Sunday, June 24, 2012

Dad's First Carp



Lee & I took my dad out bow-fishing for the first time this last week and as you can 
see he shot his very first carp. Go dad! We were of course up late enough to see the 
international space station fly across the sky at 10:42 pm and left with minimal 
bug bites. Darn mosquitoes. It was a successful night on the water. 
Thank you Lee for being a wonderful guide. Watch out carp! 


Monday, June 11, 2012

Another Wedding








For the first wedding attendance in Ali & Lee history we coordinated our outfits. 
Oh yeah. It happened. We drove a total of 14 hours for our NDSU friends to be with 
them on their special day because we like them that much. Next time we're 
renting a plane. Lee would laugh and say that I barely had to drive anyways 
so I have absolutely nothing to complain about, which is true, but really why 
would I drive when he is so good at it? The lightning storm on the way home was 
very fascinating & helped Lee to stay awake. Thanks again for driving 
Mr. you know I appreciate it.  Until next time Beulah, ND. Until next time. 

P.S. Congrats Riley & Cheyenne, cheers to a life filled with laughter, 
love, country babies, & heffers (as Lee would say).

Friday, June 8, 2012

A Graduate...


To my middle little sister on her graduation day:

Gosh do I love you. So much. You are my little buddy and one of my bestest friends. Though some days I really do wish I were an only child (ha) once you come roaring around the corner with that smile and bubbly personality of yours those thoughts go out the window. Our lives would be a lot duller if it weren't for you and your joy for life.  Many things will come your way some hurtful & some delightful, but either way keep smiling. 

Though you are the little sis, I want you to know that I continually learn from you just as much as you learn from me and I thank you for that. I will always be here to hold your hand or hide your blankie in the lamp shade. (To everyone reading she still has that rat tail of a blankie in the picture & it will probably venture with her to college). 

If you are betrayed turn to Jesus. If you are happy thank Jesus. Trust him with each day you are given. Love others. Love them the same way that you love me, mom, dad, & Andie. People are hurting in this world Arica & it is our job to brighten up their lives. Our college years are some of the greatest times for that opportunity to step in & help out. 

I am so thankful & excited that we will be at the same school for two of your first college years. You have no idea how much fun it is going to be. Guard your heart Arica. Your future husband will be glad you did. Most of all find your passions & go after them. Never settle for boring. You do only live once ;) YOLO. Wow did I just write that word?

You are beautiful and loved by so many. 

Happy Graduation!

Your sister, Ali


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Today...








































There is a whole lot of black paint all over my body and finger nails. 
That is all. 


Monday, June 4, 2012

Bowfishing w/ Craig






Craig's 1st big Tom with Lee April 20, 2012
This past Friday Lee was able to take a half day off of work & take Mr. Craig out bowfishing 
for the first time in his life. I came along to be photog/videographer & boy was it cool. 
Craig has been paralyzed for the last 20 years, but has killed more deer and animals than 
most people who are not confined to a wheel chair, he is just a superstar. The drive for 
life and the outdoors he has is so unbelievable to see. Unfortunately, he did not get one, 
but practice does make perfect. He'll be ready next time. Thank you Craig for making 
our friday afternoon a very enjoyable one. Lee's carp was pretty much gigantic and disgusting. 
And the ugliest fish award goes to...