Friday, December 31, 2010



P.S. more Christmas pictures to come, visiting family right now.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas Pt. 2 ~ A first for Everything

This year was the first time Lucas or I had ever gone out and checked beaver traps! We took the snowmobiles and found that we had two beavers out of our three traps! They're funny little guys. They were about 50lbs each! Good catch!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas Part 1 - Christmas dinner.

Elk backstrap with Bourbon and Port wine sauce

Scalloped potatoes and Green bean cassarole with bacon & sharp cheddar cheese.

my new Fiesta ware gravy boat (new from my sister, for Lucas and my anniversary).
Then with this meal our dessert was White chocolate cheesecake with blackberry sauce (the blackberries we picked this summer as a family).

We hope and pray everyone had a wonderful Christmas with family and friends celebrating our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ's birth.
I wanted to post this for my mother-in-law.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Computer and Fur!

This is how I found Cora this afternoon! She loves the computer, though she's not suppose to be on it.

Our girls love this red fox fur. They carry it all over the house and cuddle with it.

cozy coat


the winter hat

my favorite!!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010




Can you see the theme in the pictures? The only real good pictures I can get of her is when she's in a highchair. She doesn't stand still long enough!
Our little Cora is such a bundle of joy! She loves to play and dance and read books and loves her sister, Audy. She's talking way before Audrey did (I think it's because big sister talks all the time and she's trying to keep up). She loves dogs and loves our Ban (Bandit), except when he licks her in the face (not a big fan of face licking). Sunday I was so happy she actually said, momma. My heart melted.
We love our Cora.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Playing in the Snow

Well, you can't play in the snow without eating some.
making a snowball

throwing the snowball at mommy

teaching Audrey how to make a snow angel!

Audrey making a snow angel...

... finished product!
She then proceeded to make a heavenly host of snow angels.

Warming up by the fire, with a cup of warm (hot) chocolate.
All in a days work.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Fun times with Audrey

the cuddle bug (sometimes)

the dancer

kitchen help

camera dodger
I wanted to share some fun pictures of Audrey.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

A Thought on Christmas

Our family has been going through the CREC Advent devotions and I wanted to share a thought by Doug Wilson on Christmas.

This is in the application aspect of the devotion.
"Prepare the members of your family to think of Advent and Christmas in very material terms. This is not a season that celebrates vague spiritualities, but rather the season that celebrates God taking on flesh. The instinct to give gifts, to eat chocolate, to cut down a tree in the woods to bring home, is therefore all very healthy and in line with the holiday. Matter enables us to give, and not just to grab."

If anyone would like to add these devotions to your Advent celebrations and preparations you can find them at: , we have found them insightful and such a blessing.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Getting Ready for Christmas

Our biggest tree yet! I picked this tree out while we were bear hunting in the spring! So I really couldn't wait to cut it down. We can't use our front door at all (though we never do anyway).

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Advent calender
While Lucas is gone I love to work on little projects at night while the girls are asleep and here are a few that I finished.

Red stocking for Cora

Tree skirt

Saturday, November 27, 2010


With all that Lizzie has been through losing her hair and all her treatments and pain, I wanted to do something for her and other children that are in the same boat as her. I was also inspired by a friend of mine who did this as well. I'm donating my hair to Locks of Love.
Thus the journey has begun...

the finish line!
I'm so happy with how it turned out and I love the fact that I'm able to fix my hair from start to finish in 10 minutes!! Yeah!!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010

I just wanted to say Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends and family! I hope you all have a wonderful thanksgiving. God has truly blessed us!

Monday, November 22, 2010


I wanted everyone to know that today is Lizzie's last treatment for leukemia! We are so thankful to God that He has brought her through this and we continue to pray that God will keep her strong and healthy.

Praise God with us!!

Friday, November 19, 2010

The Beauty of Powell

Yesterday we had a lot of snow that fell and I wanted to share the beauty of it all. The girls and I went outside and played in the snow before naps and the girls had so much fun. Cora loved being pulled around in the sled. She also would fall on her back and just lay in the snow with the snow flakes falling on her face and she would try to catch them with her tongue. It was so cute. I'm sorry, I don't have any picture to post. All I had was our 35 mm. camera. Audrey loves the snow this year. She's discovered how much fun it is to throw snow at Bandit and sissy and me. When she would throw it at sissy's face she would be giggling and sissy would laugh right along with her. What a spot Cora is! It was so adorable. I'm just so thankful to be living here.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Fun Pictures of the Girls

Need to explain?

Helping daddy duck hunt. Audrey enjoyed carrying the ducks up to the truck after Lucas shot them. You should have seen her trying to carry the goose. I think it weighed more then her. But she gave it her best. Sorry I didn't get a picture of it.

I just love these overall on Cora. They just fit her personality.