Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Duck Hunt

Well there's a reason they have "duck hunt" on Nintendo and not "chucker hunt". This was "the best hunting ever! SO much fun!!!" Now we all know. If we want to go bird hunting pass on the chucker.

Are these pics too graphic? Not so bad as that fox?

This is Justin and his ranger buddy and what they shot together. His buddy's from Wisconsin (totally has the accent too, but currently lives here in the high desert) and a major duck hunter so Justin was excited to go with a "pro". The duck with pretty green head his buddy took home to get stuffed and we got to keep the other 4.

MacKenzie and Grayson loved watching their dad pluck the feathers out of 2. If you want the details you'll have to call Justin and ask him about the dead duck that wouldn't give up the ghost;)

We ate some last night, delicious! I'm not kidding.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Birthday Party!

The birthday girl! She was so excited to invite her friends over to share her big celebration.

As Justin was cleaning up the back yard I thought maybe we should fold up the trampoline...

Pinata, a must have for our kids. Justin does such a great job making sure everyone has a turn (and that no one gets smacked in the face with the bat).

Kennedy's big kid friends.

She loved every minute of her party including the strawberry soda;) This prize is from her kindergarten teacher. So sweet of her to come on her day off!

After everyone left, MacKenzie found some leftover party favors. "They're ALL mine!"

Thanks to all her friends for coming!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Happy early Birthday Kennedy and Justin

She got herself a puppy! WITH spots!
Is it a coincidence that it also happens to be a hunting dog?
German Shorthaired Pointer
Name: Tick

She was up at 6:30AM this morning putting on her boots and sweater to go play with her puppy. So was Justin. Normally... they both sleep until the last minute possible.
Maybe I should've gave in and got her a puppy last year;)
And look at Kennedy's face, it looks kind of like this:

The girl is obsessed with deer and puppies!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

I got a new calling!

The church must be true because after 2 years of service I am no longer the Young Women's President! I am so relieved. I went into this calling thinking, "oh what's the big deal?" The big deal is when you have no advisors, teachers, secretary, camp director... and thus fill in all those positions with one person. Myself. I had counselors who I love, but was never sure where they were on Sunday. Hmm.

I will miss seeing the girls every week, I love the Young Women! I won't miss the anxiety of all the things I wish I could do to make YW better, but just couldn't do it alone.

What's funny about this calling, as a teenager I didn't go to Wednesday nigth activities all the time because I didn't see the importance. As a leader... I feel the SAME WAY! Really? Every week? I could do without that. One of the many reasons to kick me out;) Although when I talked to the girls on Sunday I told them I was released because one too many parents sat the bishop down and complained about me. The girls took a collective sigh and looked around at each other wondering who's mom it was, HA!!!
I was kidding, but they believed me for a minute;)
Such innocence.

Anyway my new calling, and captive audience to corrupt, Primary Chorister! I am SO excited!
Sunday only calling... YES! My favorite.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Snow Day

It snowed last week and it's melted now, but it was so pretty while it lasted.
MacKenzie in her snow gear:

Kennedy was out there for hours!

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

It's my birthday!

And if the stars align correctly this afternoon I'm getting a new piece of furniture!
I found this thing on craigslist. Good price and they say it's solid wood, we'll see.