Posts Tagged ‘Hunting’

I found him

One lucky shot!

Wow- what an experience this year! I was a little unsure of the whole hunting thing even as the morning began. It did not take me long to find out what all the excitement is about that I have seen Russ and my brothers go through every year. Opening morning I got up and had my coffee with Russ and Joe and those two giving me a hard time about bringing my Cosmo hunting. Once I had all 4 layers of clothing on, and my very stylish orange binnie we hit the road.

It only took us an hour before Russ spotted this deer. The bad thing was, I was off watching the sunrise and hiking around. When he rounded me up, I have to tell you that every nerve in my body was shot! He is so patient with me and handed me the loaded gun and told me to shoot.  Shoot, shoot, shoot already! I couldn’t see the deer in the sights. He fixed that for me and I finally shot. He wondered arouMy fam and amazing niece Nataliend about a hundred yards and fell. We were not lucky enough to see him and we never did find any blood. I just happened to be walking down a gully and ran into him. When I screamed, like the girl that I am, Russ thought I found blood finally. When I told him that I found the deer, he yelled at me to get away, thinking he was still alive. I knew there was no way that was true.

I got my first high five from Russ in the 14 years we have been married. I think he was a little proud of me, which made it all worth it. I had to thank my dad for all the good shooting genes that he passed down to me. One bullet on the first shot. I have never shot at an animal in my life, call it beginners luck, I will take it either way.

Jeff was a sweetheart and nice enough to send me down the mountain in his Jeep to get more help. I was not going to pass up that deal, I kill, they clean….sounds good to me!

A little history on thMe and Russis deer – Apparently this buck has been made famous through email. People have been watching him since the archery hunt in August and all the way through to the rifle. I seen the pictures but this is my first hunt and I never really paid much attention to those things. Now that I see them and we have made the connection, it is really cool.  I am definitely hooked and look forward to spending many more hunts with my family and my kids who will start hunting next year.who knows 082

The time that we spend at the cabin as a family are some of our most cherished memories. It doesn’t matter if we are snowmobiling, hunting, riding atv’s and motorcycles, just hanging out, or even working – we still enjoy it.

This last weekend we decided to throw everything in the truck (after the baseball games of course) and head up to the cabin. Of course, the first thing the kids asked was, “Who’s coming with us?” They were told, “Nobody, just us.”Around the Campfire

“Can we bring our motorcycles?”

Dad ran down to the store to pick up some corner bead and drywall mud for the walls that need to be finished while mom packed the cooler.

Within an hour or so, we were on our way.

It’s amazing how different it is when you are 9300 feet above sea level. As soon as we pulled up, the shorts were off and pants and jackets went on. It was a little chilly. In fact, it was snowing off and on. This didn’t stop the kids from playing outside and riding their motorcycles (for a while).

Kenzie and Abbey eating MarshmallowsColten had the campfire going before any of us could tell him not to start it yet. There was not much wood left from winter. Sure felt good though. The kids all love to roast marshmallows (and burn them).

Joe showed up a little later with Abbey. Kenzie sure loves to help Abbey around (even though Abbey is bigger than her – she is still in charge). They played so good together, riding the little red 4 wheelers all over and playing with their babies.

After some time around the campfire, it was time to settle down for the night (it was getting too cold to be outside). We lit the woodburning stove to take the chill off and keep everyone warm for the night.

UNO is the favorite card game these days around the kitchen table. You have to watch Chase, he cheats bad! I noticed it right off the bat (I must just have an eye for things like that) but it took Mom a while to figure out what he was doing. If he didn’t have the number or the color he needed, he would just draw and lay down whatever card he drew. Sometimes he would even throw in a “whew” to make us think he got lucky and drew the card he needed. Red 4’s on top of green 2’s – it didn’t matter.

After a night full of Peety and Joe snoring, Kenzie waking up screaming, Abbey asking her dad, “What is that noise” or telling him  “No snoring, dad”,  and so on, it was morning. Colten said he had the best night’s sleep of his life (even through all that).

Remodel at the CabinTime to go to work and get the first layer of mud and corner bead on the new walls (from the remodel). Chase is my helper, he always wants to help. He says he likes work – I guess this is a good thing, right?