Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Happy New Year!!!

Those of you that read this regularly can probably always tell immediately who is writing each one of these. I have to say I always enjoy writing once Esther gets me set up on here and I take the time to do it.

We have had so much happen since the last time I wrote on here so here we go. Lucas is the first news...he has gone through several months and four long rounds of Chemo and has done really well with it. It has not been easy but I can say honestly I have never heard him complain about it .. not once! Lee and Jean have been steady the whole time as well... Lucas certainly gets his good attitude from his parents. Luke still has some radiation treatments to endure but I don't really know the schedule of that yet. So far the outcome has been very positive... please continue to keep Luke in your prayers! We hope to have him riding again in about a month!!

Now thinking way back to the affiliate finals in Williamston N.C.which happened right about the time Luke got sick. Ginger and Kyndall were really great. Ginger had the ride of her life and ended up Reserve Champion Rookie! She won her way to Oklahoma City for the NRHA Rookie Finals and along the way also won her first Morrison Bronze Trophy! She was the high point Rookie for a four show series in N.C. and did so in two rides!! She was presented with the Bronze after we had teased her all weekend about repeatedly going to the office to see if she had at least won a little blue printed towel they were giving to class winners.

Kyndall also had a great weekend winning the Youth 13 and Under and forging her way to OKC as well! Both Ginger and Kyndall won Jackets and Chairs and got win pictures... it was all very fun! Congratulations to both of them!!

Finally on this episode we wanted to let you all have a chance to see something really special!! The McCullough's were nice enough to let 8 year old Ashlyn Harper practice on their good mare "Chic O Lana" who has over $40,000 in life time earnings and who is currently in foal to Wimp's Little Step...due in February. At the last show of the year Ashlyn showed Lana for the first time so please enjoy the video of Ashlyn and Lana! By the way ... Ashlyn won the class!