Our airport adventure and freestyle reining?

January 12- 10:30 am

We are stuck in an airport.

We don’t know for how long.

We were loaded onto the plane and were waiting to push away from the gate…home was two hours away. Then the announcements was made, “We have a mechanical issue and we do not know how long it will take to fix. We are going to de-board the plane. Please take all of your items with you.”

“..I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you…we are in charge of our attitudes.” -Charles Swindoll

My husband said, “Better than dying.”

I said, “I like safe planes.”

No one really complained.

Back in the airport things were a little more questionable. Connecting flights and other issues arose. The airline is keeping us posted.

The next flight out is being affected. The next flight arriving at this gate is being affected.

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12:30 still in airport rebooking-

Insert small stress attack while organizing care for kids and horses 1300 miles away.

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Our flight leaves in 28 hours. What to do with one more day? New hotel, new car rental….

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3:15 pm- On the road again. Jesse driving and we headed back toward Denver with no real plan. Jesse mentioned he had never been to the Denver National Stock show. A quick google search shows that the Freestyle Reining starts at 4:00…..

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3:45- Jesse just bought the last two tickets to the Freestyle Reining that starts in less than 15 minutes. Wow..it is like this was planned!Jesse tickets

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Jan 13- 5:15- We are back at the airport again. Ready to see the boys and ride Jac.

But first a ride on a nice SAFE airplane.


  1. Janette on January 15, 2014 at 6:14 am

    I’m grateful someone was focused on their job January 12 10.30am

  2. Ida Marie Carlough on January 14, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    Love how real you and Jesse are!

  3. Rene' T on January 14, 2014 at 11:16 am

    Life is so much better when you can be flexable and go with the flow…. the path to least resistance!

  4. Kyle on January 14, 2014 at 9:39 am

    You were meant to be at that Freestyle Reining, you might not know why now, but someday it will all make sense.

  5. Vaes Romain August on January 14, 2014 at 6:24 am

    geniet er van en het beste

  6. colleengordon on January 13, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    I love you! I’m so glad I started following your blog, reading it makes me smile! 🙂

  7. Nikki B on January 13, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    That’s what I call fate 🙂

  8. Terri Anderson on January 13, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    Gotta love the freestyle at the Denver Western Stock Show! I was there all day, and I saw Joan Brust compete at the mounted shooting earlier in the day! The same Joan that I met at your Colorado clinic! I took a picture of her to show you, but cannot get it on here with my phone app…..we have been friends ever since your clinic! My trainer got third at the freestyle…..I have been privileged to ride that horse several times…what a ride! Wish I could have seen you there….:)

  9. Denise Miles Cash on January 13, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    Good for y’all! Happiness is a choice isn’t it?

  10. Mandy on January 13, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    HA! Nothing like making the best of the situation!

  11. Jenny Larue on January 13, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    I’m glad you got to go to the Denver National Western Stock Show. I have gone every year for most of my life, and it is a BIG part of life here in Denver! Hopefully you enjoyed the reining.

  12. Angela on January 13, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    Wow! I hope the Freestyle Reining was awesome! Great story!

  13. Arlyn LaBair on January 13, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    Glad you were able to make lemonade from lemons and that Denver could show you a bit!

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