Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Austin's Grand Debute

Austin & Christy (trainer) competed in their first horse show this past weekend. What a
glorious weekend it was... the show was held at Oxer Farm in Clermont, Georgia. The hosts of the event are a wonderful couple and their farm is breathtaking. Austin was entered in Intro Test A & B scoring 56 and 57 respectively. Why you may ask are the scores basically an "F"... well the best dressage riders in the world score in the 70's, taking that into consideration, Austin is really a "C" student (kind of like me!).

DB was wonderful on Sunday taking the video camera and capturing all the great moments. The morning started out a bit early, leaving the house at 5:45 a.m.

Perhaps that was too early for DB.

Driving to Oxer Farm we watched the sunrise through the fog . The road to the farm was deserted, allowing us to really enjoy the sunrise on a Sunday morning.

Monday, May 17, 2010

10 year anniversary

This year Doodlebug (DB) and I (GB) have been married 8 years. Earlier this month was our 10 year anniversary; not of being married but of meeting. 10 years ago, I made a fateful decision not to back out on a blind date. Yes, we met on a blind date. It was actually a double date, so I met 3 new people on that first night.

We ate at Maggiano's, I do not remember what I ate or what DB ate; but, imprinted on my mind is us holding hands in the booth. We have been holding hands ever since. For our 10 year anniversary we went back to Maggiano's for dinner. This year we held hands across the table and I could not tell you what I ate, only that we held hands.

I am grateful that my husband has stood by me, through the years. Some years our love has been tested, abused and pushed to the limit, yet we have emerged stronger, wiser and more loving.
I often wonder if I would change the past and I am not sure that I would. I am not sure that we would be the loving couple that we are today without experiencing the difficult times. I love my husband and thank the stars above for him daily.