The Measure of Success: a black-tailed deer hunt

Próis Hunting and Field ApparelThis morning I took to the woods under a cloak of darkness. Silently, I found my place and nestled in to sit and watch the forest wake around me. With the sun’s first rays I listened to the birds sing and held hope I would successfully fill my tag.

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Out with the old. In with the new.

On this first day of 2014, I cannot help but sit and reflect on the trials, tribulations and triumphs of the past year.  Despite moments of strife and heartache, its the smiles, laughter and times of sheer joy that I carry forward in my heart.  Continue reading

A Few of my Favorite Things- #1

Earlier today I caught myself singing “My Favorite Things” from the Sound of Music.  (Of course I was singing in my best Julie Andrews’ accent!)  “Rain drops on roses, and whiskers on kittens, Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens…”   The song got me to thinking about my favorite things and why I hold them so near and dear to my heart.  Family, close friends, my health, and my Lord and Savior are all at the top of the list.  There are a number of other things in my life, however, that I feel I could not live without.  Here is the rundown: Continue reading