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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!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

RIP Nelli :(

You can't read what I wrote up there^^(well you can if you enlarge the picture), but it said, "I know you can't see her head or anything, but this was her side. I put it on here to give you an idea of her colors."




Nelli was my aunt's dog. She got her here while visiting in Easton at the animal shelter after being there for 7 months. She moved her back to Germany, and then a few years later, BACK to CT! Nelli had a great life after those shelter months, walked every day, played with Lady and Boomer, and a family that loved her. She was scared of almost everything, toasters, thunder, cameras, men, people she didn't know, A LOT of things. So, being afraid of cameras, pictures are limited. And, unfortunately, the ones I have aren't very good. She was put down today because of her messed up-ness, and she also had "dog Alzheimer's." She would walk around the house for minutes, sometimes even half hours! She'll be better off out there. She was a pretty girl and sweet when you got to know her.

Let her soul rest peacefully. :'(





Oh, check the post under this too! It's on a happier note.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Braided and Unbraided





I know, another horse post, but right now, they're pretty much my main photographing item. lol. Actually, I will be doing another post on Sammy after this one. :) sry! Well, this was awhile ago, but we braided the horse's mains and then took them out 3 days later. The were all curly, it was so cute. Well, sorry about the horse posts and the long time between posts.