Thursday, March 25, 2010

My First Blog Award!

Thank you Once Upon An Equine for giving me this Beautiful Blogger award!  It's my first blog award and I'm humbled to receive it.  Please go check out Once Upon's Beautiful Blogger post here.

The Beautiful Blogger award Rules are:
1. Link back to the person who gave you the award
2. Share 7 things about yourself
3. Pass the award to 15 other bloggers

Hmmmm 7 things about me...  

1.  I met the love of my life in an internet chat room 10 years ago.  It took a long time for us to get to the relationship part but we did it.  The first time he asked me to marry him I said "No - not yet."  I then suggested "marriage counseling" before getting married.  When he asked me again I knew he would was more prepared for my life (3 almost grown kids).  On May 28, 2010 will be 5 years married! 

2.  One of the items in my Bucket List (yes I have one and believe everyone should) is to go a Horseback riding trek in Ireland.  Something like this.  I'd like to share this with my daughter.

3.  One of my best memories EVER is riding with my mom when I was about 12 years old on a really hot day.  I was riding my Morgan/QH, Blaze, bareback behind my mom who was on my Arabian, Sassy.  We were on top of a ridge with about 10 foot below to a lazy creek.  I'm sure you can see where this is going.  Some how my mare rubbed my leg over her back and I rolled down into that creek.  Came up laughing so hard spitting water.  Blaze stopped and watched me.  Mom said the swim looked fun so she dismounted and jumped in!  

4.  One of my favorite places in the world is in the Mountains of TN.  We almost always go to the same place, but I never tire of it.  I'm a beach kinda girl too, but actually prefer the Mountains.

5.  Taking from Once Upon's list of of questions:  One goal I'd like to accomplish this year is to show Rosie and Bonnie in one Dressage test.  

wow.. 7 things ... this is hard.

6.   If I could have ANY car in the world.  I want a Mustang.  65 1/2 drop top to be exact.  My father had one.  I was almost born in that car, so maybe that's where my love of them come from.  If I can't have a 65 1/2 I want a 2008 or 2009.

7.  Last one.. whew.  I strongly believe, and practice every chance I get the motto "Having Cake and Eating It Too".  In other words, I spoil myself.  Thoroughly!

*wipes brow* that was hard!

I pass this along to the following bloggers in no particular order.  If you've received this award and don't want to do the 7 question thing - that's ok, I understand.


  1. Thank you, and congratulations! It's fun to learn more about you!

  2. Ditto to what Kate said. Gracias and congrats.

  3. And I am sorry I just announced your #2, only I am going. I promise I will take bazillion, million pictures ok?!?

    Again thanks for the award =D

  4. Poop my post beforehand didn't show up. Well it was something along the lines of getting this award a lot. I am not sure if people like me, or my blog of they just need an un suspecting list of 15 victims. Thank you

  5. That is definitely a well deserved award for you!! And thanks for sharing!! I will do mine next week, after my crazy whirlwind of a weekend is gone *sobs* LOL!!

  6. Congrats on the award and thank you for sharing it with me. I probably won't do it since I think people may know more than than want to about me and my horses, if my readership lately can be used as an accurate indicator.

    I LOVE your Rosie girl!

  7. Congratulations on your award Jeni and thank you! I will post about it later, am a bit under the weather right now. No, riding or having any fun outdoors, poo!

  8. Wa mare accepts...paw and snort..the award and will whinny about it soon!
    Nickers and thanks~

  9. Thank you everyone and I look forward to reading your posts!

    Leah Fry - THANK YOU! She is a very very special girl.

  10. Fun to read about you. Good for you to spoil yourself. We should all do that because it isn't often that others will do it for us. Glad you didn't hurt yourself rolling down the hill into that creek. That would have been funny to watch and what a fun mom to have hopped off and followed you right into the water. I'm looking forward to reading your future blog post about that trip to Irelend. Go for it!

  11. Dear Jeni,

    Thank you so much for the award, it's my first too!! I've laughed with you, cried with you, learned from you, and thoroughly enjoyed sharing our love of horses, dogs, and life in blogville - cheers to many more posts!!

    ~ aurora


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