Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Update on the Grandkiddo's!

Today I have two stories to brag tell you about!


Last night we had the honor of witnessing our Granddaughter, Daylee, receive a Recognition Award from the Arvada City Council.  
All sixth graders, in the Arvada District, were asked to write and essay entitled "What a Difference I will Make".   From the 326 essays submitted, ten were chosen to receive recognition at the council meeting. We are so proud that Daylee's essay was a top ten finalist from all the entries!

Daylee and her teacher, Miss McLean
Receiving the award

The Winners!!!!!!

..plus a $25 gift certificate to Barnes and Noble

After the ceremony

The proud family!

Congratulations sweetie..

Nana and Grandpa Bill

 ~ EVAN~

Next, my youngest grandson, Evan, went turkey hunting with his Papa Collins.  I must admit, I'm not a  fan of hunting,  I feel Bambi needs to be left in the forest.  That being said, if there was a national disaster and we had to forage for food......our family could manage to put a meal on the table

Last fall, with the encouragement of their grandpa,  Evan and his cousin, took their Hunter Safety Course.   His Papa   (my ex)  is a true Daniel Boone and the craftiest hunter I know....and I come from a long line of hunters.  He has been teaching the grandchildren his art of hunting, and fishing, by taking them on fun, manly man, adventures!  Last weekend he took Evan to Nebraska for his first weekend hunt.

Evan told the story of setting up a blind, sitting for an hour while Papa used his turkey call to lure the turkeys to them and...this is where Nana did not want to hear the rest of the story.  Evan "bagged" a turkey with one shot.  A pure koinkydink that probably couldn't be replicated in a gazillion years.  To see the look of pride on Evan's face, was worth the graphic details of his first hunt!!

RIP Sweet Turkey's

Congratulations to our Eagle Eye,

Nana and Grandpa Bill


  1. YAY FOR DAYLEE!!! What a wonderful accomplishment and OF COURSE you should brag!!!! You have every right!

    I am not much for hunting either but GREAT JOB!

  2. Grand ma has the right to be proud.

  3. Well, let's see...congrats, yay! and congrats, ew! LOL Seriously, congrats to both and you go right ahead and brag! That's a perk of being a grandparent. At least, that's what I'm going to go with when I get a grand! LOL

  4. congrats to them both....I feel the same as you about bambi in OK I fed them year round so they would stay there...and yes even the turkeys got their turn with the corn..

    Missy is doing good...just trying to get used to using an Ipad

  5. Stopping by from Follow Friday. I know you are proud of both your grandchildren and you should be. Hope you have a good weekend.