Sam's First Deer

I know many don't like to see or talk of such things, if you are one, scroll past the next little bit. I only added a few bloody pictures. But, we are proud of Sam. Sam thinks he is now the Great Hunter. Anna is also a bit jealous. Her turn is next year, ok, Uncle Ben? Special thanks to Mr. Clay, who was awesome enough to let them hunt with him at his camp. Thank you!

The blooded shot. One of those hunting things, I guess, but a requirement.

The right after shot before the one above, but this one is my favorite. Needless to say, Sam had not been warned and was VERY upset. After a few tears and the anticipation of being able to get Anna at her first kill, we got the above.

In the woods, Dixon said the buck was very patient waiting to be killed, since it took forever for Sam to be calm enough to allow the sight to stay on the deer when Dixon had lined up the shot. Sam did pull the trigger.

In the blind, waiting for the hunt to be over.

Not sure who is the proudest - what's your vote.

Anna was pretty excited, too.

Christmas 2007

Anna is SEVEN years old. Where has the time gone? She is so photogenic.

Sam, the rotten boy, had the best holiday ever for a five year old.

Grancy and Uncle John even were present to witness the new bike (see blog below).

What to say about uncle Ben?! Sam says, 'Uncle Ben is part of the family.' And for Sam, that says it all.

'Best-est' Presents are those you love

Unless of course, you are a kid:

The new bike::::

Pre-Christmas Bike Ride

I think the Cole's have a new before Christmas trek. We hope to go on rides more often in 2008. We hauled all the bikes down to the levee on the Mississippi near LSU and rode into town. It was about 6 miles total. It was a glorious cool day. Afterwards, we wandered around town, visited the fruit stand in Port Allen and then had dinner at Mellow Mushroom. FUN!

Office party - for the "Over There' Group

Well, since we are not at corporate headquarters, we decided to have our own office Christmas Party at the Chimes, of course.

Angela on the left and Rebekah on the right. They are the others involved in the Red-Headed Step-children of the Over There group.

Angela's gift was the most popular.... one of my favorite parts is the disclosure.... uh, duh!