Monday, December 31, 2012

Sleigh Ride......

Dashing through the snow.............

In a one horse open sleigh........

Over the fields we go...laughing all the way..........


Yes my friends that is what I did yesterday!
A dream I had always had came true.

The Indiana cousins came over, it was snowing..
So the twins and I decided to take our sleigh ride we had planned in 
December we did not get to do because it was raining.

The beautiful sled was waiting for us
Meet Maxwell
The twins nephew was in town from Wisconsin with his daughter
so they were able to go with us. Carrots in hand to feed Maxwell

And we must not forget sweet Molly, Maxwell's friend
Now Dash Away...........

hot cocoa and homemade cookies for those waiting to go
now it is our turn!
All bundled up, I had on a sweater, sweatshirt and my coat to stay warm

A dream I have had since I was a little girl
Even better...
the owners lived just north of where my Grandmother
was born in the country
and 100 years before in the same spot there was snow too!
Wished that old barn of my Great Grandparents would of been there still
as we passed by

Thank you to our hosts and Molly


Here is hoping your dreams come true as we head
towards 2013

Happy New Year
my dear friends!

Ann






40 comments:

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Oh that is so beautiful. I have always wanted to do this as well. Happy New Year!!

Robyn said...

Im a new reader to your blog and I have to say I LOVE reading your post but this one, this one got to my heart because I have ALWAYS wanted to take a horse and sleigh ride just as you did.. It looks like it was SO beautiful. I"m so glad you got to go!.. Have a wonderful and very blessed 2013!
Robyn :)

On Crooked Creek said...

Ann,
What a Wonderful Winter Sleigh Ride, dear friend!!! A dream come true!!! So glad you were able to share this "lovely weather for a sleigh ride" with us!!!
A Happy New Year to you too, dear friend!!! Looking forward toseeing more of youin 2013!!!
Fondly,
Pat
P.S. Thanks for your sweet comment and visit today...and may you have all the SNOW you wished for!!!

Susie said...

Ann, I absolutely love how you are willing to shares your roots with all of us. That looks like the nicest fun ever. After all how many people really get to sleigh ride. Happy New Year. oxoxox, Susie

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Wow, that is a dream come true! The photos are so lovely. Looks like a great time was had by all :)

Visiting from Sunny Simple Sunday. Happy new year!

Lottie said...

I've always dreamed of a real sleight ride! Thanks for sharing. And thanks for sharing all year long! Best wishes for 2013!

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

That looked like so much fun. "In a one horse open sleigh".
What could be more in the season spirit. I enjoy the way you document, with photographs, different locations now and "way back" then. I love old family photographs, mine and everyone else's.

Have a Happy New Year!

Still Woods Farmhouse said...

What fun! I wish we could enjoy a sleigh ride on the MS Gulf Coast. More like a sand ride! Found your blog on Sunny Simple Life and am your newest follower. Stop by and visit when you have a chance.
Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

Shirley said...

How nice you were able to complete a dream mission..I love sleigh rides as we have them often in our area..but, the road traveled is not as nice as the road you were on..Lovely pictures and Happy New Year..
~Shirley

Donna said...

How fun! Bet that is one ride you will never forget, Ann! The sleigh is beautiful, and so is the horse! Happy New Year to you!

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Oh! I love this post Ann! This native Angeleno dreams of a sleigh ride too. What a lovely holiday gift you gave yourself and what cherished memories you will all have for years to come.

Happy New Year to you and yours! Wishing you much joy in 2013!

xo

Keetha Broyles said...


SO glad you shared these pictures.

I'm JEALOUS of your ride - - - I want one!

Which state do you live in again? I SEE my state NAMED in this post!

20 North Ora said...

What a beautiful memory! That is the most gorgeous sleigh I have ever seen. It looks like something out of a storybook! Thanks for sharing this special trip with us.

Happy new year.

Judy

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

How delightful! So glad for you. Love the photos. I think snow is so perfect at the end/beginning of the year! I hope 2013 is wonderful for you!

Perfectly Printed said...

Your sleigh ride looks like soooo much fun! I have always wanted to do this.

