Sunday, May 31, 2009

Vacation's over.... :(

Well, today ends another wonderful week of vacation. I'm just excited that I never had to go to Lafayette this week, whooo hooo! We pretty much played around in the country, tended the garden, fished, found some really cool deer skulls in the woods (i'll post pics later), went to the Daylily festival, ate (alot) and slept late everyday. It was nice but tomorrow starts June and the hot weather is coming very very soon!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Prayers for Katie...

Our dear friend and patient Katie Nicholson had a terrible accident yesterday. She is in ICU at Lafayette General and in need of some serious prayers. She lost her right eye and has horrible damage to her face and head and has a trach tube to help her breath. One of the sweetest and most beautiful girls I have ever met in my entire life...

Please God, help Katie heal and recover quickly from this horrible accident. Touch the doctors hands as they continue to operate on her. We believe in you Lord and know you will pull her through.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Life is a blessing...

Even though I've felt terrible the past few days I have to say that life sure is a blessing! Not only is it Lainey's first birthday today, but my dear friend Leah found me on facebook and we have been chatting for hours! I missed her so much and know that God has sent her to me again for something really great! When life seems like it's just letting you down all it takes is the little things to make you realize how great life really is and how small and unimportant most little daily dramas are. I'm also lucky to have the greatest friends a girl could have!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Rave of the

Who said women can't be super cute (and comfortable) when they hunt???? This website has super cute girlie camo that fits! Their pants are low-rise (thank the lord) and don't hang out above your belly button! Not to mention, if Tiffany Lakosky and Shemane Nugent wear these clothes it's got to be good stuff, right? I'll be sporting shesafari in my pictures this fall when i fill my deer tags! :)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

My Hero...Tiffany Lakosky!

Everyone knows I LOVE to hunt! It's become obsessive within the past 1 1/2 years thanks to my awesome boyfriend. Even though I've loved hunting (I should say observing) and fishing (I was always the queen fisherwoman) with my dad when I was younger, it never quite became a full time hobby like it has been the past 2 seasons. I'm not kidding when I say that I think about it at least 5 times a day and this is the off season (yikes!). It started in the winter of 2007 when me and Josh started dating and I begged him to take me with him to duck hunt. He thought I was insane and I would only last one day because seriously, what girls like to get up at 4:30 am and skip the make-up? Boy was he WRONG in thinking that would be the first and last day of me tagging along!!! It became a passion almost instantly and I knew that I had to get my hunting license. In the state of La you have to go through a 3 day class and shoot clay pigeons in front of a hundred people. Needless to say I was well prepared after hanging out with the "master" (that would be Josh) and shattered all 3 of my skeet and made an "A" on my written test. I was finally able to hunt legally after watching and envying Josh and his friends for several months. PRAISE THE LORD!!! I think I was more happy that day then when I graduated high school.

I killed several ducks during the 2008-2009 duck season and my very first doe. It was a great year! I killed her at 160 yards which is definitely something to brag about!!!

Now the first deer I ever shot at was this little (too young but I was gonna shoot it anyway) 6 point:

The gun misfired and he just stood there and looked at me. These are pictures caught on the game camera as I was aiming at him. You can see he's very worried for his life, yeah right!

So everyone knows there aren't many women hunters. Well, a few months back I saw this blonde girl on a hunting dvd in walmart and he told me she was Tiffany Lakosky. She and her husband Lee hunt together professionally and have several tv shows and are the cutest couple ever! Since I've been practicing shooting the bow (totally harder than it looks), and I'm doing REALLY well I might add, she's been my new hero! Goes to show that women can have just as much if not more fun than men in this sport! Now, I've got to work on harvesting some racks like she's got in these pics:

I've definitely got the drive. Now I need the deer!

Saturday, May 2, 2009 and flowerbed pictures!

While I'll probably be spending my whole weekend weeding the garden, I figured I'd provide some pictures (even though there's a lot I need to do with it).


Mammoth Sunflowers will be 16ft tall! (not so mammoth yet. still only 2 months old):

Potatoes (see all the weeds???):

Crookneck Squash:


My flower beds Josh made. Petunias, balloon flowers, Mint, Lemon balm, Lemon basil, Dutch Irises, Marigolds, Hibiscuses, moss rose, Zinnias....



Balloon Flowers:

Potted baby flowers (moonflowers, sunflowers, cosmos, bachelor's button, African daisies: