Sunday, November 27, 2011


We are home.

It was a very long drive home as there was an accident on the express way and I had to take back roads around and then get back to the xway.

I miss my parents.
My kids miss my parents.
I was actually thinking about moving south.
I dont know if I would be able to do that.
Or if I truly want to.
Ok, well I do...but, how would I handle being that far away from my parents?
How would I feel taking my kids away from their grandparents?

It is true that I am unemployed.
I have not been able to find a job for the past year.
There are jobs in other states.

Oh what fun it is to be an adult.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Family Traditions

In our family, we have many traditions.

One tradition that my dad and I have since I was a teen was to spend the week of Thanksgiving together.

In our state, Thanksgiving happens to be the 2nd week of firearm deer season.

So, since my dad and I have both been life long hunters,
we enjoy our week or as many days as we can hunting together.

Unfortunately, since I got hurt, I have not been able to go hunting.
It has taken me a lot of physical therapy and working out to get to where I am now.
Finally I felt ok enough to try to hunt and my dad had a place where we could just go at night or at in the morning.

We got to the stand about 3:30.
My deer walked in about 5:20.
I was very nervous until I shouldered the gun, then all of my practice came back.
I took a breath in, let some out, and squeezed.
Perfect shot.
Except... we thought the deer that had walked in was a doe.
Turns out, it was a button buck.
in other words, I will have Veal in my freezer all winter!

Me and my Dad!

Friday, November 25, 2011


I have not yet transferred my Thanksgiving pictures.

Here are the kids at their school parties!

K at his K5 Thanksgiving Feast.
He is in the "Indian" class.

F at the K5 Thanksgiving Day feast!
He is in the "Pilgrim" Class.

Here is E.
Also a Pilgrim.
Showing off his Turkey art!

Hope everyone had a great holiday!

Thursday, November 24, 2011



Thankful for:
my family
my health
my home
things that make my life easier

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Wednesday Fun!

Woke up early.


Puppy got a hair cut!

Homemade sugar cookies!

Playing at the Park!

BBQ Chicken Wings!

Frosting and Decorating Cookies!

Movie Time!