Monday, January 14, 2013

TTUT ~ Ready ~ Aim ~ Fire

Seriously Shawn

Welcome to TTUT, I've made it another week, whut-whut! I'm not so sure if my girl IA is participating this week or not, she's had a full week with her in-laws still visiting and a GNO to a casino where she indulged in the Captain, hopefully she'll find the time for a brief post but if not I'll still love her. We've managed to keep it afloat for another week, we certainly appreciate all of you wanting TTUT to stick around and the handful of you that emailed us showing an interest in helping out. As soon as we find a few minutes to actually talk we'll let you know what we're doing.

Last year instead of making New Year resolutions I made a list of 52 things I wanted to accomplish in the 52 weeks of 2012. I need to go back and review my list, I think I may have failed a little which is better than failing completely right? One of the things on the list was to have a weekly family night. This was very important to all of us as Honey will be leaving for college in 5 short months, we all wanted to seize the little time we had left as a family unit. I'm happy to report that we did very well! We missed a few weeks due to illness, a few to work travels and we had to reschedule for a different night a few times but all in all we were hugely successful! I think the key was setting the same day every week, everyone knew Thursdays were family night. 

We saw a ton of movies, ate dinner out and laughed loudly at our total inappropriateness, made homemade pizzas, played board games, went bowling, took the dogs for walks, treated ourselves to manicures and pedicures {yes, even Babe}, had dinner in front of the TV while watching one of our favorite movies, hit the mall a time or two, and I believe we spent one night studying for exams. It didn't matter what we did, it was all about spending quality time together, time is the one thing you never have enough of! 

Family night has a new night in 2013...Mondays. Monday is my cleaning day so I'm going to welcome a hot shower and a meal that I didn't have to prepare. It's also going to serve as more than a handful of TTUT posts I'm sure, hopefully y'all won't get tired of my family. 

Last night we all went to the shooting range for a little target practice before dinner. I fired a gun for the first time Sunday, with one of my besties and our husbands, I'm also taking a ladies concealed weapons class with her and a few more friends Thursday night. If we're going to own guns I'm going to know how to shoot 'em! It wasn't as bad as I anticipated but I don't see it as something I will want to do just for fun. Babe had me shoot a 22 the first few times before he had me use my 38, that 38 has some kick! I also tried the I sound educated yet? 

The girls did great. Honey was ready to shoot the minute we walked through the door while Peanut was a little hesitant. Once we got them set up there was no stopping them, they are both great shots! Within a few minutes they were each shooting on their own, with a parent over their shoulder at all times of course, loading and unloading and handling the guns with caution and respect. I was more than impressed! 

Safety first. It kills me how Honey can pull off ANY look! 

Honey went first...I'd say she got him! 

Peanut is very black and white, that child has zero grey area! She listened, watched and applied.

The shots in the red are from her Daddy, she's not that good...yet.

I only got in a few rounds, the girls were gun hogs.

How cool is this shot?  

It took skill to capture it twice, especially since I was using my iPhone! 

Gun control and safety is huge right now, obviously you know where this family stands. Like I said last week, the only thing that can stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. This family is full of good guys and now full of guns! I don't think I could shoot to kill but I certainly would shoot to stop. I just pray I never have to! What's your opinion?


MiMi said...

Go girls!! That's fantastic.

Myya said...

I love the family nights, definitely soooo important!

I love that you are shooting and that you are bringing along your girls.

AWESOME action shots too by the way!

Xazmin said...

Our family night is on Monday too!

LOVE the action, "fire" shots! Very talented picture taking!

You know where I stand, as I commented on your last post.

I think it is great that you are educating yourselves as a family.

Heathers Happenings said...

Great shots ladies! I'm thinking about taking some shooting lessons. That fire shot is amazing!

Stacie said...

This is a hot topic at our house right now as the hubs really wants to get a gun and have us both take classes for conceal carry permits. I am so scared, but I know that the world is not going to get safer over night and we have to be proactive about protecting our family. Thanks for sharing, makes me feel better to see someone else go through the process.

Stacy Uncorked said...

Wow! Those shot shots are amazing! Mad photo skillz! ;) I love that y'all are learning gun safety - and having fun. Now to convince my hubby that it actually is fun... ;)

Smash Returns But Doesn’t, More Car Repairs, Phone Bling and The Cups Song: Random Tuesday Thoughts Rebel said...

We're not really gun people; we don't hunt or anything... but I got my hubs a gun a couple years ago for Xmas because he wanted one for security. I think it makes me feel a lot safer!

Cathy Kennedy said...

I'm so with you on gun control... gun control in my hand NOT someone else's. I applaud you and your family. I'm so with you on my intent is not to kill, but to stop. This should be a warning for all would be intruders that they are possibly entering hostile territory of their next break in. Great post. Thanks for hosting! Oh yeah, I just loved the photos of where you actually can see the bullet leaving the gun. Really cool!

VandyJ said...

Education is key and fun!
Looks like a successful night out!

Julia P F said...

Am going to the range for the first time next week.

jennykate77 said...

Verrah cool! Love the shots...well, the shots of the shots.

I need to go finish getting my concealed carry license. I've started the process twice and haven't finished my class. My dad harps on me all the time about it.

Hope you're having a good week! ♥

becca said...

way to go girls and the girls get more beautiful every time i see them. Is

Nicole said...

I've been told in Missouri anyway you have to aim to kill because if you hurt them, they could sue you even if they were trying to harm you. Weird! My husband and I are going to take the right to carry concealed classes. He doesn't have to because he was Military, but because I never have he's going to take them with me. And super cool shots!

Meghan said...

I want to take a conceal and carry class!

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Chell said...

Awesome photos. We just went out to some family land the other day to have some shooting fun. Figured it was time to teach Kobi how to properly shoot.

Emmy said...

Okay those last shots are totally amazing!! Seriously what a capture, especially just with the phone.

Our family night is every Monday night too. Lately they have consisted of going and watching Eric play in his city league basketball game, but that is over now so back to our usual routine.

Gigi Baby said...

That is so awesome!! I'm dying to go to the gunning range!!!!! Awesome action shots too!!!

Love Always
Gigi <3

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

I is skeeerd of guns. HH wants me to learn. He has several, but I am too anxious to try yet.

Rachel Murphy said...

YAY you! I have had my CC license for almost 4 years now. No regrets here. Our girls are the same way, they loved shooting, we need to go more. Hope more women will go out and do this! :)

Hilary said...

I wish I could find a ladies CWP class! You girls are awesome! We just bought a 45 & I can't wait to try it out!

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