Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Huntress: a woman who hunts game.

Yeah that sounds about right although I like my definition a little more.

Huntress:  a wife who no longer wants to be a hunting widow.

This year marked year two of me hunting, now I have been on hunting trips since I was little as both my parents hunt. However I am pretty sure my dad thought he had drawn the short straw when it came to having daughters who would hunt as both my sister and I just never got that interested.  Not that interested until we both decided that marrying men who hunt would be a good idea :)  So last year I put in for a cow tag and drew it and my hubby took me out hunting, he got me so close to a cow elk that I could have thrown a rock and hit her in the head, but could I shoot her apparently not. I got my gun up and I pulled the trigger but in all my excitement I didn't click my safety off all the way. I don't know who was more disappointed me or my husband, because as most of his friends will attest he is a terrific guide. Well this year I went for round two but I put in for a mule doe tag figuring I needed to take this process a little slower.

Well Shane is a die-hard hunter, like out every weekend hunting, and if he gets a day off that is for hunting then too. I love him and his enthusiasm is contagious, but with that I only got to go out a handful of times and the last day of hunting season was drawing near.  Now I expect me going out hunting to be put a little on the back burner because that meat that my husband brings home feeds our family.  I was raised on wild game and home grown beef and Shane and I have been raising our daughter's the same way. I can count on one hand the number of times I have purchased beef at the store, now I buy chicken at the store and sometimes if I have to I will buy pork, but beef from the grocery store is like a bad word.  Anyway the last day of hunting season comes and that morning my husband and his dad and a friend head off to fill some other deer tags for a different area and I get a call around noon stating do you want to go hunting? Well of course I want to go hunting I want to fill that tag, I want to spend time with my husband, and I want to be a mighty hunter too. :)  So I meet up with them and my father in law takes my girls with him in his truck and we drive out to our destination because at the end of hunting season the deer are not just standing in the middle of an open field no we have to go looking, hunting, for them. But we found some three of them to be exact, and the one I shot was probably not the biggest but she was standing by herself and I didn't have to worry about injuring her, one shot and she dropped.  I was so excited and my husband was even more excited.  I have to admit I had a pretty great teacher, he was patient and calm and when it came down to me killing my first deer he was just as excited if not more excited than I was. YES, I am woman, I mean huntress, hear me roar.

I will post the picture Shane took of me with my deer and our two girls because they got to see it too. Very cool family moment for sure.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Quote Monday

The ultimate test of a relationship is to disagree but to hold hands.

~Quoted by Alexandra Penney in Self

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

36 Years and Counting

No people that isn't my age :)

I am talking about my parents they have been married for 36 years on January 24th, yesterday!

Yes I am proud of them and I am going to brag about them because these days when divorce seems to come out of people's mouths and into their minds so quickly my parents have weathered many storms and are still trudging ahead. They have set an example for my sister and I that marriage is work but it is so worth it. And trust me I try not to take even one day for granted with my husband.

36 years of marriage has blessed them with two daughters, two son-in-laws, 3 granddaughters, 1 grandson and countless memories.  My parents put the work into marriage they go hunting together (no I don't mean my mom goes along for the ride she carries a rifle and hunts with her own tags), they still go to dinner together, they sit down and watch movies together, they go for drives and stop and have lunch.  My sister and I would always roll our eyes and yell GROSS whenever they kissed or hugged, now it puts a smile on our faces because they still kiss whenever they say goodbye, every time my dad leaves for work in the morning and gets home, when my mom leaves to run an errand it is the cutest thing now. They are that couple that is still in love. The example that love can still win and that sometimes you really do meet your lifetime partner in high school. 

Marriage is work but it isn't miserable work it is fun and adventurous and rewarding. The easy path never holds as many memories as the rocky and twisting path, but if marriage was easy maybe more people could brag about their 36 years and counting.

Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad and here is to many more!! Love you!!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

My 5...

First THANK YOU to the people who ventured out to join me on this paying it forward. It is hard to commit to this stuff sometimes but so good for the soul.

The 5 people that I will be making something for are

  • Barb Feist Nutter
  • Tammy Heigh Swanby
  • Julie Feist
  • Ellen Nutter
  • Darlene Hindoien

I can't wait to get started but please note that if you don't receive anything right away there is a reason I am taking this challenge slowly because I want each and everything I make to mean something so that you pass that feeling on to the next person. I have until the end of 2012 to pay this forward but I promise it won't take me that long :)

I will update you as stuff goes out and is received because I don't want to ruin the surprise for anyone and as I received some negative feedback please note that I am not posting this to get a pat on the back I am posting this to encourage everyone to take a little time out of life to give to someone else.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Who will be my 5?

Pay it forward 2012

I will make something handmade for the first 5 people who comment on this status. You must in turn repost this (I'll check!), and make something for the first 5 people who comment on your status. The rules are it has to be made by you, and they must receive it before 2012 ends. It can be as simple as making a cup of tea, or sending them a piece of mail art, or a hand decorated cupcake.

So I saw the above post on a friends' wall on Facebook.  I entered into this last year, with the full intention of actually doing it however it didn’t work out so well. So I figured I would take it out of the Facebook world and try the blog world.  Here is the chance blog friend to get a one of a kind handmade item from yours truly.  Please leave me a message on my blog the first 5 people to do this will receive something handmade from me!  I love the idea behind this and because I am changing it up a little I ask that when you receive your handmade item you pass along the kindness and do something or make something for at least one other person.  Hearing about your adventures paying it forward will put a smile on my face so please share with me what your Pay It Forward was.

Let’s get started who will be my 5??

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