Friday, September 19, 2008

The Elk, etc!

Matt got his elk today! It was a tough hunt! He only had until next Thursday to find one and he did it today! I knew he would get one and a nice one at that. He's such a good outdoorsman! Anyway go figure, the elk dies at the bottom of a steep canyon. Thankfully there were a few itty bitty trees that stopped him from going any further; which would have made it nearly impossible to get him out. Thanks to the winch on the in laws four wheeler and some man power they managed to hoist the big beast to the top! Blake was able to leave school to come help and then of course Brandon and Roger helped as well. Laurie and I got to watch and wrangle Karissa. Karissa did not like it at all! She actually called it a bug at first! LOL Now the excitement is over and hopefully Roger can get a nice one soon too! Here are some pics from the days adventure and a video or two of them pulling that monster up the canyon!
Lugging it up the hill!
Tired out
The Crew
Matts Prize

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Ok time to update...

I haven't been too good at keeping up on this blog! I guess things just got a little crazy. I'll just try to give you a little run down on what's been going on around here without making it too long!
We moved last month, back to our very first home! Our little trailer, it's a bit cramped right now, but it's not a big deal. We just broke ground on a house and we are going to try to move fast on it so we can have a little bit more space! This is the 3rd house we have built in the past 4 years, but the goal is to build and sell them so we can build our "final" house without having to get a mortgage on it! We are getting close to that goal, thanks to my hard working hubby!
Kylie started 1st grade last month! :-( Wow how time flies with the kids! She seems to be doing well so far and really enjoys her teacher. Tyler didn't get to go to pre-school this year because the school had to cut the program due to lack of funds. He has been getting to hang out with daddy and papa a lot which he really enjoys. Our little Karissa is close to turning 2 already which is crazy. I don't know where the time is going. She is talking a lot now, will copy almost any word you say. I just finally decided its time to break her of the bottle. She only gets one at night, but thats stopped! It's been a rough few nights, but I see the end in sight!
Matt has been busy as usual with all sorts of differnt projects from our port a potties, hauling scrap metal and digging the septic system for the new house. He's been going out a lot to scout for his big elk too. He has a hunt starting next Friday that he's really excited for. Poor guy sprained his ankle the other morning, but thankfully it's getting better fast!
As for me, Im 33 weeks pregnant and I can see the end closing in fast! I am anxious for this little girl to come meet us all! We are still deciding on names, so for those asking...nope we don't have anything picked quite yet. I also started school! I decided to pursue a nursing career, so I've got a lot of work ahead of me, but I'm excited about. Matt has been really supportive as has all the family!
Well I guess that's kind of it in a nutshell for now. I will post some recent pics for you all to see a little later on! Nite Nite