Weekend Coffee Share; Last Week Of June Fun!

My goodness this year is flying by and here we are just about half way through 2021. Can I get you a cup of coffee or tea? I do have some juice as well but let’s get to the happenings around here as my daughter came home this weekend to visit with her friends and see the new floors in our house. She will be heading home tomorrow, a short visit but it is always wonderful to visit and see family.

Today after I enjoyed riding my Chloe girl with my girlfriend on Roscoe, I finished up with Murphy who had a turn out today. I then joined my daughter at her friends house and we went to downtown Riverside to eat lunch and visit some shops. The lunch place was a really nice food court and we had some wonderful vegan burgers and fries. We were close to an open market and also found a really cool old bookstore! We had a lot of fun walking around and I took some photos today. We then went to Trader Joe’s and after that bought mini Bundt cakes at a specialty store called Nothing Bundt Cakes. They are the perfect size and they have a lot of flavors and so we will have that for dessert later!

It was hot today but we weren’t outside walking around too long before we were in a shop or bookstore. There was a wonderful breeze which made the afternoon really pleasant. It is always great fun to be out with the girls. My daughter’s girlfriend has two children who stayed home with dad, so I am thankful they let me tag along! They are the sweetest girls, so thankful for them. They make me smile and laugh. I try hard to keep up, sometimes feeling so much older (which I am of course) I am not one of those Mom’s who try’s to stay hip or anything….. I am just grateful they enjoy my company too. My daughter is spending the evening at her friends as well. We have plans to visit my daughter next weekend for July 4th. My hubby and I will drive up north the 3 hours to see her new house and spend time with her there. We all need to fit in all the family time we can, so here’s to FUN family weekends!!

Back to the horses, I have not only photo’s but a video to share. I had ridden yesterday by myself on Chloe and had passed a lot of other riders on my ride. There are so many days that I ride and don’t see anyone, but maybe they were out early like I was to beat the heat! I also have a few photo’s of Murphy I wanted to share as well. It is so fun to share!

She’s such a good girl as each horse or horses rides by, but then we are out on the trails all the time. She is very seasoned and not much bothers her as we stride along enjoying our day. Sometimes we come across bigger groups and so we will stop and move off the trail a little bit if needed. Mostly, we all just walk by each other and wish each other a good day and a good trail ride! Here is my video, I hope you enjoy!

I’m enjoying my time working with young Murphy! He has really settled in and is learning our routine. I think routines are so important as it not only helps solidify a bond between horse and owner, the horses learn by doing and they will relax and learn. They will realize what is asked of them is not hard, or scary and when you communicate what you want while doing this routine you can layer their training and they will then feel safe in your presence and with everything you ask them to do.

He is finally standing really well to be groomed. He was more antsy, moving around and he didn’t really enjoy the whole grooming process when he first arrived. With routine he is learning that if he stands, I can get done with what I need to do and his reward is getting back to his stall where lunch is waiting for him. Win, win! He is doing great!

My girlfriend with her horse Irish was next to Murphy. I went behind them so that you can see how tall Murphy is and Irish is pretty tall himself. Irish is a Morgan, so we have a Thoroughbred next to a beautiful Morgan! ❀ Okay, I think they are both so beautiful! And I have to say, I am so proud of Murphy! He has been such a joy and I am going to start riding him more regularly going forward.

Thank you for visiting my #weekendcoffeeshare! It is always so much fun to share my days whether its family fun or horsey fun! I am keeping busy as you can see and I haven’t even written about my crochet projects and/or my coloring fun. Its just some fun things to do when I get home from work to unwind after a long day. Thank you Natalie for hosting the weekend coffee share, and if you would like to read more coffee shares click here!

Grateful Mom and Cowgirl,

~Diana ❀

33 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share; Last Week Of June Fun!

  1. Diana, What a fun-filled weekend you’ve had. Burger lunch and bundt cakes, yum! I like the sign that reads “Don’t grow up, it’s a trap” πŸ™‚ It’s so neat that your town has trails for horse riding. I hope you have a good week coming up and a happy 4th of July weekend with your family. Thank you for sharing your photos and video with #weekendcoffeeshare.

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    1. Thank you Natalie! I think that’s my favorite sign too! “Don’t grow up, it’s a trap!” I think we all have a bit of kid inside us, always. Have a wonderful week too, love to share with y’all! ❀️

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  2. Hi Diana,
    I was sure you and Murphy would get on fine. What kind of horse would not love you. . . ?
    Between family, your still new job, your horses and the weather we’ve been enjoying, you must be living the dream.
    Blessings.

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    1. Hi Gary,
      Yes, very grateful and thankful and feeling blessed. Losing one horse earlier this year makes you realize life is fragile and fleeting! So why not make the most of what we have. It’s been otherwise a fun-filled year so far, and thank you for your kind comments! Blessings to you too! ❀️

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  3. Diana this is a bit of a side note comment, I apologies, but the images and videos you share about your town really make me think I need to add to my travel bucket list. It just comes across as some pretty and inviting!

