|Avalanche Area - Snowshoeing up Flatiron|
|Saphira and i|
|Me soaked in sweat, but loving it!!|
|ElastaWoman and i|
|Looking for the Yurt on top the mtn!|
|Finally got the heat going!|
|Miss Moonbeamer and Mist's little boy|
|Art Dog's Buck|
|Our Family Christmas Pic|
|80's Dance with AlliCat, Archer and Saphira|
|Archer and Saphira posing 80's Style (looking like me and my hubby)|
|How Archer Gets My Deer to the Truck|
|Hunting was hard this year, but Archer helped me find one|
|Girls Day Out - Eikhardts|
|Girls Day Out - Starbucks|
|Husband and Deer|
|How i Decorated for Christmas|
Many things we cannot change.... a mom fighting for her life on a breathing machine, a man fighting cancer, another man struggling to find contentment and peace. Some things we can.... our attitudes and the way we respond to situations. Every day, the way we respond determines the course of our lives. We can let the pressure break us, go the way of the easy response, or we can fight for the futures better outcome. This is my story. I've been a girl picking up and fighting forces that can be fought and equally hard, letting go of fights that are not my battles. Sometimes resting and trusting and not fighting are the most painstaking. These turmoils surround me daily, and its hard knowing when to fast and pray and when to just trust God and leave things in His capable hands.
Its been a busy busy fall. My husband has been working full time at the airport, trying to get hunting in and welding every weekend in his garage. By the grace of God he got a deer last day of the season.
He asked if we could go work on tearing down a building at the old property in Yaak this past weekend. There were a lot of groans..namely from me, but we changed attitudes in a hurry and packed up. Turned out it was a wonderful wonderful weekend. On Saturday we worked on that shed and then went over to spend some time with our old friends for an amazing Mexican fiesta. We got to sleep in their romantic cabin in the snowy woods. It was idyllic with fresh snow and a warm fire burning in the wood stove. It was just what my husband needed. In the morning, after an amazing big breakfast, my girlfriend, daughter and I embarked on an adventure snowshoeing up a mountain and snowboarding down. We'd both been under different stresses, and the outing was a needed one. Every time I instigate things like this, I often wonder what I was thinking. I would later find myself crawling up the steep face of an unforgiving snow covered beast, clawing every inch of the way as my daughter and girlfriend patiently take a few steps trying not to roll their eyes - lol. "Well it gives us some entertainment" they laugh. I can never figure out why I resort to crawling, when the people behind me aren't all that winded, but I guess I just have to accept that I am what I am. I'm still proud I don't give up until I'm at the top :-) I wasn't the only entertainment of the day. Some guy wanted to take our pics for the paper... because i'm sure climbing to the top of a mountain is a great feat and we are cool chicks. Actually it was his SECOND time up. I was also proud when we figured out how to get the heater going in the tarps stuck to the tree that was supposed to be a "yurt". Anyhow, it was a needed reprieve.
I've lost about 13 lbs on my quest to wear a bikini in Hawaii this winter. As you know from reading my blog, I've been trying to get there for a few years now and it will soon be happening. Also been having fun with Zumba. The kids are all doing well. Archer is working at the hospital and spent a lot of time hunting. He has a good hiking buddy who stole all our hearts by storm. Artdog's been helping his dad in the shop and was proud to have gotten the biggest buck in our family this year after all his hard hunting. Super Catman busy busy in school and play. He loves playing Frisbee with home school kids on Fridays. Miss Moonbeam is her usual bossy busy cute self :-)
All in all i must stop blogging because Miss Moonbeam is sitting here demanding to be cuddled ;-)