Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Grandpa's Christmas Video

Here is grandpa opening up his fish mount. He caught the 38 lb lake trout at Flaming Gorge on July 25.
Look how excited grandma Dotson is... PRICELESS!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Ankel Fusion Surgery

Guess I am going under the knife to have my right ankle fused on Wednesday December 26...

I will be getting screws put into my ankle after they cut my leg off and flatten the bone!!! haha

Hopefully this will make my ankle stronger and less painful!!!!!! I hope, I hope, I hope!!!!!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Grandpa's Buffalo

Here are a couple of photos of Grandpa's buffalo that he killed on the last day of the hunt..

Congrats to Grandpa!!!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Hadi loves elk meat for dinner!

I got a phone call from Hadi this afternoon and she told me "I ate elk". I asked her if it was "yucky" and she says "no grandpa, it was yummy"!
Back on the night we were cutting the elk up, we talked to her and when we told her we were cutting it up so she could eat it, she got really disgusted and told us, "no, Yucky", "elk would be Yucky"... Well it sounds like she has changed her mind...That is good because we are still hoping to find grandma Bev another elk to shoot so everyone will have an elk this year!!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Grandpa's New Ride...

Here is a picture of what my new Coal Truck looks like!

Expensive toy!!!!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Grandma Bev does a Smackdown on a "Big Stinky"

Mom got her big bull last night on the Fishlake. She really dedicated herself to getting this bull. She hiked further one way than she has walked in the last 5 years. And then had to walk back...

She made 4 outstanding shots at 390 yards, down to 350. The bull is an 8x9 and scores an amazing 377 inches. Like Kamie's bull, it will probably be one of the largest bulls to come off of the Fishlake again!!! As one outfitter we talked to said "you Farnsworth's don't miss a beat, and you know how to get it done". He was there the night Kamie shot hers.
Congrats Mom!.. You deserved it and you earned it....

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Fishlake Elk Hunting..

Well, this weekend is the big day to start hunting big stinky bulls...
Bev's elk hunt starts Saturday and we are excited to get up there and find her the bull she has been dreaming of..and apparently she dreams big!!!
I have been helping Spence Packer with his Fishlake Archery Elk Hunt. He is the son of the apostle Boyd K Packer. We spent last weekend with him and his 3 boys. They are a great family and we had a lot of fun visiting with them and telling stories. They are really super people and we are glad to have got to make friends with them.
He has had a ball chasing Jace around, but as of yet, he hasn't killed a bull. He has come close, but just can't close the deal. This week should be a fun week for him with the bulls starting to bugle and chase cows...wish I could be up there with him, but I need to spend the time with Bev..
Anyhow, hopefully we will have photos of Bev's "BIG STINKY BULL" in the next week or so..

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Jace does it again!!!

Jace and huge bulls...
These two things seem to go together a lot lately.
Jace just returned from guiding Pat Gilligan, who purchased a CWMU permit.
Jace found and got Pat into a nice 7X8 bull, scoring 401 B&C inches...
It was simply a monster!!!

Congrats Jace! and keep up the good work!

No pics available yet..

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Some People have all the LUCK!

Grandpa Dotson recieved a call from the Utah DWR today, and they told him that he was being offered one of the 12 additional bison hunting permits on the Henry Mountains this fall. His name was one of the next 12 on the drawing list from this year's Big Game Drawings.
So, to make a long story short, we now have a very excited Grandpa, and a fun buffalo hunt coming up in November!!!!!!
And to think it was just 3 weeks ago, he caught that monster 38 lb lake trout!!!
Wonder where the luck will surface next? Vegas?????

Congratualtions to Grandpa!! And everyone get ready to come and enjoy a great hunt!
What a year we are having.... Jace catches a huge 6 lb Brookie on the Boulder, Grandpa catches a monster lake trout, Grandma Bev will be shooting a big stinky bull elk on the Fishlake, Chet, Bev, and I will be hunting antlerless elk, Grandma Bev will get to hunt early for a big buck, and then Grandpa Dotson will get to live his dream of hunting a huge buffalo!

At least we know the guy with the luck! So that makes us lucky too....

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Congrats to DUSTYN!

Congratulations Dustyn on getting his Master's Degree today in Provo at BYU.

I know he has put in a lot of work, many late hours, and has dealt with a lot of stress trying to complete it, as well as having a life.

We are all proud of you and love you!

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

This is how we create our Monster!!!

Here is Tryen all hooked up and ready to receive his Frankenstein treatment. This is how we create our little monsters!!!!!
Really, Tryen went to the Primary Children's Hospital for testing on a heart murmur that one of the doctors had found a few months ago.
The results of the test were NORMAL. We are so happy that everything is ok. Now we can go back to creating monsters!!
We love you Tryen!!!!

Meet our newest granddaughter, Gillian

This is Gillian. She is now our granddaughter since JaKell married Brandon. She is Brandon's oldest daughter. She lives in Texas, and got to spend 2 weeks here in Utah with their family and getting to meet her "new" family. We got to spend a couple of days with them and it was really fun!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Grandpa's 38 lb Lake Trout 7/25/07

Here is a fish that Grandpa Dotson caught this morning at Flaming Gorge...38+ lbs and over 42 inches long.

It took him over 20 minutes to get it to the boat!

And here is my monster~ Chet and I both had good fish on, but lost them within a few seconds of hooking them.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

More of my MONSTERS!!!

Camree, Hadilee, and Tryen! and they are even being good!!! haha.. They are fun to be around!
And do they love their grandma and grandpa? In Hadi's words " I DON"T KNOW"...
Not really, she is always saying, "Grandma"......."I love you"!

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

more fun

Kid's Parade on July 3rd in Richfield

Hadi getting ready to eat dinner at the Tomato Vine
Hadilee pledging to be a good boy scout!
Oh No... spaghetti!
Silly Slurper!
too much spaghetti!!!
Getting ready for the parade.
In the parade on Main Street
Hello Everyone!
Hadilee, CamRee, Malick, MyLee, and Tryen!
The twins, Malick and Mylee

Preparing the wagon!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Bubblelicious, or Ghosts in Richfield???

We decided to get some bubbles for Tryen for his birthday and have some fun.
Some of the big bubbles looked like ghosts floating around in the air.

All of the kids got in on that act, including the old kid..

We decided we wanted to go inside this bubble, so we jumped in.

Monday, June 11, 2007

This LiTtLe DuDe TaKeS aFtEr HiS GraNdPa.

He likes to just lay around and get serious about fishing! We will be good fishing buddies as we both know how to get really serious!
And comfortable!!

Can't wait to go fishin' with Tryen... He knows just how I like to do it!! HA HA You are funny Tryen!!!!

That is my favorite position too....Kicked back, feet up, and hidden in a little shade!!!!!
You are preety cool, Tyren!