14 and 7

May 12 is a pretty significant day around here. First and foremost, it’s Sadie’s birthday. I have a very hard time wrapping my head around the fact that she’s 14 today. How? Where does time go? I still vividly remember little bebe foal Sadie, which manages to simultaneously feel like a lifetime ago yet only yesterday. Aging is bizarre.

we were both tiny back then

She’s worn a lot of different hats in her 14 years. She hit the trail early, going on all kinds of off road adventures as a 3 year old.

She learned about obstacle courses with a cowboy

She did the hunters

And then she switched over to the jumpers

And she even tried her hoof at cross country once

she was pretty bold, I should have taken this as a hint

Before she went off to do her favorite job: making babies.

And, most importantly, making my favorite baby, who I adore beyond words. Sadie has had a big impact on my life since before she was even born and I’ve been lucky to be involved in her life in some capacity since day 1. She’s a boss mare with a lot of opinions, but she’s the best girl in every way that counts, always has been and always will be. Happy 14th, big mama, my original OG homebred!

The other thing born on May 12 was this blog. Somehow it’s been 7 years of this nonsense.

Lauren made me do it, and I have to say I think I actually did a good job of sticking with it. It certainly morphed into something I never intended or imagined, and I feel like it’s gone through a few different lifecycles along the way. I do still have every intention of rebranding and changing the name, I just haven’t actually done it yet. Maybe once summer hits and it’s too hot to do anything else. Either way… gosh. Seven years of at or near 5 posts a week. That’s a lot. Some of y’all have been reading since the very beginning, which is really the part that deserves a medal. Even I don’t know what I’m rambling on about sometimes.

Dance Marathon Kids GIF by Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
here ya go

Happy May 12th!

7 thoughts on “14 and 7

  1. Happy BLOGANNIVERSARY/SADIEBIRTHDAY! πŸ™‚ I still remember you dumping me on the way to the horse show to go when Sadie was coming out, like see ya Michele (WHO THE HELL WERE WE TAKING TO THE HORSE SHOW?) πŸ™‚ HA I saw some old photos the other day of Sadie at my house in TX. How can that be so many years ago and how have we known each other this long? Some days it seems a lifetime ago some days it seems like last week!!

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  2. Happy birthday, Sadie! also “WOW!” that’s she’s 14.

    And nice work on the blog. I remember when you were launching it and I was skeptical of your frequency…which I think was planned for 2x a week back then? I just couldn’t imagine generating enough interesting content that often. Yet, here we are, 7 years later, with a much higher frequency and I look forward to each post. I’ve spent FAR too much money on your product recommendations and I look forward to the adventures of Presto. You have a knack for writing and relaying your knowledge and adventures in authentic, engaging way. KUDOS.

    But you could stand more adventures with Bobby. πŸ˜€

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  3. Happy Birthday Sadie! Happy Blogging Anniversary. While I haven’t been reading from the beginning, I did start reading your blog pre-Presto. I have even gone back to read your blog from the beginning. I’m that type of nerd. It’s been an amazing to read about the adventures you’ve been on and your daily life & routines. I have learned so much from your blog and feel blessed that you have continued to share the good, the bad, & the ugly parts of life. Luckily here in Canada we have less access to the items you have done product reviews on and therefore my wallet (and my husband) are thankful for that.

    I also applaud your dedication to subjecting yourself to Bobby for our entertainment. Not everyone has access to a Bobby, and I am grateful you share him with us. πŸ™‚

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