family pic

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Monday, August 30, 2010


so i figure ill update you one family peep at a time. starting with the oldest. This is not nate, though i know the likeness is astonishing, its not him. But all of his free time outside of work has been spent either with kids {and usually with stock at some kind of athletic thing or another} or preparing for the big elk hunt.

I dont know much about these things, but apparently he has been waiting all his life for this and acquired some astronomical amount of points in order to get this tag. so in short its a big deal. even though i swear not so long ago he went elk hunting, not sure what the difference was then and now. and i could be entirely wrong. all i know is that our late summer and fall every year are consumed with hunting.

but this year there was far more prep then ever before. like the special placement of wilderness cameras. that have caught a latino man out in the middle of nowhere forest private land. a load of deer. some fantastic elk. and a few bears. YES bears! Its not well known that there are bears at our cabin, in fact not many in nates large extended family have ever even seen one on any of the property. but as it turns out there are, and i dare say more than one based on what the cameras have captured.

what else has he been up to? well coaching stock at about every sport he plays which i feel like is everything. when people ask what he plays i would prefer they ask what he doesnt. and nate is always there beside him. little clone. is there such thing as a man umbilical cord? he also plays his own sports, like softball and what not. its fun though, its fun to go to those grown man softball games. praying the whole time no one gets hurt, or at least mine doesnt get hurt.

and work. work of course.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

i am just gonna start with a bench

Lately the blog has really been on mind and my to do list. Something i really wanted to get to. SO many family and friends keep up with us this way and i dont mean to leave you behind. i enjoy and appreciate your involvement in our lives and those that actually GET something out of the blog. With all that has been going on in each of our lives i have felt so overwhelmed with how much i need to post. with those feelings has come more procrastination. so this is my attempt to stop the cycle, just gonna blog about something simple today ... in hopes that it gets me going and that i can possibly do a post on each of us in the coming weeks.

not to long ago "the" piano came into our possession. This is the piano that was nate's grandmothers, then his mothers, then it got passed around a bit, dropped here and there by the boys while moving, damaged, worn, loved, neglected, and all those things that happen over the years with pianos. Initially nate thought he would restore the wood at least but to be honest i like its vintage and sort of velveteen rabbit feel. so i left it as is and moved it in to the living room. the bench on the other hand ... the material wasnt working for me. so i have been on the hunt for just the right thing. and of course at the right price. found a pillow sham at DI for $1. this fabric was the center of the sham and it was just enough to cover the bench.

great find if i do say so myself!