Saturday, December 31, 2011

How not to install a brand new hot water tank

It was a whole 12 hours old.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

The Hostess and her Xmas Present

Merry Xmas

I hope everyone has a great Christmas this year!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Xmas stories with Grandma

Dennis the Menace Xmas reading with the grand kids.

Xmas Overload

Scott playing with the kids gifts.

Another Happy Xmas

To you and yours....

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Belhurst Castle

We had Sunday Brunch here this afternoon and Em wanted to hold the castle up.

Thursday, December 15, 2011


We added a new pantry last weekend to stock up for the winter months ahead. On our thrifting adventures we found this great original Cathrineholm casserole pot for a whole $1.99 and the orange bowl for a couple of bucks.

These are pretty collectible now so I was happy to find them so cheap. If anyone out there ever runs into some for cheap I would be happy to cover cost and shipping to add to our collection.

Here's a great history of the Cathrineholm line.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Spaghetti Tacos

Everyone got to choose a dinner this week. Monday was homemade Beef Stroganoff (mine), and today was Em's Spaghetti Tacos and salad which she wanted.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Latest find

Original 60's Burwood Peacock.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Sunday, December 4, 2011

A Hunting We Will Go!

Our search for a Christmas tree was successful and we found this 7.5 foot Canaan Fir. Emily spotted it as we scoured the unending fields of evergreens at our local Christmas tree farm.

Trophy Shot

After mom and dad did the hard part, Emily grabs the glory.


The mighty hunters felled the tree amid a cloud of piney freshness!

Friday, December 2, 2011

All she wants for Xmas

Is her two front teeth! Another one down...

Monday, November 28, 2011

I'm dreaming of a Retro Xmas

Thrift store finds, love the 60-70's Sears Santa.


Beck made this great bird wreath from some stuff we picked up at a craft store close out and a branch from the yard.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Play Day

Burning off some energy at the Bounce Play in Buffalo, NY.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Our Future Hall of Famer

You should see the other guy!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Got Fancy?

We celebrated Aunt Katie's b-day by getting our nails done.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

So close

This one was just outside my bow range this morning but he walked right up to where Bob was sitting. Bob's father in law got a nice 8 pointer the day before. Now it's my turn!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

The best part of my trip

I want to thank Uncle Larry for helping me get my official Tribal Card. I am now not only enrolled on the Tribal Roll but I can prove that I am a Mohawk Indian. I am so excited to have gotten the opportunity to get my card.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

My Great Uncle Andy

The American Legion on the reservation was named after my Great Uncle Andy.

My Grandfather

He is also buried with the rest of the family in the plot.

My great grandparents

They are buried in a beautiful spot on the reservation in a Cook plot.

The new Mohawk casino

Mohawk Art

Carved elk antler, beadwork and amazing basket weaving done by the Mohawks.

Native American headdresses

The Mohawk headdress has 3 feathers up and is on the top left as well as the bottom shelf. The other headdresses are from the other nations across NY such as the Seneca's and Onandaga's Native Americans.

Mohawk Clans


Cornwall Island

This is the bridge to Cornwall island.

Mohawk Stop Sign

On the reservation the signs are in Mohawk.

Uncle Larry and my niece Katrina

I was able to take a trip to the St Regis Mohawk Reservation through work. My family was kind enough to let me stay with them and give me a great tour of the Reservation.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Dinner's On

Now if I could just see them in the woods I can hunt.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

There's one!

But it was just a fawn and too small to shoot.

Monday, October 31, 2011

The Autumn Queen

Emily had a great time trick or treating tonight! We went down on the hill and she got 3.5 pounds of candy.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

First Snow

Don't know what you other NYers are getting but we have snow on the mountain!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Another view

It opens on a field with lots of trails. Hope I get something.

View from my tree stand

We named this one the acrobat stand because it's in a pine tree. Great cover but a pain to get into.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

My Baby Bear

Must have known Emily was on my mind!

For Emily

This guy lives right across from the paper mache tiger I saw on the last trip.

Zombie Scarecrow

It wants to eat your brains! We dined at the American club before heading to the airport. The children of members were having a Halloween Scarecrow competition.