Saturday, December 18, 2010

Happy Holidays!!!

It has been so long since I posted....But.....since things in my life will be changing .....ALOT....VERY SOON.....Posting weekly will be my New Years Resolution!!! I hope by writing my thoughts and posting pics and events of The Martin Family I can keep all of our friends and family updated and in our lives!!! Chad has moved to is so hard to have him gone but he is so happy there!! By working there he is able to make more money and keep an eye on our NEW HOUSE WHILE IT IS BEING BUILT!!! I CAN'T WAIT!!! IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN A DREAM OF MINE TO HAVE A HOUSE BUILT AND BE THE ONE TO PICK EVERYTHING AND BE THE 1ST TO LIVE THERE!!! I will post picutres as soon as I get them uploaded, they have already poured the foundation and are laying the floors! The kids and I will join Chad sometime in the late part of next year!!

Thursday, May 6, 2010


So Chad and I had the opportunity to go to Redding, CA this past weekend for a 3 day, 3D marked yardage Archery shoot.....WE HAD A BLAST!!! First of all, I LOVE marked yardage!!! Chad thought it would be a lot easier.... but he was WRONG!! There were targets from 4 yrds to 101 yrds and there were steep up hill and down hill shots. This was only my 3rd time actually shooting in a tournament, I am usually the baby sitter, camera man, or score keeper/beer fetcher! I had more fun than I could have imagined! I was scared that since the 1st two shoots I shot in were both 1 day shoots! This was a 2 arrow shoot, with 25 targets each on day 1 and day 2 and 20 targets on day 3, so without counting all my morning or afternoon practice shoots at the buds, thats at least 140 shots!! Im used to 42 @ absolute MAX!!! It worked out fine, I had plenty of time between shots, since there were 1300 shooters!! Yeah thats right THIRTEEN HUNDRED SHOOTERS!!! Tons of pro shooters, and tons of vendors, all with Archery in common! The weather was AWESOME, and since we were lucky enough to go without ANY of the kids, we stayed in a hotel vs. camping on the range......HANDS DOWN I DONT EVER WANT TO MISS THIS SHOOT!!! We met so many nice people and learned so much!! I even pinwheeled the 101 yrd target....once....the 1st shoot i missed, but it was my 1st time learning to stack my pins....the pics of chad and I with Big foot was the 101 yrd shot, and the pic of the arrows is when Chads arrow got robin hooded by a GIRL!!! One of the pics is of there detailed layout, all of there targets were in great shape and they changed them out with new ones a few times each day, so you were always shooting at a great target, and they had a ton of detailed scenes as there targets....check out the heard of elk target formation!! The pic of me with my super cute pink zebra fletched arrows is my 1st and only 22 scoring target! That means I got both of my arrows in the best spot! keep in mind I haven't been shooting very long, and I have had this bow an even shorter amount of time, and with 3 kids, plus chad, t ball, 2 softball teams, and working an average of 55 hrs a week AT MY REAL JOB........I NEVER GET TO PRACTICE!!!! :)

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Beau Hunters 1st place trophy at another 3d Archery Shoot!!!

Me and Chads ATTEMPT at Pig Hunting.....

This was the first time I had ever put in for anything....Draw wise....and was one of the few times I've ever gotten to go out on a hunt alone with chad, and with no kids...We had a blast while it lasted, didn't see much other than beautiful country, and the first time we came into town and had cell service, we were called home to our house being FLOODED!!! That was a nitemare!!! But I did have a few good days prior to crisis!!! lol Chad had me hiking my butt off, we did get to see a TON of deer, and over all had a great time out together!!