Monday, April 6, 2015

Easter at Brownlee

The start of our spring break also happened to fall on Easter Sunday and Dave's 35th birthday! Dave always wants to go to the cabin each year for his birthday to fish so we packed up on Friday and headed to Brownlee. As always, we had a great time. Lots of fun fishing, playing with sticks, hide and seek, hiking the chuckar hills and board/card games. Dave's cousin Tim and his family came for a couple days and left on Sunday afternoon and we stayed and came back Monday.

Easter morning it was raining but that did not stop the kids from having an egg hunt.
Colbi was pretty happy that jelly beans were in her eggs. She kept sneaking candy out of everyone else's buckets.

Later Sunday we took the boat out, Colt practiced driving.

Colbi touching her first live fish. She did not even hesitate.

It was a perfect way to kick off our spring break and be together.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Sam: April 2003- April 2015

We lost our sweet visla Sam today. He would have been 12 at the end of the month. It was a hard day. Sam was Dave and I's first dog and we had a lot of fun memories of him in our early years of marriage. He was wonderful with the kids and such a nice, kind dog who loved to run and loved attention.  Colt had the hardest time of all the kids. We have had to help him through it a lot. We decided we would bury him at our property so we hiked back there and my dad came to help us dig a hole.

Colt made this cross for him. It said "Sam, best hunting dog ever".

 Lakota misses Sam so much, it is so sad to see her in the kennel so lonely and not herself. She just mopes around looking for him. Lakota has never known life without Sam in it.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Random Ramblings

 Afternoons when Jax goes to preschool usually means us getting outside and going on a walk and exploring.

 Next year I will only have these two home with me all day.
 Goodies with Grandparents at Colt's school.
 Case enjoying a cake pop that Aunt Marni sent him after he learned to ride a regular bike!
 This kid is truly a lover of the outdoors. He talks hunting, fishing and football 24/7.

 My 34th birthday pic with my kiddos!
 Went bike riding at rooks park and brought the fishing poles one Friday evening.

 Dave and Jax went to Monster trucks for Jax's best buddy Joel's 6th birthday.
 Love this sweet kid!
 Brothers being silly. I love their relationship. They play SO much together and although they have their share of fights overall they play so well together.

 Case and Colbi coloring.

 Dave took the day off and took all the boys fishing. He said they never complained once the entire day and were so well behaved.

These 4.........