Sunday, December 27, 2009


So I would like to present the question.... What is better than sitting in front of a fire eating, goodness only knows what, watching White Christmas, and watching it snow... Okay I can't think of much.

So as you may have guessed, yes, this is one of my favorite times of year. Why? you may ask. One word. CARHARTTS. Yes, such a simple reason, yet so unlike normal American teenagers. Just imagine.... Walking through the woods, with a parade of dogs behind you, oh so toasty warm, ready to fight through the wind a snow (But warm nonetheless mind you)... reaching your destination you pause, mentally wondering why you are not beyond fridged cold out here in like 20 degree weather.. The answer: You're wearing Carhartts!!!

Now, I could go on for a good three paragraphs on the amazingness of my muck boots, but I realise that you would probably go read my sisters blog on a more intelligent subject. So, now I shall end this suprisingly short blog post on Carhartts. Hope you enjoyed. all zero followers...


Cliff notes to life

So, Chosen by God for this new life of love, dress in the wardrobe God picked out for you: compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline. Be even-tempered, content with second place, quick to forgive an offense. Forgive as quickly and completely as the Master forgave you. And regardless of what else you put on, wear love. It's your basic all purpose garment. Never be without it. -Colossians 3:12-14, -The message

:) felt like starting with a study...

It seems like, being a ever growing Christian... One of the hardest things to grasp is the plans that God has for us. How we are supposed to act. And How to reach our full potential... Throughout an average day, we get put down, limited, corrected, etc.... This is where FAITH comes in! Faith that God will BRING you through tough times, that he will BRING you to your full potential (Remember.. we are to walk WITH him), That he will shape and mold us to become more like him. So, these verses above are like cliff notes to get you started.


Friday, July 17, 2009

The great adventure

wow okay... long time since last post... but I shall fill you in!

  • Parelli Clinic was amazing! All I have to do is send in a self assessment and I will get my level 2!
  • Not only was Cottonwood VBS a giant success... But I have been helping at Parkview VBS and have had a BLAST! I don't have any pictures (Mom and Hannah have the camera for the miniature convention) But maybe somebody will send me some on facebook.
  • Horse show tomorrow... A little bit nervous... Showing Big boy, but I don't feel like I have worked with him enough to show... but whatever. My goal is to keep him sane, and me also!
  • End of the month, I think the youth group is going to "Rock the River" in St. Louis... I am soooo going to sing "Meet me in St. Louis" all the way there! Oh rock the river is a youth gathering- and HAWK NELSON will be there!!!!!!!!! yes!
Well I think that is it for now, I am going to go give Big boy his bath!!!


Thursday, June 18, 2009

s l o w d o w n s i s t e r ...

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Some exciting things are happening in a matter of days!!! Tomorrow Hannah is getting her braces off! yay woo hoo! She is afraid that she will have marks from her brackets (heart shaped) and I told her not to worry, because she will not look like a pirate- pirate... but a care bear pirate :p

Sunday morning our youth group is singing for church, nothing fancy, just some hymns. After that they are going to have a 100ft water slide going down the hill!!! Awesome!

After that fun, I am going to give Big boy a bath and go to the Parelli clinic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Yes it deserves that many !!!'s) It is being given by Carol Coppinger (5 star instructor) YAY!!! Her is her bio I got off the internet... enjoy!

Carol CoppingerLicensed Parelli Professional
Carol entered into Parelli Natural Horse-Man-Ship from a position as a full- time Computer Systems Analyst with 20 years experience prior to her current status as a PNH 5 Star Senior Premier Instructor, licensed to instruct since 1997. As an adjunct to her then full - time career, she competed in both English and Western disciplines, including saddle seat, barrels and poles, jumping, trail obstacle and obstacle driving. She garnered several World Championships to satisfy her goals, primarily in gaited horses, extending her training abilities to trotting horses. She excelled in young "show prospect rejects" producing world-class competitors and well-schooled trail/pleasure horses. Training to high levels, yet finding owners unwilling to make the same commitment to excellence, proved frustrating. She mounted an extensive search for a system that approached both the horse and the human. In late 1994, Carol discovered Parelli Natural Horse-Man-Ship; a system allowing all owners to develop meaningful relationships with horses, achieving any level of horsemanship they could imagine. Throughout that time, Carol studied with Pat & Linda at the ISC, attending all instructor courses/ conferences and numerous colt starting/ difficult horse and Levels courses offered. She participated as part of the Savvy Team for the Eastern, Southern, and Midwestern Success With Horses Tour and has demonstrated with Pat and Linda at Equine Affaires, Equitanas and Savvy Conferences. Currently, she teaches Levels 1, 2 ,3 & 4 clinics, camps and workshops throughout the US from Florida to Maine and West to Alaska, as well as instructing at both the Colorado and Ocala International Study Centers. Currently Carol is working closly with Pat Parelli in helping reveal his dreams and visions for the future. It is the desire of Pat & Linda to "Raise the level of Horse-man-ship worldwide" and without question Parelli is the Ultimate way to learn to Train your Horse!.

So pertty much awesome right?! I will deffinetly post pictures after the clinic! No worries :)

I am also getting an assessment to see if I can get my level 3... which would make my whole summer. Who needs ribbons, when you can have a PROFESSIONAL tell you 'you pass'???

Will write more after the clinic!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

ahhhh the randomness

Hey everyone! All one follower...


I had a really good day today! Worked at the shop, and make a collage on a composition notebook (Covered in horses!!!)

