Monday, October 24, 2011

Sacrifices of the hunt

Well, They did it! Last week end was a busy week end. Besides Chance's birthday The cows came home. I wish I had pictures of that!!! I spent the week end at home tending to a tooth that apparently has decided that 38 years after it was traumatized when my face and the road collided due to a car running into me because I had decided to go play with the neighbors instead of staying in the house and helping with the house work. There fore I have no pictures. But, I did go help bring the cows from one end of town to the other. I started out on horse back switched to a four wheeler for a few minutes and then switched back to a horse. I talked Braden into letting me ride his horse =) My favorite story from bringing the cows home involves Braden this year.

He had decided he was thirsty and needed a drink of pop. He reached into his saddle bags grabbed his pop opened it and started to take a drink just as a calf took off. Well Braden's cowboy self kicked in and he spurred his horse to go after it with, yes, his pop still open and just one swallow gone from the bottle. The horse must have decided that if Braden was getting a drink that he was going to get a little breather, so when Braden spurred her she didn't take off after that colt she lit in to bucking. Braden road it out, got the horse calmed down and THEN put the lid back on his drink with not one drop of pop spilled. I wish I could have captured the grin on that 15 year olds face when he told me the story.

The next day we planned and prepared for Chances party , while the boys vaccinated weaned and worked the calf's. That was Friday. Saturday was the opening day of the dear hunt. Every one but myself and the little est was up and gone at 6:30 AM ish They spent the day driving around in the mountains looking at lots of other hunters. But according to Aubree they had SO MUCH FUN!!! Sunday was spent, of course at church and swapping hunting stories with who ever had a story to tell. and that night two very anxious boys worked as hard as they could on home work that if they could finish and have ready to turn in, they could miss school on Monday for one last day of serious hunting. That back fired a little on me...I was up till midnight helping them finish up =) Ah, but it was worth it!! Why is it that this mom finds more joy and excitement in the joy and excitement of her kids then...well....just about anything else. I'm sure glad they got their homework done.

"Well," says I, "Try to look happy about your Bucks!!"

and they did. I suggest clicking on the picture to get the full effect of their Joy!


Jenny said...

Drinking pop on a bucking horse...That's a REAL cowboy for you. ;)

Adams Family said...

That last picture is great. I will be a little more hesitant to ride in the back of your truck or serve lunch off of the tailgate though.

Rachel and Erick Morwood said...

Wow, your boys are getting so tall!!