Tuesday, December 18, 2012

32 weeks

Isn't this just the most amazing picture? I just love it. It was taken today.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Monday, December 3, 2012

Thanksgiving Trip

Just a few pictures of our Thanksgiving trip to Tri-Cities visiting Lucas' family.
Cora and her new cousin Micah. She had so much fun loving on Micah. She's my baby lover.

All the cousins playing outside.
The brothers annual duck hunt. All green heads.

Getting ready for our thanksgiving feast!

After the turkey feast!

 Reading the newspaper with daddy.

The family of cheese! 

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Another First

Lucas went out on the Marine Corp birthday, November 10th and shot a first for himself. Snow Geese! He shot a limit which is 10,  two of them had bands to tell him where they came from and 2 Canadian Geese and a Mallard. He also had some marten and all before 7:45 am.  Bandit was so tired after that. He worked really hard. What a day!

the two banded

Sunday, November 11, 2012

The Ultimate Sacrifice

I wanted to wish all of our military veteran's a Happy Veteran's Day.
Thank you for your service and all those who made the ultimate sacrifice! Thank you also to the families that stand behind and supported their military member.
Capt. Daniel Klier USMC, we're praying for you as you serve in Afghanistan and miss and love you. Semper Fi!!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Snow Babies

Rolling in the snow
Snow angels
 The joy of eating snow

Just plain having fun!

First real snow day to play in and the girls are so enjoying it. 3 1/2 inches and counting!

Our Marten Model

It was our biggest marten in take thus far in our two years of trapping. 10 in one day!!!
Today the snow is coming down. I'm so thankful for the snow. I love it and it's lovely to watch with the wood stove going and the smell of caramel corn baking!! Fall, beautiful Fall. 

Friday, November 2, 2012

First Trapping Success

The first of our marten trapping. A family outing today, checking the trap line. Good times in the Swanson family.

Audrey really had a hard time letting go of the marten. She wanted a new "stuffed" animal.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Backyard "hunt"

This morning we had just gotten up when I went out to fix breakfast I noticed a white tail deer out in the horse corral. So I grabbed the 30-06 and rubber boots and headed outside. With the way this pregnancy has been going I knew that I wouldn't be doing any major hunting. So I was 12 feet from the backdoor, and waited for the doe to come out from behind a burn pile. She came out about 80 yards from me in the brush and I took the shot. When I got to the spot that I thought she was I didn't see any blood or anything. I was kind-of bummed. I really thought I had taken a good shot. But then Lucas and the girls got up to the spot where I was and Lucas looked over and was like, "Honey, there's a dead deer right there!" WOW! What a way to wake up in the morning. I didn't think as I crawled out of bed that I would start my day off, not with a cup of coffee, but with shooting a doe! She's the biggest doe I've shot yet. I'm really just building myself up for finally shooting a buck!!

The beauty of Powell in fall.
The beauty of the prairie!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Let it snow, Let it snow

And still Snowing!!

Monday, October 15, 2012

A Plethora of Blessings

Lucas' bull elk for the year. It's a 300 class, which we aren't antler snobs, but this was the first bull in the cross hairs, after hunting hard for three days with his brother.
We are so blessed to have a freezer full of wonderful meat.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Beautiful Fall

This has been what our sky has looked like since August! Sometimes a little better when the wind picks up, but other times it looks like dense fog...

...but this is what our day looked like on Wednesday!
Beautiful fall in Powell.

Our first real fire of the season. It's been 20 - 23 degrees every morning this week.

Fall decorations, some of my favorites

 My beautiful girls.

deep thinker

stuck in tight spots