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Saturday, September 27, 2008

Good-bye and Hello!

Yes, I am leaving this blog. I'm going to leave it up, but not post anymore. It's too annoying to find time to write a paragraph about stuff, so I made a new blog called I Spy. On that one, I will post pictures of anything, but not write about it. So, please please please come by and leave comments, I will be posting on that one way more than on this one!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Oreo


Well, if any of you know my moms blog, then you probably saw this picture before, but since my camera was sent in to get fixed becasue it had a crack in it, and my sister won't let me use hers, I 'stole' this one from my mom. =] Oreo gets let out everyday for a few hours to free graze on our lawn. He knows that if he comes to our door he is guaranteed to get a treat or two or three or five...varying from teddy grahams to graham crackers to hard bread to apples, to waffle. haha (he really has eaten waffle, and liked it. =] ) So now whenever we let him our now he makes a beeline to the front door, and usually its open to let some fresh air in so we can all see him with his ears perked and begging for food. =]

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Camp





This post is long overdue, but I still decided to share it. These are from camp... I rode a horse named Grappa, aka the best horse ever! All my tent-mates were amazing and just all in all, camp is amazing. The first lesson with Grappa (we rode twice a day) he was really bad, and stuborn. I could barely get him to trot. But, all the other lessons, once he learned he couldn't get away with it, he was fantastic. Like, AWESOME. He would do whatever I asked, and he's also an AMAZING jumper. So, it was perfect. BUT, the last time I rode him, when my dad was watching, it was like we presses Rewind to the first lesson. It was trying to get a rock to jump. He didn't pay any attention to my leg or anything. It was really really disappointing. We were going to jump "the course" for the demo, which was like 10 jumps in a course that were all really high and there were triples and everything, but 8 classes wanted to do it for the demo, and only 3 could, so our group wasn't picked. SO, we had to do a stupid cavaletti course, which everyone was mad about. But, we were able to go into the jump course ring and jump "the wall." That's the third picture up there. ^^ I look really weird, because I could barely get him over it, it was so hard. I was exhausted and dissapointed. My good-byes were really sad, I didn't want to go. I had made such awesome friends. And Grappa. I rode Grappa two years ago at camp too, he's just so cool.

OK, that's all for nowwww. =]]

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Mirabel

This is Mirabel, a stray who comes to my dad's house everyday for her food, which she gets. Obviously, she's had a home before because she's not scared of people, she loves them! Look at the first picture, of me petting her, she loves it! It's also obvious that she doesn't have one anymore. She's skinny, dirty, and untaken care of. I think she is the prettiest cat ever. Not only because she is all white and long haired but because of her eyes. Enlarge the pictures to see better!!!!!! Aren't they gorgeous? Omg, I love them so much. She is just soo pretty, I can't believe she doesn't have a home.. :[
My cousin named her Mirabel. I think it suites her, cuz its like fancyish or proper, and she is like fancy.






Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Tagged -- 8 Things I Want to do Before I Die

8 things I Want to do Before I Die

[I'm going to do this plain and simple.]

1.
Go to Australia
2.
Marry
3.
Have children
4.
Become a Kindergarten teacher
5.
Own something related to horses, a riding stable, my own barn, a rescue facility...etc
6.
Become a counselor at Forrestel Farm Riding and Sports Camp
7. Invent something....?
8. Fly


PS. I haven't posted in like 3 weeks because I was at away at the above mentioned camp. :]] It was sooo much fun. I uploaded pictures today, I'll share them with you tomorrow or something...

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Editing Experiment



So. I found this site, picnik.com and you can edit and add stuff to your photos! so, i took these two photos of myself and played around with the things. I am in looovee with the first one. I actually don't really know why, maybe cuz it matches so well or something, but I really like it. I did 'focal blur' so only my face is not blurred and then i put that frame on and then i wrote woahhhh. lol.
The next one I put the frame and 2 hearts, trying to match the colors. I also cropped it first from a different picture. They also have a really good red-eye removal tool, that makes it look real. Except if you have blue eyes, because it's always brown, but can you even get red eye with blue eyes...?

well, i didn't know waht to post, so i figured I'd show you these. Hope it wasn't boring or confusing.

Anika

Monday, July 21, 2008

My Future Dogs

A Newfoundland Dog named Sailor

My favorite book when I was little
about a Newfoundland named Sailor

An Irish Wolfhound (no name yet..)
A Bernese Mountain Dog named Ooby.

