Saturday, September 24, 2011

4 and Counting

Lucas and I shot 4 bears between us this year! I love hunting bears. It's really amazing watching a bear come into the bait sniffing around and eating. Last night I rode up on the ATV and was in the tree stand for 2 1/2 hours and then here came this black boar. He sniffed around for a while then he laid down right in-front of the barrel and started shoveling in the food. One shot, one kill. I try pulling him out by myself, but couldn't do it, so I rode home and got Lucas and the girls and then it became a family affair. The girls love petting the soft bear hides.

5'3" about 185 lbs

On to moose hunting!

Thursday, September 22, 2011


I'm so happy that fall is here. It is one of my favorite seasons. Love the colors and the actives that we get to do, and just the cooling down of the weather.

So yesterday we went out and baited the bear bait and then went grouse hunting. We both shot a limit (4 each) and a grouse slam together (one of each kind, rough, blue and spruce). It was a great way to start the fall off. Next week moose hunting!!! I'll keep you posted how it goes.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Cora's Party

Before the Party


Look how they're both holding their hands!

cake (note to self don't try holding any kind of form with cream frosting)

This is the most children we've had for a birthday. It was so much fun. A couple of the boys were from our "neighborhood" and a couple from church. (I think we need some girls!)

gift opening

very good friend Amber and Karis (who I think is adorable).

So many "helpers"

Cora's big girl "bike"

Look at that smile!

notice Audrey?

We are so blessed with Cora in our lives. We thank God daily for her, and her sweet prayers, her humor, love, soft heart (though stubborn) and smiles. We look forward to many, many more years watching her grow.

Happy Birthday my sweet Cora!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

The "BIG" 2

Cora is our big 2 year old!

Cora turned 2 on the first, and we had a pizza picnic on a lake by our house. I can't believe she's two. What a little independent go getter.

pizza face

our beautiful silly girls

Happy birthday, Cora!

We love you so much and look forward to watching you grow into a little lady who loves Jesus and follows Him.

Birthday party pictures to come.