Thursday, September 27, 2012

It's a...

Well with our track record, it's a girl!
Lucas just knew he was going to be a father of all girls!

20 weeks, half way there! Praise God, it's been a very hard pregnancy!

Monday, September 24, 2012

My Sixth!

Over the past three years of bear hunting I took my sixth bear this evening! It's a two year old sow about 125 - 140 lbs. which is an average black bear for Idaho. It was a great hunt and I'm looking forward to deer season now!

Look at those claws!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Last Post on Cali Trip

While we were in California, Jess threw a baby shower for Holly. I didn't get very many good shots because my batteries were dying. But you'll get a little taste of the party. Which Jess did such a wonderful job, while trying to pack up her house and get ready to move to San Diego!

Of course we had to take a ride on Papa's Harley. 

Cora's first ride on a Harley and she loved it (I think she takes after her mommy and papa). 

We were able to get a picture of the whole Reiter/Klier/Dowdey/Swanson, which was the first time since Holly and Ryan's wedding! Wow, that was a while ago and a few short on grand babies! 

 It was such a blessed time being with the whole family. It doesn't happen very often with it family and our crazy lives, but it was wonderful!
Love you all.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

It's a Wonderful Life

 The girls holding Daddy's grouse catch of the day.
A sick bat in our garage, it was pretty amazing being able to really see all the detail of the bat. I'm sorry I didn't get a real close up of it.

Lucas' bear he shot last weekend.

Last night we got a call that the Forest Service found this Interior West Northern Pygmy-Owl.
This morning we went out with the girls to look at it and it had already died. It is so amazing how little they are, this is a full grown Pygmy-Owl and it doesn't even fill Lucas' hand.

I am just so blessed living here and being able to see all these wonderful creatures God has made.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

The San Francisco Zoo- Cali trip Pt.2

I know that it has taken me so long to post the rest of our trip to California, but here goes. We had so much fun taking the kiddos (ours and Jess') to the zoo. It was a bummer that Holly wasn't able to come with her boys as well as my parents. Though we all had a blast and all the kids just loved it. Warning: Picture overload!

Jess and Lucas were giving me such a hard time for taking all the flower pictures, but they were so beautiful I couldn't resist. I only post a few!