Nick was off of school for August so after my last post I decided to take a little break from the blog and spend the evenings and weekends with him before he had to go back to school. I am so glad that I did that because we really got to spend quality time together and do some work on the house. We’ve started painting the inside and so far we have done the guest bedroom, guest bathroom, the office and our room. I am so excited to have color on our walls instead of white everywhere! It is really coming together and I can’t wait to work on the rest of the house.
Even though I got to spend a lot of time with my husband the past couple of weeks, I truly missed the blog and I have some exciting things to tell you guys about! I had my sixth riding lesson on Saturday, August 17th and it went wonderfully!
I was pretty excited to go to this particular lesson because I had some news for Mandi that I just couldn’t wait to tell. Nick and I talked and decided that we would be able to find the means for me to start leasing Beau in September and showing in 2014! I am beyond excited to be able to ride more and start competing. I never thought that I would be able to get back in the show ring and this will be my only opportunity before we move to Michigan and start a family. I intend to take full advantage and cherish every moment I get to be out at the barn, riding and showing.
With my lease, I will ride Beau four extra days a month (besides my two lessons) which will have me going out to the barn six times a month! So, I hope you are all ready for a lot more horse related posts in the near future. I already had my seventh lesson last Sunday and finally got to do some more jumping! We actually ended up jumping 2’6”, which I haven’t done in years; Beau was a gem! He has been so good for me my past few lessons that I look even more forward to the next time I get to ride him.
Besides painting and riding; we have been preparing for fall and the upcoming football season. Fall is by far my favorite time of year and it was so fun to start it out with a great Michigan game on Saturday followed by three fantasy football drafts this weekend. I just love the feel of fall and can’t wait for the weather to cool down and start cooking some pumpkin recipes!
Thursday we leave for a short trip to Michigan to visit family so I probably won’t be back here until Monday to recap but I am going to try to at least write a Throwback Thursday post beforehand and have it auto-post Thursday morning. I hope you all enjoyed your three day weekend and are having a great start to this short work week.