Friday, December 26, 2008

New Experience

Christmas Eve with the family was really good. We had a fun game and everyone was competitive, very funny. It was super hard after everyone left. I was so tired and the emotion overwhelmed me. It is still so hard to comprehend that he is gone. I can usually talk myself into the present, but that night was hard. Tom & I made it though. Christmas day we were at Tom's mom's house for dinner. It was a lot quieter that day, but not nearly as emotional as I thought it would be. Her house was the last place we (Tom's side of the family) were all together with Peyton. Peyton's name was brought up a couple of times and even though it brought a few tears, it feels good to talk about him.


In a couple of weeks will be the one year anniversary. I think I am looking forward to getting all the "firsts" out of the way, but I really don't know. People have been so patient and good to us this year. I have read so much stuff about other people in our situation and the callous ways they have been treated, I can't imagine. We are so loved and people show it all the time, thank you.




Now for the title of this post, New Experience. Tom & I and the Peanuts went to sight in the .22 rifles that Adam & Andy got for Christmas. It was fun, but it was cold!!! I shot a .22 pistol; that was the first time I'd ever shot a gun. Tom & I have talked about me taking up target practice, who knows? I did like it and it would be something we could do together. Of course I would need a gun of my own, preferably something shiny.



Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas!!!

8 comments:

dar said...

Something new and shiny on your hip for the new year? Sounds like Becky Oakly rides again! I'm thinking that Peyton would get a good chuckle out of the whole idea! When it comes to targets, I'm just glad we are all the target of God's love!

Kevin said...

Wow, next thing will be a concealed carry permit so you can start packin' heat all the time. Actually I was talking to Susan awhile back about learning to shoot. Maybe we should get Mike Fletcher to do a training class.

Staci said...

When I was in my 20s, my brother got me a 308. He and my grandpa took me out and taught me to shoot it. I was single and living alone, so it gave them comfort, I suppose. I got rid of it when Lauren came along and was so rambunctious to get into everything! I didn't shoot it too much though.

Jake said...

That's a great picture. Tom is looking so calmly over your shoulder, it makes me think that he was probably complimenting your bulls eye shots.

About PK's idea of a class, I would highly consider that too. I've recently been wanting to learn how to shoot.

Beckypdj said...

I did actually hit what I was aiming at...3 out of 4 times

Rayoma said...

That was lots of fun! We used to do stuff like that all the time and I had forgotten how much fun it can be. I can just see Tom's face when you tell him you want your own shiny gun!LOL! Good times.

ps said...

Okay seriously maybe I should learn to shoot. I'm gain if anyone wants or dares to buy me a gun. Just think of it, a woman preacher that can shoot. What a great combination! :)

McCaslin said...

Peyton would be proud of his shooting mama!