Thursday, October 9, 2008

First Duck Opener

So last week Spencer went on the duck opener. He had a fantastic time and came away with his first bird. All he could talk about was how fast this small duck was and how everyone was taking a shot at it (but he got it!). He did say that he felt bad for just a moment but was ultimately very proud of himself. He put the meat in the freezer and wants to make some duck jerky out of it when the hunting season is over.


Friday, October 3, 2008

Random Updates

So I have to say that I am getting SO excited for this trip to Africa. I received my passport in the mail a couple of days ago and when I checked my e-mail this morning there was finally some information for the trip (like immunizations and my VISA application). There was also some information about our travel plans with dates and flight numbers and times. I was kind of dragging my feet, but yesterday I finally sent off some letters requesting donations. I will have to wait and see what kind of response I get from those. Hopefully I will have some interest generated because as I was reading through all of the necessary costs, it sure added up quick. It definitely seems like a lot to do to get ready, but the closer it gets, the more excited I am.

As far as the family goes, we are all doing great. Spencer got his hunting permit and went on the youth duck hunt last week. He is also going to out with my dad tomorrow morning for the opening duck hunt. He seems to really enjoy getting out and being one of the "guys". Tim can't go on this one because I have to work this weekend, but he went last week and there will be plenty more opportunities for him to go.

Baby Addison is continuing to do really well. She is simply just the cutest little thing and her family is so proud of her. We are simply waiting for her to eat a little better before she can come home. Hopefully she can get this down and will be home soon.

Austin and his family just came home from his Disney World trip granted by the Make a Wish program. It sounds like they had an amazing time and were spoiled rotten. I am sure that the memories will go a long way and won't be forgotten any time soon.

I just wanted to say thank you all for all of your comments, love, prayers, and kind words of support. They really do make a difference and are very appreciated. I hope you all find yourself a great weekend!