30 October 2011

It's the Second Birthday of Annie! And a Giveaway! Hooray!

 Starting from the time I announced
 Miss D was in foal,
  until now
  it has been almost three years
 11 months of pregnancy and two years of Annie!

Thank you for coming along on this journey.
Being able to share 
Annie and her family
has been a huge joy for me!
When someone comments how much they love
reading about this horsey family,
it thrills me to no end.
So, thank you!

With every fence post and board she kicks out,
you all laugh along with me as we all sing a chorus of,
"Oh, Annie!"

This past summer when Annie was
gravely ill, you all sent so much love.
Wrapped in so many good thoughts and prayer,
Annie pulled through!

Many of you may not know that
Annie's given name is not Annie!
It is Andalucia!
Chosen for a beautiful part of Spain,
to honor her Spanish roots deep within
her lineage! 
And in keeping with the letter 'A' to honor 
her Grandmother, Allure!
Andalucia was quite a mouthful for 
such a little Arabian foal at the time.
As her personality emerged, so did the name, Annie!
It fits her so perfectly!

Annie celebrated her birthday yesterday
by sharing Popsicles 
with her family!
Plopped right in their feeders and slurped by all :)
She got to eat mucho hay right out of the cart!

And at 11:50 pm,
the time of her birth two years ago,
I fed her sugar cubes.
The birthday cake of the equine set!
{And I ate a few myself!}
Then she sniffed my hair all over,
gave me a few sloppy licks on my face,
and I whispered sweet nothings in her ear.

Happy Birthday, Andalucia.
You Rock my world, little girl!

And in honor of Annie's birthday,
we want you to all share in the happiness too! 
So we are having a giveaway.

Something different that I think is pretty cool.
An Hour-glass!
When turned over it times one full hour.
Maybe you can use it on your desk,
to time yourself for the amount
of visiting you do in Blog-land!

Wherever it sits, I hope you will think 
of me and Annie when you look at it!
We also thought you might like a few
Autumn candles!
Scented to make you feel as if you were 
in the mountains with us :)
And one of my favorite things ever~
A beautiful teacup and saucer
by Johnson Brothers
in the
Indian Tree pattern.
 I have gifted an identical cup and saucer
 several times in giveaways
because it is too beautiful not to share!
{i actually have two full sets of this gorgeous china and then some!!}

From me and Annie,
to you!

~To enter the Giveaway~

1. Be a Friend of this Blog!
2. Leave a comment
3. For a second entry tell your friends
by blogging about it!
Then come back here,
leave a second comment letting us know you did so!

*If you don't wish to be entered,
just write that in your comment!
But, we hope you do :)

*And if you have won a Giveaway here before,
PLEASE feel free to enter again :)
Annie likes to spread the love!

We will use the random number picker,
and the giveaway giftee will be 
announced next week!

Thanks again,
for following our adventures.
Me and Annie?
Well, we Heart each and every one of you
just bunches!
 misha and Little Miss Andalucia

p.s. Please make sure your email is 
attached to your comment :)


BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I'm already a follower and always enjoy your photos especially of Annie.

Lynne said...

I love to see your Annie, in each and every photo, even if she is a " famous fence kicker!"

I love following YOU!

Sunnybec said...

I follow you but I think living in France my exclude me from this giveaway but wanted to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Annie. Linda

Jeanette said...

Happy Birthday to Annie! I can't believe she's 2 already!

Sherry@ Ties2ThePast said...

Happy Birthday Annie!
Thanks for being a wonderful joy that lights up Misha's life!
PS I'm already a follower!

Sherry@ Ties2ThePast said...

Happy Birthday Annie!
Thanks for being a wonderful joy that lights up Misha's life!
PS I'm already a follower!

Pattie @ On Hollyhock Farm said...

She is gorgeous! What a striking piece of horse flesh she is turning out to be! We all love Annie.
I am a follower, and thank you for sharing your giveaway!

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Happy 2nd birthday you little fence kicker you! LOL

Gail said...

Happy Birthday, dear Annie, you are a jewel.

I don't have much random luck but I'll enter anyway. I've never owned an hour glass!

Debi@7Gates said...

You know I am a sucker for horsey photos and reading stories about them. Annie is beautiful. Your pictures of your property is so pretty.

Laura said...

Happy Birthday to my favorite two year old! Annie and Misha I ♥ you right back!

Joyce Ann said...

Enjoy your pictures so much. Happy Birthday Annie.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

A friend and a follower of your wonderful blog, Misha. You add such joy to my days; thank you and Happy Birthday to Little Miss Annie Brat...er, maybe I should have said that last part, ya think?

Thistle Cove Farm said...


make that should NOT have said...

what can I say; my glasses need changing.

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

What a cool giveaway! I love following along with you.

Mitzi said...

I have loved every thing you have shared with us about Annie. She is so beautiful and I never tire of hearing about her and your lovely place. Please enter me in your contest and please keep telling us your stories.

Freda said...

Happy belated Birthday Annie. I love following all that happens, Mischa. I haven't commented for awhile cause I am recuperating from total knee replacement surgery and it hasn't been easy but I check on you and yours everyday.

Deb said...

Happy Birthday Annie! I've enjoyed watching you grow over the last two years. Misha--your favorite photo of her is an adorable one. Love the header too.

I love the teacup and saucer, please enter me. I'll blog about it and come back later to let you know.

Y'all have a great day.

LeAnna said...

