Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Christmas Part Two: Shootem' up

Christmas in Kooskia Idaho just wouldn't be Christmas if there wasn't some gun shootin'. There are always plenty of big powerful guns, lots of ammo and plenty of targets ( beer cans and clay pigeons) around.
I look so tough, it scares me to look at this photo...

This year I was able to shoot a, I think think they call them 'assault rifles'. It was an automatic gun. You know those ones in movies where is goes 'boom boom boom boom boom' (I am not good at sound effects) But it shoots fast! Here is a video of me. It is a little scary. The funny kind of scary.
*Notice my nice shootin' shoes and socks.
tomorrow: Christmas part three: Christmas day+ Moustachmas!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas Part One: Playing in the snow

There was not much snow to be had, but we took full advantage of what was there. Sydney couldn't wait to get out and play in the snow. She had a great time sledding with Nate and 'Yahooooo-ing' all the way down. She even got brave and went down all by herself.
Stella was a little unsure of the snow. She tried to eat it, walk in it, sit in it and sled in it. All of which she wasn't to sure of.
We all loved the bright warm sun in the sky, the beautiful landscape ( Sydney commented, " Isn't it beautiful mommy!), and the time with family.
Stay tuned for Christmas Part Two: Shootem' up.......

Thursday, December 03, 2009


Nate and I
Noahs Ark

Christmas tree with presents and a rug
Sydney's art work has really taken off. SHe does art for hours a day. She loves drawing, gluing, painting, sticking, taping, you name it. She has so much confidence in her skills. She will try anything and is always proud of the outcome. I love to see what she creates. Our walls are filled with her work. Well, her work and her daddys.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

After dinner, Sydney said that she was going to clean up all our plates and wash the dishes. My sweet 4 year old proceeded to take all of our dishes, put leftover food in the garbage and washed our plates. When she was done she said, " You do all the hard work mom. Now I can help you."

I cried. How blessed I am to have such a caring, articulate, sweet 4 years old girl. Thank you God for my dear family.