I looovvveeee big dogs. Well, and little dogs. All kind of dogs, really. But big dogs are just so cool. So, when I'm older I want to get big dogs. A Newfoundland named Sailor,-which I got from my favorite children's book about a Newfoundland named Sailor-a Bernese Mountain Dog named Ooby, because they are really pretty dogs and I like that name, and the newest addition is an Irish Wolfhound. See, our neighbors have 2 Jack Russels and just got an Irish Wolfhound named Gunner. He is about 6 months old and he's HUGEEEEE. But, he is sooo sweet, and so cute!! He's not even full grown yet! I don't know a name for an Irish Wolfhound yet...

So, I just wanted to share this, and I have no clue if it will really happen, but right now, I hope so. :]


Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Random Naturistic-ness. :]

fluffy cloud

flames

fireworks

raindrops on web

top view (if you enlarge, you can see the bug at the top of the flower)

side view

This is random-ness I took pictures of in and from Canandaigua. Yeah, not that great, but take a look, comment, or don't comment. whatever...

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Upstate New York

Melissa's horse, Daisy

One of Melissa's older brother's-Markus-(another cousin) dogs, Toby

Markus' horse Buck, with Melissa riding him

All of Markus' horses coming over

A chicken in the nesting box

On July 1st, I went up to Canandaigua to my cousin's house for 9 days. I got back 2 days ago. I didn't put any pictures of Melissa's evaluations, because she already did. We also went to Melissa's brother's, -another one of my cousin's-house for a night to see where he lived and stuff. He has 4 dogs and 4 horses, one being a foal named Lightning. :] It was really fun! I took a bunch of pictures and they turned out pretty well. You've probably seen the horse quite a few times ;] on the first picture. That's Daisy, Melissa's horse. And the last picture is one of their chickens in the nesting box. I have some other random pictures that I like of flowers and clouds and stuff which I'm gonna post altogether tomorrow or some time.

Anika

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Nights in the Barn


We spent two nights in the barn this week. This is a picture taken by my aunt of us in the sleeping bags on the hay. It was petty warm in there, but we had a big fan and light blankets, so it was okay. We played Uno and Mancala, snacked on candy and laughed A LOT. haha

Anika

Friday, July 4, 2008

Sounds

This is a really weird post. It's also random. Also, there's no pictures.

See, last night my cousin and I slept in her barn on the hay with sleeping bags. We had done it last summer too. Well this morning I woke up, just as the sun was coming up. I didn't know what time it was because the clock was wrong. I took a bunch of pictures of Daisy, my cousin's horse, becasue she was sleeping lying down. One of the barn cats then cuddled up with me also and demanded petting. ;] He started purring like a lawn mower. haha. After taking pictures, I laid down again trying to sleep. But, there were a couple things keeping me from that. Because, when something is really quiet, the sounds you do hear are like really loud.

1. Daisy's breathing
2. Daisy's occasional groaning
3. The lawn mower (AKA the cat)
4. The birds

The birds were actually pretty nice and I tried to film their calls, but it didn't come out. There was one bird that just wouldn't stop calling to anotehr bird, and like I said before, since it was all pretty much all quiet, they seemed really loud.

Well, it would have been better if I had put a video up, but I tried, and you couldn't hear anything. So, I know this post was weird and random, but I hoped you weren't too bored. :]

Anika

Monday, June 30, 2008

My Sister, Carina

Her surprised face

Her very tired face :]

I don't know what to call this one..haha

Her "dark-side" face

I LOVE THIS PICTURE OF HER!! SHE LOOKS SO PRETTY!!

Her "Know it all" face :P

Her coooool face

Her "OMG! I AM SO SCARED" face

Her "I'm just so happy" face

Her "Be scared of me" face

Well, again, I was looking through my pictures folders, and found Carina! :] my sister. Awhile ago, we were sitting at the kitchen table and she was making some of her lovely faces for the camera. : P
She's 15 by the way. Right now, she's visiting a friend in upstate New York. I am in upstate New York right now also, but I made this post while I was still home so that I can post while I'm here. I'm taking lots of pictures, so when I get back, I'm gonna have a couple of upstate posts!

Well, the pictures and captions are pretty much the whole post idea thing so I don't have much to say. I'm might post one or two more times before returning home, so keep checking back! Thanks!