Happy New Year!

chris

Tete said...

You turd! You should have called me! That looks like so much fun and I have never been on a sleigh ride! Oh, I am so jealous! Was it as fun as it looks?
Can you imagine doing that on a full moon????
Glad you got the chance to go and I know you love these little simple things so much. That's a memory for life for sure.
Happy New Year, Ann!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

What a magical experience! It must have been wonderful! Happy new year! I hope it's full of blessings!

AshTreeCottage said...

What a perfect day! Wishing you every blessing in 2013!


Big Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

ImSoVintage said...

How wonderful. That is something I haven't done since I was a child. Happy 2013.
Laura

DearHelenHartman said...

I was just thinking how I had never been on a sleigh ride - now I want to go more than ever! Wonderful fun to tag along with you!

jeanetteann said...

What fun that would have been, It really cooled me down looking at you all rugged up in the snow. we are sweltering in high temps up to 42c this week and next. xx

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

What a great way to spend the day! So glad you enjoyed it!!

Denise @ secondtimearoundfinds said...

I'm jealous a sleigh ride is something I would love to do. You have some picturesque winter scenes.
Denise

~ Liz ~ said...

I can't even imagine such a treat. Thanks so much for sharing that. How cool to have those old photos and know you were keeping with tradition too!
Liz

FABBY'S LIVING said...

What a beautiful post and yes very "sentimental" too! I never had a sleigh ride, not even in NY, except for our little kids sleds my bro and I used to ride the hill in front of our home in the winter..such fun though. You all look so cute bundle up and riding.Thank you for sharing this "lovely weather for a sleigh ride". May you and yours have a very blessed 2013. Thank you for visiting and for the sweet comment.
FABBY

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Ann, make room for me... I want to come! What fun!

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Oh that looks like so much fun!!!

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Oh a sleigh ride! A dream of mine too. I'm so happy that yours came true! Delightful!!!

"Auntie"

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a wonderful dream come true!

I once rode in a two horse open sleigh and it was indeed delightful!

GardenofDaisies said...

That looks like a fun ride! I always wondered how horses kept from slipping on snow and ice though... It's like that need thick treads or spikes on their horseshoes. :-)

Balisha said...

That looks like so much fun.
Balisha

Chenille Cottage said...

Hi Ann!
What a delightful post...I'm so happy you let us come along on your ride. Wintertime is so beautiful and oh, that RED sleigh!
Thank you for sharing such a perfect post!
Blessings,
Carolynn xxx

Claudia said...

Now that is pretty magical and perfect for the season! How fun!

Thanks so much for joining in this week!

xo
Claudia

Leslie's Garden said...

I think that must be everyone's idea of a favorite snow activity, even us here in Georgia where we almost never have snow! How wonderful that this lifelong dream came true. I really enjoyed the pictures of your grandfather's barn. I have one tiny picture of my great-grandfather's corn mill. I had to laugh at sweet Molly laying in the snow! She's a beauty!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

OH WHAT FUN!!! Beautiful :)
Thanks so much for visiting me!!!
Hope you are a great weekend,
Cindy

Sandy said...

What a great story and the perfect way to start 2013! I'm sure many more of your dreams wll come true this year! I've always wanted to ride in the snow with a horse drawn carriage. The green velvet seats looks comfy too. I gasped when I saw your backyard. I stopped your blog a long time ago and just realized I need to become a frequent visitor so I'm a new follower. Your hosts are so nice to provide a warm place to wait while serving hot beverages and Molly is beautiful.

Sandy said...

Hello again. I just took a look at your sidebar and noticed Greta. What a gorgeous dog!

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

What a great winter post - I love the snow and any reason to be in it :-)
I am now following fron MHC!

Donna said...

Ann, what a magical day!! And so sentimental, too, with it being so close to the old barn your family owned! So glad you were able to fulfill that childhood dream!!!... Donna @ An Enchanted Cottage

Jann Olson said...

How fun Ann! I have not been on a sleigh ride for a long time. What a perfect way to enjoy a lovely Winters day! Thanks so much for sharing with Share Your Cup.
hugs,
Jann