Thursday, January 29, 2009

November in Pictures

Have you ever had one of those experiences when you show up wearing the same thing as someone else? Well in early November, Rick came out to breakfast first. Then Brandon came out. They looked at each other and laughed. Then came Michelle. They all laughed. They came to get me (I was still in my PJ's of course) to show me how funny it all was...

Because I wasn't dressed yet, Michelle asked if she could pick out my shirt. Here's what she got for me.

It was the closest thing I had. :)

So then a couple of weeks later, we went out with a bunch of friends. We met Blaine and Lisa Aurich at Tia Rosa's and Rick and Blaine laughed because they were both wearing black striped shirts (Rick's was black on black, Blaine's was black with skinny white stripes). Then came Kristian, Robin and David who were all wearing either black on black or black with white. Last to show up was Sean. Of course we were all gawking out the window to see what he was wearing...

White with black. I guess he didn't get the memo.

My mom came to stay with us while she went to her High School reunion for Arcadia High in Scottsdale.

My baby turned 18 months old. :( He's almost as big as his momma now.

Penny went into heat the same week it got really cold outside. I didn't want to leave her out so I found some diapers, cut a hole in the back for her tail and strapped it on with duct tape. She was SO funny when she first started walking around, she didn't know what to think. :)

Yes it's true, our party is now down to 12.
Back in October Michelle's little mouse Peanut's back legs stopped working. She stayed quite healthy for several weeks but Nov 24th, Michelle went into her room after school and came out crying. We had a little service for her and buried her beneath Michelle's window. At first, little Pepper seemed to be doing fine without her friend. But after two weeks, her legs too stopped working. Unlike Peanut who still exercised her front legs in the wheel and pulled herself around for food and water, Pepper just gave up. A few days later, she was gone.

Michelle with Pepper

We buried her next to Peanut.
We're just waiting for the little red fern to begin to grow.

The weather is beautiful and I've been able to do a lot of riding. This is a picture of our shadow as we loped through the desert.

I joined a drill team mid-Nov and have had a lot of fun. It's good for my mare to have to do something structured and not just have fun all the time. :)
(I'm in the foreground in red)

Michelle and I did the Turkey Trot at her school.

Thanksgiving Day, Michelle got up early to make a sign and taped it to the front door. We took it with us to Grandma's house.
We spent the morning playing games and cooking. Michelley helped me make 6 pies and cheesecakes, Orange Rolls and candied yams. Yum.Rick's family.
The day after Thanksgiving, My sister came to visit me. We went to see the animals and went to one of my favorite Mexican places for dinner.
Yay! One month down, two more to go!!

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