Saturday, October 30, 2010


I dont know how many know.... but I have been looking for Shadow for 2 years.... well I think I found him!

 Above is my senior photo on Shadow
 This is "Wiley" the horse I think is him
This is him in 2005

Now keep in mind he would have greyed out (in otherwords lost his spots and become white) so what do you think?

Wow my 60th post

Well so far I have done pretty good at keeping my blog at least partially active :) We are currently just really busy so a lot of times the last thing I feel like doing is blogging. But I am trying to keep active on it.

But until I have a chance to do a longer blog check out our other blog.Christian Country Living. And check out whats going on!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Christian Values.... Close Minded?

      Upsets me when people think that because I am Christian my values are closed minded and discriminatory. If I dont agree with your lifestyle it doesn't mean I hate you, or I don't love you, or what have you. It means I dont agree. Honestly I don't agree with the homosexuality lifestyle. My reason? (Besides what the bible says)  You know some people have issues with lust, some with lying, some with being selfish. Like all sins its something we have to learn to overcome. Christ says so! We are ALL sinners and as much as people like to disagree one sin is as bad as another. WE have put the levels on evilness on it. So just as I have to fight daily to keep my selfishness under control and someone who deals with alcoholism has to fight their urges, so do people who fight homosexual tendencies.  I DO NOT believe that God makes people homosexual. I DO BELIEVE that people fight with un-natural urges. 

     Its the same that some people tell me im close minded because I believe that marriage is in between ONE MAN and ONE WOMEN. Marriage is a biblical "ritual" if you want to call it. Or the fact that I don't agree with divorce (outside of cases of abuse or adultery). 

I could say that I believe your values are closed minded because they close out MY VALUES. I believe in my values for a reason. And honestly im sure you believe in yours for a reason.

The one fact that I have noticed people forget about God is that he is the ULTIMATE in holiness. Which means SIN canNOT be around him. God is also a vengeful God. He is also Jealous. He wants you pure and holy. He IS loving and forgiving and merciful but what I have never understood is WHY would you play with those boundaries and "test" God's limits? Saying things like "God loves me as I am" and "God won't punish me for this" Who are YOU to say? 

We need to be THANKFUL that God is Merciful and Forgiving and not take advantage of it.


My Job is NOT to judge. My job is to love others like myself and to Love my neighbor. And I try to. I try to understand that I can't judge people. That what goes on in their life is in between them and God. I know that  I have issues and sins that I deal with on a daily basis. So why would I judge when I can be judged just as harshly? The fact is us humans have something called free choice. Which means we can CHOOSE to not serve God. So as much as it bothers me at times to see people that once served God with their full heart now renouncing him, I have to take a step back and realize... it's not my choice. IT IS however my choice to love them and leave the rest up to God. A good motto I have learned is: 

Hate the Sin Love the Sinner. 

You can pray for the people you love and always be there for them!

I know this post seems kind of random but something I saw earlier on facebook kind of set me off. Now this is not aimed at any person, this was not to be judgmental and is not to be taken as so. These are my thoughts on the matter. These are my BELIEFS on the matter. So I am asking the same thing I do to you, read it, agree/disagree as you will, and move on. If you want to discuss it in a civil manner I am willing to. But no personal attacks or attacks on my personal beliefs.

For those wondering here are the following scripture verses that I am referring to:
 Gen 19:5-8: and they called to Lot and said to him, 'Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us that we may have relations with them.' But Lot went out to them at the doorway, and shut the door behind him, and said, 'Please, my brothers, do not act wickedly.'

Jude 7 "Just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities around them, since they in the same way as these indulged in gross immorality and went after strange flesh, are exhibited as an example, in undergoing the punishment of eternal fire."
 The above are not as direct as below

Lev 18:22 "You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination."

Lev 20:13 "If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death."

1 Cor 6:9 "Or do you not know that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals"

1 Tim 1:9-10 "realizing the fact that (civil) law is not made for a righteous man, but for those who are lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers and immoral men and homosexuals and kidnappers and liars and perjurers"

Rom 1:26-27 "For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error."

Thursday, October 14, 2010

New Challenge 101 in 1001!

