Friday, December 31, 2021

cheers to a new year

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy close to 2021, with many good things to come in 2022 !!

Normally I like to do some sort of summary recap or goals/intentions type post. But, eh, not today. It's Friday, it's been a long year, a long time... Let's just dwell on some happy fluff, yes?? Yes. 

guys this horse freakin LOVES children omg
My family is not particularly horsey, not particularly animal-y to be perfectly honest, aside from your typical house cats and some dogs here and there. They never really "understood" the horse thing, altho of course they're supportive. 

even Mikey wanted to come along for walkies <3
As such, we haven't really made time for as many visits as you might expect over the years. Finally, tho, it worked out with the weather and timing and everything that my niece and nephew could pop by for a real true proper Charles Experience!!!

this sweet beautiful horse of mine <3
And it was perfect <3 They're both old enough now to be reasonably comfortable around such a big creature, while still really good about following directions. Sure, both were a little impressed by Charlie's size, but lol once they were up there we straight up couldn't get 'em back off* again! 

(*Ahem, also bc these are big kids to be lifting up and down from that height haha, we legit used the hood of my truck as the mounting block for the kiddos to trade places at the halfway point of our walkabout LOL)

And of course, Charlie LIVES for this type of attention omg. He just freakin adores kids -- is like a heat seeking missile to even the tiniest tots. He wants to snuffle and investigate and smoosh his nose into everybody, and it's just so perfect omg. 

So I made a ridiculously over-the-top cutesie video (unlisted) for my mama, bc she's into that sorta thing. And I figured I'd share it here too in case anybody else out there wanted some silly simple cuteness on this final Friday of 2021. 

Happy New Year!!


  1. Happy New Year!
    Also - I think that is the tallest mounting block I've ever seen!

  2. That is beyond cute. Irish is like that with children too. Carmen is indifferent to tiny servants.

  3. It was a beautiful day for it. I moved two hundred bales of second-cut hay ($2.50 a bale!!!) onto the flatbed trailer and then stacked it in the barn. Back muscles are still complaining but the hay looks great.

  4. This is the cutest! Looks like fun was had by all!
    Happy New Year!

  5. That adorable video and your SWEET horse brought tears to my eyes. Sharing our gentlemanly ottbs is the best. Very best wishes for a healthy. happy 2022 to you and Charlie!


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