Thursday, February 14, 2013

Christmas.... :)

Hi!:)  Yep. Posting about Christmas in February... We have been busy!!   (I will post on the progress of the building and the 4 birthdays we have had, in the next post.)

Jeddy, Isaac, Nathan, Amanda, Kynna and Ashlyn with our UNfinished tree:)

All the "kids" at Grandma and Grandpa's house...  on Dec 23rd.

Happy Birthday Jesus:)

Christmas Eve morning... all of us had a wonderful day, all 10 of us!
We had great meals and time together! This was definitely my best Christmas ever!
Kynna made Mommy and Nathan this little blanket.  

I got this for Nathan! Super cute:)

Isaac got a new bow! He can even hold it back for 35 seconds:)

Ashlyn got a sewing machine... I bet you can't guess how excited she was!

I got an 18-foot-long dog agility tunnel! Yes, I do crawl through 18-foot-long, blue, tunnels:)
But, Royal is MUCH better at it!

Jeddy had such a fun time playing with his stuff, especially this rechargeable "washwight" :)

We all had a wonderful time remembering Christ's birth, and like Mary... "Will treasure these things in my heart."

Sunday, December 2, 2012


Hello!  Wow! THREE months have passed since my last post! Lots have happened in the Richter household. I'll try to catch up quickly... 


The last couple weeks in August were full of fun things!  On the 18th, my family and I headed down to Black River Falls, for the annual 4-H District Horse show.  I took Hy C again this year, and we had a wonderful time.  We ran in seven events. I placed Fourth in L.T. special, Third in Key Race, Reserve Grand in Barrels and Pole Bending, Grand in the Plug Race.  I also received the Sportsmanship award.:)  It is the red blanket Hy C is wearing in the picture!

Then on the 19th, Daddy and I left for Michigan. Dad did a wonderful job driving for about 11 and a half hours that day! I drove for an hour... It was VERY stressful on the freeway! 12 and a half hours later we arrived at our destination! Praise the Lord!  The next morning, we had to get a trailer and a lift, then we were on our way to Illinois to pick up my Aussie puppy!  Our family has always loved Australian Shepherds. I researched them for about two years, before we actually started looking for breeders. After a long search, we found the Cunningham's site.   They were wonderful to work with. After many weeks and much waiting and lots prayers and more prayer... I was holding my 4# 14oz puppy!
I named him Royal Blue Ace.  (Dad wanted the Ace)... Around the house he is often called  Royal, Roy, Sweet baby Roy, yoy-y'll (Jeddy says this, it's his version of Royal), Royal blue, Blue,

 This is how he rode home! Pretty much all the way!  

He drove with Dad too!

His first moments home

Meeting his new friend:) 
At first Star just ignored him, and then she only played with him in the morning and evening, now they like each other!

Royal wasn't to sure about the water in Lake Superior.

8 weeks

11 weeks

12 1/2 weeks
I just love this picture!

15 weeks
My little Husky!

He was shedding off his puppy hair in this one!

He is now just over 5 months! We have completed Puppy Kindergarten, and Senior Puppy classes. We are now doing herding lessons near our house. He loves it!  In January we'll, Lord willing, be starting our agility training! Royal is such a fast learner! He is soooo much fun! His new favorite thing to do is "wave" at you! :)  The most recent picture of him is our Christmas picture...


In October, we celebreated Mommy's birthday!  We went out to eat, and  puppy class:) and at home we had cupcakes!
We are so blessed to have mom!

"Happy Birthday Mom"

We also had our Fall Party. Even though it was a small group, we had a great time and sweet fellowship.
(sorry we didn't get many pictures)

The hay rides:)


Now, in November, we started the process of an Old Heritage building... yep!
We started by cutting down 15 pine trees that were in our back yard.



Isaac and Kynna on top of the pine boughs pile! It smelled really good too:)

The next step... Excavating. The boys really liked the big equipment.

November also brings around another hunting year...

Dad took Isaac out one morning too!

Even though I didn't get a deer, I had a lot of fun with everyone.
Maybe next year...

We also had a wonderful Thanksgiving with a small group of the Richter's.
On the following Sunday after noon, we had a fun time with Mom's side too...
(Everyone was having too much fun to get many pictures sorry)

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Family Reunion and Things:)

This past weekend we went up north for Mom's Family Reunion.
It was really fun being in the car together for more than six hours! As you may notice... some of us got very tired:)
Great Grandma Hub (Ruth)
Great-Uncle Paul, Great-Uncle Bobby and Grandpa Dave
My handsome little brother
My beautiful little sister

After our Family Reunion, we went to (one of) our favorite lake. Lake Superior.  One of our family's yearly highlights.  This year the water was actually warm! ( Mom does NOT agree):)

I love the reflections!

(I have way more pictures, but we are to busy and I don't have the time to put them on sorry!)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Fair

So our County Fair was this past weekend! We enjoy l-o-n-g days and very l-a-t-e nights getting ready for and during the fair's four days.  Hy C (my horse) was amazing! I am so blessed to have her, and enjoy her lots! :)   On Friday we ran in ten gaming events,  such as barrels and pole bending.  We ran ten clean runs and at the end of the day, had seven blues, two reds and one white ribbon.  We even won the Grand Champion belt buckle!!!!!!  :)     

Rosco and Tsavo, Morgan and Kodi, Hy C and I, Hannah and Keela

Daddy did a wonderful job announcing the whole day!

Daddy awarding my Grand Champion Buckle!

I love Morgan and Ess and Rosco's faces!  They are sooo sweet!

Grand and Reserved

Hy C loves seeing what she won!  I think she must really understand:) look how happy she is.

Jeddy was protecting Nathan from the big loud tractors!

Ashlyn entered two projects this year. She got two First place ribbons! 
She is looking forward to being in the horse project next year.