Wednesday, August 26, 2009


I think it is about time I did an update on my lovely twin daughters, Leigh and Anne. The picture on the left was taken at Keeneland and is one of my favorites. Don't you think they look alike? That's Leigh Harper on the left and Anne Parker on the right. They light up my life!

The girls live a very busy life with boyfriends, jobs, rodeo, and taking care of their farm but they always find time to call "Mom" every day. Leigh calls each morning on her way to work and Anne calls on the way home in the afternoon. We recently made our annual trip to Amish country
and I will be making a trip to their place for an overnight visit in the next couple of weeks.

Anne has a new man in her life. She is in the process of training him and took him to his first rodeo last night. That's Anne with her new man, Roanie on the right. She also has Drifter that she has trained. He is up for sale at this time and a beautiful horse. Anne is riding Drifter in the ring in the picture on the left.

Leigh has been doing great and came in second overall last night at the rodeo and won the second division placing in the money! That is Leigh with her barrel racing horse, Dually, in the picture on the left.

The farm seems to be growing. They now have four horses, two dogs and a cat. Dodgie is Anne's dog and Spur Dog belongs to Leigh.
Greeley, the cat, stays at the barn and keeps all the mice out of the horse feed. Greeley, is named for the hat company in Colorado that makes custom hats for cowboys and cowgirls.
The girls each had a hat made on a recent trip out west to visit a friend.

Below are some videos taken at last night's event. This was Roanie's first time at the barrel race and he did great. Leigh and Dually beat their best time last night.

I hope I got these videos uploaded correctly.

I am so proud of my girls and all they have accomplished in their lives and love them so much.

I feel so blessed to have such a wonderful family.


clairz said...

Judy, you are indeed blessed. What beautiful girls and they really are accomplishing a lot with their farm and everything they have undertaken. I have no knowledge of barrel racing, but the videos looked great to me! Thank you for sharing a bit of your family with us.

bobbie said...

You certainly have a right to be very proud of your beautiful family. I enjoyed the videos very much.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Knock, knock. Hollywood's knocking!
Leigh and Anne are stunning young women!
Thanks for sharing.

Sylvia K said...

You do indeed have beautiful daughters plus your son and grandson! So much to be proud of and to enjoy! I felt that way earlier this month when I got to enjoy three of my kids for a whole week and we did have such a grand time. Thanks for sharing all the love and beauty of your family with us, Judy!

Have a great day!

Margie's Musings said...

They are really beautiful, Judy! Thanks for the pictures.

Anne and Leigh said...

Mom you made me cry! We could never accomplish what we have, without such a wonderful mother! You inspire us daily! I love you so much! xoxoxox


Leigh said...


You are the best Mom in the entire world. There is no way that Anne and I would be where we are today if it wasn't for you. You have always been there for us and not only are you my Mom but my bestfriend. I love our morning chats! I cherish every time we talk and spend time together. Thank you for being such an incredible mother.

I love you sooooooooo much!!



Judy, you are well blessed. Your children are a credit to you. I enjoyed the video also the interesting blog and photo's.
Take care.


Margaret Cloud said...

Judy, you have every right being proud of the girls. They sure do look alike and are very pretty. Thanks for sharing the videos, I enjoyed them very much. I like horses but they scare me because they are so big. Thanks for stopping by, have a great week.

Charles Lister said...

Great post Mom!

Judy AKA Sunny said...

You have a beauteeeful family! The girls look like twins!

And horses! I love horses and hope to be back into the country ( vacation) as soon as I can.

Yes, you are blessed. :)

Judy AKA Sunny said...

Woweee ! That was awesome watching the videos! I even got to hear the horse galloping!! It's like I was right there! Thanks. :)

Grannyann said...

Your girls are beautiful and I am so glad to see you have good relations with them. I have another blogger who is struggling to become closer to her daughters. I am lucky also in that my daughter and I are like best friends.

The Retired One said...

They are beautiful!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh Judy, They are both so beautiful. It's amazing to see two young women leading lives like they are. Farming is not easy work--but neither of them seem to be the type who would run away from hard work.

You are the lucky one --to have such beautiful daughters who love you very much. You obviously are a fabulous mother!!!!!

Thanks for sharing your daughters with us.

grammyof13 said...

Judy, Be proud of those girls - I would be!!! They are not only beautiful, but talented. I wonder though, how they got interested in horses and rodeos?
Beautiful family - love that TW

anewwayoflife08 said...

what a wonderful family

anewwayoflife08 said...

what a wonderful family

Beth said...

Hi, Judy. Your daughters are beautiful! And, yes, they really do look so much alike. You are truly blessed to have such fine girls---they are a testament to you as a mother. You are fortunate to have such a close and warm relationship with them. And they are blessed to have you as a mother. What a wonderful family you have.

P.S. Their horses are also beautiful.

Balisha said...

Judy...Your girls are beauties. How lucky you are to have such a special relationship. Balisha

Jeannie said...

You have very lovely daughters, Judy! :D TN said...

What a blessing you have there in those two girls. I can tell they love you as much as you love them. You have a right to be proud!

Balisha said...

Thankyou so much for your friendship. You have left such wonderful comments on my are really special to me. I'm going to have such nice thoughts when they put me to sleep. Balisha ((hugs))

Amber Star said...

Your daughters are very beautiful and are a testament to the way you have raised them. They are lovely inside and out. Did I see a very short post from your son up a ways? :)

You did get the video uploaded properly and it brought back a lot of memories of playdays, and saddles, and bridles, blankets, feed, hay, and vets.

I got a video camera for my birthday from my husband. Now I need to learn how to use it.

June Saville said...

And so should you be proud Judy! The videos were great fun, for me, and I can imagine it would have been a really fun day.
Those daughters of yours even wear the same sunnies!

JunieRose2005 said...


Very lovely girls! They seem to have wonderful lives going!


pamwax said...

Your daughters are beautiful. I really liked the pictures and video. I do have a soft spot for horses.

Lilly said...

Judy, your girls are gorgeous jut like their Mom. And so talented! I agree Hollywood should be calling. You do have a beautiful family.

One Woman's Journey said...

Judy, they are beautiful!!!! You have such a blessing.