25 Moments in 25 Years

Today is my last day of being 25.  While I’m not someone to get wrapped around the axle about getting old (yet), I would like to spend a minute going over some unique moments, and accomplishments that stand out in the first quarter century of my life.  Some things are horse related, some just personal fun, but either way I think it’s a great way to celebrate my almost birthday with pictures and memories.

  • Married the man of my dreams. Macy 580
  • I graduated college with both the major and minor I wanted in 3.5 years.
  • I traveled to the Caribbean a few times, and even went parasailing.
  • I worked in sports, even if I hated every minute (totaling 360 hours–I counted).
working at the t-bones military day 2008
We had a Military night, it was really cool.
  • I worked in New Orleans in the wake of Katrina as a volunteer.
  • I joined an amazing sorority, and found friends that I continue to love and cherish every day.

  • I get to work for a wonderful company who occasionally ships me to places that look like this.
Getting my tan on with the ducks!
Getting my tan on with the ducks!
  • My family and I rescued a skinny dun mare that no one else wanted.  Turned her into a fat, happy trail pony.

  • I went against my own better sense (and my husbands) and bought a funny little bay mare named Olive.
  • I gained an amazing set of in-laws.
  • I tried out for the swim team and hated it so much I cut myself from the roster.
  • I once ran all the way from the college bar scene, to my house off campus in the middle of the night alone, because my then boyfriend pissed me off.  Barefoot.
  • I had the absolute cutest, best dog a little girl could have growing up.
She was the cutest!
She was the cutest!
  • The only time I’ve been dumped?  The night before high school graduation.  It wasn’t pretty.
  • I worked for my former hunter/jumper trainer and his crew for almost 7 years.
Best job ever!
Ponies, ponies and more ponies.
  • I have owned the same car since it was given to me for my 16th birthday.
  • I asked for a pony, a horse, or riding lessons every birthday that I can remember.  When I turned 11 my parents agreed to 3 lessons.  The rule was western only-NO JUMPING.  14+ years later, here we are.
  • I’ve never mentioned this, but as far as unique pets: we’ve had California king snakes, a hedgehog (named Mad Max), and some parakeets.
  • A lovely chestnut mare with a confusing name stole my heart when I was 13, and I got to see her again when I was 22.  Sometimes the world turns in wonderful ways.
After one of our horse shows.
We were both babies here.
  • I was (am?) a girl scout, and graduated with a Gold Award.
  • I got to show my own horse for the first time at age 24.


  • My one and only ambulance ride was fairly anti-climatic.  We discussed ancestry.com and how to work the EMT’s new tablet.
  • By age 14 I was taller than my mother and my brother….and the average American male.
  • I was hit by an SUV at age 6, then got up and ran away because the woman in the car wouldn’t stop screaming.  It was terrifying.  And yes, the driver chased me down.
  • DaBaby Macy will be joining the party Nov. 2016.


I’d say I’ve had a pretty fantastic first 25!  Year 26, here we go!

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