Saturday, May 31, 2008

Tears of the Sun

I have a lot of updates to share but I will have get back to you Sunday night as I am leaving town for the weekend. My extended family of Pony Cowgirls (mom, sisters, aunts, cousins, second cousins, third cousins....) are attending a guest ranch this summer. And yes, we are taking our ponies! We have never done anything like this before. Many of us just got horses again this past year. We have been planning this trip for months, and needless to say, we are a little obsessed and excited. So we are having a "meeting" to plan some of the details for our trip. My sister and I are the Trail Boss Assistants and we are presenting our ideas for a cowgirl play day and themed trail rides (like a breast cancer awareness ride.) Now let me say that these "meetings" with my Pony Cousins are not your typical meeting. There will be gifts, shopping, lots of Starbuck's stops, cowgirl dress-up, a fashion show and skit, and great food, stories, laughter, and fancy drinks with names like Tears of the Sun. Which gave Pony Girl an awful migraine last year. I still don't like to talk about it. And, what happens at Pony Cousins gatherings stays at Pony Cousins gatherings, so I will not be able to share too much with you. But I will try to sneak you a few photos. Traditions like this will build memories that exemplify what family is all about. What special horse gatherings and traditions does your family have?


  1. Hey now, I am the Trail Boss girl, just so we have that straight. lol My family only has myself and my 2 brothers left. One brother lives in Houston and the other outside of Nashville, Tn. I chat/talk w/my brother in Houston daily but rarely talk/chat w/my brother in Tennessee. He and I were never close. So we don't ever do any type of gatherings.

    My husband's family however is a different story. They had a family reunion at Christmas where I was able to meet a lot of folks I had never met. We visit a lot w/my brother in laws and have summer BBQ's usually at our house. I love having all of the family together. Usually we BBQ on Memorial Day (we didn't this year) and July 4th, and sometimes Labor Day. It is always a great time and we all take lots of photos!

  2. Sounds like a great weekend! Have a safe and fun time!
    LOL-what happens on the trip stays on the trip!

  3. Tears of the Sun...I never had to learn that one in bartending school. Details, please!

    My favorite tradition over the years has been with friends, since my family is very small and very far away. Every Labor Day weekend, my circle of friends gathers at my house to put up green chile for the coming year, trash my kitchen in the process, and drink beer. You haven't lived until you've had New Mexico green chile. I eat a little of it every day and am absolutely convinced it is what keeps me healthy...and a little crazy, too.

  4. That sounds like so much fun. It is so great your entire family gets into horses and riding. I am the only one in my family. We always try to go for a trail ride in October. But it just hasn't worked out these past few years.

  5. 7msn: I emailed my cousin to get the recipe and she is going to work on finding it...she can't remember and said she probably threw the recipe away because although it was good, it was really expensive to make, lol! ;)

  6. No horse gathering in my family as I'm the only one with horses. bummer.

    But your gathering sounds like a blast!

    I can't wait to hear a little more about it...and how to make those sinful Tears of the Sun! hehe

  7. Sounds like you have a great time. Good for you!


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