|Skyler and Fran packing trees.|
|Skyler loading trees up.|
On Friday we kept Skyler out of school and both took a day off of work to head down to Peoria for the Deer Classic. We always love taking little trips as a family and this one is fun because it is all centered around hunting -- the major focus of our lives. They have just about every hunting item you can imagine with hundreds of booths. We never spend a ton of money -- but a little leaves our hands in exchange for hunting shirts and calls that will be used 'til they fall apart -- probably sooner rather than later with our heavy use!
This weekend Skyler also helped me begin planting our garden. It is always SOO exciting to get the garden going. This is an extension of our hunting because we love to provide as much for ourselves as possible. So we can't wait until we can begin harvesting to add to our family meals.
We had two birthday parties this weekend which were both super fun. At both parties we got to spend time with some of our favorite people that are like second families to us. So happy birthday Walt -- you and your family are an inspiration!! And a happy 1st birthday to little beautiful Ella -- what a great time! I hope you all enjoyed your week!
|Little Ella opening her gifts.|