Came here via Patricia, and happy birthday to your pretty little filly! She's a doll. Love that hour glass, too cool. I'm a new follower. :)

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Little Miss Annie!!!
What a beautiful Arabian she is...just gorgeous. They are still my favorite breed of horse. Sounds like she had a wonderful time with sugar cubes and Popsicle's and extra hay and lots and lots of loving from Mamma and Pappa. Oh yes Misha please put me in for your draw!!!! I used to have an Indian Tree platter years ago but I left it up in Canada...so I would be thrilled if I was lucky enough to win. And who could ever get enough of wonderful autumn scented candles! The hourglass counting the hour for Blogging is a perfect idea LOL...I could definitely use that as could most of us!!! I hope you're having a wonderful weekend with your J and little Birthday Girl and all the other critters there on your beautiful ranch Misha. Take care.
Maura :)

Clint said...

Beautiful shots of a gorgeous li'l pony, Misha!

rosedel said...

I usually just read blogs as I am not internet savvy. I hope subscribing is the same as following. Anyhow I subscribed and clicked on the email follow-up comments box. I have commented before. I love Annie stories!

Amy said...

Hi Sweetie, it´s been forever since I took a round on blogland so I apologize for that! But when I saw it was Miss Annie´s birthday on facebook I had to come over and say HAPPY BIRTHDAY YOUNG LADY!!! :-) The joy she gives you warms my heart...passion for anything- be it living or not is beautiful and your passion is displayed so wonderfully in that gorgeous filly of yours!!! Thanks for sharing Annie with us! Big hugs from Norway :-)

allhorsestuff said...

Good Sunday to you and yours Misha!

Loved that pictorial of Annie, who Is not too little anymore. The one that cracked me up hard was her, standing up to the fence not quite able to reach over. And - your caption about her " taking the fence out"!!!

That hour glass is amazingly beautiful. And your suggestion to have it on the desk, to remind one of the time blogging(or time up for it) too perfect!!!

If I win...please pick another for the candles and tea cup saucer. Share the love!


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

These are all such sweet gifts! I would need a REALLY big hourglass for all the time I spend here! I'm really enjoying your blog and I'm a new follower, too! I hope you'll visit me soon! ♥

Donna said...

We all adore Miss Annie! Happy Birthday, sweet girl! We admire your mischievous spirit, LOL! I am a faithful follower. I can't recall how I found your blog, but I sure am glad that I did!

Lucy aka Roeann said...

I knowwwwwwww!. I've been a terrible commenter lately with everybody. I don't know. The trip to my dad's funeral in Idaho put me into a funk. I took his death much harder than I ever thought I would and then there was the anticipated family blow up that happened and made me pack up and leave town right after the funeral. If I never see the 'brothers' again it will be alright. In the middle of all that my grandkids moved to Cincinnati (with their parents) so I've just been in a deep hole. But hey. . . I'll claw myself out and get back to life. Love this post. That adorable Annie. Wish I could meet her. She would cheer me up.

Julie Harward said...

Love that header!!! And looking at the pictures of Annie takes my breath away too, love the one of you and her hugging! What a great give a way..so generous! Good luck to all. :D

Hartwood Roses said...

Where has the time gone ... blink, and sweet Annie turns two. Wow! Your love for her comes through loud and clear whenever you speak of her.

Happy Birthday, Annie!

Rain said...

Oh Misha-I'm a follower and would love to win your treats on your giveaway!! Blessings on your Annie!!

(GBS) NewsFromTheHill said...

I wasn't a blog reader 2 years ago, so I missed Annie's original birthday!
That first photo is stunning!
Such pretty things you've found to giveaway!!
I love hearing about life in the TN mountains.

Rural Revival said...

Feliz cumpleanos Senorita Andalucia! I simply can not believe you are two years old already. My how the months have flown by, the fence boards have been broken and how our hearts have been scared silly! You make life so interesting and you remind us all to live life to the fullest! We all love you very much Annie!

Keep your eyes and ears out for the mail this week. : )

Lots of love and wishes for many, many years of love and sunshine for you Miss Annie.

Big hugs and smooches from Aunt Andie, the Artist, the Glimmer Twins, Whiskers, Callie, Ember, Eli, Number 5 and the Supremes. : )

jane augenstein said...

Oh, Happy, Happy Birthday to Sweet Annie....from Jane, Gilly and Pokey too!
I have had Gilly since he was 11 months old so I know how wonderful it is to watch our beloved horses have a birthday. Little Pokey was 7 months old when I got him.
They are so very special to us aren't they?
Jane and the gang

jane augenstein said...

P.S. LOVE the new header, beautiful!!!!

V.L. Locey said...

I just love seeing Annie. Toss my hat into the giveaway!

Samantha said...

Happy birthday, baby girl!
Thanks for sharing the equine family with us!

Gone Country said...

I found you from Blue Ridge Gals blog! Happy Birthday Annie! You're beautiful!

I am a new follower and would love to be entered in the giveaway!

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday.. your such a pretty girl. I love to hear about your adventures.

Please enter me in your contest, been a follower for a year or longer now.


Flat Creek Farm said...

Oh how we ♥ you.. Happy Birthday Annie!! I loved the journey down memory land ~ they grow up way too fast, don't they? ;) I would love to be entered, and now I'm off to google Indian Tree by Johnson Bros. I think I just fell in love!! (my sis collects the JB Friendly Village - we buy her new pieces for Christmas). Hugs to you and Annie! -Tammy

Donna said...

I remember being on Annie "watch"! I will never forget when she was born and seeing the first pics you posted :) She has brought so many smiles to my face when I have been "down". I also remember when she choked on the carrot and was sick several months ago. I prayed and prayed for her. Thank you for sharing your lives with us!

Ann On and On... said...

Happy Birthday my dear Annie. We are all so blessed to have you in this world. Your stories continue to make me smile.
In honor of your birthday I went for a beautiful ride in the mountains...it was amazing and the horse I rode put me at ease with her gentle ways.
Thanks for the great giveaway!

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