Sunday, January 6, 2008

The Beginning of 2008

(Libby handing me a rooster. She even points!)
IT's 2008!!! To bring in the new year we spent the day at a bird hunting farm. Kara found out just what a horrible shot she was and Erich showed off his deadly shooting accuracy. Even Libby made an impressive showing. Afterwards we went swimming and huttubbing and then cruised back home to play games with some of our friends Ang and Nick. We discovered a fun new game Hit the Deck.

So here is the almost done kitchen. As you can tell Kara is a bit indecisve. After spending hours painting the kitchen red, she repainted it green. Primarily because the red paint was poor quality and ruined the texture. But as painting the kitchen has become Kara's least favorits task it's great to finally have it done! Life is much easier now that we have a nice place to cook and eat! Ah the simle things.

So far 2008 has been all about finishing our least favorite tasks. Kara finished painting the kitchen and Erich finished his project of updating the electric and plumbing in the nasty basement.

Erich's latest Libby project is teaching her to retrieve sheds (antlers). The idea is that she will hunt them down and bring them to us while we're out hiking. It's pretty funny to watch her try to handle the big elk antlers. Speaking of which, Dad do you recognize the one in Libby's mouth? Jake and Dad you will be sad to learn that Libby ate Erich's Browning grease hat while at church today. It's finally met it's death after 6 years.

One of our new year's resolutions is to get up into the mountains at least once a week. So here is a picture of a hike we took just 10 minutes up from our house. It was fun to play around in the snow. Mom this is the hike we took with you when you were here. Looks a little different all white!


New Mexican Youngs said...

Guys, you must be having so much fun up there (minus the house stuff it sounds like - by the way the kitchen looks fabulous. I woon't be able to let Morgan look at your blog or I might be getting a little busier). I am so jealous about he bird hunting, and I have decided to have a moment of silence for the hat at 3:00 PM today, if you wnat to join me. Erick have fun on your hike with the scouts - I wish I could be there to go with you. In fact we went sking the other day and looking at all the mountians I told Morgan that I would rather be hiking - she told me I was crazy. Oh well, I am what I am. Do something fun for me.

Jeff and Lea said...

Hey Erich and Kara, We are here in Oregon safe and sound. (and wet) Your kitchen looks great! Didn't it used to be pink? What a transformation. Maybe someday you guys can build/remodel our house? Talk to ya later.

Natalie said...

Wow! All that hard work, but the place looks really great. What a nice big kitchen! Sounds like you are having way too much fun!

ben & meag said...

Hi Guys, we thought we'd tell you how impressed we are with all of your hard work. The house is looking so great!

Jeff and Lea said...

It seems that Libby is doing great at bird hunting. You trained her well, Erich. I don't know if Jeff has answered any of your questions, but if not, I know you asked if he will still have Idaho residency. The answer is yes. His parents bought him a lifetime hunting license in Idaho so all he has to do is buy the tag. I know he wants to come over and hunt whitetail in November and visit.