Wednesday, October 21

Our Little Punkin Playing w/ His Pumpkin!

Here are a few pictures of Rowan playing with his pumpkin out in the yard, and our little curious cutie helping dad build a toasty fire!

Got Deer?

Jeremey and Ashley both got their deer this winter, yippeee! It was Ashley's first hunting trip and she had a blast! Ashley nailed the buck in both the lung and tip of the heart but unfortunately the bullet destroyed the buck's left shoulder and some of the meat we could have had in our freezer, darn! Jeremey's shot to his buck happened so fast that his cousin Jesse didn't even realize what happened, woweeee! Rowan wanted to come cuddle with the dead bucks like he does with the dogs, so we let him for fun. However, when it came to helping daddy gut his buck, that was a big no no. Think he'll be a future hunter like his dad!

Wednesday, September 23

Rowan's 1st Birthday!

Rowan had a fun birthday with his mom, dad, cousins Britton and Hunter, Aunt Becky, Uncle Jared and G & G Hawkins! He had a blast playing with his new toys and trinkets and unwrapping his new garb, however the best part was his future fisherman's cake which when presented to him, he gave daddy and mommy a look like, "Is it okay that I'm putting my fingers in this?" Thanks to everyone for the gifts and cards! We love you all!

Tuesday, September 8


Sorry we haven't posted in a while! The month of August kept us busy and the start of September has been darn fun! Jeremey and Ashley got to bike the famous Hiawatha rail trail on the Idaho-Montana state line during labor day weekend while Rowan got to spend some quality time with Grandma and Grandpa Hawkins. Ashley and Jeremey rode the Hiawatha stretch between the East Portal and Roland trailheads which was 15 miles of downhill fun and included 10 tunnels and 7 high steele trestles. At first, Ashley was a little disoriented through the 1.7 mile long Taft tunnel with just a small head lamp but with her caveman, Jeremey, leading the way, eventually her eyes adjusted and they were well on their journey!!! We recommend the trail for any of the family, and very kid friendly for those who don't mind a few bumps!

Friday, July 24

And Rowan Will Have Fun, Fun, Fun Till The End Of The Day...

Here are a few pictures from 4th of July weekend in Missoula of us about to go on the carousel, Rowan in his birthday suite (even though it wasn't even his birthday!), Rowan being his happy self at the Salmon house, and the best picture of all...Rowan reading one of Britton's books from the library! :-)

"We didn't start the fire..."

Not to scare anyone, but we thought we'd let you all know. At around 2 pm on July 23rd we had a bad field fire right next to Mom and Dad Hawkins property. Ashley had to be a firewoman for a while, spraying everything she could with the hose, but couldn't do too much more when the wind took the flames. No of us or the neighbors or their animals got hurt and all of mom and dad's property was mostly saved except the south side vegetation of the house. However, it did burn the back far side of the unfinished house, all the way to the drywall, the back trees, and all the vegetation up to the planter boxes and to Ashley and Jeremey's bedroom window on the south side. None of the house was damaged except that back corner though, thank goodness. The firefighters got everything under control after that point and they think the source of the fire was the neighbors generator but we will know more when the paper comes out with all the details next week. Just thought we'd include some pictures for y'all to see.

Sunday, July 12

10 Months Old

Rowan James turned 10 months old today and is just thriving with each new thing that is thrown his way. He now loves to pull himself up into standing position and is very quick with crawling on his hands and knees or with the bear crawl. Now that Rowan is more independent, he rarely eats anything from a spoon held by mommy or daddy and must do it himself. He is a pro at holding his sippy cup and his bottle and is very vocal with opinions about everything,...... you know, with the ma ma ma ma ma's and da da da da da's and teh teh teh teh teh's, and na na na na na's etc. We enjoy Rowan boy so much and love how he is growing so big!

Monday, June 15

Missoula Fun

To break up our routine a little, the three of us traveled to Missoula for Memorial Day weekend to have fun with Grandma and Grandpa Hawkins. We spent Memorial Day at Robin's house, one of their close friends who has a lake outside her back door, and had a blast in the paddle boat, fishing and having a yummy barbecue.

Mom and Dad came across a fun wagon and thought the grandkids would enjoy it and boy!.....did Rowan ever! Anything Rowan can do outside makes him extremely happy. He doesn't sound like Jeremey at all, huh?

Boy Fawn Encounter

It was just our luck, while traveling over to the Hanson's home for dinner that we heard a boy fawn distress call. Jeremey, Britton and Ashley had fun petting the fawn and didn't want to leave it alone so it's mom could come back and claim it, but had to let nature run it's course. He sure was a miracle and watching him walk on his new legs was sure cute!!!

Thursday, June 4

What We Do For Fun

We sure do experience lots of fun around the place in Salmon but lately, these are some of the few things we have had the most fun doing, or in Rowan's case.....discovering!!!!!
Rowan has enjoyed "kicking up" his leather shoes and tiptoeing around the property with the help of mommy and daddy, but has yet to "kick back" and relax for he is a Mr. Get-into-everything boy and with soooooo much energy too! Mom and Dad wouldn't have him any other way though. Rowan also loves playing in Daddy's fishing net and anything electronic is suddenly his favorite!

When Jeremey isn't working hard with the river, construction or weeds, he can't resist surfing a good wave or playing peek-a-boo while Rowan is riding high on his shoulders.

And then there's Ashley....she just likes to shoot things up all day. No, this was actually her first time shooting all year and Jer's just trying to work her up to the big gun for hunting this fall.

Saturday, May 16

April Birthday

Happy 25th birthday, Jeremey, and Rowan turning 7 months! Dad was kind enough to let the little guy open all of his presents! What handsome men!!!

Friday, May 15

April Fun

Even though Rowan was only 7 months old on Easter day, which also happend to be cold and rainy, Daddy still pushed him out in his stroller to get an Easter candy. Daddy ended up eating it, but Rowan did get to enjoy soaking the wrapper.

Saturday, March 21

Family Time

Just a few pictures of our Rowan boy, playing with mommy, dressed in his Sunday best with dad, and cuddling close with Chai.