Anyway, I have been doing a lot of research in EAP. Found some interesting stuff. I sent off for a packet today, so I can't wait until it gets here!!! They apparently have some sort of a mentor program, which could be very educational! It also says they are coming out with some sort of independent study...YAY Very interesting...

I could do something like this to prepare... just making a list--- don't laugh!

  • Work at Dr. Bresters in the fall

  • Get my level 2 Parelli certificate

  • Mentor with the lady in Seymour...

Vickie Cox, NCAC II, CADAC II11715 E C.R. 1125 N, Seymour, IN 47274812-445-3658, vjcox@compuage.comContact: Vickie or Bill CoxOutpatient substance abuse treatment for all ages.EAGALA Certified


Manitou Connections LLC8520 Moore Road, Indianapolis, IN 46278317-414-6697,, Linda Zimmerman or Don “Z” Zimmerman, Ph.D., FoundersPopulations/Populations: Individuals (child through adult), families, schools, groups, corporations, and teams. Specializing in leadership and at-risk student school programs, autism spectrum, self-injury, behavioral disorders, other mental health disorders, anger management, organizational and leadership development, wellness programs.EAGALA CertifiedManitou Connections is dedicated to providing personal and professional growth and educational opportunities for individuals of all ages.

  • Mentor with Katrina

  • Volunteer with 4-H Horse and Pony, Dogs, and Shooting sports

  • Maybe take some psychology classes :/ ???

  • Make money

  • Build barn of my dreams

  • Make millions :p

  • Then build awesome house!

  • Be best buds with Pat Parelli



(P.S. Slan is Irish for bye)

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

June Adventures Part 1

As I have said in some of my previous posts... wow...JUNE! So I am going to kinda keep a journal of what is happening in my world.

A few major things are coming up this June;

  1. VBS

  2. Fathers day hoedown

  3. Parelli clinic

All of these things have required extensive preparation, and some of them I wish I would have prepared more!

VBS will be okay, The youth group is doing the music, which will be TONS of fun!! Hannah with those long arms of hers will lead the motions. I am going to introduce new bible verses daily, and Hannah will do the intro for the new "bible buddy" which consists of a firefly, crocodile, and an Opossum. But overall will be an un-forgettable experience!

The Fathers Day Hoedown will be 'Loads' of fun. We all get to dress in overalls (I used to practically live in my old overalls as a kid!) Get to sing goofy songs, and throw and slop food and everything!

The Parelli clinic, will be either a really good experience, or a terrible one. Will write more about that later.

A sad part about this summer. (It is kinda random) but NEXT year is my LAST year in 4-H! :((( I don't know what I will do without that to entertain me! I will most likely volunteer, which will be fun.

Well I better go to bed, it is almost 10:30 and I gotta get up at 6:30 so au'revoir!


What is EAP??? (What I want to do when I (Ever) grow up)

What is EAP?
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) incorporates horses experientially for emotional growth and learning. It is a collaborative effort between a licensed therapist and a horse professional working with the clients and horses to address treatment goals. Because of its intensity and effectiveness, it is considered a short-term, or "brief" approach. EAP is experiential in nature. This means that participants learn about themselves and others by participating in activities with the horses, and then processing (or discussing) feelings, behaviors, and patterns. This approach has been compared to the ropes courses used by therapists, treatment facilities, and human development courses around the world. But EAP has the added advantage of utilizing horses, dynamic and powerful living beings. Not all programs or individuals who use horses practice Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. For one, licensed clinical professionals need to be involved for it to be considered "psychotherapy". The focus of EAP is not riding or horsemanship. The focus of EAP involves setting up ground activities involving the horses which will require the client or group to apply certain skills. Non-verbal communication, assertiveness, creative thinking and problem-solving, leadership, work, taking responsibility, teamwork and relationships, confidence, and attitude are several examples of the tools utilized and developed by EAP. EAP is a powerful and effective therapeutic approach that has an incredible impact on individuals, youth, families, and groups. EAP addresses a variety of mental health and human development needs including behavioral issues, attention deficit disorder, substance abuse, eating disorders, abuse issues, depression, anxiety, relationship problems and communication needs.

Dream blog???

I think I am going to start posting some of my dreams for when I am older, or even now. So post pictures of the house I want, or horses I want, or whatever... so we will see how this goes! :)


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Me and my Horse and Pony buddies


I thought I would write a little note about how VBS is going, so I am going to post a couple of pictures showing the decrations, and some of us working on crafts :)

AH Summer...

Well... It is summer once again. Only for some reason this one seems to be flying by faster than most any summers I remember. For one thing... it is June... JUNE! It seems like it should still be April. But soon enough, when the August heat comes, we will all be ready for Winter. Isn't it sad how we cannot be content with what we have? When it is time for the Winter cold, we want Summer! But in the heat of the Summer, we would be happy with some of January's freezing temps.

Well at the moment I am content. FINALLY! Everything is moving along, and life is good. The schedule is a little crazy, but I would be bored without something to do.

The one thing I need to work on more, is riding my horses regularly. I have a Parelli clinic with Big boy in like two weeks! AAAAAHHHHHHHHH I am so not ready, but oh well, I can't do anything about it. The horse show in July should be okay, I need to work on Stetson with halter more too. That is his thing. He may have a jug head, but he is put together well. Big boy on the other hand... oh- uh- no comment. :)

Well I think this is good for my first post. So will write more later!