Thursday, July 30, 2009

Cooler Air

As you can tell, I haven't blogged for a week.

We have been away enjoying the cooler air of Flagstaff, Arizona.

Phoenix has gotten so terribly HOT and we needed a break.

If you think we were just sitting around, lounging and enjoying the pool, you are wrong.

We enjoyed several days of fast paced, hard work.

Our son Matthew was involved in the Copper State Horse Show.

What an event.

This is only his second show and his first B Rated Show.

I am absolutely amazed at how much he has learned since he first began taking lessons last September.

I believe more will be explained by just sharing a few pictures.

12" cross-rail jumps

With his trainer Kristin after the first competition

He and his horse Bose with his first day ribbons

A special thank you to his horse

Matthew won 5 first place ribbons and the overall chamionship of his division the first day.

The second day he moved to a higher division and won 1 first place and 2 second place ribbons.

You should have seen his smile:D

We can't thank Kristin from Silver Lining Hunters and Jumpers for all of her hard work dedication to our son and her program. Matthew has blossomed and is thriving due to her commitment to see kids learn not only riding skills but skills for life. Riding and all that goes with it has become therapeutic, not just for Matthew, but for our family.

You Kristin, are our HERO~~

When I think about the day the social worker placed Matthew in my arms when he was 4 months old and gave me the limited prognosis for his life, when I think about the day at 5 years old when Matthew was kicked in the face by a horse and lost all of his front teeth, when I think about the day we nearly lost Matthew due to a ruptured appendix, and then I look at this young man today well, a more proud and grateful mama you could never find:)

Considering The Love For Our Kids With Joy,


  1. Congratulations to Matthew! I love horses and enjoy watching shows. So glad you're able to get out of this triple digit heat. It is HOT! I'm just so glad my air conditioning is working now. Have a great time away and enjoy.

  2. It looks like you had a fabulous time! I just love those pictures.

  3. How wonderful! We live in Tennessee and our town is full of horse farms. Wish we had one!


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