Monday, December 29, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Audrey hid a very special present from me for a long time. I had a very long box hidden
under the tree with no idea what it was. I got to open it up this morning, and lo and behold it was
a brand new 30/06 high powered rifle!!!!!
I COULDLN'T BELIEVE IT! WITH A SCOPE AND EVERYTHING! AND FROM A GREAT GUY
IN MY CHURCH AND A GREAT FRIEND DAVE BREWER!
It was incredible! I think I said, "NO WAY!" about 50 times.
We are now with Audrey's parents in Rock Springs hanging out for the day and playing board
games. It has been a great day so far!
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
1st we checked out the National Elk Refuge, and took a sleigh ride out onto the refuge. We were about 20-40 yards away from 40 bull elk. It was incredible to be that close to them! There are about 2,000 elk total on the refuge right now, and there will be upwards of 8,000 by the time full blown winter hits. We also got to see 2 bald eagles up close.
After the ride we went to lunch at the Snake River Brewing Company. Very delicious. I got a brisket & bacon sandwich w/ fries. Then after lunch we went shopping in the historic downtown distric, and then drove home.
It was a great day and lots of fun, and the sun came out while we were on the sleigh ride which was perfect cause the temperature was about 10 degrees. Here are some pictures!
Monday, December 8, 2008
On Thursday afternoon, Audrey, Maya, and I loaded up in our expedition and headed out into the unknown. Well, at least for me anyway. It was my first trip to cut down a Christmas tree. We left Kemmerer, and headed north to Cokeville and National Forest Land. On the trip there we saw 5 elk sunning themselves on the side of the road.
Once we got to our "designated tree cutting area" we had our eyes peeled for which tree looked full enough, and short enough to fit in our house and still look good. Audrey made the perfect spot, and located the tree that would shortly be located in our living room.
We chopped it down, tied on top of the Expedition and headed home! Here is a video from the excursion, and some pictures as well. It was a blast!
Thursday, December 4, 2008
We got a permit from the forest service, and as i understand it, we just go find one we
want and chop it down and haul it home. It will be my first real tree if my memory serves
me correctly. So i'm excited about getting to pick it out and cut it down.
I'll put up pics when we get back.
Monday, December 1, 2008
Dexter and Carole Smith run the B & B, and they are wonderful Christian people. Dexter built their house which has 5 bedrooms, and he also built a log cabin that we rented out for the evening. It had a fireplace, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, and was incredibly built.
Saturday morning we were served breakfast in our cabin, and then we went up to the main house and spent some time talking with Dexter. I truly know that God guides and provides just from this trip. We had no idea these people were Christians when we made our reservation, and because I'm a pastor they let us stay the night for free! How amazing is the Lord! We were so blessed by their generosity.
Last year for our anniversary we stayed at a B & B in Minnesota and they let us stay their for free too! It's been amazing! Here are some pictures from the trip...