A Subtle Reminder
A father is practicing calligraphy by writing a note to his daughter. A note that he will place in her lunchbox the following morning. Knowing full well that a surprise note will bring a smile to her at lunchtime, he reminds her of a valuable lesson: effort and thoughtfulness are qualities of love, expect no less and do no less.
Back to School
Back to School Tax-Free Shopping. Mission: Wardrobe Updates for the munchkin. Status: Complete.
Blu's First Riding Lessons
I couldn't stop thinking of how great it felt to ride a horse 2 weeks ago. The last time I felt this burn inside my gut was when I first picked up a bow, and maybe perhaps the last time Blu's mom cooked for me (funny story). Western-style seems more organic, wild, adventurous. English seems more about control, discipline, order, and even art in a way. The bond you must achieve between man and beast in order to ride in unison is just so incredible. I already have running, photography, archery, and calligraphy keeping me busy. Is riding my next move? If you explore and try new things, then eventually... some of those things will ignite a fire in you that will just force your attention.
This past Saturday, Blu and I got our first official lesson by champion dressage/hunter rider, Marisol. Marisol also happens to practice mounted archery! Marisol complimented me privately regarding Blu, saying she seems to have a natural knack for the sport.
In one memorable moment, while riding, Blu goes to me, "Dad, watch this! I'm going to make you proud of me!" I replied. "Bella, I'm already proud of you!" Blu responded with a smile.
New Family Heirloom - Ark [Legendary Crafted Bow]
A piece of Woolly Mammoth Ivory that was purchased to be embedded on the grip of my new bow, Ark. I waited about 2 months before Jaco reached out to me and started asking me questions, such as limb design, colors, features, etc.
Jaco and I are going over bow design. Each bow Jaco makes is unique to the archer that requested it.
Over the next two weeks, Jaco starts sending me photos of the bow being made.
Base component being cut.
Limbs being added.
10,000-year-old Woolly Mammoth ivory being embedded into Ark's grip!
Woolly Mammoth ivory embedded into Ark's grip..
Ark should arrive in the new few weeks, and I am eager to see how it looks like once it's polished and ready to shoot. I am very excited to have this in my possession.