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About Ray

British by birth, American by choice... Fun loving mum of two and wife of one. Scuba Diva, horse rider/lover, avid crime novel reader, and absolute Clean Freak!!!
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Parents of an Equestrian

In life we strive to give our children a better life/opportunities than what we had.  Sometimes in doing so we dig ourselves an awesome hole!!!  I would like to introduce you to the hole that we have fondly fallen into, and aren’t crawling out of any time soon.  We are the proud Parents of an […]

By |June 25th, 2015|Horse Rider|19 Comments

Five Photo’s, Five Stories Challenge #5 ~ Friend

My blogger friend Skipah’s Realm invited me to a 5 day challenge to join the Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge: “Post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or a short paragraph and each day nominate another blogger for […]

By |May 30th, 2015|Ray|12 Comments

Five Photo’s, Five Stories Challenge #4 ~ Sisters

My blogger friend Skipah’s Realm invited me to a 5 day challenge to join the Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge: “Post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or a short paragraph and each day nominate another blogger for […]

By |May 29th, 2015|Life with Girls|4 Comments

Five Photo’s, Five Stories Challenge #3 ~ First Day on the Job

My blogger friend Skipah’s Realm invited me to a 5 day challenge to join the Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge: “Post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or a short paragraph and each day nominate another blogger for […]

By |May 28th, 2015|Life with Girls, Running Teen|6 Comments

Five Photo’s, Five Stories Challenge #2- Bebe’s Horse

My blogger friend Skipah’s Realm invited me to a 5 day challenge to join the Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge: “Post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or a short paragraph and each day nominate another blogger for […]

By |May 27th, 2015|Horse Rider, Life with Girls, Photo|6 Comments

Five Photo’s, Five Stories Challenge #1 – # 1 Traveling Companion

My blogger friend Skipah’s Realm invited me to a 5 day challenge to join the Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge: “Post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or a short paragraph and each day nominate another blogger for the challenge”.

I […]

By |May 26th, 2015|# 1 Traveling Companion, Ray|2 Comments

Nearing The Finish Line, Again!

We are right there, we have run all school year long and we are nearing the finish line, AGAIN!!!!  For me this time of year is the hurry up and yet slow down.  I want it to hurry and be the last day of school, and then put the brakes on and slow way down […]

By |May 24th, 2015|Horse Rider, Life with Girls, Ray, Running Teen|27 Comments

He She Him Her They Them LGBTQ

I have been immersed in the LGBTQ community ever since I landed in New York, that summer camp that I worked at had a full community living there within the Summer Camp community.  When I moved back to the USA and went to live with the Hubs in Chicago, again I was right in the middle […]

By |May 18th, 2015|Ray|29 Comments

Other Mothers Would Have Too

This country is young, very young and has many issues still to contend with.  Racism, ignorance, hatred, intolerance are just some of the things that I have witnessed over the years of living here.  Lately these have surfaced and been front and center in the news media consistently.  It breaks my heart into a million […]

By |May 10th, 2015|Ray|16 Comments

Friday Thank You’s

Happy Friday!!! I am back and throwing in my  Thank You’s along with Mrs. AOK A Work In Progress, this awesome Mommy Blogger writes quirky Thank You notes every Friday and gives us a place to share our own Thanks…. So feel free to jot down your thank you and join the party 🙂

About six weeks […]

By |May 7th, 2015|Ray|18 Comments