Project 365 – Happy Birthday!!!

I can’t believe I made it one year – 365 days of photos! It was much harder than I thought but for different reasons that I had imagined. Some days were easy, a birthday or special event, a celebration or just taking pictures of a beautiful day outdoors. Some days I had to get creative and search out something interesting to shoot a photo of, or just be creative trying to snap a candid shot of someone in my life. On some days I was just lazy and posted a lame photo – sorry! And some days were not so great and I had to struggle to find something positive to post as to not dwell on that bad day.

All in all this was a fun, insightful experience and I what I love most about it is that I find myself searching out the best part of my day on a subconscious level just to have something positive to end the day on. And although I am not going to continue with a daily photo, I still plan on chronicling all the fabulous adventures ahead for my family, my friends and myself.

So for now, here are some of the highlights from the last 365 days of my life – enjoy! 🙂

Project 365 from Heidi Parfrey on Vimeo.

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Sista Cowgirl

After a failed attempt to go to the Zoo and horrendously slow and overpriced lunch, we decided bag our plans and swing by the spillway to meet some of Roxy’s friends – I’m so glad we did! They were just coming back from an afternoon horseback ride and were nice enough to let us take a quick ride around the lake. It’s the first time my sister and I have ridden together since we were little kids. We reached a long straightaway and started into a run – everything was fine until the horses took a sharp turn to the right and Roxy’s horse took a shortcut through a ditch! I heard her yell out and turned around just in time to see her fly though it and stay on! Just like old times! 🙂

Surprise!!

Rich had told me back in November that he ordered me a present but it was on backorder. On Friday he told me it had arrived but the caveat was that we had to leave the house at 6am on Saturday – there was going to be a long line for this mystery item! He told me to dress warmly because it would be cold and wear the right boots because it might rain. That morning, when we got in the car he blindfolded me and drove all over the place trying to throw me off. When we arrived at our destination I took off the blindfold and we were at the airport! I was totally and completely confused and thought we were picking someone up – all the way up to the moment I printed our boarding passes to San Fransisco! We spent the day in the Bay City taking in the sights, shops, food and then watched a show that I absolutely love with a passion, Cavalia. Even though I hadn’t seen it in almost 10 years, it was just as amazing as the first time I saw it.

What an incredible surprise, an amazing gift and a totally awesome guy!

Hangin at the Ranch

The Turner-Mann’s family was nice enough to once again open up their home for some BBQ & horse time. It was such a beautiful day and everyone was taking advantage of the weather, including the dogs!

After, Carrie and I visited my favorite antique shop, looked for bridesmaid dresses (and the Macy’s 1 day sale – yay!), and finished off the night at Pizza Port. Could it have been any more perfect?? I say no… 🙂

Always Luv... Heidi

Mother’s Day

Carrie, Bob and Karen were nice enough to share their Mother’s Day with Zach and I today. 🙂

Zach got to ride a horse for the first time in his life. I thought he would be nervous but he was so calm and at ease. He took part in brushing Misty out and helping to saddle her up. I can’t even begin to describe the pride and emotion that overcame me when I watched him interact with her and the rest of the horses. He has a very calm and gentle way with them and he was not at all intimidated. He is a natural and it makes my heart swell. He even helped Bob feed and water the horses too.

This was one of the best Mother’s Day ever!

Always Luv... Heidi