Saturday, August 30, 2008


Chad got back yesterday and yes he did kill a cow elk. He got it with one clean shot through the ribs. We love our mountain man. He took it to the meat locker yesterday afternoon and they said it was 191 lbs of nothing but meat. Seeing as they had to cut it up and leave the majority of the bones on the mountain. He left this morning to take the truck back up there and to hunt for a deer. He gets home tonight. We are so proud of him. Persistance pays off.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Life without Daddy around

Chad has been gone hunting this whole week. He left last Friday afternoon, came home late Saturday night and left again Sunday afternoon. We haven't seen him since. It has been really hard on us this time more than any other time he has been gone. I'm sure it has been missing us terribly also. He was able to go on the 50 miler which was a week long 3 weeks ago and it really felt like this week long crept up on us so quickly I really didn't have time mentally to prepare myself for it. Plus having two children instead of just one has made it seem so much harder not to have him here. Here are the top 10 things that I and Tennis seem to miss the most.

1. Having him around to talk to me. Don't get me wrong Tennis jibber jabber is fun but I really miss having adult conversations with him daily.
2. It is hard at night when he normally would be coming home because Tennis anticipates him arriving and gets wound up. Chad spends a lot of time playing with him when he gets home. Plus I am tired from the day so he is such a HUGE help with the kids even if he doesn't think he is.
3. He makes me and Tennis laugh. He gets the best belly laughs out of Tennis.
4. He helps me not to think to much on the hard things in life. He picks me up so much.
5. I really miss having him to sleep and snuggle with. It is so nice in the middle of the night if I wake up for one of thousands of reasons I scoot into him and it is easier to fall asleep.
6. Tennis and I both miss the kisses.
7. Chad sings a lot and I miss hearing him around the house singing.
8. Believe it or not I miss him riding me about stupid things like mating the socks. Him doing that kind of thing makes me work harder at being better.
9. I really miss the daily lunch time call that we have while he is at work.
10. I can't smell him in the house anymore. Normally I can smell his cologne in the bathroom from him in the morning or on the bed. But it has gone away now.

I hope and pray that he is able to get a kill so he can come home to us. We miss him so much. He is such a huge part of our lives. I feel like half of my head is gone not to mention my heart.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Tennis and Penny

Mommy and her little girl. I just love her so much. She is always so cuddly.
My pretty baby girl.
Tennis trying to teach Penny to count and budget her money. lol.
Tennis is becoming more and more aware of Penny and visa versa. It is so fun. He is constantly bringing things to her for her to play with. Like this change the other day. Granted they are choking hazards I stayed very very close.

Penny's blessing day

She was blessed in the same dress I was. It was so special. She is so beautiful. Thanks to all that participated in one of our most special days yet with her.

My adorable little man.

These were taken while daddy was packing up for the 50 miler. Tennis wanted to share in the packing fun but he just ended up distracting daddy.

Sorry it's been so long

Daddy and Tennis playing horse shoes.
Tennis trying out Cambree's ride and giving her a ride at the same time. They all loved this little four wheeler.
Amanda while she was still pregnant. She was brave to come up so close to her due date.
Tennis and Caleb sharing. They are getting so big.
Tennis fell off a camping chair and got a pretty good bump on his head.

I have been so lazy recently with my blogging. I'm sorry. There is a lot to cover so bear with me. First we had the Poulson family reunion up at Moon Lake the last weekend of July. It was so much fun. Granted we didn't get any sleep. Tennis loved being outside all day long. He is such a little wanderer. He is sneaky about it too. Here are some photos from the reunion.


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