love that lady! The lit candles! The lit candles with Little Cowpoke and his light saber! Blowing out the candles!!! We then moved outside to do the Darth Pinata. There was a really fantastic sunset! And Uncle Shannon did a great job of holding the pinata! You see my father in law over there on the right? You see his shirt? Yeah...that is was really that hot and humid and nasty outside. He did just come from the barn and playing with one of the colts, but still, it was nasty humid out! What was left of the Darth Pinata! Perfect!!! Then Little Cowpoke got the Green Machine, from me and Mr. Cowboy! These are the coolest toys EVER! They actually can drift!! The boys played with them at a friends house and loved them! They are the coolest big wheel ever! And yes, they fit kids of all sizes! Happy Birthday Little Cowpoke!