Saturday, September 8, 2012

Aere We STILL Having Fun???

Boy does my Shanna Lady Rose have a WHOA !!! This picture was from a Pony Cousin Rodeo and the 1st time I had ever took Lady full out to bring it home and SHE loved it! gotta be able to stop what you start and Lady has this very bumpy, rough stop and as you can see it caught me off guard and almost out of the saddle ;)))
What fun we had and I still LOVE my girl and STILL have to bounce to stop when bringing it home! This brings me to the purpose of this post. Blogging...I had so must fun planning and writing each post and really tried to keep them about the love and humor of my family and cowgirl life. I have enjoyed getting to know all of my blog friends and reading their stories. I have been able to read about my Pony Cousins adventures that did not include me, although without me, it could not have been too fun ;))) But now I find that blogging seems to take more work than reward and have decided to take that blogging vacation that so many of my friends have done from time to time. It is time for me to WHOA ;)

I of course will still check in with blogs from time to time and try to keep caught up with you all! I will miss you and of course Shanna Lady Rose, Jesse and I...
              Wish you happy and safe trails!
Your Desert Rose

Monday, May 14, 2012

A Ride to Remember!

Sorta by accident while "horseing around" on the internet I found this on OPB (Oregon public broadcasting) I am going to watch this in the morning at 9:30 on OPB.....and yes I am so excited :)))
Hope the link below works for you all to see it too! It is funny that I just posted my Happy Place being the PCT and, here it is!!!

Oregon Experience: Pacific Crest Trail: A Ride to Remember

Don and June Mulford share adventures along the Pacific Crest Trail in 1959.

I may have to rethink my goal of how many segments I can ride in 20 years ;)))
Your Desert Rose!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

My Happy Place!

YUP...that's my Pacific Crest Trail and I am happy anywhere on it!!!
Your Desert Rose!

Monday, April 30, 2012

For My Sissy Cowgirljlynn and her KING!

My sister Cowgirljlynn just posted that her boy King turned 27 years young yesterday! I love the King and would have added him to my stables if I could have. Instead...the next best thing happened and the King is still in my family!
For my Sissy and her King!
Your Desert Rose!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Prozac For Cowgirls!

For my PNW Pony Cousins...I'll be joining you soon, but I'm gonna take my Prozac first ;)))
Your Desert Rose!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Lizzy Rose Ride Again!!!

You all saw...(I hope) my Christmas post with Lizzy Rose riding Jesse! Well...I found a new way for Lizzy to ride Jesse with me that will be much safer for her at this years Cowboy Christmas at the NFR in Las Vegas. I watched the video on this new product and bought one hoping it would work for Jesse, Lizzy and me!!!
Woo works!
The following video was takern by a young wrangler at my desert stables and I forgot to mention to him not to turn the camera! Sorry you have to look sideways :((( you ALL know, Jesse will do ANYTHING I ask him to do! And so will Lady...within reason ;) I suspect, she will see no REASON in that "puppy basket" should be attached to HER saddle horn. Anyone out there wanna take those odds???
Happy Trails!
Your Desert Rose!

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Team Pole Bending ???

This past week my desert riding group had it's annual play day. Depending on who is running the play day, it can get extremely technical or extremely fun! This year was extremely fun :)))
 After a less than usual number of competitors we had time for 2 more events and one of them was...Team Pole Bending! Now who has ever heard of that??? got to pick a partner and I was lucky enough to partner up with cowgirl E, the groups usual 1st place eventor! And yes...we won:))) I did have to caution Jesse that this was not a race and that the winner would receive apples and carrots ;)))
Fortunately Jesse and "Hoss" knew each other well so we did not have any huge issues and in fact we WON this very unusual event!
Thanks to cowgirl E and Hoss...we have another Beer Mug trophy to add to our growing collection!
Yee Haw!!!
Your Desert Rose!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Love From Daddy's Lillte Girls!

This past holiday season our family celebrated my dad's 80th birthday! One of my sisters wrote our father a letter that she read to him which brought tears to all our eyes!!!
Mom and Dad!

Then it was my turn...I sang a song to my dad that I had written for him many years ago. My sisters joined in during the chorus!

"Love from Daddy's little girls"
Buttons and bows and painted toes
And frilly pinafores
It's all just for him and a silly grin cause no one loves him more
Than Daddy's little girls

We remember these times of nurseries and rhymes
Upon our Daddy's knees
A hug and a kiss or a scolding of his, both with love shinning through
For Daddy's little girls

The love he has shown now that were grown holds special memories
There's a place in our heart, Daddy's part, that grows stronger everyday
Love from Daddy's little girls

A white lacy grown on Daddy's arm, to someone waiting there
A smile on his face but a tear in his eye
When he thought he'd said good bye
To Daddy's little girls

A baby or two, then they grew
Then one more on the way
It's starting again and it's all just for him
Cause no one loves him more
Than Grandpa's little girls

The love we have known. now that we've grown holds special memories
There's a place in our hearts, Daddy's part that grows stronger everyday
Love form Daddy's little girls

Our family is now asking for your prayers as our Daddy just needed emergency surgery to repair an intestinal blockage. The surgery was successful but he is still in the hospital at this time. The doctor tells us that he is on the road to recovery even though he has hit a bump or two along the way!
I have a trip scheduled next week to the PNW to spend some time with him, it has been hard being down here in the desert so far away from him.
I love you Daddy!
Your Desert Rose!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Back in the Blog Saddle...Again !

My plan of trying to blog on a more regular basis fell apart last month when my computer had to go in for repairs and it ended up getting a new operating up grade. This was a long process because everything has to be wiped from the hard drive and then reinstalled. Although the system looks pretty much the same and for the most part works the same...I now need to access my photo's differently than I used to. And my system I used to file my pictures and organise them for blogs or easy access was that I had files all over my desktop!
I also recently began using dropbox for back up storage and that was confusing for me too.

So...this blog is really just a test blog with a few pictures from random files I have chosen to figure out the new process of getting my photos for blogging! By the way...I have been reading and commenting on the blogs I follow although there are some blogs my comments would not go through. I am hoping that issues will be resolved now with the new upgrade!!!
I decided to look for pictures in 4 different files that were taken on 4 different days although it is the same trail and same fabulous photo opp stop!

My Sissy's and me last year!
My nieces and their honeys last year!
Good friend Darleene last year!
Baby Doll's hubby & son 2 years ago!
All and all I was eventually able to find these pictures but I really had to rack my brain as to the name of the file the picture would be in. The hardest to find was Baby Doll's photo because it was in a file that is in a file!!! I think this is going to take me awhile to figure it out and I am sure I will find a few shortcuts along the way. Hope every one's holiday season was terrific!!!
Your Desert Rose!