Last night I shot my first bear. I was hunting by myself which is a little scary for me, I would rather hunt with Lucas, but I did it. Someone had to watch the girls. I packed it out myself and rode the ATV back down the mountain to home. I felt like Annie Oakley, with a modern twist! She just a little gal, but I happy with her. We're going to give the pelt to the girlies to play with.
We surprised our parents on June 12th, with a 34th Anniversary Party in California! Their real anniversary date is August 7th. And what a surprise it was! Jess flew in from Virginia, Lucas, me and the girls came from Idaho, Mom's brother and sister-in-law came in from Idaho (that was a surprise for us as well!), as well as many relatives and friends from all around the area. What a special time we all had! Holly did all of the leg work for it, and she did an amazing job. There was a slide show from dad & mom's engagement through the years until now with mom and dad's 8 (soon to be 9) grand babies! Our (small) fam
Sisters (it had been over a year since we'd all been together)
The Reiter family that was there
the wonderful food spread, two tables just like this
Fruit kabobs, shrimp, sandwich rolls, meats and cheeses, rolls, veggies & cheesecake with strawberry or huckleberry puree
we sang our parents wedding song, 'Wedding Song' (There is Love)
second cousins having a blast together
Yellow and Green my parents wedding colors
My parents didn't have a honeymoon, so as a gift from everyone, we're sending them on a 10 day Alaskan cruise in September!
This past weekend we had Pat and Gabe up and that's always a scary proposition, something always happens. Well this time was no different. Lucas got crazy with the razor. Oh well, at least it grows back!
We then cut it all off. Which is much better then this!
GG (great-grandma) & Eddy (her dog) came for a visit. We had a great time with her and the girls just loved her. It was Pat's first time meeting the girls, so that was special. As you can tell Cora was not happy about the picture time.