I think the blog now has most of our family highlights (starting back with Alex's trip to Alaska thru Christmas). I am hoping to be able to update the blog on our family vaction to the west coast (Jan 18 - Feb 11, 2008). I will bring my laptop along and try to update the blog (ideally daily, but at least every few days). I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and wish you a Happy New Year.
Sam and Alex each won trophies in the Tractor Pulling contest. Sam got first in his age group and Alex got second. Sam was very nervous and did not want to do it, but after winning a trophy he thought it was pretty cool. He really enjoyed winning a bigger trophy than Aex.
Alex got his first deer with his bow on September 19. I was in a different stand and was hunting with a camcorder. The shot was about 15 yards and he hit it a little behind where he was aiming (probably because the deer was walking). The deer ran quite a distance (300-400 yards), but the good thing was it ran towards my pickup. It fell right next to the front tire of my pickup!
Alex also got these three mallards in October. That night Alex cooked the ducks and the next couple nights he took Sam duck hunting on the Rabbit River. They didn't get any, but Sam thought it was pretty cool.