Thursday, October 29, 2009

Lots of Family

Well they all got their deer and we had lots of family time!
We even got to go and have an old west picture done... Candace and Kyle (the only guy in the picture) had already gotten their deer so they got to be in the picture too... or it sort of happened that way! Lol
Gladeen was the tough Annie Oakley type, my daughter was the bottom of the barrel bar maid, I guess I was the floozy that was taking her booze for myself, Christy(the newest to the family)was the besotted bar maid for the only guy in the group and Roxanne was the prissy one in her uptown long dress and hat...Lol It was a lot of fun.
Candace and her deer... the biggest body and most meat out of all of them.

We got to go to Shell Falls a couple of times with different family members. Gladeen (my sister-n-law) took them about 3 times... I ended up being sick the whole time :( but I did make it with them one time. We also tried to go to Yellowstone but the roads were to icy and I am a chicken on bad roads.

Here is my great niece Jaelyn and my grandson watching Baby Einstein. Jaelyn could watch that whole show with out getting up once and she is just 14 months old... not my Boo though.

Jaelyn and Uncle Chuck. I love the way she is looking at him... she was very curious about his oxygen hose.

We had a full rainbow the last day... hard to see in this picture but it was beautiful!

A partial pile of the bedding that needed washed after they all went home... My cat Misty was in heaven!

And JoJo trying to keep me from doing all that wash... she lives to play!
Except for being sick, I had a wonderful two weeks catching up with family!
And now, hopefully, I can get back into my blogging... I miss it and the comments!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Catching up and feeling bad that it has taken me so long!

The Redhead Riter is a wonderful blogger and writer... And this Award was given to me back in August by this wonderful writer... I know I know... I am an awful person but I am trying to make it right. Lol Truly, this just got by me without me knowing it! Thank you Thank you Thank you... I love getting awards! Go check out this wonderful blogger that leaves the sweetest comment love!

*The rules:
"The Humane Award" honors certain bloggers that I feel are kindhearted individuals. They regularly take part in my blog and always leave the sweetest comments. I love love love them!!!!!!

Their blogs are also amazing and are tastefully done. I thank them and look forward to our growing friendships through the blog world.

Link back to the person who gifted you with the award and share the love with other bloggers."

Now that I received the award, I am going to pass it along to 4 other bloggers who are deserving of the Humane Award - they stop by my blog often and leave such nice comments - thanks!! Please go check out their blogs as well.
2. My beautiful daughter Candace at
3. Pam at ... I know you don't do awards but I wanted to give this to you anyways... thanks for all the wonderful comments!

Thankful Thursday #8

Thankful Thursdays are all about taking the time to appreciate all the little things or big things that actually went right during the week and not focus on what went wrong!

This theme is possible because of the inspiration of another blogger, Pam at

1. I am thankful ... that I was able to go to AZ for my nephews wedding. It was a double blessing because I got to visit with lots of family!

2. I am thankful ... that I just about have my house in order for all the company I will be getting starting on Fri. I will be picking up my beautiful niece and her boyfriend and my beautiful great-niece from the airport.Then her Mom and Dad (my brother Ted and sister-n-law Gladeen) will drive in from CA late Sat. afternoon. The next Sat. will bring another brother and his wife (Vern and Roxanne) with their son and his new wife (the wedding I just went too). Most of the work is done and it is almost time to just play and enjoy family!

3. I am thankful ... that my daughter went to the Doctor. I hope the med's make her feel better.

4. I am thankful ... that hunting season is here because it just makes my hubby so happy.

5. And as always, I am so thankful for my grandson Gunnar who makes my life full and tiring... Lol

Monday, October 5, 2009

First Snow of Fall

Here it is on Saturday... sunny, temperatures in the late 60's early 70's, and of course my Boo waving to the camera... Then this morning we woke up to a beautiful white world, you can't see it in the pictures but it is still snowing. Smells so fresh, I love the first snow of the season... makes me want to curl up next to the fire and read a good book (which I haven't had time to do in a long while) with hot cocoa or something hot to drink in hand.
Back yard. There was quite a bit more snow when I woke up but of course I didn't get the picture taken until a few minutes ago.

Looking out from my front door, the mountains look really pretty in the back ground and by the tree the grass is still green. Just pretty!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Secret Revealed

I was so blessed that my sister-n-law (Roxanne) had a voucher for airline tickets that enabled me to go to my nephew, Kyle's, wedding! Roxanne wanted to keep it a secret from my brother and my niece and nephew, hence the secret, and it was fun to surprise them!
This is my brother Vern and his wife with their son in the background.
Here is the whole family at he rehearsal dinner.
Roxanne immediately put me to work helping with the last minute details and the wedding was a great success. Here is a picture of the newlyweds and the new addition to our family. I think my nephew Kyle made a wonderful choice in Christy!This was at the reception.
Here is the new Mr. and Mrs. Peterson

This is Jaelyn (the flower girl and my great niece, 13 months old) and Tristan (ring bearer 18 months old).
I really enjoyed getting to help and then I had some relaxing days that I didn't have to do anything but sit out by their pool. Here are some pictures of their backyard. It was very hot and I enjoyed every minute of it (hot flashes and all)!
The best part of all was getting to spend time with all the family.

The three sister-n-laws!

My brothers and I! We have to claim each other... Lol