Hunting adventures in Sabetha

As promised I told you I would tell you about my first hunting trip. Well my second really, I went when I was in high school with my Dad and I was bored out of my mind!! This time it was a bit more fun and I think I might go again for sure.

So here is how it works. Because there are not too many birds to hunt in Sabetha these days and my Dad has a lot of land to hunt on, he "plants" birds so that the boys can have something to kill. That is right, he buys these birds called Chuckers for 8 bones a piece and twirls them around by their legs to make them dizzy and then he puts them in the grass and runs away. My sister Callie and I helped my dad "plant" these chuckers.

One hour later all the boys went out with the bird dog and the dog found the bird, the dog points the bird, the dog scares the bird up into the sky, the boys shoot the bird dead. It is pretty crazy isn't it. I mean, how hard is that, you just let the dog do all the work and you wait to kill something. It was a great time with the boys and my main man Brett did a great job!! Here are pictures for your enjoyment ;)

One Rocking Christmas

That's right, I had a theme Christmas at my Dads house and it was totally rocking!!!! He had the palm trees, the beads, the great food. It was wonderful.
I have to say, I was a little nervous about my Dad changing up the tradition this year but it was a great idea and I think he is going to do a different theme every year. Come on, you all know my Dad is not just a farmer in a small town. He is Event Planner extraordinaire!!! Yep, he can fix a tractor, feed cattle in the dead of winter, grow corn event when their is little rain but he can also through one great party. Not only did he have some great ambiance going on but the food was great!! It was a shrimp boil and yes it tasted as good as it looks. Maybe you are thinking..... "Man, the colors in these pictures on Vikks blog are great!!" Well, you can thank my Dad for that too. He got Brett and I the best joint gift ever since we have been married, a digital camera!!! It is so nice and I love it already. I did get lots of wonderful gifts (Pink I-Pod, target gift cards, cooking stuff, a hot little coat and some clothes and great stocking stuffers) but the camera just topped it off!!
Dad, thank you for doing something fun and special for this years Christmas. It has been one crazy year but this was a great way to end 2006 and jump into 2007. You do a great job of mixing it up and I love that about you. Love you Dad!!!
After the party we went hunting, say tuned for that post ;)


Carrie come home!!

Hey all,

this post is for my sister Carrie, I really want her to come home for Christmas and I thought if I put it out there on the "World Wide Web" (I am talking about old people calling it that, I once heard a guy at the gym call it that and I about came out of my skin laughing) then maybe she would come for sure. Carrie, please oh please come home. I want our cute dogs to meet and I really want to see you soon. I have been shopping for you and thinking about you so much this Christmas, I really really want you to come home.

Ok, now everyone please comment and tell Carrie to come home for Christmas as well ;) this should be fun.

Love you Carrie, hoped you like getting the "shout out" on my blog, hee hee.

Merry Christmas All, I am signing off until later!!!


Just add pudding

hey all,
I am feeling on top of the clouds today because I made a chocolate cake a birthday party at work and it was a huge hit!!! Nothing feels better when people notice your handy work. I have to let you all in on a little secret though: IT IS THE PUDDING!!! That is right, next time you make a cake from the box, just add a box of the pudding flavor that you are making. I have done this with lemon and vanilla and the cake is so moist and a little more taste. I am not sure who told me to do that but thanks, it works everytime. Even if I cook the cake a few extra minutes on accident, it still works. This cake was so good with a side of mint chocolate chip icecream, great during the holidays. I would also reccomend taking the Wilton Cake Decorating class, it is pretty cheap and you do learn so much. Have fun baking this Christmas season!!!



hey all,
yes, yes, I know I didn't hold up my end of the deal on blogging on the topics I picked. I thought if I put it out there, I would do it but I just didn't. My goal of the new year is to change the look of my blog a bit and try to blog at least twice a week ;)

On to other things, Christmas is just around the corner and I thought I would fill you in on the top ten things I love and hate about this time of year, here we go:

1.) The Celebration of Christ, hands down that is the best!!
2.) Smell of Christmas Tree
3.) Breaking out my Old Navy Christmas Tree sweats that I have had for years and refuse to give up.
4.) Listening to my NSYNC Christmas CD, shut up, I know you all love it!!! Back when Lance was straight!
5.) Shopping for gifts way in advance so that I don't get stressed out about that. Yes, in case you wondered, I have been done shopping for about a week now and they are all wrapped too. Pays to be a planner sometimes.
6.) Cookies and goodies, I do have the reoccuring problem of the dreaded "winter wieght". This year I am just going to let nature take its course and not stress about it. Hit the gym Jan. 2nd ;)
7.) SNOW, I love to look at it, not to drive in it. I am praying real heard for snow on Christmas day for the sake of my cute husband, he is like a little kid sometimes. He wants snow so bad he can taste it. I also went to LA a few weeks ago and thought it would be great to have warm weather in the winter. MMMM, Christmas just wasn't the same with out cold weather and snow. It was like they were trying to have Christmas in July.
8.) Christmas movies. Top one ever: Christmas Vacation!!! I finally bought this DVD this year and I love it!!! I will watch it year round. Following that movie my other favorites are Frosty the snow man, Home Alone 1, Ernest saves Christmas (this use to be my favorite, not sure I could stand to watch it anymore), I also love to watch Little Women and Step Mom during this time of year. Christmas Tree sweats + hot coco + popcorn + snow outside + fleece blanket + one cute Beagle to snuggle = BEST DAY IN MY LIFE!!
9.) Time with my extended family. In all there are about 35 people, fun times!!!! Best food in the land and great stories.
10.) Waking up on christmas morning with my best friend (and hotty, I might add).
11.) I know I only said 10 things but I love Time off work, that is worth a number 11.

1.) That I can only call Christmas, "Holiday" , until I get home in my own house where I won't offend anyone.
2.) People shopping last minute and complaining about it.
3.) Trying to be at every bodies Christmas at a certin time and rushing around with your head cut off. Not this year folks, I am sleeping in my own bed on christmas morning, it is going to be great!!
4.) trans cyberian orchestra, I really hate that crap!!!
5.) People that put one string of lights on something outside thier house. If you are not going to do it right, don't do it at all!!!!
6.) The bell that the Salvation Army people use to ring outside every store. I mean, would it hurt them to get a few more bells to play some music with. Come on, at least do something else to keep yourself busy while raising money. I would like to think I would be really good at doing that because I would have some other instruments to make it sound great. I hate the sound of bell in the same tone.
7.) Hobby Lobby at Christmas, it is like Santa came in there an threw up all over. That have some nice stuff but so much of it sucks!! They also have tons of stuff that people could get and they do but you get up to pay and they have two cashiers and they have to type each thing in the cash register because they have not switched over to the scanner. ANNOYING!!!
8.) Christmas jewelery, for the love!!!!! Please stop wearing that crap, it is so gay!
9.) Wrecks. Yes, I have at least one wreck per winter season, last year, I had two, that was my all time low!!! This year I am going to do my best to skip that stage and try to make it to spring to have another wreck. I did have a very small fender bender at the end of Nov. I figure that does not count since it was still kinda fall.
10.) Lastly, the stress of everything being perfect on christmas and forgetting the reason we celebrate. I hate what the world has done to this time of year. Lets all do our best to focus on the bigger picture. Not the gifts, the decorations, the drama, just Christ alone!

Merry Christmas!!!!