Thursday, December 4, 2008

Thanksgiving in the woods.

Call me crazy, but I love watching my husband chop wood! There's something about it that reminds me why I fell in love with my mountain man.

If you think this is silly, make your husband chop some wood and see if it works for you too!

Okay, now it's my turn. It took me at least a hundred swings just to chop one piece. I was ridiculously slow, but by the time I was done I was too warm to start a fire.

Honestly, chopping wood is quite addicting. I thought I would have really swore arms and back muscles the next day but to my surprise, only my thumbs were sore...who knew?

Wood choppers in training. What, you don't let your children play with large axes that are as big as they are?

This is Shane's Grandma. Easily the warmest, friendliest person I know. She has a really neat house and she and her son make famous apple cider. She's 88 years old and she has this really neat adult size tricycle that she gets out and rides. It's so much fun to visit Grammer.

I promised a hunting report, so here you go. This is Shane's best friend Park. He shot the only and only animal the whole trip. Notice he's using a branch to mimic an antler. This deer only has one antler and apparently in the hunting world this is a major embarrassment. Shane and his other friend couldn't stop making fun of him the entire trip. According to them, it would have been better to have nothing rather than a deer with only one antler. And all this time I thought it was about the meet.
Moving on, We had a really fantastic and delicious Thanksgiving feast at Amy and Austin's house. My only disappointment is that we didn't have any any Turkey's visit us this year. Every year we have flocks of turkeys roaming the yard, but this year they stayed away. I guess they know Mark and Tamra won't be around for awhile. (They're on a mission in Russia.)


mom/caryn said...

I know exactly what you mean. I love watching Wayne do any of those hunky man things like chopping and stacking wood, bailing hay, building fences, and felling trees.
He and Dallin cut down a thirty footer with a base that's a good 22inches across the center today. It was such fun to watch them! I also love it when Wayne picks up HUGE, MASSIVE rocks and moves them across the yard to build a rock wall for me. He's my very own Superman!

Shane's Grammer actually has a big tricycle? How cool is that!

Do we get to see all you guys at the family Christmas Party this year?

mountainmama said...

It looks like you guys had a great time. I love to watch Travis chop wood as well. I also like to watch him ride his bike when he is all dressed in spandex. We are excited to see you in a couple of weeks.

Elise said...

Carrie, you look pretty good chopping wood yourself! Maybe it's Shane's scrubs that he's wearing that does it for you...well, no, Bren wears scrubs everyday, that can't be it. It must be the back breaking work, or the mountain air.
I'm glad you had a fun thanksgiving, every time you post about montana I wish that we lived there.
Hey will you email me your address so I can send you a christmas card (if I finish them.)

Berkley said...

Hey Carrie! I love your blog. Also-Will you tell Mark and Tamra to add me to their blog? :)

Natalie said...

I gotta get Mark chopping wood ;) I loved your note on my blog-I love you a ton! You are always missed by the way...
So, when we getting together over the Holidays? Are you going to be around?