Thursday, May 12, 2011

Lions & Tigers & Bears, OH MY

Last night Lucas and I had a "bait date". It was the second time we had gone out bear hunting and... it turned out great! We sat on the bait for about two and a half hours and then this beauty came in. A chocolate red boar! What a beautiful bear. I put one shot in him and he was done. What an adrenaline rush it is to hunt bears. We were sitting in a tree stand and just watching him and it was so cool. My husband has got me hooked on hunting. I had so much fun! Lucas said it was a great birthday gift (his birthday is today).

I'm looking forward to the fall when I can hunt them again!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Last Post of the Trip Back East

This will be my last post on our trip. I realized the I hadn't posted these pictures, so here I go.

These were taken in D.C. across the street from the National Cathedral and I just though everything looked so beautiful.

In front of the National Cathedral

If you look closely you will see in the middle of the picture is the VP's home. Just below and to the right of the Washington Monument.

After the Cathedral we went to Arlington Cemetery.

It was awe inspiring, when you look out over all the graves and think about the cost of freedom and all those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. Knowing this is just one cemetery and there are many men and women who are laid to rest across the country and world.
We got to the tomb of the Unknown Solder just in time for the changing of the guard. It was really amazing!

If you look out from this point you can see the Pentagon in the background.

Our last trip to the Marine Corps Museum.

This wall pays tribute to all the men who lost their lives on Iwo Jima. Each pin represents a man who die in the battle.

Jess and I couldn't look at it without crying.

Giving you a small glimpse of a base in Vietnam (it was even hot and humid).

Our last night with the kiddos.

We had so much fun with all of you. Thank you for taking time out of your busy lives to show us around. We miss you all so much and look forward to when we will spend time with you again.

I hope everyone enjoyed a little glimpse into our trip, I'm sorry that I had so many post on it, but I just couldn't limit it to one post.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Daddy's Marines

The girls have so much fun playing with daddy's Marine Corps covers. Here's a few pictures of all of us having a great evening dress-up.

Daddy's Little Marines! Aren't they so cute?

His crazy girls