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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

I hope you’re having a lovely day relaxing with friends and family… two or four legged. From the She Moved to Texas clan, lots of love for ya’ll today on Christmas!  

Equestrian Christmas Ornaments

Equestrian Christmas Ornaments

I love Christmas.  Love love love love. Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve been collecting horse ornaments.  It started with a tradition from my great God-mother.  Every year, she would give me and my brother an ornament for Christmas.  When everyone figured out I was horse crazy, a lot of the yearly ornaments became horse themed. Over the years, I’ve collected and received a lot of horse ornaments as gifts.  To me, it’s a collection that can never…

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The Slumps

The Slumps

I am in the slumps right now.  ‘The’ slumps is a lot like a slump, but it takes an article and a plural because there are more than one. Typically in December, I lose a lot of riding motivation.  This is normal, and I step back from my usual 4-5 times a week to a more 2-3 times a week.  I just tell myself that we’ve been working really hard, and it’s okay to take a step back and give…

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The Jet Ski Incident

The Jet Ski Incident

Ever since I started dating my husband, he has wanted to rent jet skis.  He’s a bit of an adrenaline junkie, and a jet ski is basically the motorcycle of the sea (he has a motorcycle).  When we visit the beach in North Carolina with my family, there never seems to be enough time.  When we were on our honeymoon, we couldn’t find a good jet ski rental place around the areas of Puerto Rico where we were staying.  It…

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Cruise People

Cruise People

Over Thanksgiving, my  husband and I took a very anti-Thanksgiving cruise.  This isn’t to say we hate the holiday per say, but when your relatives are spread out over two different states in four different cities (none of which you live in) the holidays get a bit complicated.  So I said, “Screw it,” and booked us a cruise. Now I have only been one one cruise when I was thirteen (?) or so.  I remember them taking my picture a…

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Thankful

Thankful

When I was a kid, Thanksgiving was pretty much my favorite holiday.  It was the start of the Christmas season, very predictable as far as food, family and fun.  As I got older, Thanksgiving was a lot more up in the air until Tim and I started our own tradition of doing whatever the f we felt like.  Sometimes we Thanksgiving by ourselves, sometimes with friends, sometimes with family… and sometimes we boycott it entirely by going on vacation. So…

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Halloween Throwback – Pups in Costume

Halloween Throwback – Pups in Costume

Once upon a time, Eliot was an only dog.  In fact, for several Halloweens he was an only dog, which meant we did really silly things that you do with your first dog. The first year, I took Eliot to a PetSmart Halloween costume party.  There was a costume contest, and a $50 PetSmart gift card on the table.  In case you haven’t guessed, I’m a tad competitive. I also love musicals. So my mom (who is a sewing genius) helped…

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Equestrians at Sea

Equestrians at Sea

I spent the past three days doing some of this. A lot of this. And overall relaxing and hanging out with my family. It was a good, very needed break.  Also, my brain is on vacation mode a little bit still, which would explain the overall lack of content for this post.  I sat down on the couch when I got home last night to write blog material, but instead it pretty much came out more like “blog good horse…

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My Time on the Runway

My Time on the Runway

I don’t fly frequently for work, but since I live halfway across the country from my family and I tend to try and go as many places as possible… I travel fairly frequently.  My success rate is pretty high, and besides the delayed flight here or there I haven’t had any major problems since I tried to leave North Carolina in the middle of a snow storm. So I guess I was overdue. All signs pointed to an on-time flight…

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The Horses of Mardi Gras

The Horses of Mardi Gras

Happy Fat Tuesday!  Though I’m not from New Orleans or “Mardi Gras” country, I really do love the holiday.  For many years, my mother in law lived in uptown New Orleans and we would visit for Mardi Gras every year.  It quickly became even more exciting than Christmas! She would make amazing King Cakes, and we would pretty much exist on sugar and alcohol for about a week.  There was a parade almost every day, and they were within walking distance from…

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Valentines from your Horse

Valentines from your Horse

Even though they might not always show it, our horses do love us.  While I wouldn’t expect to get a bouquet of roses from them… you may just get a card or two 🙂 Happy Valentines day everyone! I hope you have a day filled with love whether it’s with your horse or your significant other… lots of kisses and hugs 🙂

The Great NC Christmas Adventure

The Great NC Christmas Adventure

As you may have noticed, I’ve been out of town for about a week.  We packed my car full of Christmas presents, three dogs, and barely fit ourselves on the 2400 mile round trip from Texas to North Carolina.  We drove straight through on the way there (20.5 hours) which was pretty miserable.  After visiting family and friends in North Carolina for the week, we started the drive back and stopped in Jackson, MS to stay with Tim’s family for…

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