Archive for December, 2016

Hunting success

Dec
30

It’s a little bit easier to sit out in the woods all day if you have a
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The look the neighbor’s cows give you when you’re walking to your stand.  : )
“Are you from a different planet?”
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Wide open skies.
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But even better than beautiful scenery is when you get to bring home some meat.
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Carinna shot a hog that we didn’t butcher, and a small buck that was limping.
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These three went looking for a hog Maggie had shot at when it was getting dark.
They didn’t find it. Each year more and more hogs are coming around.
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A whole lot of team work goes into the process of field to freezer!
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Carinna saw a buck on the side of the road on the way to work one morning.
It was below freezing, so she got permission from the game warden and we were able to salvage some of the meat off of him. It was a new experience for the Fenns. Homeschooling at its finest. : )
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Yummy supper with fresh, never frozen deer meat!
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We are so thankful to get the opportunity to hunt on Grandpa’s land.
And for a full freezer this year!
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“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness:
and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air,
and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing
that creepeth upon the earth.” Genesis 1:26

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November recap and a glimpse of Christmas

Dec
16

These are some of the last things from our fall garden before we finally had a freeze on November 18th.20161118_172935_thumb2

Maggie is thoroughly enjoying studying to be an EMT.
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Most of us have been assessed more than once in the past month. The assessments are getting more fun though…the first time she told us what we could do.(boring)
Now we get to make up our own ailments! : ) (Poor Maggie)20161111_195130

Evan tagged along to work on sighting in a rifle. He was super excited
to get to ride on the tractor!
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November is “picking up pecans” season for Grandpa!
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I got to have a camp-over with my girls one night. They were a great help checking
on the bees and winterizing them. Then we got to sleep out in the camper.
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We had hot chocolate, colored adult coloring pages, laughed, talked, talked,
talked, and made memories. It was a whole lot of fun!
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We are always grateful to hangout with these 3 little guys. We babysat Evan and Ransom for a week when all the couples went to a marriage conference.
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Maggie was thrilled and honored to be a bridesmaid in a good friends wedding!
It is definitely a strange feeling to have your friends getting married…
…I mean, we aren’t that old, are we?
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We celebrated Thanksgiving at Aunt Jan’s house this year!
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Several of the fabulous cooks!
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Working hard on a Thanksgiving themed crossword puzzle.
I think Charity got it done in the fastest time. (that’s no surprise)
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We are so blessed!
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Moo-ing to the cows. : )
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There was no delay in bringing out the Christmas decorations this year.
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The day after Thanksgiving we started setting up stuff. Lots of stuff. : )IMG_207820161125_113452

Charity and Abbie scored on their Christmas shopping excursion. Lot’s of goodies hidden in those bags. : )
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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and feel like Christmas…
it’s supposed to be 10°F with a 35mph N wind this weekend! That’s just plain cold.

“Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.” Psalms 32:11

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Family Pictures Sneak Peak

Dec
07

We took our annual family pictures this November. So here is a little sneak peak before we post our Christmas newsletter.

These prep pictures always seem so awkward. Blank stares, hair being fixed, nephews to make happy, diapers to be filled, etc.DSC_0089
These are some proud grandparents! It was quite the ordeal to get the little guys to look and smile at the camera. Lots of weird faces and strange sounds. I think that it was more entertaining to the adults then it was to them.
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I love my family! A LOT!
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Taking pictures went well…until it came to the brothers. I think we were harder to get to be serious than trying to get the nephews to smile at the camera.
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As the term goes, “boys will be boys”. I think we fulfilled that pretty well.
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At the end, I think we only got one good picture, but had a lot of laughs! I will say that I appreciate my brothers more than they probably know. They have impacted my life tremendously for Eternity! Love ya bros!DSC_0368

“A merry heart doeth good like medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.”
Proverbs 17:22

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