Fountain of Youth, Happiness Project, Throwback Thursday

Princess to Polo Player

When my daughter was younger, she already knew she wanted to live on a farm. My husband and I have always encouraged our children to do what they dream of doing.

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We have always been a family that sits around the table for breakfast and dinner. Our dinners have always been fun, as we sit around the table we talk about our day, and our dreams. Our Princess, always told us about her farm. She wanted a farm with horses, lambs, goats, and pigs. Then my husband would tease her by telling her he was going to sneak on her farm and steal her pigs. He was going to make homemade salami and prosciutto. She knew the leg was used for prosciutto, so she would the tell us how hard it would be to push all the pigs in wheelchairs. She did not realize they would have to be killed to make prosciutto from the pig. She would use her imagination, and come up with the best ways to keep her father away from the pigs. She once came up with a plan to use train bulls to guard the pigs.

During the time we were exchange dreams of our near future we would laugh so hard at the stories. Now, the kids are teens, and we have our farm, no pigs yet. We have several goats, miniature donkeys, ducks, chickens, a goose, and we had a lamb. Our little city Princess has transformed into the young lady that she has dreamed of becoming.

Her ballet instructor told her she had to choose between being an equestrian or ballerina. I thought she was way too young to make such a decision. Why would a ten year old have to choose? Haven’t we learned that people can do anything they want to do? Why put such pressure on young children, and just allow them to be themselves? Needless to say…she did not want to continue to be a ballerina, even though she loved ballet.

Horses are close to her heart, she is just drawn to them like a magnet. Dreams come true, and everyone can obtain the dream they wish to fulfill. It takes moxie, determination, and ambition. You can do it! My little girl that would not leave her room without her Princess robe in the morning is now a Polo player. I couldn’t be more proud of her!

Photography, San Luis Sunday

Pioneer Parade, Happy Birthday Paso Robles, CA. 125 Years!

I haven’t been to a parade in years, but this year I could not wait to go to the parade this year. Since I live in a small town…one of my friends described the place as Mayberry meets Napa. We have the wine, and the friendly people. Seriously, while planning to go anywhere there needs to be at least a 20 minute cushion, people love to talk to each other. The thing is…people are just plain genuine here. If you are ever in San Luis Obispo, you must visit Paso!

Here are just a few of the highlights at the parade this year.


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