Saturday, June 27, 2009

Target Practice 101

Ok .. . first of all...I still can't quite figure this posting thing out so I had given up the blogging world because it just shows how old and stupid I am when it comes to this picture stuff.
But we had such a great day target practicing and siting in Channing's new handgun that I want to share.
So, first of all. I have NEVER shot a gun in my life so if I want to protect myself I thought I should probably know how to do that. The pictures tell it all. Channing demonstrated and then had to stay and help because my small hands could not reach the safety and still pull the trigger. I did it and I was so proud of myself and wanted to see how impressed the kids were, but I did it with the gun still loaded and the safety off. That is why Channing is running from me like a mad man.
Anyway, it was just a really nice day, until on our way home Channing's transmission went out in his truck. Thank goodness we were not to far from Lehi where Uncle Ivan, who is a mechanic, came to tow us home. After 3 hours, we did get home to Spanish Fork, but the truck is in Lehi needing big help.
The day was so fun though with Breanna and her fiance' Emerson and Eric and Channing that it didn't matter at the time.
The first picture is of Breanna and her cute 18 week pregnant belly. 2 more weeks and we find out what she is having.
I have to say, this family thing is great. I am just so happy I have these 3 kids in my life and even living with us permanently. I thought I would be a little crazy, but instead, they have brought something to my life that I have always hoped for. I feel like these kids are like my own and they treat me like just another mom. In fact, Channing was a little bummed tonight because I got a call from both of the girls just updating me on the rest of their day. And then Channing said, "but that is such a good thing"

Saturday, May 23, 2009


And what do you think Grandma would think about it being in his house? This is the turkey that my stepson Eric killed last year in May. It was a special hunt provided to him with all the special trimmings of his own gun and hunting gear, plus everything in camo you could think of to wear. Sprotsman's Warehouse also supplied Channing with all new camo wear too. I'm not sure who was more excited about all of it, Channing or Eric. But I know it was fun for both of them.
And the best part is . . . I get to keep it at my house in the family room. (Yippee). It really is a beautiful turkey though with all of its color.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Happy Birthday to me (2 weeks ago)

Not that I feel it important to mention my birthday, but I do bring it up because of the wonderful birthday gift I received from Channing. He has actually become very good at the gift giving thing (after of course, he had finished my "Friends" all 10 seasons DVD collection and bought every thing he could think of from the Walmart jewelry selection)
At Christmas he even surprised me with a beautiful diamond wedding band to match my engagement ring.
So for my birthday he told me he had not heard me mention anything I really wanted or needed. He knows gift cards for clothes are always good, but I have to admit, now that I am not working, I don't need much, and what I do want, I go buy myself.
Channing acted surprised when I told him I wanted a new gas barbecue grill. We had an old small one that had pretty much quit working so I wanted and we needed a new one since we seem to have all the kids plus the boyfriends eating here with us most of the time.
And Channing actually told me he would not get it for me because he KNEW it was something I would be using against him for years to come. He was afraid it would turn out to be alot like the gift his Dad bought for his wife for their anniversary. Vickie loves to tell how she got a chain saw for her anniversary one year all because she told him she would really just like her trees and shrubs professionally trimmed.