Indigo

Getting Indigo from his paddock

Him all tacked up

Waiting to use the round pen

Lounging him

Michaela riding to the ring

Me riding

I don't know if you remember, but I did a post on my friend, Michaela, for her birthday. I told you she had gotten a horse for her birthday, named Indigo, and that I didn't have pictures yet. Well, I have had them for awhile, and just remembered them. The pictures are of her horse. Unfortunately, she broke her leg recently and couldn't ride him for a long time. It's still broken, but soon she'll be able to ride again. Before breaking her leg, I came with her to the place where her horse is boarded and took pictures and stuff. She let me get on for a little while and ride, which you can see on the last picture. My face isn't very nice, I know, but it was the best one I had of me riding him. Don't you love the lead rope and halter? I got them for her, the halter was for her birthday, and the lead rope was a "Congratulations on getting a horse" gift. Well, hope you like the pictures!


Saturday, June 28, 2008

Horse Quote


I have this little tiny book of horse quotes with a picture for each one, and I think this one is my favorite, although I like a lot of them. most of them that is. :]

I wanted to share this, and I think all the horse lovers out on blogger (well, the girls) would agree with this quote. :o)

I might post more of these at random times...

Anika

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Winter vs. Summer



I didn't know what to post and I was looking through my "Random" folder, and found I had these two pictures of our backyard. One in the winter, and one in summer. I prefer summer over winter. What about you?


PS. When I got my new layout thing, my slide show left me. I put it back up, it's the same pictures though.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

The New Edition: Eddie!

Eddie came today!! He is 3 years old, a fatty ;], but nice and mellow. He was really confused when he first came and was super tired but was restless. Then finally he slept a little. After awhile we took the dogs out for a walk. He really liked it! Then he slept more and more. He likes to charge for the driveway when we go out with him on the leash, so we have to take him out on the leash for a few days.
The lighting and stuff was really bad so the pictures never came out very well, so I took a video of him pacing around after the walk. He is so cute! He likes the horses smell I guess because he was rolling in one of the fly masks and in their paddock down in the woods. It was so funny. I think he seems way more settled now than before. He's sleeping downstairs right now. Well, it is 11:16pm...I was watching a movie... haha. He jumped up onto the couch and was snuggling next to me!! He's so cute, I love it.
Lady is, like always, jealous of him becasue he's getting so much attention. But they pretty much ignore each other. In the video, you can tell by her face and stuff that she's curious. Well, I hope the short video shows you at least a little bit!

-Anika

video


Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Favorite Authors Tag!

I have been tagged by Mitzi!

Rules:

Link to the person that tagged you, post the rules somewhere in your meme, answer the questions, tag six people in your post, let the tagees know they've been chosen by leaving a comment on their blog, let the tagger know your entry is posted.

Questions:

Who is your all-time favorite author and why?

hmm...i would say Sara Greun(or is it Gruen) or Meg Cabot. Sara Greun has 2 books, Riding Lessons and Flying Changes, and THEY ARE AMAZING!!! All horselovers out there, those books are a MUST!! And Meg Cabot just has cool, interesting and funny stories that I really like.

Who was your first favorite author and why?

hm...i have no clue. maybe like mitzi, it was also Beverly Clearly, I read a lot of her Ramona books. I also loved the Junie B. Jones books, I forget who wrote them though...

Who is the most recent addition to your list of favorite authors, and why?

ugh, I'm trying to think of the books I've read lately...oh! Kevin Henkes! He wrote the book Olive's Ocean-and that was an AWESOME book!

If someone asked you who your favorite authors were right now, which authors would
pop out of your mouth?

Probably like I said in the first answer, Sarah Greun and Meg Cabot. You should really look into them you guys!!

OH! And I tag:

Sarah

I've seen you around...but never talked to you really. I like your blogs though!!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Dominican Republic

This is a picture of the AMAZING sand on Paradise Island. The island was sooo small, it took 3 minutes to walk all around it, but the water was crystal clear and the sand was soo great. soft and just awesome! We went snorkeling in the water and saw all the beautiful fish. It really was paradise! (enlarge the picture, it's really cool!!)

This is the resort's beach. SOO nice also! Almost every night we would go in the dark on the beach and feel the water and run or play tag and take pictures. Gosh, now I miss it so much! :)
This is just a little walkway thing right by our apartment house thing. It was cool, some of the trees grew together!




I just realized, whle going through my pictures, that I never put pictures from when we went to the Dominican Republic up. These are just 3 of them! Man, now I miss it soo much there! It was soo nice!