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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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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Life's passions

The snow is back after our melt.
Makes for better footing and I do like the brightness of snow white coloring everywhere.

While designing from my home office (ahh best job ever!) I was thinking about life's passions.

Like most (if not all of my readers) of you, one of our passions is our horses

For my Husband, it's basketball.  
I think I've mentioned before, he went back to school this year to get his teaching certification after years of being a Pharmaceutical Rep.  It's been a great decision for he and I.  During this, it's his 3rd season of being the Head Coach for Boy's Varsity Basketball in our neighboring city of Clawson.  He loves it.  In turn, I have quickly grown to LOVE it.  My Dad used to take us kids to watch the Chicago Bulls play (I <3 Pippen!) so I grew up loving basketball, but this is a new spurt of love.  I love the kids, their families, the support, the goals, the screaming, the popcorn, the squeaking shoes, the wins and even the losses when they play their guts out anyway.
What makes it great, is we support each other's passions.  Instead of it being something that tears our time away from each other, we take time to support and encourage it.  I try to go to every game and it's so fun and makes the winter go by so quickly! In turn, he comes to the barn every so often and never EVER grumbles when I head out the door for my 4-5 hour visit to Laz.
The other bonus of him being a coach, is I get to know the parents and the players very well.  Last year, the support we got when I was going through facing a tough decision with Laz, was incredible.  I can only assume that they aren't 'horse people' although a few are, but they could certainly see the pain in my face and still to this day ask "How is Laz doing?" and genuinely care to know.  To me, that says a lot about community and the care people still have in this world.  It's awesome.  
All from supporting someone's passion.  
Their child's passion to play basketball.  Their passion to watch and support it.  Supporting my Husband's passion to coach.  Supporting his wife's passion of horses. It's all full circle.

Being I know some of you out there, are Bball nuts too...enjoy this little video from Thursday night.
Go Trojans! 
(we are the team in dark blue/yellow) at an away game and are 4-1 so far!

And look who else is a Bball fan aside from being a Daddy's boy...
 "Working on my free throws Dad!"


  1. I agree, it is very healthy to support each other's passions. Running is Brian's. I am a runner too, but running has taken a backseat in the passion department for me to well, you know, HORSES! Brian's training runs are 3 hours with warm ups and cool downs and stretching and my horse time is about 2-3 hours so it works out well. Poor Maizie is forming her loves now and she is often times waiting for us to finish ours so she can explore and investigate what makes her tick.
    The photo of Mason sleeping on Billy is adorable!

  2. I agree! My husband loves cars and electronic type things (like really expensive speakers and every tech device imaginable). Unfortunately sometimes Brian (my husband) gets a little out of sorts when I spend too much time around horses, but I am quick to remind him that he had fair warning in the five years we dated before getting married. ;).

    I love that you have so much support in your community, that is truly a blessing! Great pictures of the hub and dog, so cuuuute! :)

  3. Lovely post and a great reminder to be supportive of our spouses. I need to be more supportive. I don't have a problem with his passions (or hobbies), my problem is that he has so many. I wish he would choose one or two and stick with it. All of his hobbies require tons of stuff that take up tons of room and we just don't have the room for it all. Sadly his biggest passion is rebuilding cars and drag racing, but we don't have the money for it right now and he works too much to have the time. Someday though I hope to make his dream come true. Great post and pictures!

  4. What a sweet blog post... :-)

    Petra Christensen
    Parelli 2Star Junior Instructor
    Parelli Central