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Thursday, November 12, 2009


This has been a VERY busy weekend and week for the Skinner family. It started off on Friday, when Matthew and Nathan headed to the deer lease. I couldn't go until Saturday due to basketball practice, but that didn't stop Matthew from taking his favorite little guy. They had so much the first night. They got to sit around the campfire, play with his grandparents, great-grandparents, aunt,  cousin, and Nathan got to have his first ever grill cheese. He LOVED it.

Nathan and Reese around the fire.

Nathan and his Gammy

Matthew giving Nathan his first grill cheese! You can tell by the cheeks that he loved it!

I got to the lease Saturday afternoon. I couldn't wait to see my boys. I was also really excited about getting in the deer stannd. I love the quiet and still time that I get. I love looking at God's creation!

Here are some pictures of us in our camo, getting ready to go in the woods!

We didn't get a deer, although we saw a few. None of them were big enough to shoot. It is so fun to go to the deer lease and just get away from everything!

My dad turns 50 next week, so we decided to have him a suprise party at the deer lease. Nathan and Reese made him a sign:

Then they helped him blow out the candles on the cake that Reese made! I love their smiles in this picure.

Then we watched PawPaw open his presents!

We ended the evening having our very own fall festival for Reese. He got sick on Halloween and missed the one at the school, so his mom put one together for the deer lease! It was so much fun, she did a great job. Reese has such a great mom! Here are a few (ok, a lot) of pics from the night.

The Green Monster and Batman!

Batman and CatWoman

The first game was shooting a target

The second game was "Be a Builder"

Game Three: Bobbing for apples

Game Four: CrAzY pUmPkIn BoWlInG

The Last game of the night was pumpkin painting

It was an awesome night! The boys had a lot of fun.

Meme and Paw were there and enjoyed watching their great-grandsons!

Reese and Nathan loved having them there as well!

We ended the weekend with dad cooking some hot wings, and just hanging out as a family playing games, and laughing together. I am so blessed to have the wonderful family that I have.

Nathan enjoyed his first "opening weekend" at the deer lease.

As I said in one of my earlier posts, Nathan went in for his 9 month check-up. He was such a big boy at the dr's office. His check-up went great! I am so thankful for such a healthy baby boy.

This week was also another first for Nathan. I had a basketball game at Liberty-Eylau, which is three hours from where we live. We weren't going to be in until really late that night/ early the next morning. Matthew was working, and Aunt Stacy had OAP practice, my parents were still at the deer lease, so Nathan got to stay with his Martin's Mill grandparents, Rex and Judy. He had so much fun with them. They are such an awesome example to us all, and I am so very thankful to know them. Nathan LOVED them. Judy took this picture that night which captures only part of the fun night they had for my precious baby.

Nathan was playing with Rex here. What fun it looks like they were having. We love you Rex and Judy!

We have had a very busy week at the skinner household. It will end on Saturday with another basketball game, which Nathan will be attending. We feel so blessed with the family and friends that we have. I don't think I could make it without them.

Thank you Lord for EVERYTHING you have given me.


  1. I love the picture of the boys and their Great Grandparents! How awesome is that?? What a fun weekend!

  2. I so love the picture of Nathan and the cheeks. I laughed so hard when I first saw it. We had so much fun! Love you!

  3. It was a great weekend. I'm thankful for our family and for your martin's mill family.
    I agree with Stacy, cute cheeks in that picture! Gammy