Chompin’ At The Bit

Welcome home to us!

What a weekend. The weather cleared up, so we actually got to go back and ride yesterday.




It was so nice to be outside – the weather was perfect, we didn’t need jackets, and the rain passed over and never came back.

We were out there for about 3 hours or so, taking turns riding.

While Bob and Cindy were out on a longer ride with the horses, Nick and I took a bunch of pictures around the place.




and check out these lovebirds!


There were 5 dogs and at least 4 cats here, but these two had something special.

The cat just wouldn’t stop loving on him, and they cuddled for an hour or so – it was so sweet!





Now that is a look of love.

After packing up all the equipment, we headed home and had some chicken, veggies, and whole grain bread for dinner.

We also had some Kline’s for dessert  :)  Flavor of the week this week? Blueberry!


After watching a little football, we all crashed for the night.

Today was fun and busy.

We got up this morning, Bob made some of the best biscuits I’ve ever had, and we went to church. We ended up going to Costco and Martin’s after church was over so I could pick up a few groceries I needed before we came home.

We went back to the house, had leftover chicken, some roasted asparagus and sweet potato cakes. Nick and I got on the road around 3:30 today to head home.

I had one of those chocolate Amazing Grass bars on the road – I love those bars! I never thought I’d be eating green bars, but whatever works, right?

We got home a little after 6, unpacked the car, put the food away and talked to our neighbors for a bit before heading up for Walmart for milk, eggs, and produce.

I had a plan for dinner, but didn’t really want to cook once we got home and unpacked, so we picked up one of the new Bertolli frozen meals to try. I’m not normally a fan of frozen meals (especially ones with meat – it’s always such a weird texture), but this was pretty good.


We tried the Chianti Braised Beef and Rigatoni, which had mushrooms, red and yellow peppers, and a tomato sauce. Nick added a few sun dried tomatoes while it cooked and I cooked one of those frozen steamer bags of peas for a little green with dinner.


For a frozen meal, it was really good. I still don’t think I’ll be buying things like this very often because we like to cook and like homemade food better, but this wouldn’t be bad in a pinch or after a day of traveling/unpacking like today.

I ended up only eating about half of my serving because I was already planning on having some popcorn during Iron Chef ;) 

I better hurry up – I only have 10 minutes!

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  1. That place looks so nice and rustic, what a fun place it would be to own.
    I need to try those grass bars. They seem so yuck but everyone who tries them recommends them

  2. Glad you had a great rest of your trip, the dog/cat pix are the cutest!! :)

  3. Oh, how fun! I love horses! I used to be a competitive hunter/jumper. Those were the days :) The pics of the dog + kitty lovin’ were so cute, too!

  4. Aww, those pics of the cat/dog love are adorable!! :)

  5. You captured some priceless moments on your camera. The cat and dog are sooo adorable! Nice photography!

  6. those dog and cat pics are too cute!

  7. Aww puppy/kitty love. I had a cat and dog like that as a teen and it was fun to watch the cat groom the dogs ears and him love it :-)

    I tend to hate frozen meals too and only keep the on hand for emergencies. That reminds me I need to buy another since we just used our last one the other day.

  8. Awww, the cat and dog pics were so cute!

    Sounds like you had a great weekend, I’m jealous of the riding. :)

  9. oh my gosh i am in love with the photos of the cat loving up on the pooch. priceless!! glad the weather cooperated for you and it was a good weekend :)

  10. aw i love all the photos of the dog and cat, so priceless! :) glad you finally got to ride!

  11. I want to ride horses!! Glad you had a great time! That dog and cat are adorable! I haven’t tried the Bertolii meals. It looks good. I’m still weirded out by frozen meals though. How did the ingredient list look?

  12. That dog and cat are killing me, they’re so cute! Love it.

  13. Welcome back! Looks like you had a fun weekend. Those pictures of the dog + cat are wonderful. They just put a smile on my face. Think I will turn it into a screensaver. Anne

  14. You look so cute on Montana!!! Glad you got the chance to ride!!
    The two love-birds look so heartwarming!!! Aww!!
    Sounds like an eventful and fun weekend!!
    Hope you had a good evening and now a good morning!! :)
    Many hugs n.

  15. omg omg omg – the pic of the dog & cat are PRICELESS!!! that truly is the look of looooove!!!

  16. Oh the horses and cats and dogs in this post make my heart warm!

  17. that is incredibly precious. thanks for sharing!

  18. Thanks for sharing the pics of the cat and dog – too adorable!

  19. OMG that cat and dog couple is the cutest thing ever! Glad you had fun. I’ve always wanted to ride horses.

  20. What beautiful horses! I used to ride, and this makes me really miss them. It looks like you had GORGEOUS weather, too. Nothing beats a beautiful, fall day! :-)

  21. Awh, that golden retriever reminds me soo much of my puppy! I love how its lying and playing with the cat too haha.

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