As you can see, we took a quick vacation at the beginning of November. We went to California with my parents. It was really a fun trip. Carter was pretty excited about the airplane ride. We spent a night in SanDiego and visited Sea World while we were there. Shamu was everyone's favorite, of course. Then we drove to Anaheim for Disneyland! We had some long days, but the kids did great! Even Jason had a great time. (Can you believe I got him to take a vacation during hunting season?)
Friday, November 12, 2010
Jason's nice mule deer buck. He was really excited to find this guy as good mule deer are hard to find around here.
Friday, April 23, 2010
Our local Cub Scouts had their annual pinewood derby earlier this week. They invited a few "junior racers" to compete in their own race. Carter was really excited to make his car. He worked really hard using large and dangerous power tools to make the perfect body. He waxed the axles and used a little graphite powder and some strategically placed weights to get his car in perfect racing condition. Anyway, after all of Carter's hard work, he had a great race and took 1st place! Jason was really happy to see that the car did well.
We are so happy that spring has finally arrived in Montana! The weather has been great. The kids have been playing outside and having frequent picnics. Shyanne is really changing. She talks all the time. Yesterday I heard her say "That's awesome, Carter!" while they were playing together. I'm pretty excited because her hair is finally getting long enough to do something with. We feel very blessed to live in such a beautiful place with great friends and family not too far away.
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Shy had a happy little birthday. We spent the day together as a family. No one could have come to share in the excitement since everyone was snowed in. It snowed lots on the big day. We measured 27 inches in our front yard. Snowmobiles were driving down the streets of town. Cars were stuck on main street. I told Jason it looked like we live at a ski resort. Here are a few pictures of the snow and the birthday. Carter and I worked hard to build him his very own igloo. We were just glad to be safe at home rather than out on the roads.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
We hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Year! We had fun times. Carter was one in a herd of reindeer at his preschool program. He was happy to sit on Santa's lap, but Shy wouldn't get close to him. Christmas was fun. Grandma and Grandpa Hadley were here for the fun. Santa brought a kitchen for the kids and other goodies too. Our holidays were soured when our dog, Jake, got hit by a car on December 30th. He made it through, not without another big vet bill. He has a huge gash on his head that is healing now. We did take some photos of him, but I thought they were too disturbing to post. Have a very happy 2010!