Friday, November 28, 2008

Whitetail Gun Season 2008

Hunting season at the shack is going a little slow, the deer are staying bedded down and with 3 guys they are having a hard time rustling them up so a few of us decided to do a drive for them today. Okay so let's give you a little history first. It's me, Ed and Josh that are going to drive the center of the woods, we need radio handles so Ed wants to be Batman, Josh is Robin and I'm Little Bo Peep. None of us had a clue what we are suppose to do.... so we have lots of questions before we leave the shack.
Can we carry guns - NO
Can we run through the woods yelling back and forth at each other - NO
Can we walk together so we don't get lost - NO
Can we have a radio - NO
What if we get lost - keep the sun over your left shoulder
What if we're in there so long the sun goes down - You'll come out on a trail somewhere
Can we have a radio - Okay fine
Can we have fun radio names - NO
We're gonna anyway
Can we talk on the radio - NO
What if we get lost - URGHHHH
Okay so here we go.... Batman, Robin and Little Bo Peep ride the 4-wheeler and wait for the Okay on the radio to let us know to start...... We wait and wait and then finally John (he wouldn't pick a fun radio name) says on the radio "Adam let me know when your up your tree".... I start to get bored so I am trying to take pictures of all 3 of us in the same frame. It didn't work this is only Little Bo Peep and Robin... Batman is too far down. Batman says on the radio "Bo Peep are you taking pictures of yourself"
Adam says "Okay ding and dong you can start"...... what who's ding and dong!!!! That's not our names. We all enter the woods and seriously that is the last time I seen orange..... Bo Peep is lost and so are her sheep. Seriously how am I gonna walk through this woods, there are branches in the way.... I can't walk straight north the paths don't go north.... where was the sun suppose to be.... where's Robin, he doesn't have a radio.... oh no I don't like this what if I have to spend the night out here I didn't bring toilet paper.

Adam says on the radio "Ed turn to your left".... "I mean right"... no maybe your left".... Batman says "right or left".... "Left". Oh I'm feeling better I hear people on the radio, it still works. Ohhhh no I see the path to the east, I turn to the left and try to remember where that darn sun is suppose to be.... why does it keep moving. "Ken 3 deer heading your way"..... "There all big does, take them all".... "boom".... I dive to the ground (just kidding). Ohhhhh no I see the path to the west..... "Little Bo Peep is seriously lost and I'm not talking about her sheep" I turn and start to head north east or so I think.... John says on the radio "Bo Peep turn to your left".... "You can see me?", "Yes", "Where am I", "turn to your left", "Stop", "Turn", "Okay now go straight"... he says that like it's easy.
Oh no that's the shack, I'm not even half way there.....
"This is Little Bo Peep, copy to Shepard.... where are my sheep and where am I?"
12 or so hours later......Oh there is my littlest sheep...
What.... he gets to sit on the picnic table on this big open path..... there's something wrong here. That's the last time I worry about my little sheep, he can take care of himself... But this is where I was suppose to end up and I did. I'm not lost
John says on the radio "anyone seen my Little Bo Peep yet"..... ohhhh he loves me!!
Here's the deer that Adam saw running past him this morning and he didn't get a shot at it.... but the neighbor girl did!!

A girl must have shot it... it's tongue isn't hanging out.... I think she tucked it away after they put it in the truck.... It's a girl thing.
Here's the only antlers Adam will get to drive around with for today.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Garrett's Announcement

This is the reason for Garrett being naked in a basket on the last post. John thinks I may be in trouble when he's older but for now he makes the cutest knick-knack on my old dresser.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Grandchildren Pics

Okay so Lynn here is a close up of the kido's. What did you do when El was little and you lived in Oregon??? Oh that's right we kept a video camera on her every second and sent you the tapes with a box of Kleenex. Now you haven't seen them for a week and you need your picture fix. Of course I just happen to have some to share....
Here is what he does best.... sleep

Miss El posing with her new hat from Granwma, you gotta love those blue eyes.

I can't tell you why Garrett is lying in a basket naked.... you'll find out soon. :) And of course we can do anything with him and he'll just sleep through it.

My little man in the clothes Grandma bought for him... inspired by Grandpa, I think Grandpa may spoil this one with boy stuff!!

There you go Lynn, and I know your waiting for the secret pic.... be patient.... soon you will see it and it will be so worth the wait.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Emmerich Soup Off

The 7th Annual Emmerich Soup Off was held on Nov. 1st. This year I was only going to make 1 soup, no practice runs either.... yeah right. Friday night I am making two different kinds of soup and having John taste test for me to decide the winner. One was Spicy Chicken Tortilla Soup from former GMA co-host Joan Lunden and the other was the famous Olive Garden Tuscano Sausage Soup. Both are very good but the Tortilla soup is the winner.

With 6 different soups as the cast of characters with lots of taste testers the winning soup was DiAnn's Creamy Broccoli. As they were counting the ballets and crowning the winner I was busy getting the news from Shannon having a baby so I missed this whole process. John said as we were headed to the hospital, don't worry Gayle and DiAnn used your camera and took pictures..... hummmm they must not know how to turn it on because there are no pictures on my camera. They wanted me to send in the crowning to the Emmerich Reporter because the 2008 winning soup DiAnn stole from the Emmerich Cookbook submitted by Tabitha Poyda.

Our next event was a 22 shoot, the closest to the bulls eye wins a prize. Starla won the first round. The 2nd round Adam's friend Shawn stole it away from John and the 3rd round was won by Adam. It was suppose to be open sites and as you can see Adam cheated.

Uncle Brad helping Adam's girlfriend Sarah to shoot, this was her first time ever shooting a gun.

Brad helping Shawn's girlfriend Robyn, this is also her first time. After we were done Adam and Shawn had these girls shoot at the own target 3-4 times and they got to keep them. They were so excited that they shot a gun and they hit the target.

Gayle used my camera while I was shooting, I must have left it turned on.

Another first time shooter this year was Joanne. She has never shot a gun, we talked her into trying it this year.

DiAnn's first time shooting.

Our first time to the hospital I forgot my camera (I know how could I forget my camera?), we left Elly there for about an hour and when we went back to pick her up I remembered it. Here is Shannon, Elly and Garrett.

Shannon looks a little pale, she must have worn off all her color in the birthing tub. She was in there for about 3 hours. Shannon likes to pick days the Emmerichs are all together to have her babies. Last time it was Kristi's graduation party and everyone knew at the same time and now this time the Soup Off. All are doing well.