grill master kasey on the deck... i love this place... who wouldn't
some of my cousins came over for amish cake and ice cream the night before we left... it was so much fun to hang out... it has been so long since i have seen most of them... and i got to meet all of their kids too!
this is my moms brother jack and my aunt jeanie... love them to death! thank you for letting us come and stay at your house... i love it there... and love hanging out and hearing stories. miss you guys!...
old faithful was cool... when we got there we still had some time to kill so we went over to the lodge and grabbed a bite to eat. out on the deck we sat for about an hour waiting... it's hard to believe that this thing shoots over 300 feet in the air out of a 4 inch diameter hole. and its crazy hot water too! pretty cool to see. these hot springs were everywhere... but this one by far was the prettiest. if it wasn't hot enough to boil me like a cornish hen in 5 seconds i would have jumped in... inviting isn't it??
right off the bat when we entered the park we saw a herd of cow elk... pretty neat. they really don't care that you are there... we also saw a buffalo, bald eagle and tons of geese. all in all our trip was great... i wish that we could have done more traveling in yellowstone... but with two whiny kids it was time to get back...
the deer hunt opened yesterday. i was expecting to be a widow for the rest of the year but... this year didn't pan like that past ones. kasey called this morning (he goes just up east canyon, about a 15 min drive from the house) and said that he got his deer... he was walking down the mountain to give up for the morning and this guy crossed his path. 20 feet away with his bow. the mans was stoked! last year he wasn't able to get up there that often plus i was large with child... the year before that it was the last day of the hunt he came home with elliot... literally elliot the one antlered deer from open season!
and the folks... still shocked that mom touched it... betsy may not like that!
so kasey sets up the target to pratice his draw and to set his sights on his bow before the hunt. he sets up and shoots up our driveway. its 20 yards to the gate... then heads across the street up the neighbors driveway for longer distances... my pops was totally into watching him so we got out my bow... cause it has less pounds to draw back and he would be able to do it... let me tell you... he loved it! he did pretty well for his first time... check out the bulls eye...
jord and merrick are at a cross roads... she is loosing her teeth and now is up to two new teeth, two holes and three loose ones. while merrick is at one. yeah, my little fella has pushed his first tooth out today! (his lower front right) and all the while my little guy looks like this... still smiling... welcome, welcome new teeth to jord and merrick!
these two get along so well. bent likes it when merrick comes to play. but then again what dog doesn't like merrick! every saturday morning when merrick is in laying with us, kona and gage get up on the bed to say good morning where slobbery kisses are exchanged.
bent kept rolling in to his space... he must have been just getting him back for pulling his ears. i'm surprised that bent let him get away with all the tugging and pulling, he won't even let me braid his beard!
on velzy pulling her hair: "oh my goodness child!"
on learning she is having a baby brother: "ewwww! can you trade him for a sister?" on little friend ramseys' dream: "were you wrestling tigers, cause thats what my mom says i do"
on why she loves me: "cause she is the cutest big person"
on throwing a tantrum on the kitchen floor: "fine, now you're going to get an earthquake " (stomping her feet)
on dad taking to long on the computer: "just move over dad, your waisting my time." ouch.
on mom forgetting her phone: "oh snaps!" on our home teachers: "yeah, they came over for a 'hi, how are you?'"
on her bad dream: "we don't have to talk about it cause it is not in my eyes anymore." on the civil war: "our team won the war." on dads new church calling: "so you work for the church now?" on truly believing that she needs glasses: "i can't hear what you are saying mom, i have a lazy eye... i told you i need glasses." on working mom and dads wallet: " can i borrow some money, til i earn some, cause i want to go to toys r us." on a bloody nose: "i got a bloody nose today at school cause i was diggin for gold."
on her devotion to harry potter: "please bless the food, my family, and harry potter."
on waiting for dinner: "are you on hawaiian time lady?"
on defending disney princess': "don't call them babe's, thats a slag word."
on trying to get grandma mary's attention: "do you have your hearing aid on or what?"