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Friday, October 23, 2009

the mighty deer hunter (viewer discretion advised)

I know i'm taking a chance posting these pictures - but at the moment - i'm a proud deer hunter who wanted to share! I've deer hunted since i was old enough to get my hunters safety permit. I can't remember if it was 12 or 14 back then - but my dad has hunted all of my life - so it was perfectly normal that i wanted to do the same thing - right. I've shot quite a few deer in my life - more than 10 and a cow elk - but i think this deer takes the cake for me. Thanks to my hubby who is a big deer hunter too and my dad. We had a great day on WEdnsday, riding around in Terex and doing ALOT of unecessary walking (didn't see any deer on our long hike)! But my dad shot his deer and lucky for me - this big deer stood up and i got to take a shot. My dad and Dean doing the happy dance was put a big smile on my face. And its not all just for the hunt - we do like to meat. My kids LOVE deer steaks and i love to make stews and casseroles - so its not all in vein.


So don't judge - hahaha - love me for me - even if i am i hunter. Funny thing now is - in the beginning it used to be a big long 3-4 day camping/hunting trip. Now - with kids - i get 1 day - maybe 2 days a year to do it. I'm sure my sister won't appreciate me telling you this - but my dad took her hunting last saturday and she was pumping in the truck 3 or 4 times that day - new baby at home. Its just hard for mommy's to take the time away - but its something we love and get to do with our dad so we make the time. I remember pumping in the truck a few times back in the day too.

Now i'll share something crafty to take your mind off of it. I did this layout the day of my CF crop - the only layout i did the entire 12 hours i was there. So its very simple and i pretty muched just used EVERYTHING from Basic Grey's Indian SUmmer release - which took alot of the though process out and allowed me to take less to the crop because i knew i wouldn't be doing much scrapping.
So now i'm here Baylee - who still seems to be sick - she's a very ornery negative 3 year old right now and i'm hoping its just because she's not sleeping well right now with all of the coughing because we are not getting along so well. She's very mean and has been saying alot of hurtful things, she's full of threats and goodness i dont know where my Baylee went. They say girls get this way - but i hope its not to stay because i don't deal with it well............so i've told her if she's nice - and helpful around the house i would let her scrapbook with me and that seemed to put a smile on her face so we will see how the day goes!
Have a great day!
xoxo
B

15 comments:

Amber said...

Haha! Wow, that is HUGE! My hubby and dad and brother and oh, yeah, my whole family love to hunt and I probably would love it too except when I was 11, I peed in their condo (cause my dad tried to get me to pee in a 20 oz. bottle and I couldn't do it!), and after that, I wasn't allowed to go anymore! Hahahaha!

Karie Coats said...

Well, I'm a proud sister of that buck too! You lucky dog! And yes, thank you for sharing my pumping story, for all those mommies out there that thinks it's impossible to do!

Deneen said...

I have never been much of a hunter but I do love to fish thanks to my dad! Congrats on your buck.

Til said...

AWESOME Bee!!!! That is HUGE~~ My hubby is going for Elk this year....hope he is lucky! Way to go Brenda! Thanks for sharing....loved the photo's!~

Stephanie said...

Go Brenda!! How fun to share a love of hunting with Dean and your Dad. I bet they were both so proud of you.

Stacey said...

Holy Heck! That is a great buck - my hubby would be so jealous - since we moved to Nebraska from Wyoming (2 years ago) he hasn't been hunting once. I used to call myself a single mom during hunting season he was out so much - he was the great white hunter. I will show him these pictures - he will be sooo impressed. GOOD FOR YOU Brenda!!! Awesome buck!

Staci said...

well, i know nothing about hunting, but that sure looks like quite a catch, lol. it sounds like fun memories you get to make with your dad :-) Love that layout - you really sold me on that line! sorry about the phase with baylee - girls definitely are um, different, aren't they? ;-)

Nick & Kerrie Andrews & Family said...

Love it girl! You are my hero! :)

ania said...

How awesome! :D Wish I could hunt too :) (am too much of a comfygal to actually go out and do the hunting tho I suspect :P)

Amy said...

Brenda! That buck is amazing! My hubby is going to be SO jealous! :-)

laura vegas said...

so i admit that i'm a little weirded out at the photo of you and your kill. lol! but yet i think it's awesome at the same time ... such a great thing that you grew up doing this with your dad and that you still enjoy it to this day. i think that's cool.

erin terrell clarkson said...

Hi Brenda, Laura sent me the link to this. She thought I'd be interested bc my daughter just went elk hunting for the first time yesterday.
Anyway, that's a high one! Awesome. Mule deer?
I like your blog! Hugs e

Juliaom said...

Love your blog and layouts, looks like you have a wonderful fun family. On the fence about the deer but when I lived near the forest preserves in Chicago there were so many people ran into them on the road in their cars. We have tons of them in KY also.
As an American I totally defend your right to own your gun and have your hunting license. We are so fast loosing all of our freedoms here.

Jessica Griffin said...

lol. Loved the comment about your sister pumping in the truck. I remember those days, all too well!! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Maybe some day I´ll see scrap layouts with the deers shooting your family and smiling afterwards. That would be awesome!