Sunday, November 30, 2008

Catching Up

So much to type! So little time...

That's a lie, I just really want to get back to playing Wii Zelda. But I've been taking tons of photos and I've finally gotten the chance to upload them. Check them out, in no particular order here. The highlights of the last few weeks include: Stephan's friend Clint getting an antelope; Stephan being very good at hunting, and not so good at shooting; my fun Thanksgiving at a neighbor's house; our trip to Livingston, MT for post-Thanksgiving hunting, eating, visiting and shopping.

Oh yeah, and the boots I got for my birthday! After I bought them I called my mom and dad and told them that they could get mw boots for my birthday, and guess what? I already did all the work for them! And they were on sale. I love Murdocks.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Weekend Posting

If you follow us on Facebook you know that Stephan was on a cattle drive yesterday morning and hunting early today. He tells me he's getting good at the hunting, but doesn't have the killing part down yet. That translates into "I didn't hit what I was aiming at today."

Me: I'm going to wash this bed cover tomorrow.

Him: The bidet cover?

Me: Where's my computer...

Him: I mean the duvet! DUVET!

**Note: Stephan would like to add "bidet cover" to his mother-in-law's list of phrases that mean butt.

We also spent some time tonight speaking to the kids at the Plevna Lutheran Youth Group. We were asked to say a few words about "service". It took us a few hours to put our thoughts together in a way that made sense. Since it took us so long, here's what we came up with:

"Service" can be lived in one of three ways:
1. Missionary Style... uh, wait... Missionary Lifestyle where you purposely move away from where you grew up and outside of your comfort zone for the betterment of a group of people for an extended period of time, i.e. Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, etc.
2. Volunteer Time... Setting aside time out of your daily life to help people, i.e. working at a soup kitchen, visiting nursing home patients, going on a 1-2 week mission trip, etc.
3. Life of Service... living every moment trying to make the world a better place than you found it, i.e. being cheerful at work, sharing a friendly smile, opening a door, "What would Jesus do" stuff.

We also stressed that in order to be of any use to anyone, you have to take care of your own physical, mental and emotional needs first. And, not that you could tell it from this post today, but it's much more about what you do than what you say.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Frostbit Ears, #405, #417

Those are the temporary names for our three cows. "Frostbit Ears" has a black body and a white face, the others are entirely black. They are all "with calf."

Should we name them?

Any suggestions??

Photos to follow.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Recap: Halloween

Stephan had Halloween off of work, but I took a few clients that morning to fill in the savings account. Stephan finished Red's costume off by attaching horns to the soft headband I'd already made her. When I got home to pick them all up Stephan had created a costume for himself as well. It was... uh... creative... in a Stephan sort of way.

Unfortunately, few people thought he was in costume. Honestly, only a few people realized it was Stephan at all- he did "blend" very well.

Check out more Halloween photos here if you'd like. I have a few more posts in the works about our trip home and our cows.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Error: Brain Overload

We were in Chicago. We got back last night. We both worked today.

I learned that horses can only see out of one eye at a time. If you teach it something while standing on its right you then need to re-teach it the same thing while standing on its left.

That pretty much sums up my day.