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Meet my very 1st horse, Lazarus.
I couldn't wait for Santa anymore or ask one more time for a pony for my bday (after age 30 it got embarrassing). I took matters in my own hands and I finally decided to pick a pony that needed a new home. Laz found me as I contemplated with this idea. He was sweet yet very sassy, fresh off the track, Thoroughbred (OTTB).
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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

So thankful

The 4th was great!

We hung out with family and I met my younger sister who is going to stay with me for a couple of weeks! She's visiting from Cape Town, South Africa!!!
I don't get to see her often (it's been a year and a half) so we have been already having too much fun!
She met Lazarus for the first time yesterday and is in love with him and is taking such amazing photos, which I'll download when I can figure out how to do that from her nice camera!
We hosed him off for a good 15 minutes because we are in a high, high heat wave here in Michigan.  The next couple of days are supposed to be 94 degrees. Eeeeyuck!  Lot's of cooling the pony down.

One thing that happened on our way out of town for the 4th was we witnessed a horrendous car accident, just minutes after it happened before anyone was on the scene. Very scary but everyone is OK

I'm so so so thankful that everyone ended up OK from the accident.  When we had to leave (per cops/emt request) we didn't know and things just didn't look good, but someone was looking out for these people.

Read the comments below to see how wonderfully people banded together.  My husband's reply is Shell44 fyi.  He was so brave during the accident...I had to stand back because I was so afraid of what I could possibly see. When you see a car literally ripped in half, and know there is a little girl in the 2nd half that is thrown in the ditch...I just couldn't.  There were people down there with her, otherwise I hope I would find the strength to have gone down there.  
Whew...it was a crazy day witnessing that.
It just reminds you how lucky, lucky we are.
I told Billy that we are so lucky to have done everything we did that day, to not put us ahead by two minutes, because that could have been us.
Guess stopping by to see Laz before heading out of town proved to be a great idea.


  1. Oh my gosh! I am so glad that those people were okay. How absolutely terrifying! It definitely puts things into perspective. I haven't read the article yet, but am going to as soon as I'm done blabbing :)

  2. Oh, how scary! I went to the link and read your husbands post too, got me all teary just thinkging about what everyone went through and also all the wonderful caring people involved! There is hope for this planet!!

  3. I was a first responder recently to a pretty bad accident and thankfully the lady was OK. I always thought I would freeze or freak, but I got dead calm, and just went into auto mode and secured the scene. In the pouring rain. And got to be late to work! The lady thought I was an EMT. LOL. HUH. I do work with critically ill babies, but that is much different than carnage and car crashes. I'm glad they were ok. I hate driving on the 4th or big holidays. Wow! What is your sis doing in Cape Town? I used to scuba dive with a guy from there when I worked on the dive boat in Florida. He had the absolute best accent and was a good chap! ;)

  4. It was a true testament of how GOOD people are...people despite their own fears were rushing to help and even after the accident, checking online to see if everyone was ok. I think there are still a lot of great people out there!!!

    My sister is a fashion stylish/costume designer in the movie/commercial/print world that is hugely done in South Africa. She's been living there for 3 yrs now..it's so insanely beautiful there! Her long time boyfriend is S'African and has that amazing accent! :)

  5. Man, you run into some crazy stuff. I am glad everybody is ok! Stay cool! Love me!

  6. People ARE good in a crisis usually. It's such a relief isn't it, that humans aren't terrible all the time? We have such dastardly tendencies, that it's nice to see people pull together when you really have to. Whew.

  7. 噴泉的高度,不會超過它的源頭。一個人的事業也是如此,它的成就絕不會超過自己的信念。.................................................................