Friday, March 15, 2013

Aiming for Center

The boys are competing in archery again this year.    They love archery and our local 4H coordinator is an amazing man who is patient, kind and very knowledgeable in instructing our students.

In the past few years the boys have participated in the 22 shooting discipline, but because of the recent hysteria involving gun control the price of ammunition has skyrocketed.   What cost us $10 for a box of shells last year now cost $65 and Hattiesburg is the closest place you can find to purchase them.   Because of this we told the boys that we just couldn't justify this kind of expense for a hobby.    Therefore, they are only participating in the one discipline:  archery.    The boys don't seem too bothered by this.  I know that archery is my favorite discipline.

Here are a few pics from today's practice...

Wednesday, March 6, 2013


As my boys grow older, the time they want to spend hugging on Mom is definitely growing smaller and smaller.   That is the way it is supposed to be, but I miss it.    So if one of the boys crawl up on the couch and ask me to rub their hair, talk or watch television, you can bet everything else gets thrown aside.  

My husband snapped this picture not too long ago.   Little Guy crawled up onto the couch because he had a headache.   Not long afterwards our cat crawled up too.    All that warmth and we were all three sound asleep.    Pure contentment.