Friday, October 30, 2009
So, there we are in shop-ko filling a prescription with Chance running all over looking at all the different things. (this is slightly more exagerated in children from a town where the only store is a small grocery store) After about the bazillionth time of Us calling him back and Chance hollering out
"But, Mom I have to show you something!" Or
"Dad,come here I gotta show you this"
I'd had it and Said in a somewhat agitated voice something like this:
"Chance, You get back here right now We've gotta go get Dad."
His response was, yet again,
"But Mom, I gotta show you something."
"Chance, No! you get back here now, I'm staying right here." I said, trying not to yell and embarass myself to badly.
His Response, with no hesitation at all:
"Well,.....Then I'm gonna go show myself something"
and off he skips to the DVD section.
Monday, October 26, 2009
Braden hunted 4 days before Chance's birthday, Chance's birthday, and 3 days after.
He finally got a little two point
Monday, October 19, 2009
Then the cheese and last of all the meat, I threw on the top piece of bread cut the sandwiches in half bagged them, Gathered up the extravagant amount of treats and goodies that had been purchased the night before,and sent my four boys on their way. They were gone until about 4:00 PM with the report that they hadn't even seen a single deer. Sigh.... They saw PLENTY of hunters though.So, about an hour before dark The whole family loaded up into the pick-up and we headed out into the mountains again. we saw plenty of does this time but no bucks. Braden decided that he should climb up asmall hill,walk across in search of the bucks and meet us on the other side. He had to have someone go with him so I volunteered.
We walked up on top and about halfway across,having seen no deer I decided to get in to this whole hunting thing. I borrowed Bradens hat and took the gun from him.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
I just have to throw in the thing that amazed me the most. We were competing against mostly just regular kids but there are always the kids that spend all kinds of time training for these competitions on horses that have been doing them as well for as long if not longer then the kids themselves. Well our horses have never been trained for this kind of competition at all except for the real work that they do during the summer working the cows on the mountain.
I was somewhat nervous about the reaction Bradens colt would have to the 60 plus horses in an indoor arena. Both Braden and Sammy, Braden's colt, did amazing. I can't say for sure but I'd bet money that Braden was the only kid there that was riding a horse that he'd broken himself. In fact, nobody else has ever even ridden Sammy. I'd also bet that Sammy was the youngest horse there. He's only three.
Braden in the sorting pens
Braden on Sammy as he rides his pattern
Friday, October 9, 2009
They figured Chance had enough smile to prove it.
Notice the bags of potatoes they are sitting on. (one bag not pictured)
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
This link will take you to the blog about him.
Sunday as we listened to conference Pres. Monson in his last talk uses the phrase "I testify to you that we are all in this together" When I let Chance watch it again on the internet he got all excited and wanted to write a letter to President Monson.
This is the letter we wrote and sent.
Dear President Monson,
My name is Chance Kirk Brian. . I am going to turn 4 on Oct. 21rst. I live in Loa, Utah I have a friend that I call “Mr. Fantastic” I'm not sure what his real name is That's just what I call him. He lives in Loa, too. He got in an accident a long time ago and because of that accident he is in a wheel chair. He works at Loa elementary school helping kids learn to read.
My Mom, me and my little sister are the crossing guards in Loa. Every morning, after my two older brothers leave for the school bus, we take my older sister to school, she's in second grade, and we help all the kids cross the street who walk to school. I mostly just stay in the pick-up and watch my little sister.
Almost every morning, for about two years, my friend “Fantastic” has wheeled himself to school. He goes right by our pick-up and he always stops to visit with me. We talk about all kinds of thing's. One day I told him about a dream I had that he could walk. He told me he sometimes dreams that, too, and that someday he will get to walk again because of Jesus. That makes him really happy. Me, too.
We only visit for a few minutes each day, and as soon as we're done I always tell him “Don't forget, and stay out of trouble, and remember, we're all in this together. Good bye”
I first started telling him “Don't forget” Then I guess I just decided that it's important to “stay out of trouble” so I added that. Last year I decided that “We're all in this together.” and so I added that.
Jesus must know how important it is for us to remember that, too. Because in your last talk for conference I heard you say “I testify to you that we are all in this together...” I may not be very big yet, but I know that if Jesus wants the Prophet to teach us that “We are all in this together” Then we'd better do everything we can to help each other do what's right, because, After all, We are all in this together.
Well, what do you do when your almost four year old son want's to write a letter to the prophet?
You write the letter, I guess.