    Thanks for the virtual coffee. Hope you have a great week.

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    1. Oh thank you so very much Shari for your wonderful comments!! There is so much to see here in Southern California, our town would be a nice stop. There are wineries down south in Temecula. In Riverside a beautiful Old Mission. And we aren’t too far from Disneyland and the Pacific ocean with beautiful coastal towns to visit!! Thanks for the virtual coffee chat! Have a wonderful week too! πŸ˜€β€οΈ

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    1. Thank you Kathleen!! Those photos with the horse ears are adorable, and sitting on the horse as we ride are fun to take!! Thanks for stopping by, wish I could give you a cake as they are delicious! ❀️ So fun to share!!

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  4. Thank you so much for the coffee and smiles Diana, so lovely to come on a trail ride and see sweet Chloe and Murphy blooming in their coats! 🧑 Wishing you a happy new week ahead and please give Chloe and Murphy a big pat from us all πŸ€—πŸ₯•πŸ₯•

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting and having coffee with me this weekend. I’m so happy you enjoyed the trail ride! I just got back from seeing Chloe and Murphy and gave them big pats! πŸ’œ Same to you and Eivor and Pearl, sending pats and hugs! 🐾🀩

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  5. I really enjoyed tagging along for the ride. Chloe is so well behaved. A seasoned horse is worth its weight in gold, or maybe diamonds? πŸ™‚ And what a wonderful journey you have with young Murphy. It’s amazing to see how he is settling down so beautifully. I am sure both Murphy and Chloe know that they are lucky to have you in their life.

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    1. Thank you so much Maria!! I think she’s worth her weight in diamonds! That made me giggle, or gold! 🀩 And thank you for your kind comments, as they greet me each day with nickers, I think we all enjoy each other’s company. I truly feel blessed with these horses in my life! ❀️

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  6. Great family time, great eating, great pony time, you got it going on cowgirl. I love the little hangings sayings they are my life, lol. So wonderful you got to see the fam again. How great that there are other kindreds out & about enjoying their pony time. My computer wouldn’t play the video, roar… but the photos made up for that I am so glad you & Murphy are getting closer, maybe you could use Irish to help you climb up on Murphy. Have a mad fun rest of the week my pony friend.

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    1. Thank you so much Linda!! As sad as this year started with my Zack boy up in horsey heaven, I’m so grateful that happiness has filled my life in so many ways!! I’m truly grateful and so very thankful! Sorry your computer couldn’t play the video, darn it, but I’m so happy you enjoyed the photos!! I’m hoping to have a fun week, you do the same too my sweet pony friend!! ❀️🀠🐴

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    1. Thank you so much Kirstin! We are lucky our girls enjoy our company, YAY!! Those mugs are so cute and I was with my daughter in Solvang, CA eating breakfast and I thought these mugs will make a good coffee share photo! πŸ˜€ I’m so happy you enjoy my horses too!! Thanks for your kind comments and for visiting! ❀️ ~ Diana

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  7. Sounds like you had a great time spending time with and shopping with your daughter and her friend that’s great. Did you go to the Riverside mall or old downtown area it’s been so long for me since I have been to Riverside I am sure lots has changed. I love seeing pictures and videos of your horses they are such a blessing. ❀

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    1. Howdy,
      We were downtown Riverside which hasn’t changed much. The Tyler Mall is still there in Riverside too, we didn’t go there but had a nice time downtown.
      And thank you for your wonderful kind comments, I’m so happy you enjoy the photos and videos, truly blessings! ❀️🐴

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    1. I hope you have a wonderful July too! Thanks for visiting and your wonderful comments and I’ll keep updating as we do more together! Thanks for visiting!! Always, Diana 🀠🐴😍

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  8. Glad you had a nice visit with your daughter and her friend. I just love tree lined streets. I enjoy the little videos you post from your trail rides. I feel like I am riding along. πŸ˜‚. Have a great week, Diana! πŸ’ž

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    1. Thanks Annemarie!! It was a very fun weekend. Thanks for your wonderful comments and I’m so happy you enjoy the videos! I’m hoping I can make a video riding Murphy soon. It will be in the arena, still will be fun to share!! Have a great week too! πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

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  9. Hi D
    I am getting caught up on post riding so I read this one after I saw photos of the day out with your daughter – and it was actually fun to have that post read before this one.
    Glad all is well and the joy of your horse time is fun to share via blog

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    1. Howdy!
      I’m glad it all makes sense, haha, I can get behind in reading and responding to blog posts as well, but am happy whenever any one can stop by, especially kind souls like you. I’m enjoying my horsey time and will continue to share my fun with y’all!

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