Sunday, August 30, 2009

A New Addition To The Family !

There is a new member of the family today. He's rather large and light in
color. He has a beautiful blond mane and big brown eyes. He's a
professional trail rider with loads of experience and I hear he's a very
smooth ride. My Mom has met the "King" and now he is all hers. One
more animal to add to the ZOO!

Isn't he BEAUTIFUL! Congratulations Mom and I hope you and King
blaze many new and exciting trails together. I think you got very lucky
and extremely blessed to be entrusted with the care of this special animal.
Someone must LOVE you VERY much! I always knew you were destined
to mingle with Royalty one day. Have fun and I love you!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

I'm Splittin"

Well, the title says it all! Maybe. I'm taking myself a little
blogging vacation. Possibly a week or two. I wish I could
say that I've been so busy like a lot of you that are taking
breaks right now, but I think I just need a break from
posting. I'll still be around to read your blogs and keep
an eye on what you're up to and make comments. I just
don't want to have to deal with the posting right now.

I've been playing around with the idea of starting a new blog
revolving around the Seasons/Holidays and have been
having lots of fun messing around with HTML without fear
of messing up my Loveleigh Treasures blog. So once I
get that up and running, I'll make it public. Then I'm going
to have to start a third blog just for testing purposes!

Hope you all have a great couple of weeks and enjoy the
rest of the Summer before fall sets in, my FAVORITE
season of them all!

Before I "SPLIT", I just want to let you all know about a
fabulous party I came across the other day. Nikki from the
Scarlett Rose Garden is having a party to celebrate the
70th anniversary of "Gone With The Wind". I know that
many of you are HUGE fans like me and would like to
attend. To find the party post click HERE. I wanted to let
you all know now so that you would have plenty of time to
get your party gowns prepared! I think it sounds like a great

Goodbye my Loveleighs, I'll be seeing you soon!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Traditions Party

Marie from Emma Calls Me Mama is hosting a blogging
party today, Celebrating Day-to-Day Traditions that make
the memories you have with your family extra special. Si
nce I
don't have any children to make new traditions with, I had to
rack my brain for something traditional from my childhood.
I came up with nothing. I confess, we were boring! We always
had specific traditions for Holidays and such, but we had no
taco Tuesday night or game day or take-out night. The only
take-out we had in my time, in my tiny town was a pizza or a
burger, which happened rarely and was a treat. My Mo
had a home cooked meal nearly every night, which I guess
is a tradition in itself!

So while the brain racking continued and I looked through my
pictures, I came upon pictures that fit the bill for start of school
traditions and thought it fit this time of year perfectly. While in
grade school, our tradition pretty much went as follows...

Sares and Horse Dreams

Each Summer, my older Sister and I would travel in the car 3
hours back to my parents hometown to spend a week with my
Dad's parents. During this time we would get spoiled rotten. My
Grandma would take us to the zoo and amusement parks, we'd
spend hours in the "toy room" and play dress up in Grandma's
clothes. At the end of the visit Mom would come back to pick
us up, but before we left, we would go shopping for new school
clothes. This was always so much fun, especially when w
e went
to the special Children's Boutique!

Then on the first day of school, Mom would take our pi
This is me on my first day of kindergarten. This particular
dress was not a store bought affair, but made with love by
my Mom.

Sares and Horse Dreams

My older Sister and I, my first day in the 1st grade, her first
day in the 2nd. Every year the pink sponge rollers would come
out so that I would have luscious curly hair for my first day of
school. My big sister had the natural curls, she still does! No
rollers for her.

Horse Dreams and Sares

3rd grade HERE I COME! In my Strawberry Shortcake
dress that I adored. Strawberry Shortcake was my
PASSION! Along with all kinds of stickers.

Sares and Horse Dreams

The Summer before the 4th grade. Once again at Grandma and
Grandpa's, modeling one of our new school outfits we just got.

The first day of the 4th grade with my stunning corkscrew curls.
This would be the last time those pink sponge ro
llers would
make an appearance on my head for the start of the school year.
Halfway through the year, I would make the bad decision to
have my hair cut short. Which I hated by the way. By the time
my hair was semi-long enough to warrant rollers, the 7th grade
had come around and I was too old for them, so I thought.

These are the memories and traditions I remember at the
start of each school season. The stay with my Grandparents,
the thrill of new clothes, and that new clothes SMELL, the
special preparations for the first day of school, new crayons,
pee-chees and pencil boxes, laying out that special outfi
chosen for the next morning and always, my head wrapped for
the night in those spongy pink rollers!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Traditions Party Alert!

On Friday, I'm participating in a blogging party at Emma Calls
Me Mama
. It's all about TRADITIONS. The little day-to-day
things that make life a bit more special. If this sounds like
something that you'd like to join in on, click the link to get all the
details. I hope to see you there and learn more about your

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May you all have a loveleigh Summer's day
my beautiful magical blogging QUEENS!

P.S. To all my family members that are in the "Pony Cousin
Club", have a rootin' tootin' time on your trip, stay safe and
for goodness sake, STAY OUT OF TROUBLE!!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

For The Weary...

there comes a time
when sea and land come to rest

there comes a time when even the heavens withdraw

there comes a time when weary travelers
need a rest from the journey

by rumi

Monday, August 10, 2009

A Day With The Girls

The nieces came for a visit again this weekend and the big
excitement was a trip to see the horses. They all love to ride
and put in their request with Grammy to see if her Dusty had
time in his schedule to fit in a ride with three little girls. Dusty
was more than obliging. He was patient, sweet and gentle. Just
like he always is with the little ones. They had big smiles and
lots of fun and the two "Grandmas" and the Auntie got an
eyeful watching their delight. Thank you DUSTY! Thank you
Grammy! Thank You Nanette!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Historical Borst House, The Schoolhouse

Today is our final day here together on the former Borst land.
The last part we have to see is the replica of the one room

Let's wander back through the garden and make our way to
the school.

Centralia's replica of a one room schoolhouse was sponsored
by the Lewis County Retired Teacher's Association and the
Centralia Parks and Recreation Department. It was built
with money made from various donations. The schoolhouse
was dedicated on September 16,1996. This building was
created as a replica of the late 1800's one room schoolhouses
of Lewis County, but is a compilation of the features of
several schools and many of the donated items once
belonged to other schoolhouses in Lewis County.

By 1854, there were 3 schools located in the area, one at
Boisfort, one at Claquato, and one most likely near the Cowlitz

Children from the age of 5 through 13 attended school and
if they were short on space, students would have to share a

Many times book were also shared.

The view from the teacher's desk.

The "big" boys would have to bring in the wood from outside
to feed the stove in the cold months.

...and so ends our tour. I was so pleased to be able to share
this with all of you. I was just so delighted to discover it back
in June and fell a little bit in love with this special place. It
is such a peaceful and warm home and the gardens done by
the Master Gardeners are magnificent. Thank you for taking
the journey with me and lasting through my endless
amounts of pictures! I hope you enjoyed the trip back through
time and have yourselves a loveleigh weekend!

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*All historical facts are courtesy of the Centralia Parks and
Recreation Department.