Monday, September 30, 2013

More POW Bucks

Scott and I got in two hunts while he was here on POW this past August. Read about our second hunt on the Proving Trail Blog.

I'd write more about it here, but ever since turning 40, I'm just so tired...

Friday, September 27, 2013

Good Bye 30's

It's my last day as a young man. Tomorrow I crest the infamous hill. The last 39 years and 364 days have left me bloodied and bruised at times but overall it's been a great climb. I'm actually looking forward to being 40. I think I've earned it.

There's still plenty of gas in the tank and a long road before me. And if it's a dirt road, all the better. I'm thankful for all the adventures behind me and looking forward to all the ones ahead.

Soggy Bottom Boys Meat Hunt 2013

Scott and I got in several classic DIY hunts this season. Highlights from the first hunt can be found on the Proving Trail Blog. 

Sunday, September 22, 2013

2013 Deer Opener

The Banner at the top of this blog says "there's more to life than sheep hunting." There's also deer hunting, caribou hunting...

Check out the Proving Trail Adventures website for the story of my opening weekend deer. 

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Movie Night

Sage, Cedar, Paisley and Autumn know a good flick when they see it. Here they all are settling down for a viewing of "Lace 'Em Up" The first ever how-to Dall sheep hunting instructional video. If you aren't familiar with Lace "Em Up or Proving Trail Adventures, check out the website. Or check us out on Facebook.

Shamelessly using cute pics of our kids to promote our products for almost a year now :-) 

Lubers on POW

Our friends Scott and Liz and kiddos Paisley and Sage came to visit for nine days in August. Scott and I chased bucks part of the time (be on the look out for that report). A good time was had by all. So much so that three days later we packed up and headed to their house for a visit while Scott and I chased rams and caribou (be on the look out for that report too!) Check out flickr for some more pics of their visit.

Autumn, Sage, Cedar and Paisley. More fun than a barrel of monkeys.

August September Highlights

Sunshine has been in full supply this summer.

Camping in Coffman Cove with friends.

Arts and Seafood Festivus.

Can't go fishing without your lamby.

Dad and Autumn attempting to catch a pink salmon.

Cedar's recent fascination.

A big slug and a little slug.

On the ferry heading north to Fairbanks and Anchorage.

Autumn on the stern deck.

Amy and Cedar enjoying the calm waters and sunshine.

Oregon to Visit Grandpa and Grandma

At the end of July and first week of August, Amy took the kids to Oregon to visit Grandpa and Grandma B. My sister Angie did a tremendous job capturing their trip. No need to duplicate images here. Just go to Angie's Photo Blog to see all the highlights from that trip. It's worth your time to scroll through Angie's other pics too as she is quite the accomplished photographer.

Salmon Berries

Words do no justice to the love of Autumn and Cedar for berries. We had a bumper crop of salmon berries this year. They wanted to do nothing but pick and eat. Go to the park, no. Go to the beach, no. Go to the school playground, no. Pick berries, jumping up and down yes. Our friends Dan and Carmel have a yard loaded full and invited the kids over to pick to their hearts content.

The berry pickers.

The idea was to bring some home...

Family picture almost serious.

Family picture fully serious.

Cedar with berries and little doggy = Heaven on Earth.

Note fullness of bucket here compared to earlier pics.

Berry in mid flight.

July Update

Here are a few shots of the girls from July. A highlight was the Craig 4th of July activities. Check out Flickr for more.

Popcorn. Always a snack favorite.

Playing with door weather stripping. Dad not happy.

This is the friendliest the cat has ever been to Autumn.

Autumn enjoys a surprise care package from Grandpa Larry.

A & C in patriotic skirts for the 4th of July parade courtesy of Grandma and Papa G.

Face paint check. Next: nap.

Endless Summer

The Fullcurl of Life is still alive, but who has time to blog during summer? Apologies to all the grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends who faithfully keep checking in (all 5 of you). Here's a shot from the Craig Harbor on fourth of July. The weather hasn't changed much since, although the fireweed is long gone. With hunting season winding down and the days getting shorter there are sure to be more frequent updates. Stay tuned!