Monday, September 29, 2008

Antlers arrive!

Scott and Jim made it home after 12 days in Alaska. Scott got a moose, didn't get to bring any of its meat home but did get the antlers. They just arrived from Fed X this afternoon in fact. They were able to fish for halibut the tail end of the trip both got sick on the boat but enjoyed the day. Something Scott will always remember. Jim is hunting for elk now with his brother Gary then tomorrow he goes Moose hunting with his dad and brother for 12 days. This is a hard time of year for we hunting widows. Seems like nothing gets done to prepare for winter until snow is upon us. Things always seem to work out though.

The house hasn't made progress for a few days, today was suppose to be putting in the utility sink and vanity and starting the trim work on the windows in the laundry room but no one showed up. Nice to have the dirt pile gone and laundry facilities running smoothing so that makes me happy. The trash is hauled off and excited to get working on getting my yard back. Hopefully Benji will get back home before it snows to get the pavers in. Sad to have summer weather almost gone but winter brings lots of time to get the house organized.

Sam is doing great with football and got some great plays during his game on Sat. Scott had IV chemo last week and on the steriods but hanging in there and not complaining and keeping up and catching up from his two weeks gone. Kyla spent the weekend with Gma, we had fun. Carson is getting so big, he isn't sleeping through the night so Sarah is pretty tired and hoping it happens soon.

So that is the family update from here!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Moosing time

Scott and Jim left this morning for "Scott's hunt" to Alaska. Hunt of a Life Time" along with "Wishing Star" have done a wonderful job to make it happen. They both are wonderful non profits to donate to if you ever have extra cash to give away to a good cause. It has been a very long weekend with all their stuff from one end of the house to the other and garage. It will be a nice 2 weeks getting the house back in order from the last 5 months. Carpet didn't go in yet, our carpet layer got word as he was knocking on our door on Thursday his mom had just died so sad. Maybe our house isn't suppose to ever be finished. My contrator is back in Alaska for 2 more weeks also hunting moose and will return the same day as Jim and Scott. Hunting season seems to last forever. My new addition will have to be my hunting shopping trip this year since the money is complaints.

Scott turned 16 yesterday and was made a priest. We had a family dinner after church with just 10 people, small for us. He is driving with his permit and should be able to get it in Dec. he still has 3 merit badges to finish up to get his eagle even tho his Eagle Project is done. I still let him practice driving tho even tho his dad doesn't. It is somewhat like giving birth each time he gets into the car to drive, I hate this part of life but we need to get it finished up. Only one left to drive and one eagle project left.......

We got a puppy, his name we think is "Bucky" Scott was upset I didn't get a beagle as this one is a Cocker Spaniel so he named him once they made friends. Kyla isn't quite so sad about not having Annie to keep her company and getting use to a new dog in the house. Soon he will be able to pull her around and take her on walks.

Carson is beautiful, he is still so tiny and new. Kyla loves him to pieces and keeps his face wet with kisses. The kids are back to the swing of college and emailing or calling me with things they forgot that have to be shipped. Mom is glad to be back in Orderville and Benji to CA. I am just glad to have a quiet house again. But I already got Danny and Sadie tickets home for Thanksgiving and Christmas break!!! Something for everyone to look forward to. Maybe we can get gma to come back for the holidays, she has never spent them with us in 32 years. Gma Helen got back from her trip back east, Gpa is so happy to have her home, he bought a nice used Cadillac while she was gone and selling his old one.