Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Guns, cake and turkey, what more could you ask for!

We had a very fun and busy weekend.

On Saturday, we finally had breakfast again with my dad and uncle. It had almost been a month since we had done that and we usually do it every Saturday. 

Well, my dad had talked Kurt into going target shooting with him. This is one of my dad's favorite pass times. He doesn't like to hunt but he loves to shoot objects and have them blow up. It is quite interesting to watch. My dad makes it really fun. 

We all drove out to Stansberry. Some one has set up a table out by the mountain just for target shooting. I guess a lot of people go to this spot. It was like we were taking shifts with people. When we got there, there was some people shooting and then they left to let us shoot and when we were getting done, some other people showed up. The funny thing was, we found out that one of the guys that had shown up was once my parent's backyard neighbor. What a small world. 

Here are the guys, Kurt, Dad and Uncle Ernie.

I was really surprised that Kurt actually shot the gun and quite a few times. He's not exactly a big fan of guns but he ended up having a lot of fun.

I told him I wanted a picture of him with the gun and this is what he did. He cracks me up!! LOL!! What a tough guy! And no, he didn't shoot the gun like that.

Ayla and I came along.
It was pretty hot outside so we didn't stay out in the heat for long. We went and chilled in the car with AC and listened to Micheal Jackson on my MP3 player.  I was sad that I didn't get to see my dad blow up a milk carton he had taken from our house. Oh well. We'll definitely go out and do it again. So guess what we are starting to save for the next time. You guessed it, milk cartons.

I had to share this picture of Ayla while we were in the car. She just looked too cute in it and I thought it was funny how she had eaten her hot dog. LOL!

On Sunday, my family had a turkey dinner and celebrated my brother's birthday. Happy Birthday Bro! His birthday is actually today.

I made a simple cake for the occasion.

Here is most of the family that was there.

After dinner, we walked over to my old elementary school and let Ayla play on the playground. It was a nice Sunday and I felt like it was Thanksgiving. I was so stuffed.

Oh yeah, I received a new calling. It is assistant den leader in the Cub Scouts. I will be with the 8 year old boys. I don't know anything about scouts but I guess I will. When I received the calling I told the bishop, "Just throw me to the wolves!" 

Kurt said,"They are throwing you to the wolves. And the bobcats, and the bears..." I guess those are the different ranks. Too funny. I didn't even know they were called wolves until that moment. 

I have to admit, I was a little sad that I wasn't called to the Young Women's. I love Young Women's. The young women of the church are truly amazing and I love them like they are my own daughters. 

Oh well. I know I will come to love my little wolves too. My first night is tonight at 6:30 p.m. Wish me luck!


Nanette said...

Good Luck with your new calling! You will be great!!!
As always, love all the pictures. It seems there is always a party at your house!

Ann Marie said...

We have been shooting out at that spot! Shooting guns is quite fun -- and scary at the same time. We go target shooting lots!

One of the pictures of Ayla didn't show up for me..

Cute cake for your brother!

Congratulations on your calling! I have learned to be grateful for each one.. because each thing whether you love it or hate it teaches us many things.. in many ways. My advice.. be the best den leader... and do your best.. and pray to love the boys and you will be AWESOME!

Thanks for always letting me give un-asked-for advice.. Love ya.. Big sister from another mother.. Ann

Chad and Clair said...

Sounds like you had a fun weekend! Who did get called into Young Womens?

Cherie said...

Looks like a great outing. The post title is kind of funny like the name of a movie - ha ha.
Good luck with your new calling. I love the scouting program. The boys have alot of energy but their sweet little hearts are so big and they want to try so hard. You will be such a blessing - you seem so patient and kind!

The Hartle's said...

Sounds like a blast! Your cakes are always so amazing!

{Mo} said...

I wanna go shooting! It's been too long since I've been, which is crazy cause the little spot we usually go to isn't even 5 min. from our house.
Once again.... great job on the cake!
Enjoy scouts! I'm the pres. member over scouts in our ward. There is a lot to learn, but you'll get it. Brock loves scouts and I'm thankfull for his leaders....they deserve lots of bonus points (we have some hard boys). You'll do great, just remember to have fun!

ML said...

Cute pictures! Looks like fun. And the cake looks beautiful...not simple at all!

Nancy Face said...

When I was a kid my dad would take us out to the desert to shoot at tin cans. It was so much fun!

Your "simple" cake looks REALLY complicated to me! So pretty! :)

I love eating a turkey dinner at times during the year that are NOT Thanksgiving! Yum!