Monday, February 28, 2011

Shellac is Where it is AT!

Have you ever gotten a manicure and it last for oh about a week if you stay indoors and no sort of living at all?

Who wants to pay for a manicure, and polish, when it last less than a week?
NOT THIS GIRL!

I was getting tired of it and decided to try Shellac! and Must say I will not go back to a normal polish for my nails! It stays on for at least 2 weeks! Helps your nails get stronger and grow! I am an outdoor girl, and not easy on painted nails! I had my last one on for 15 days and it hadn't chipped, just started to grow out at cuticles.

I got red the first time and it just got them re-done this Saturday! My nails were strong, longest they have ever been for me, and no stain! I got bright pink for spring this time! Since March is just around the corner! :)


So if you want a manicure that last! Go Shellac, it is a little more! But it is worth it since it last so long and I just do a polish, no manicure!Who has time to go get a manicure once a week! Not me! :)
Next time you go ask for it! You wont be disappointed! :)

Friday, February 25, 2011

T.G.I.F

Yep, I said it! TGIF! Thank Goodness It's Friday!!! :)

It is funny how this phrase comes back to life once you are in the working world! :) I love the weekends! I am especially looking forward to this one! Josh and I are headed to San Antonio tomorrow for our own little date day! Going to be a blast! A day full of eating, shopping, a few drinks I am sure, and hopefully a movie at the IMAX theater! I have never been to the IMAX theater! I am excited!! We already have our meals planned out-PF Changs for lunch and Maggianos for dinner! I have heard that Maggianos is amazing, so I can hardly wait! Definitely going to eat a light lunch to leave room for some amazing Italian food that night! Italian is my weakness!

Dad is going to get Coup this weekend and take him to Vernon. Wedding season is about to start off full force for me, so he is going to keep him for a couple of months & I will get him back in June! I am already planning out my riding areas, and beginning to clear rocks this weekend so I can make sure and have my trails ready to go ride! :) Too bad I have to wait until June!

Well Have a marvelous weekend! I know I will! :) Maybe I can take some great pics this weekend and post them on Monday! :)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

"No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle. "

This is dedicated to horse lovers! Anyone who knows me the least bit, knows that horses hold a special place in my heart and always will. I have ridden horses since I was 2, and still ride today!

There is an unexplainable connection I feel when I ride my horses. They are my way of therapy, happiness, and laughter! When riding, you are putting all of your trust into a 4-legged animal that weighs over 1,000 lbs. and at any moment can throw your butt, but chooses not too! (Most of the time lol) I would never have traded my horses for anything in the world growing up. They have taught me so much, and have also been apart of some of the greatest pain and loss I have witnessed thus far. Growing up with horses taught me to take care of things, and that certain things in life were a privilege and you had to work hard to accomplish things- it was not just given to you. All of this that was taught to me from owning horses, has been a lesson that applies to all parts of life.

God has a plan for each of us, and believe it or not, our story is already written for us. I always hoped to attend college and participate on the College Rodeo Team, and then go on from there wherever that might have led in the barrel racing world. Did I plan on going to the NFR? No, but I did plan on pro-rodeoing. December of 2003 "my" plans for life were changed drastically when my amazing horse, Showbox, had to be put down. I was at a difficult time in a 17 yr olds life, that most don't go through, and this was like my the last straw and my heart ripping out. Showbox was the hope I held onto, the friend I always had, and the heart that carried me far. I learned so much from him, and though I was upset at the time that all my plans were doomed, I learned that god had written a different story for me. I got another horse, and though we were not as successful as Showbox and I, it snapped me back to reality. You aren't going to win everything, and life comes with struggles, and we make it through it. I was so frustrated, but the story began to unfold, and as I sit here today it is greater than I could have hoped. Losing Showbox was, is, and will be one of the hardest, most important, things in my life. I cannot talk about this horse without getting tears in my eyes. Later I got Coup, who through EVERYTHING we have been through this horse is pretty amazing. He has personality like a human, and makes me laugh. I enjoy riding him and finally began enjoying to run him again. I need to sell him & hope to, but do not know if I will be able to with his issues. If not, he will be one expensive pet that Josh and I will have until we do get him sold! And I am okay with that, because he will be the horse that my kids will begin on! Because Coup will always be dear in my heart because through him I feel a piece of Showbox.

So with all of this said, Horses are like therapy, and probably just as expensive, but I would not have it any other way!
I leave with my 2 boys and amazing quote that I think wraps it all up:

"A horse is the projection of peoples' dreams about themselves - strong, powerful, beautiful - and it has the capability of giving us escape from our mundane existence."



Showbox- The amazing horse that will never be forgotten by many in Vernon


Coupers

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A lot changes in a Year

Wow...where to even start. A lot has changed in my life in a year. Not going to sit hear and bore anyone (my sister, since she is only one that reads!) with the details!

In a nutshell- I left Callaway Villas and went to work for ABC40 as an Account Executive, signed another year lease at Walden Pond since I decided to stay in CS. I loaded up, left Coup with Amanda and left CS in early January and moved to Mountain Home to start a new job at Comanche Trace as an Admin Assistant to the Membership Director and Events Coordinator! Was tied to lease until June, but got out of that mid January!That brings us back to date!

I was quite nervous making the move. Josh and I are not engaged yet, and did not plan on living together before that, but god placed me with a wonderful job where I wanted to be earlier than we had planned, and we went for it. We were both nervous, and now after a month we could not be happier! In these short months we have grown so much, once again, and are super happy to be back together in same place! :) I can truly say I am finally happy where I am, job and life!

I cannot complain about anything other than working a lot at a job I love, and coming home to three crazy puppy dogs ready to play! So therefore, those are not complaints! Speaking of puppies- Rocky loves his new home! It is a vacation every day to him! We had a scare about 2 weeks ago, he got terribly sick and was severely dehydrated and had to spend two days at the vet. Turns out he just go a hold of something that really messed with his stomach, but no surgeries and back to a healthy fun playing dog. He is a little skinny, but we are working on that!

I have a very busy and exciting Spring coming up!! My sister is getting hitched to the love of her life!!! and I am the MOH!


I am sure that being the MOH is stressful for any wedding, but this one I am really putting a lot of pressure on myself because 1- I have never been a MOH and 2- I want to make this experience the absolute best thing of Brandi's life because this is the most exciting thing in her life and I want her to remember it!
Here is a picture of her fabulous bling! Tj did quite well, with a little input from the little sis of course! :)


Along with her wedding, I am in 2 others also and house party in one! Starting April 16th mine, and Joshs, lives are bombarded with weddings, bachelorette/bachelor parties, and memories to last us a lifetime. I cannot wait for every single one, esp. May 27th....the day Brandi becomes a Nolen. Some sisters get scared when their sisters get married because they are losing them, Nope not me! I am gaining a brother and now my sister has a new last name! That is it! :) We will still be best friends and something that words can never describe. Crap...I have a speech to come up with i just remembered....better start that soon.

Well with all that has gone on, I have one person to give thanks to and that is our Amazing God. Through him things REALLY ARE possible. The power of prayer is awesome. I thank him for where I am today, and trust in him for my future.

I leave here with a pic of me and Josh and our new incredible view! :) This truly is Gods Country! :) Until next time, which will be sooner than later, God Bless!