Top Shot!!! We met Gabby and Kyle!

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Brian and I are huge Top Shot fans so I was very excited to find out that Norpoint Shooting Center, our local shooting range, would be hosting several events lead by Gabby Franco. Gabby is awesome! Barbara came with me to Gabby's Tough Girls in Pink Seminar. The seminar covered many topics but the overall element was keeping your femininity and also being prepared to defend yourself if you need to. I am so thankful that we went! 

Before the seminar there was a meet and greet with both Gabby Franco and Kyle Sumpter. Kyle and Gabby were both on Seasons 4 & 5 of Top Shot and Kyle is from Kent, WA! 

Kyle was so easy to talk to and he let me ask lots of questions about the logistics of Top Shot's filming.  He told me that some of the challenges take all day to shoot. Also the show is filmed in California and it takes 6 weeks to shoot the show. I totally forgot to ask what they keep in their backpacks though! I wonder that each time I watch!! 

Gabby was awesome as well! I loved asking her questions and I feel like I came away from her seminar with a list of things that I was encouraged to improve on. I also LOVE that she is a short like me! I think that means that I don't have any excuses! 

Here are a few of my notes from the Seminar! 
  1. Your life must always be YOUR priority. You can't expect for the police or others to get to you in time to handle the situation. 
  2. Society automatically puts women in Victim-land. Don't be a victim. Take control of your situation
  3. Protect your information. (Facebook doesn't need to know your whereabouts.)
  4. Always process the situations that you are in... Be aware of your surroundings, exits, etc! 
  5. Make a plan for emergency situations. (i.e. If we are out and something happens who will take the girls if we need to split up.) 
  6. Drop things to reach your weapon! Don't be worried about dropping the groceries or shopping bags that you are carrying!
  7. Always have your keys in your hands as you walk to your car. 
  8. You should have 3 weapons on you most of the time. Pepper Spray, a Knife, and a Gun (obviously you will not be able to have all 3 of these with you at all times, but you will likely be able to have at least 1)

Life Lately...

Thursday, August 22, 2013

This is going to be a long one! Our summer has been full and crazy but I am starting to learn that it's not just our schedule that is full and crazy... its just life! 

Daddy's sunflowers have grown so tall! 

Sweet friends

Hanging out on the carousel 

Ponies at the street fair! Don't you think Kenley needs a pony?!

Playing Baby and Doctor... Kenley has been really into playing pretend lately. This girl has a big imagination! 

I was able to go on a date day with Kenley last weekend! 

First Stop: The Library

Second Stop: Starbucks 

Off to Gramma and Grandpa's! 

Date Night! 

April and the kids came over and we made tie-dye shirts with the big girls! It was super fun (and messy) and now I want to make more! 

Starbucks before church! 

We took the girls to the drive-in movie theater! We went to see Planes. It was super fun but it was a VERY late night! Claire fell asleep about 20 minutes before it ended and about that time Kenley started asking me if she could relax her eyes. :) 

Super Why came to Pottery Barn Kids! Kenley loved meeting Super Why and she has been talking about it ever since! 

After meeting Super Why we went over to the zoo to try to get a glimpse of the newborn giraffe! 

Claire wanted make the Elephant Poo Paper..

We barely got a glimpse of the baby but the baby's Auntie Tufani was very friendly to us! The girls could have sat and watched her all day! 


 Craftivity Camp! 

That was one day's strawberry harvest! I love eating our home grown foods! 

On Friday, Gracen came over for the girls last sleepover :( 

We did lots and lots of crafts! 

Roasted Tomato Soup

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Head over to to check out my Roasted Tomato Soup recipe!