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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Girls with Guns

Nae came over with her boys and she brought her guns. That's what us girls do when our husbands are working. We break out the guns and the ammo, and whatever good enough target we can conjour up. This time, it was tin cans and plastic bottles.

This day was extra special. I got to teach River how to shoot. I never thought I'd be the one to teach her and it was pretty cool. I thought she'd be scared. I asked her if she would like to learn and she wanted to. So we went over the gun first (yes, and all the safety steps to be taken) and I explained everything to her. The gun is a rifle.

Bolt action....

and here's the safety:

Now aim, and shoot!

And then did it 3 more times! That's my girl.

One thing I learned this day...when I shoot a rifle, it's addicting; but when I shoot a shotgun, all I can think about is "only a few more shots and then I can rest," and then go home with a bruise on my shoulder. What have I been doing shooting a shotgun this whole time? I need a rifle.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

3 months along...

and only 6 to go. I've been sick for the last 3 months so I have not been very motivated to do any baby stuff yet...any shopping, putting the crib together, taking names seriously, you know, all the stuff you do before you have a baby. I hope that starts kicking in soon. I think it will once I find out what I'm having. Well, my husband just mentioned food so I'm going to eat some more...seeeee yaaaaaa.

Monday, March 2, 2009

getting there....

Well, just yesterday I told my mother-in-law that I had not vomitted in over a week! And then, late last night and this morning, I let loose, again. But this time, there was no nausea, it just came. Now that, I can handle. I'm still taking my miracle medicine, Zofran and it works.

On a lighter note, I haven't posted on anything else for awhile, but I finally got some pictures downloaded of our much needed family time last month. It was a beautiful day and at the beginning of my nausea and vomiting so I had still been having a few good days here and there.


Finding shells and rocks at the river is a really big deal.

That's Isaiah, a freind's son...don't ask me what he's doing. Never ask a 9 yr. old boy what they are doing when they're at the river. You just might not want to know. And, Jason has an itch to scratch.

Sasha loves the water, she's a great swimmer with no fear. Loki, on the other hand, will barely get his feet wet. But he's only 1 and hasn't been on a family lake trip yet. This was his first trip to the river and it was pretty cold. I have a feeling he'll warm up to the idea when he's the only one left on dry land this summer.

We love hiking through the woods, we do this very often. You never know what you'll find. Kylie, however didn't wear jeans (hiking the woods wasn't in the plans that day...) and she toughed it out. She only had half as much blood running down her shins as she used to get. She's getting good at this.

This is the scary Black Locust tree, or "thorny locust", or Crown of Thorns tree. If my sources tell me right, this is the tree they actually made the "crown of thorns" that was placed upon Jesus' head when he was crucified. If you have ever seen one up close and personal it makes you cringe. If only my photography skills were better to capture it's intensity.

Oh, so beautiful...nothing like a seeing a group of rubs like these. Those of you who know me well know how much I love, love, love, rubs. I've said before on a different post in my Hunting Journal that I wish I could take them home and put them on my wall. Somethin' 'bout it....

Hopefully, next weekend I'm going shed antler hunting. Maybe I'll have some more cool pics.