Monday, November 26, 2012

A Genuine Holiday Weekend

I hope your Thanksgiving weekend was as much fun as ours!

We had a quiet holiday - Matt still had to work, although from home, and has for years - so usually, it was just the two of us. It was extra special this year though, because it was Lyra's first Thanksgiving! She had no idea - but we made sure she knew we were thankful for her this year.

Everyone got a holiday - horses, too.
Of course I made a delicious turkey dinner, just for the three (two) of us. We decided to try out Lyra's high chair so she could be a part of the dinner, and while she was still too small for it, she seemed to like watching us eat! The best part was the frozen cappuccino pie...delish!
Black Friday was far from it, as the weather was beautiful and you won't find me near any mall or store. No thanks. We decided to go tree hunting instead, making the most of the warm day. So off we went to Windswept Farm, and cut down our tree! Lyra didn't really care what we were doing, but I think she had fun.
All of this was capped off with the big clinic on Sunday with Phillip Dutton. I was a little nervous - it was Zeus' first clinic, and his first time in an indoor arena. I didn't need to worry. Phillip was wonderful working with Zeus and I and complimented our flatwork, effective leg yields and transitions. Then he put us through some exciting and really challenging jump exercises. I can't wait to start replicating them here at home to make Zeus and I even sharper and more skilled over the winter (video)!

All in all, it was a very memorable weekend, with a perfect blend of relaxation, excitement, and copious amounts of food and wine! Bring on the Christmas cheer!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Loved this post! Could you all be any cuter? I think not! -Cat