This past weekend something amazing happened - I had the whole weekend alone with my hubby! Jared is really into bird hunting, and since we've moved he hasn't had many chances to hunt. He just doesn't know where to hunt on this side of the mountains yet, and it's quite a drive to hunt on the other side of the mountains. Well, the end of the hunting season is quickly approaching, and I wanted to make sure that he had another chance to hunt this year. So I made sure he could have the time off work, asked his parents to watch the kids, and booked a hotel room for this past weekend. I was going to surprise him, but I ended up telling him about it. We drove over on Friday night, hunted Saturday and Sunday, and came home Sunday evening. It was so nice having that time together, just the two of us! I used to go hunting with Jared pretty often when we were first married, and I don't think I had gone with him at all since having kids. We sat and waited for geese to fly in the mornings, and then hiked around and hunted ducks and quail in the afternoons. The weather was really cold, but it didn't rain or snow on us. What a blessing is was to spend a whole weekend together! It is so important to take that time for our marriage, but all too often we don't take the time. One of our newest goals is to take more time for each other!
Jared and me waiting for some of the geese to fly
A porcupine we came across - he was in a tree and Jared got nice and close for a picture (with his gun in hand just in case).
I'm a wife and mom, being blessed daily by a God who loves me. I've been married for 6 years, and am still learning every day how to be more of the wife God intended me to be. I also daily learn lessons in mothering, and my two kids teach me so much! I'm originally from a little town in Northwest Oregon, and now live in Western Washington, where my husband works at a Bible camp.