An Update

Well, I have been pretty slack about keeping everyone updated about what has been going on. I have been super busy and extremely exhausted. That wreck kicked my butt. I have finally gotten my stitches out, but I still need to get a cute haircut with some bangs so I can cover the scar. I also need to get it dyed because I have a severe case of root-rot going on, but the doctor says I cannot dye it for another 2 weeks. So I guess I will be baseball capping it for awhile.

A few weeks ago, I posted about a big announcement. This is not the way I wanted to do it, but here it goes. We are expanding. We have a farm in Woodruff SC now. It is not finished, and things are going much slower than expected, but it is getting there. I hope to move most of my business to the Woodruff barn, but I am sure I will still do quite a bit of traveling.  I hope to hold a camp and do some clinics this summer. Maybe next year we can do a few fun shows. The possibilities are endless and very exciting. Stay tuned to keep up with our progress.

barnWe still have quite a bit of work to do.

Last week, Chet turned the big 4-0. His birthday was during the middle of the week so we didn’t do much that night. Just dinner and then I took him and Jacob to Frankie’s Fun Park. They climbed on the jungle gym thing, bowled, and played in the arcade. Then Saturday we had a family get together and did a bowling trip. We had fun (too bad I couldn’t bowl- it stinks having a broken right shoulder and being right handed!) I really wanted to make the trip home to Oklahoma for his birthday, but now it looks like we will be making the trip this fall.

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Chet and Jacob in the playground thing at Frankies.

lamberhotHe is still pretty hot for 40, don’t you think?!

Last Friday I took some clients to a barrel race. We had a good time and made some progress. Every run was clean and all of the girls improved their times each run. It was so hard going to a barrel race and not being able to run, but that is part of the business. Hopefully I will be back at it soon. I am still trying to work horses and keep them in shape without doing too much. Even though I didn’t run they did raffle ticket drawings and I won a super cute red sparkly halter. A girl can never have too much sparkle! I am going to let it be Diva’s halter. I am so ready to start riding her and getting her ready for the 2015 futurities!

What has been going on in your life?

~Brittany

I’m A Lucky Girl

Well I was really hoping my next post was going to be a follow-up to my big announcement post. Unfortunately, that is not the case. I was really hoping to be further along with my announcement, but Friday morning I was in a car accident. My wreck has really made me slow down and not just because I’m broken, bruised, and in pain. It has made me realize I am lucky to be here and that God has plans for me. I love my business, but I love my family too. I have learned that I can be a good business/horse person and have a successful and happy family.

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Yes, I had a concussion, broken shoulder, 18 awful stitches right in the middle of my forehead that make me resemble Frankenstein, and a huge bump on the back of my head that makes it unbearable to even brush it. It was a pretty bad wreck, my car didn’t quite hold up to the impact of a school bus. When emergency workers got to the scene, I was unconscious. They wanted to air lift me out, but it was too foggy for the helicopter to land so I got an ambulance ride to the nearest trauma center (over an hour away). I had never been in an ambulance before and when I finally came to I had no idea where Jacob was. I could not remember that I had dropped him off at my dad’s before I headed to work. That scared me more than anything.

Now I don’t moan as much about Jacob’s bath time or turning the laptop off at night to spend time with Chet. This wreck really changed my outlook. Have you ever had a wake up call change the way you look at things? If so, I would love to hear about it.

~Brittany

A Big Announcement!

I have a big announcement coming soon! And no, I am not pregnant again (although it really wouldn’t hurt my feelings!) I kind of want a little girl! Stay tuned the next few weeks to keep up to date with all the new things happening! I will give you a teeny tiny sneak peek today!

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Brittany