Ok yet another idea off of my cousins blog The Tervo Times. This is a challenge to accomplish 101 things in 1001 days

My start date is today October 14th 2010

My end Date is July 11, 2013

If you want to do it too you just create a list of 101 measurable, clearly defined tasks and try to achieve them in 1001 days (2.75) years. You can find out more info at

Items Completed will be crossed out.

Items in process will be in Bold Italics

1. Hold a tarantula.
2. Read the bible completely through
3. Run/Walk a half marathon
4. Actually decorate our bedroom
5. Decorate the boys' bedroom
6. Get an hour long massage
7. Do at least 3 family photos (0/3)
8. Do my hunter safety course
9. Learn how to shoot a gun
10. Go on my first hunt! (getting a deer/elk will be extra)
11. Go fishing with my husband
12. Go on an overnight trail ride
13. Hike to the top of Multnomah Falls
14. Go on an all day trail ride with just my husband and I
15. Replace our car
16. Visit California again
17. Take the kids to Northwest Trek
18. Take the kids on the Elbe Train
19. Get a new mattress
20. Try 3 new restaurants (0/3)
21. Buy a Bob Marshall Treeless saddle
22. Get kids' Birth Certificates
23. Attend one of the local plays at the Roxy
24. Get lasik
25. Buy a Lingerie set
26. Convert old VHS movies to DVD
27. Get a new DVD player
28. Get a new TV
29. Rent a house with room for horses
30. Get another client
31. Do P90X (anyone have one I can borrow?)
32. Go camping
33. Rent a cabin in the woods
34. Stay at the Great Wolf Lodge
35. Buy a pair of Ariat Fat Babys
36. Go snowboarding
37. Go to Timberline
38. Get an enhanced License
39. Go to Victoria
40. Take kids to the Oregon Zoo
41. Have my makeup Proffesionally done
42. Go out on a fancy date with my husband (black dress type date)
43. Find a consistent babysitter
44. Learn 10 new recipes
45. Volunteer one weekend a month at a horse rescue for 6 months (0/6)
46. Get my CNA
47. Learn 10 new recipes (0/10)
48. Help someone in need
49. Carve pumpkins with the kids each year (0/2)
50. Buy a new dining ware set
51. Buy a new silverware set
52. Decorate my kitchen
53. Pick up drawing again
54. Sing a trio with my mom and sister
55. Sing a duet with my mom
56. Sing a duet with my husband
57. Raise another guide dog puppy
58. Rescue an animal (even temporarily)
59. Cook a meal with our wood stove
60. Get a family name sign
61. Donate blood at least once
62. Design a holiday mail out
63. Send out the holiday mail outs (0/3)
64. Learn how to make a quilt
65. Make a birthday cake like Grandma did
66. Get pictures with me, my mom, Britt, Gene and Cristi
67. Get pictures with me, my Mom, Britt, Cristi, Gene, Doug, Jake, My kids and Kristopher
68. Ride non-rented horses on the beach (borrow from a friend, or if we have one by then)
69. Take Kids to the Great Wolf Lodge
70. Go sky diving
71. See the Grand Canyon
72. Have my kids meet their Great-Grandma Fitch
73. Have my kids ride a horse at least once a month (1/21)
74. Be in my first parade riding a horse
75. Buy a new swimsuit
76. Get down to 125
77. Take the kids to OMSI
78. Watch a meteor shower
79. Learn how to ballroom dance
80. Learn how to Salsa
81. Start a fire with a Magnifying glass
82. Open a savings account
83. Get a tattoo
84. No fast food for one month
85. Make a rope swing
86. Make a list of 25 things I like about myself and stick it the mirror
87. Eat at Sonic
88. See a Drive-In movie
89. Make Jake breakfast in Bed
90. Go without Caffeine for a month
91. Get a Manicure/Pedicure
92. Take the kids to 5 museums (0/5)
93. Take the kids to the aquarium
94. Change the oil in our car
95. Write a love notes to my husband 3x weekly
96. Plant flowers along the walkway
97. Pay off Credit Cards
98. Teach someone to ride a horse (any volunteers?)
99. Go whale watching
100. Frame one of my drawings and give to a family member
101. Donate $1 to charity for every uncompleted item on this list

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Day 30 a little late... need Ideas for a new challenge!

