Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A Very Proud Auntie!

So, last week I went home to California for the holidays. It could not have been a more perfect Christmas. The food was great...seeing my family was great, as always, and most of all getting to see my niece's new horse, CJ! I am such a proud Aunt. My niece, who's 12, has been riding horses for some time now. See, she's an English hunter/jumper equestrian rider and she has already acquired MANY ribbons. :) I think I'll be watching Paris in the Olympics one day. ;) Here are a few pictures of my beautiful niece, Paris and her new horse CJ.

She's a natural!

CJ has such great demeanor also. He's a very solid horse!

And I was even able to spend a little time grooming CJ with her while sis mucked out his stall, lol. Guess that's what mother's are for, huh? :) Thanks sis for taking a great picture of us!

More Christmas pictures to come as soon as I get a hold of 'em! Hope you all had a wonderful holiday with your families! :)

15 comments:

Debbie said...

So glad you got a chance to go home for Christmas and what a wonderful niece you have!! It looks like she takes after her Auntie!! Warm hugs your way....Merry belated Christmas!

Rue said...

What a wonderful way to spend the holidays! I'm glad you were able to see your family and spend time with your neice and her beautiful horse!

Hugs and Happy New Year!

Sophie said...

Waw, your niece looks a lot like you & the horse what a beauty too!

Hopy 2011 filled with joy & some good food!

Randi Troxell said...

how wonderful for her!!

have a happy new year!!!!!!!

AshTreeCottage said...

I was jumping over fences and participating in horse shows at her age too ~ so I know how much fun she is having! I am sending you my best wishes for a Happy and Healthy New Year!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Anya said...

Happy New Year!!
We wish you a joyful life
full of healthy, happiness and pleasure :)

Hugs Love Anya

Kareltje =^.^=

Betsie =(^.^)=

Anya said...

Hi Michelle
You did miss nothing ....lols
Betsie is a baby kitten
she is at the moment by her parents and brothers and sisters :))
She is coming to our home
Januari 9th :))))
I never had a little baby cat
(she is a siamese !!!!)
She is now 9 weeks (I think ;)
On the right side of my blog
you can see two pictures when she was for weeks old.
I was visiting the baby's twice.
The pic next to Kareltje , she was 6 weeks and bleu eyes .....lols

Have a nice evening
and I wish you all the best
((hugs))

Chatelaine said...

Wow, she sure looks comfortable on that horse. Must run in the family.

I hope you do get to see her in the Olympics one day!

For now, I will wish you a happy and healthy New Year to you and your furbabies.

TeresaR said...

What special time spent with your lovely family! You are all so talented and beautiful!

Wishing you a joy-filled and fulfilling 2011! xoxo

lvroftiques said...

Hi Michelle!
Long time no chat. I've been away from blogging for quite a while due to my moms illness. I was going back through my old blog posts and saw the one with you I and Isabel....And I wondered how you've been? I read that you and your sweety got back together.I'm so happy for you!
Are you freezing your hineys off down in Portland? Because it's been soooo cold up here! Well anyhoo I just wanted to say "Hi ya!" And wish you a Happy New Year!...Oh and your niece and her CJ are both beautiful. Vanna

Kathleen said...

Nothing beats be home for the holidays. I only got to be with my husband's family this year. Missed seeing my brother and sisters. Your neice is quite a rider, and she and CJ look amzing in the jump photo. Anxious to see more! Happy New Year, Michelle!
Hugs, Kathleen

fiberdoodles said...

She is beautiful! I can certainly see why you are so proud. Many blessings to you in the New Year!

Miss Kitty said...

Dear Michelle,

We would like to wish you the very best for 2011. May it be filled with creativity, good health and prosperity.

We look forward to joining you on your journey by our visits.

Warmest regards,
Miss Kitty and Egmont

Kritter Keeper said...

your niece looks awesome on her 'pony'. riding hunter jumper is so good for kids or anyone and gets their position down perfectly before they decide to field jump where things could go wrong. wish i had the opportunity to ride when i was a kid. take care and happy new year!

Joy said...

That is so cool! Your neice certainly looks like she has command of her horse, and the horse is beautiful. Glad you were able to see your family.