Wednesday, December 28, 2011

2011 Reflections

Wow~ what a year of change! Let me share the ways, in no particular order......

I made a pretty big relocation and career change~ but the reasons were more than fantastic!



One of my photographs made it into American Cowboy magazine~



I had more time in the saddle this past year than in the past years, both on My Boy, Loretta, and other ranch horses.




This lovely relative finally stopped riding other people's ponies and got her own golden beauty (pictured here with the borrowed AQHA gelding Jessie.)




I got to perform my first ear twitch~


Just kidding! I was just giving baby Howdy's ears a little rubbing a few hours after his birth!

I got to go on a nostalgic buggy ride pulled by a team of Percherons.



I started my own hobby jewelry business~ Rockin Heart Jewelry (and I love it!)




I got another horse, Miss Loretta!




I got to see all kinds of wildlife~




But most importantly, even though families sometimes change, I got to spend a lot of time with mine.....which is the most important thing I do!






Happy 80th Birthday to my pappy!


I hope your 2011 was wonderful, and here's to wishing you a lot of peace, love, sparkles, and dreams come true in 2012!!

Ranch Girl

10 comments:

Mikey said...

What an incredible wonderful year you've had. I didn't know about the photo in American Cowboy, that's awesome! All your photos are fantastic :)
Here's to another wonderful year!

fernvalley01 said...

Looks like it was a Wonderful year! So glad you came back to blogging to share your adventures

Laura said...

Sounds like 2011 was a great year - here's to an even better 2012!

Love your pictures, as always - you take such beautiful shots!

Crystal said...

Wow sounds like a pretty incredible year you have had. Hope 2012 is just as good !

C-ingspots said...

Amazing! You really have had a lot of good changes and wonderful things going on in your life! Isn't it so much fun looking back and seeing it in the "big picture" form like that? Your move to a drier part of the country is exactly what my hubby and I have wanted to do for a very long time...some day sooner, rather than later, I hope!! We just need to figure out the job situation. Your pictures are beautiful, as always. How exciting about the magazine - I didn't know that. Congratulations! Hoping for a wonderful 2012 and more good times with our wonderful ponies!! Love that pic with your sis and mom!! Beautiful ladies!!

Carroll Farm said...

You have had a great year! You even started blogging again - thanks for keeping us in the loop.

Merry Christmas!

Fantastyk Voyager said...

Sounds like a year well worth remembering. May 2012 be as good or an even better year.

Trailboss said...

2011 was a very hard year for me but I look forward to 2012. At least I don't have to deal with my X husband and I look forward to my grandson next April!!!

baystatebrumby said...

Ranch Girl, your blog and your effervescence never ceases to amaze. Hope your 2012 is as bright and robust as 2011.

Sares said...

You had such an eventful year. I'm so happy for you that you are finding so many new things and people to make you happy!