S: I'm a Sophomore in College Aug. 2010-March 2011
BC: Liz made me this picture and I love it!! More horse pictures are coming up in the next book!
FC: My Life as a College Sophomore
1: During orientation week, I met one of my new friends! Her name is Liz Haben. We had another friend, Krista, who took us downtown on a walk and we had a great time hanging out and taking lots of pictures!
2: More fun times in the great town of Fulton, MO.
3: We had a magician, Mike Super, come for a LEAD event!!
4: I never thought I would say this, but I rode Saddle Seat my first semester at William Woods University! The first horse I rode was Tre.
5: I even got to ride the Friesian, Desi.
6: Tanning on the dock on campus
7: One night, we just decided to have a good time, be crazy, and take a lot of pictures.
9: Learning how to rope!!
11: And then we went to | Dominoes.....
12: LEAP FROG!!!
13: Cartwheel in the hallway?!
14: My roommate plays volleyball!! How cool is that? GO NIKKI!! | Liz and I at a volleyball game. | Liz and I at a volleyball game.
15: Just Chillin'...
16: Trip to the soda shop Krista, Dustin, Me, Liz
17: Mom and Nellie came to watch me ride Sportster in my first Saddle Seat show!! This page is a tech lesson I took and the first time mom saw me ride Saddle Seat!
19: Posing with Krista and her pony.
21: Getting ready!
22: Warming up
24: Playing with Nellie at the hotel!
25: Bowling Trip
26: Liz came home with me one weekend. Amelia came that weekend too! We had a great time....riding horses, four-wheelers, going to World's of Fun, and just having fun!
27: When we rode horses Amelia rode the four-wheeler!
28: Missy and Grady are the best horses ever!
29: Riding the four-wheeler. We actually rode with this many people and Jessie!
30: Hanging out with Nellie, shooting a gun, and driving Kaisten's truck.
31: Halloween at Worlds of Fun. It was awesome, but it did rain. Trista Corbin went with us too!
33: And then we decided to go mudding...
34: More Mud!
35: What a great time!
36: And then we decided to ride the zip line.....
37: Liz and Ryon called me one night wanting to go to Diary Queen...so I was like sure I will go but I've got a pretty great outfit on!! So, I went to Dairy Queen looking pretty legit.
38: I saw an ad for someone that was giving jumping lessons, so Liz and I decided to try it out. The country around the place was gorgeous!!
39: During our first lesson, I rode Charlie and Liz rode Lucy. | Our first lesson with Jojo Levy was awesome! We loved her and of course we wanted to come back. And we did. Jojo also became our friend!
42: I took several lessons on the good ol' horse Charlie......and then it was on to my next ride, Lucy.
43: Mom came down again to see me and she took these great pictures!
47: Mom, Dad and Nellie came down for Fall Family Weekend. I had another horse show and this time I rode Patty. I got second place!!
48: Nellie made a new friend!
50: Washing Patty's tail and then warming up on show day.
52: My ribbon! | I had a lot of great help from my family.
53: We mad a trip to St. Louis for state football over Thanksgiving break. Barbara, Hugh, Mitchell, Gracie and Granny Ruth all came and watched the game. We spent the week there doing some fun things like the arch and the City Museum.
54: The arch was awesome!! The City Museum was the most awesome place I've ever been. I would definitely go back! | At the top!
55: New horse, Biciuin, that I tried out for the first time before I actually got him. He is a horse that did not work out at William Woods. He is a really cool jumper!
56: Spending the weekend with Trista....touring Mizzou Campus and then eating a tub of ice cream from Coldstone while watching a scary movie!
57: Trista and I trying on hats in Maryville. And my wonderful horses, Grady, Missy, and Biciuin.
58: Weekend at Amelia's house at the Lake of the Ozarks. Our friend Nathan came too. We did this the first weekend of Christmas break. We had a blast!!
59: Getting ready to go on a hike in the woods! | Woohoo!! | Just being silly....
60: Amelia's brothers Brady and Drew Caddell | Playing the Wii with Amelia
61: My babies! I love them. Biciuin is in these pictures but we brought him back to school on March 4, 2011.
62: And then there is my Jessie girl!! I love her lots!
63: Nellie loves posing for pictures!! She always asks for more. She is such a little blessing to have.
65: Nellie riding Grady with me! She absolutely loves to ride horses. My kinda girl!
66: Elijah took pictures with me, now that is a miracle!
67: My wonderfully amazing family!
68: Ice skating trip with the home school group. I pushed Nellie around on this walker pretty much the whole entire time. She loved it!
69: My lovely animals! | Hillbilly Missy | Sandy Missy | Jessie
70: Mom and Nellie on a hike in the woods at Squaw Creek. The Wrights went with them. Above far right: Brett, Bentley, Pepe, Blaine, and Brittany.
71: Taking Nellie sledding during Christmas break for the first time ever! I think she liked it....we got tired of doing it without the four wheeler because we really didn't move...
72: Elijah's 2010 football team, Sandy, Grady and Missy, and more sledding pictures.
74: Christmas 2010
77: A ride one cold day. Elijah riding with me, another rarity. But when he does, it is a blast!!
78: Mom just playing around with her camera...
80: Sledding day at the Wrights! It was by far the best sledding so far in Missouri. Sledding with Ethan Miller --->
81: Snowy Days....
82: Christmas break ended....and I was back at school. My first weekend there I went to Amelia's house in the Lake of the Ozarks!!! What fun! I think we just enjoy making silly faces....haha
83: Yummy Mexican food, on the frozen lake, and playing pool!
84: This is how the bed looked one morning, I had all the covers, even the bottom sheet!--->
85: Cutting Wood! | My Jessie Girl!
86: A blizzard we had on February 1, 2011. I got out of school for 2 days and had a late start one day. It was pretty awesome. But working at the barn and pushing wheelbarrows through the snow was a little rough.
87: Making the biggest snowman EVER! With help from Nellie, Elijah, Amelia and Jessie
89: Nellie and her baby | The horses enjoying a beautiful day in the mud and sun
92: The view outside my dorm room window <-------- one day. | Arthur! | Nellie and her new hat!
93: This is my first Hunter show. I rode OB aka Ocean Bay. It was a blast! I got 6th place out of a class of like 17. Waiting to go into the ring....My whole family came to watch!
94: And it's show time! Liz was riding Twix! She fell off on the first jump when he refused very unexpectedly.
95: Getting the HUGE trusses off the trailer that are going to be used for our new barn/shed. It was quite a deal. Thank goodness we had help from Kaisten Ashford and of course Nellie :)
96: Elijah's 16 Birthday! I made the delicious oreo cake :)
97: Recovering after eating a whole bunch of pizza!
98: William Woods University campus! | Academic Building | Dulany Auditorium | The Dome
99: These are pictures of the saddle seat barn, the outdoor ring, and the indoor ring. William Woods was a great experience but I am pretty sure it this was my last year there. I did enjoy it but it is not something I want to pursue. | The actual school part of WWU was fairly easy so I really did not have tons to do every evening and I think that is one reason why I did not like it much. But I am very glad I went and I enjoyed most of it. It's just time to move on now :) | I loved the riding experience that I got and I know I am a better rider for it. I had a great hunter/jumper instructor, Linda McClaren, she was great and really knows her stuff.