I was down with a nasty head cold and it seemed all common sense and all sense of what I needed to get done went out the window. I would get on the computer because I needed to do something, then forget what I got on the computer for

But I pretty much did it... 30 thankful post but in about 35 days *^.^*

Any ideas out there for a new challenge? Let me know! and ill see if ill do better this time lol

Thankyou God that you understand we are not perfect. That you only want us to try our best, to give it 110%. And even when we dont try 110% you still love us. I am in awe of your holiness and the fact that you still love me is amazing.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Day 29!

Almost there even more lol.

Alls I can say I thank God for work... I need to get away from the kids lol!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

28..,Almost there

So Jake and I had our first date night since my birthday on August 1st. So we went out to eat at olive garden and walked around the mall and walmart... not much but it was nice to just do things without the kids

AND I bought a pair of 7/8 jeans today! WOO HOO! I can NOT tell you how good it felt to get into a smaller size. Now it was only one style that they fit everything else was a 9/10 but still

THANKYOU God for my husband... he is such an amazing God!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Embarassed 26 and 27

Forgot to post once again :(

Ugh... I cant even live up to my own challenge

I think its because everyone in this house is getting sick... so far, Jake and I and Celina have it and I think Anthony is coming down with it

So my thankful thought... thank God for healthy immune systems so we can fight these colds!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Day 25... realization about horse jargon

On a blog I frequent Fugly Horse of the Day there was a posting today involving "horse jargon"

Now I have realized that a lot of the time when I am talking with my horse friends we cover topics that can sound... well wrong. When I was taking dressage lessons my instructor would be yelling at me "Rock your pelvis back! Now shoulders back think boobs in the air!" Now we were using headsets that use walky talky signals. So you can imagine if you had come upon that certain phrasing while going through the channels... yeah AWKWARD!!!

No some topics that are covered that can make people look twice

Cleaning of a Geldings or Stallions sheath (topic often comes up in a middle of a crowd for some reason)
The stupidity of Arabs (Arabian horses NOT middle eastern people)
Poop (common subject)
and others

So if you hear someone talking in weird terms dont assume the worst... maybe find out what they are talking about!

Thankful thought: I thank God for my gifts and talents that he saw fit to give to me! I pray that I will use them well!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Day 24 Schedule!

I am Almost there! It has been so busy around this house let me give you an idea of our schedule m-f


6:30 AM: Wake up (very groggy) take a shower and get dressed
6:50 wake the kids up and get them dressed and ready. We grab breakfast
7:18ish: out the door to get the kids to Grandmas
7:20ish at grandmas
7:30 on the road to work
7:55 drop Jake off at work
8:00 Arrive at Letas
1:00 off
250 pick Jake up
3:20ish: Pick kids up
4:00 Finally leave grandmas (lol)
5:00 Dinner
7:30 kids to bed
8:00 work out
8:30 walk dogs
9:00 Bed

7:10 wake up and shower
7:30 Wake kids up (or let them sleep haha)
7:45 Jake leaves
9:00 Head to Grandmas
9:15 leave grandmas
9:30 get to work
4:30 Off work (Jake gets off at normal time)
4:45 Home
5:00 Dinner

7:30 kids to bed
8:00 work out
8:30 walk dogs
9:00 Bed

So yeah as you can see quite busy (obviously that is a generalized schedule)

Thankful thought: Thank you God for giving me patience when I have none, and keeping me going even when my strength runs out!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Day 22 and 23 :(

Sorry everyone... Yesterday flew by and yeah my bad

so one BIG thankful thought for the day: Thank God for my in-laws who do things like watch our dogs because dixie keeps digging out and are willing to babysit when needed (including the everyday "daycare" type thing!)

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Day 21!

Ok today I bought my FIRST little black dress (seriously Ive never owned one) I figure I have lost almost 60 lbs I deserve to spend $30 (thats all it was) on a cute evening dress. Jake agreed

I know its blurry ill try to get a better pic later... And try to get one NOT of me in the dressing room (with socks on OF COURSE)

Thankful thought? Thank you God for helping me lose this weight. I couldn't have done it without you
So I bought one and I LOVE it! Its a JR's size 9 and fits great

Day 20! WOOT!

So far I have been doing decently

My thought for today? THANK GOD for FULL weekends off!