Welcome to my page...
wanted to have some place where people could find out what
all is going on at Double L Acres. I get calls from all my
friends and they are always asking, "What is going on?" or
"What is new?"
As we've grow, I have met so many wonderful people who have
inspired me or helped me on this long journey of life!
These people have etched a special place in my heart and
life and I want to share some of these things with you!
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Summer is upon us and our weather has been
beautiful~! The best happening this month
was the World Pinto Show in Tulsa, OK~!
Our yearling AQHA Smokey Cream stallion got
a RESERVE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP~! Our
trainer, Jamie Lanoue, of Texas did an
amazing job fitting on him and showing him~!
Frozen is home now being a horse and playing
with his best friend, Fearsomely~!
Xena had a litter of 5 Siberian Husky
puppies on the 4th~! All are sold to
great homes! I just love puppies.
Babies are my downfall....their sweet baby
breath~! Tila gave birth to 5 baby
girls~! I'm keeping the small one!
I have to find a good name for her!
on Zuri to come into heat for our first
litter of Pomsky puppies~!! She is not
working with me on this, LOL!
Here are some pictures I took of Hez
Commanding, "Seger." We've had so much
rain that stall pictures is all I can
manage. He is 3 months old and what a
powerhouse he is~! Pictures below were
taken in June. hen he is outside,
he looks black, he is so dark.
August: Seger is going to his new home
in Monteverde, Costa Rica~! He will be
a show stallion, then a breeding stallion
when he is old enough. Arnoldo will
give him a great home~! He leaves the
end of August. I took some new
pictures of him for Arnoldo the first of
August. All I can say is wow!!!
Seger is 5 months old in the pictures below.
So much has happened this month. I
would think breeding would have slowed down,
but the girls at Fed Ex and me, have become
good friends, LOL!!! The boys don't
seem to mind! Mark and I picked up
Telachrome in Topeka, KS this month.
All I can say is....wow!!!!!!! He is
everything I dreamed he would be. For
only being 10 months old, he is huge~!
As I step back and look at him, I am in awe.
So excited to see how he does in the show
pen next year and the breeding shed in 2
years~! You can see more pictures of
him on his page!
His sire is World Champion Producer,
Telasecret and his dam is by AQHA World
Champion and World Champion Producer, Mr
Elusive. He should be a big boy, as
Telasecret is 16-2H and his dam, Shez An
Elusive Kid is 16H. TC is a bay
Sheza Phancy One, (Luna) left for her new
show home. Her new owners, Carri
Wilborn and Christian Hansen have a winner
with this girl~! I'm so excited to see
her become a great show mare~!!!!
oldest son, Josh and his fiancé, Amanda,
came to town for a long weekend visit.
They live in Chattanooga, TN. Josh's
birthday is in May, so we celebrated it
while he was in town~! Below is a
picture of them both eating Josh's favorite,
cherry pie, vanilla ice cream and beer,
Here are some pictures I took of the
babies for their registration papers, my how
they are growing~!
Sheza Phancy One
I just love April,
not only is it my birthday month, but the trees
and flowers just seem to come alive~! The
picture of the cherry tree on this page is
planted in our side yard.
The babies are
growing so much~! I have 8 of our mares
pregnant for next year~! SSF Thisgirlscool,
Sheza Packin, Kissme Im Yella, and Professional
Covrgirl are all in foal to Hez N Commnad.
Phancy Phace, Detail By Rockafella, and
Exceptional Detail are in foal to DC Legacy. An
Alluring Package is in foal to Jamaican Hottie~!
Every year I am so excited for the next foal
crop. It's somewhat like planting bulbs
and waiting for the flower to come up in the
Mark took me out to my favorite
place for dinner for my birthday, The Bizou.
We were just sitting at our table talking and I
turn my head and there is my mom. At
first, it just didn't register (Mom lives in
Florida and I had talked to her earlier in the
day and she said she was running to the store).
I just wasn't expecting it. I did another
look and it was just awesome~!! I can't
believe she came all the way up to Illinois to
surprise me for my birthday. Yes, birthday
wishes do come true~!!
We also celebrated
our daughter, Erin's birthday. Her
birthday is a week after mine~! Since my
mom was here, it was perfect timing. Matt had a
show that weekend, so he and Charlie came down
(Rachael couldn't come :( ) Our dear
friends, Eddie and Flo, my dad and his friend,
Donna, Erin and Jake, Jim, Melissa and John
(Erin's uncle, aunt and cousin), Matt and of
course, Charlie, our grandson~!
