Thursday, December 25, 2014

A very Merry Christmas to all!

Today started early with lots of excitement! We started with stockings and one gift, and then Grandma joined us for the rest of the gift opening!
We did capture a few pictures before the madness began!

 Our little Elsa with her Elsa doll!
 Then we had to try out the new sleds!

What a wonderful day; we were all entirely too spoiled! :) The only thing we missed was the rest of our family who could not be here with us!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Party and Programs

We actually went and got a real tree this year! We didn't venture into the forest because we got a bunch of snow, but it was still a fun adventure! :)
 The St. Thomas Christmas program was a hit, as usual! Here is Kimber during the counting song!
 Kimber and Grandma!
 Dane's excellent Christmas Program

The kids visiting with Santa!

When I asked Dane if he wanted to make a handprint wreath, he got very excited and made a beautiful handprint reef! :)

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Another great weekend

Two weeks ago I was able to get an extra day off and Clint and I headed up North for an outstanding day in the Mountains. I had a special permit for a buck up there, but you have to wait until late in the season when the deer come out of the wilderness. However, we got up there, hiked back into the Mountains and saw no deer...  it was crazy! We did get into some elk and almost connected, but they were a little too far and then as we crept closer some shifting wind ruined it for us! However, we had an amazing time and then I was able to use my permit to harvest a doe with the kids and Clint along. It was a perfect, low stress hunt with a successful harvest at the end... doesn't get much better than that!
 Then the next day, Mom and I took the kids to a dinosaur event. They had an incredible time! They got to dig for bones...
 and ride lots of dinosaurs!

It was a lot of fun!