Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Hunting Weekend in Antimony

These first couple pictures are just some cute ones that I have taken and if I dont include them in this post, I will probably forget to post them.

The kids are still loving their dog, especially Channer.

Love this picture!

Two VERY cute boys!
 We had a great weekend in Antimony hunting.  I drew my first deer tag this year and so this has been my first hunt.  So far, so fun! I have not shot anything yet, but hopefully by next weekend.  Ladd got a 3 point and we saw a TON of deer. 

We brought Chinny over with us for the weekend and he got stepped on by a horse.  He still hasn't put any weight on his leg, but I dont think it is broken. 
 I have decided that hunting is a lot like that fishing song (She thinks we're just fishing) because it is a lot more about just riding on the mountain, making memories, and having fun.  Of course you hope you get a big buck, but mostly it is just fun.

 The boys checking out Ladd's deer he got.

The boys always have the best time with Grandma.  She make things so fun.  When we got to her house Friday night, she was at work....but she of course had her kitchen full of goodies for the kids. 

She painted their faces a couple times.  So stinkin cute!!

I did not take a lot of pictures this weekend, but we sure did have a good time. 

Thanks to my AWESOME mother in law for watching the kiddos and making their weekend fun as well as ours.  I just have to say that I have the BEST mother in law in the world. I am not just saying this because I know she reads my blog.  I just want her to know how thankful I am to have her. Not only did she watch the boys all weekend, she took the dog too. AND we came home from hunting to a house full of yummy chili, enchiladas, pumkin cookies, pumpkin dessert, homemade bread, etc. 

She is AMAZING!!! Some of my favorite things about her are that she NEVER forgets a birthday.  She is always the first to call, even on our anniversary.  I love that she always makes us feel welcome.  We go to her house and pretty much destroy it for the weekend and she always just makes us feel at home.  I love that she put in every effort to make it to all the grandkids things, soccer, dance, school stuff, church stuff, whatever it may be, she puts in an effort.  That is not only important to the kids, but to their parents as well.  I love that she is always trying to get us together for more fun.  We will be at one thing all together and she is planning for the next.  I love that she makes my boys feel like they are so important.  They love her! and that is an under statement.  I am so lucky to have such a great mother-in-law.  So to all of you mother-in-law haters...sorry I can't relate.  :) Thanks for being so good to us!

Hopefully my next post is about the monster buck I am gonna shoot ;)

Friday, October 7, 2011

Our New Puppy!!!

Sunday morning we headed over to Tooele to get our puppy.  We had picked him out a few weeks ago when we were there.  The boys were super excited.  I was super excited.  Chantry not so much.  He has started to like him a bit more though.  The boys are absolutely loving him.  Channer named him Chinny.  Wherever Channer is, you will probably find Chinny. 

So far he has been a pretty good dog.  He has had a couple accidents in the house, but for the most part has been pretty good.  He is a chewey dog, but hopefully we can break him of that before he can start destroying stuff.  Puppies are a lot of work, but it is super fun for my boys....oh what a mother will do for her kids LOL.  I have never been a fan of animals or dogs too much, but I read this quote "Every boy should have two things: A dog and a mother willing to let them have a dog. 

He is a purebred Shih Tzu.  They are nonshedding and really good with kids.  So hopefully he will be a good dog. 

When I was reading up on how to house train a puppy I came across this and thought it was so cute.


* Pour cold apple juice on the carpet in several places and walk around barefoot in the dark.
* Wear a sock to work that has had the toes shredded by a blender.
*Immediately upon waking, stand outside in the rain and dark saying,"Be a good puppy, go potty now - hurry up - come on, lets go!"
* Play "catch" with a wet tennis ball.
* Run out in the snow in your bare feet to close the gate.
* Tip over a basket of clean laundry, scatter clothing all over the floor.
* Leave your underwear on the living room floor, because that's where the dog will drag it anyway. (Especially when you have company.)
*Jump out of your chair shortly before the end of your favorite TV program and run to the door shouting, "No no! Do that OUTSIDE!" Miss the end of the program.
* Gouge the leg of the dinning room table several times with a screwdriver -it's going to get chewed on anyway.
* Take a warm and cuddly blanket out of the dryer and immediately wrap it around yourself. This is the feeling you will get when your puppy falls asleep on your lap.

Although I did not do any of the following to "prepare" myself for a puppy, I thought it was soooo funny and hopefully none of them become true. 

I must love you boys!! Remember that!!


Last weekend we went to Frightmares at Lagoon.  SOOOO FUN!!!!

We headed down Saturday morning and met up with Chantell, Marcia, Dusty and family at the motel.  Then, we rode the shuttle over to Lagoon.  We got there when the gates opened.  The kids had so much fun.  Both Chantry and I agreed they probably enjoyed it more than San Diego LOL.  I think we have had our share of amusement parks for the year. 

Ladd, Marnie and their family met us their too. 

Channer's very first ride was The Bat.  I could not remember what it was like for sure and was worried it might have been too scary for him....but he was a champ and even wanted to go again, so we did. 

 I do not like the spinny rides...so Chantry took the boys on them by himself.  I think this one was a little much for Chestyn, but he didn't complain too much. 

 We headed over to the kiddy rides and Chestyn LOVED it!! Channer said "Do I have to ride all these little kid rides?"  He secretely loved them too, but was trying to act like he was a big kid.
 I love Frightmare time because not only do you get Lagoon, but all the fun stuff to go with it.  These witches were walking around the kiddy area passing out candy.  They had a kid corn maze where you got candy and prizes and a walk through trick or treat for the kids. 

 We packed our cooler for lunch and took a break to eat in their picnic area.

 Alan and Malia and their family met us at Lagoon.  They have season passes and live about 5 minutes away.  It was fun to see them for a few minutes even though all they did was watch our kids so we could go through a haunted house and took some pictures of us going on the log ride.  Loved seeing them though.  While we were on one of the rides Malia took some pics with my camera :)

We stayed at Lagoon until about 9:30.  The kids had so much fun.  Channer said his favorite ride was the train and Chestyn said his favorite ride was the planes.

After Lagoon, we headed back to the motel and went swimming.  Made for a super late night, but we had so much fun.  Thanks Marcia for taking us all to Lagoon!!