Mark and my mom
My mom, Eddie and
Flo(our friends), Donna, my dad and Mark
Matt, Charlie and
Mom, Eddie, Flo,
Donna, Dad, and Jim
Birthday Girl, Erin!
"Ruger" is growing like a weed. He is so
people loving~! Mia is being a good mommy,
as she always is. I like it when the mare
is protective, but still lets you in to play
with her baby. I think Mia's thought on
this is if we are playing with him, he is
leaving her alone, LOL!!
Ruger is the type of boy that will follow you
out of his stall and not think twice about
leaving his mama~!
"Luna" is just
breathtaking~! I love how modern she
looks~! She is going to be one awesome
show mare~! She will always greet you at
the stall door, with a friendly whinny~!
Our final foal was born the end of March,
and what a foal he is~!! Detail By
Rockafella, "Pebbles" hit it out of the ballpark
again~! "Seger" is a very handsome AQHA
Chestnut colt. All three of our babies are
5 panel negative, so we are heading in the right
direction with our breeding program.
Seger has the most
gorgeous head, long neck, short backed, great
hocks and as sweet as the day is long. It
has ben so exciting to see these three unfold to
such beautiful babies~!
Matt has been
playing at Sliders at least once a month.
It is wonderful to see he, Rachel and Charlie
Here is a You Tube
video I took of Matt playing "Rocky Mountain
High." Notice all his pedals he uses.
He has an array of loop pedals that allow him to
manipulate different chord variations in one
song: verse, chorus, bridge, etc. He uses
a rhythm guitar, lead guitar, bass guitar,
guitar synthesizer, beat-box and miscellaneous
auxiliary percussion instruments. The
audience keeps entertained and interactive with
how a song is created, layer by layer.
Once the build-up process is complete, the
audience enjoys the result of the
All of Matt's sounds are organic and nothing is
re-recorded. He is a joy to listen to~!!!
An Alluring Package,
"Mia," gave birth to a gorgeous AQHA/APHA Bay
Colt~! My daughter, Erin, named him Ruger.
He is just gorgeous~! Looking forward to
watching him unfold~! His sire is DC
Legacy, and I am so thrilled with the quality
and consistency of DC foals. This is my
favorite time of the year, the starting of
Breeding season has started in full swing!
Three stallions are keeping me hoping, but they
are all such good boys~! I am in heaven
with my insulated barn and new T5 lights.
Everything is so bright, I love it~! Not
much is happening in February, except cold
sweet maiden mare, Phancy Phace, gave birth this
month to an AQHA/APHA overo filly. A
gorgeous filly with 2 blue eyes. Phancy is
being such a good mom, she gave birth with no
problem. Again, DC Legacy is the sire and
I can't believe the color this filly has with a
quarter horse dam!I will this cross again
I decided that this was the year to insulate the big barn so when I had to go out to
birth babies, I wasn't freezing my fanny off! Graber
buildings did such a great job~!!! Mia will be the first
to foal, she is due Feb. 3~! She is bred to DC Legacy.
Hoping for another bay like she had the year before last.
Dancing In The Night (Ivy) is down in Texas with Lanoue Show Horses. Jamie
Lanoue sent me a picture of her in her stall and I was so
excited to see her! It's hard to believe she in only a
coming 2 year old! I am so excited to see what she will do
Mark turned the big "Six
0" this year! We had a party with our family~!
Our sweet Charlie was singing Happy Birthday to
Grandpa~! I still think the ole guy still
looks pretty good~!
Have you ever played the Game, "Heads Up?" It is an app
you download on your phone and use with the television.
The person who is it, has to guess what the word is while
everyone is acting it out or giving verbal hints. We had
so much fun. My jaw was so sore from laughing so much!!
I had to collect Jamaican Hottie and DC Legacy, the last Friday of this month.
They are such good boys~! It is a joy to handle them.
Hez N Command gets his turn the first Monday in February.
The breeding season has started~!!
We've had several people come to visit the stallions and I am so pleased with the
overall comments they have on all the horses. It makes you
feel good when someone says that your horses look better in
person~! I thought I took pretty good pictures....LOL~!!