My thoroughbred, Major, did really well this show season.  See picture of the ribbons and plaque he received February, 2010 to February, 2011.  I’m pretty proud of  “my boy.”

Picture taken November 2010 for Shaun's Family Christmas Card
Picture taken on November, 2010 Christmas Card for Michelle's Family
I love to put out bird feed, both in the feeder and on the ground.  I get a variety of birds, from quail to doves, plus the usual sparrows.  One day I had nine pheasants stop by—eight hens and one rooster.  The rooster hopped up on the stairs and peeked into the door window. 

The deer that live in our back yard and those of our neighbors, stop by as well to have a little snack.  I wondered why I had to put out so much feed.  One day a doe peered into our door window as if to say, “we’re out of feed out here.”  It’s fun to peek out the window during the day to see who has stopped by.

I have also noticed that our deer friends visit my haystack.  Note the hay on the ground and the bale they have munched on beneath the others.  I hope I don’t have a cave-in one of these first days.  I have my doubts that the extra deer-impeding tarps I added are helping.

One of the most exciting things in my life right now is my new tack shed.  I am still in the process of moving everything in, but I have a good start.  It is so fun to know where everything is instead of having to search through selves and barrels to find something.   Now, as Kelli says, I just need a barn and five acres.  Not very likely.

Michelle is a dental hygienist and her husband Darren is an engineer. Also shown in the picture their son, Ethan.

Heather: (bottom row) at that time a senior in high school and captain of the swim team, (appeared on the cover and throughout A Tuff-to-Beat Christmas).

McKenzie: (top right) now married and a dental hygienist (appeared on the cover and throughout A Tuff-to-Beat Christmas).

Also shown in this picture is McKenzie’s husband, Shawn, (middle right). He has been accepted to medical school in the Denver area.

Shaun: (top right) now a dentist in Spanish Fork, Utah, and a husband and father of two (appeared on the cover of Quality Concealed and on the cover and throughout Challenge of Choice).

Also shown in the picture is Shaun's wife, April, who is a nurse and his daughter, MaKenna and son, Kyson.