Hunting Season

well its been a little while since we updated.

This week, since October is just around the corner, we have been gearing up for the hunting season. It will be my first time ever hunting and I am both excited and nervous. I'm pretty much sited in with both field tips and broadheads, but today Rob wanted me to shoot from the stand. Now normally I wouldn't have too much an issue- I'm a little afraid of heights, but managed ok. When he placed the target close though I had to stop because I was too nervous to lean over the stand without a harness on...and falling from 17 feet, would be just a little bit painful. The next step is get my apprentice hunting license, which means I can hunt just like anyone else, but I need to be with a hunter who has had hunters safety and is over 18. Next year I will do a women's hunter safety course.

Anyways, on to excitement. Here are some exciting photos of some of the critters on the property this past week.
Nice 8 point! Big rack!

Another buck, smaller and hard to tell, but nice.

Another nice 8 pt!!

6 or 8 point. Buck nonetheless.

Tomorrow we have our second week of our mixed doubles bowling league. Our first week I missed as I was visiting family in Myrtle Beach. I am excited to see how this season turns out...not to mention it makes time go by quicker and thus wedding comes up quicker!

In wedding news - Save the Dates should be going out this week, so keep your eyes in the mail and look forward to something special online :) I can't tell you what the second is, but its simple cute and I love it!

Have a good week!


Busy busy week!

Wow, this week has been full of excitement. This Monday I flew home from Myrtle Beach where I was visiting my parents since Thursday, the 8th with my BFF, Jessica (coincidence I know, that we share the same name). I had a great time down there and the time was spent doing some fun and amazing things. We were literally busy every day. Here are some highlights...
At the Pelicans Baseball game - Steve and Dad

Starfish on the beach at Pawley's Island
Mom and Dad at Riverside Cafe
Me and Jessica at Riverside Cafe
Feeding frenzy of sharks off of the pier in Surfside Beach
Sky Wheel - ferris wheel right on MB - opened April this year
View from the Sky Wheel

So also some other amazing news took place this week. Little Brady Scott Miller, made his arrival on Monday, September 12. After a traumatic delivery, he came into the world via C-section weighing in at 8lb 2oz, measuring 20.75" at 5:56 pm. After a rough start, Brady is doing much better - here are some captured moments, that Molly (his aunt) caught on camera:
Left: Brady burrito; Top: Dad, Brady and mom; Bottom: lunchtime!; Right: Snuggle-bug

In last news of the week, I got to witness the marriage of Mr. Maynard Moon and his now lovely wife, Alice at the courthouse in St. Johns. It is always so sweet seeing a couple so in love. I was lucky to be able to go and be the "photographer"... here are some shots of the cute couple:

I hope everyone has had a great week! Rob and I are grateful to have spent the day with the lovely couple just above and are ready for to rest up the rest of the weekend!


Myrtle Beach

Quick post - I am on day 3 of 5 here in Myrtle Beach and LOVING it! This morning I tried on my wedding dress and it fit me so perfectly and it is really just perfect and all that I could have ever hoped to find for a dress. I cannot wait to wear it in just over 7 months!

Yesterday was a great day - we went to Pawley's Island and Surfside Beach. At Pawleys we saw (and saved, or tried to save) lots of starfish. They were so neat! At Surfside we saw a feeding frenzy of sharks off of the pier where the fisherman were throwing their bait fish back to leave for the day. It was such an amazing day and I am so excited to play with all of the photos I have taken when I return!


Weekend plans

So far this weekend has been great. Though it is only Saturday evening we have been busy and it looks like the rest of the weekend will be the same. Last night after I got my hair cut (love, LOVE my hair stylist btw) my friend, Nick, was in town for labor day weekend, so we met up with him for dinner and dessert. We hung out for 3 hours and talked about anything and everything - it was really great to see him!

Today we took aka "kidnapped" my nephew, Kory, and wen to Great Lakes Crossing mall in Auburn Hills to hit up Bass Pro Shop for hunting stuff. We ended up buying a weekend package at Boyne there, but couldn't pass it up with it only costing $129 and we will end up getting $125 in Bass Pro Shop giftcards. How can you say no to that? Well, personally, I could have said no, but the thought of being able to golf, Rob didn't want to pass that offer... So apparently in the next year we are going for a little mini vacation to Boyne. As for the real reason we went to Bass Pro, was to get me a pink quick release for my pink camo bow (all of these pictures will come later I assure you) and to check out their women's line of hunting clothing. We walked the rest of the mall and ate lunch and overall had a good day. Here's a quick photo I took of the boys just before we left...

Our dream 'mini vehicle'

So now we are back home after dropping the kiddo off back with my sister. She made some yummy penne chicken alfredo that unfortunately my nephew didn't care for, so that's what is for dinner...

As for the rest of this long weekend - tomorrow we have church in the morning and then Rob is going to change the oil in the car as well as the spark plugs and wires...

And it sounds like Monday we may be hanging out with Nick again as well as our friends, Megan and Jim. Although the long weekend will be nice, its going to go by quick. Lucky for me - work Tuesday and Wednesday and then Myrtle Beach with my bff, Jessica! Get to see my parents, take a vacation and try on my WEDDING DRESS!! EEEEE!