Post-Thanksgiving Thoughts

Ahhh, the day after Thanksgiving.  After swearing I’d never do this again (3 years ago), I did it again!  There was a houseful…I think the last count was 28 (and while we never made my goal of 30, it was quite a group!)

First of all, this Thanksgiving Day never would have happened without my mom, Lynn, and her best friend/my ‘aunt’ Elaine.  Not only did they come over a few days before the event to clean the house, but they came over a few hours early too to make sure all the food was where it should be: the hot food was hot, and the cold food stayed cold.

I was free to mingle and consume vast quantities of wine – which I did!  All of the activies that were going on left me free to chat with others:  Paul, Cameron, and Emily were playing football in the driveway (until Emily realized they’d had more experience than her and were much better so she quit!), Boyd took the kids for a walk in the woods and I’m not sure who all went, I know Karoline took a dive into a sulfer spring, in which Les had to get her and bring her home for a shower and she may have a case of poison ivy now.

After dinner, Mom, Shelly and I tacked up the horses.   Shelly put Kobi though his paces, while Sugar was everyone’s favorite:  she took Rachel, Caroline, Cameron, William, Karoline, and Sally on tours of the property.

Norman Rockwell has NOTHING on my family!



About Heather Hamel

Growing up with horses is a little girls dream come true. Heather’s dream in life was to be a horse trainer - how dreams change - sort of! She moved to the wonderfully historic town of St. Augustine, Florida and was a historic tour guide and a ghost story teller while putting herself through college to become a special education teacher. After graduating, she felt the pull of horses in her life again. That's when she met Kobi! She learned quickly that when you own horses you become a part time vet, part time nutritionist, and full time equestrian. She wouldn't change a thing! In addition to being completely obsessed with her herd, she still teaches and tutors students with learning disabilities, and more specifically, dyslexia.
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