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Montana Circus Fun

While my sisters, brother-in-laws, niece, and nephews were here in Montana we went to a circus here in our little town of Polson. I was pretty impressed by the acts, animals and production they put on. We got to see a zebra, snake, hippo, llamas, elephants, ponies, clowns, dancers, acrobats and a contortionist.

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Summer Trips & Activities

Montana Rafting

On this day, the Sanders Family + Grampa Joe went Rafting with Flathead Raft Co. It was the most fun we’ve ever had on a river, and Grampa Joe cannot stop talking about it (even months after). I’ll let the pictures do the talking:

AshtonAnna Rafting
AshtonAnna Rafting
AshtonAnna Rafting
AshtonAnna Rafting
AshtonAnna Rafting
AshtonAnna Rafting
AshtonAnna Rafting
AshtonAnna Rafting

Talk about crazy fun. Everyone was smiling and laughing afterwards. At least half of the boat was very worried/scared about flipping, but in hind-sight are very happy that we did. It was a blast.

-AshtonAnna

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Pictures from Front Sight

In the beginning of February; Anna, Ashton, David and some of David’s Associates finally made it back to Front Sight Firearms Training Institute! To be brief, here’s a picture blog of how it went.
Front Sight has some great facilities:
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Here’s a picture of the four-day defensive handgun class hard at work:
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Ashton and Anna Learning how to shoot:
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Anna on the firing line:

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Ashton: (I am still trying to figure out why I hold my shoulder that high… meh, at least I shoot straight)
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Doh… no more bullets. Looks like someone needs an Emergency Reload. (x1)
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Kristy had a good time, as only Kristy can 😉
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We went inside to the classroom for some instruction and some very intense learning sessions:
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And then we had a beautiful purple sky on the last night of shooting:
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We all had a blast, and Anna and I are very excited to go back again very very soon.

Watch out: the Second Amendment is coming

AshAnna

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Christmas in a Nutshell

Anna and I (Ashton) woke up and opened all the gifts in our stockings. We started cooking breakfast, and Carol and Buddy showed up. We ate and opened all our gifts. Some gifts of note include: 2 tickets to Garth Brooks Concert at the Staples Center, Star Wars Risk, “under-cabinet radio” for the kitchen, and lots of modeling supplies for me.

Presents

I did some donuts with the four-wheeler and then we visited with our neighbors. Their 10-year-old son got a “Marble Factory” where the marble runs down all these different shoots, and slides… but someone had to make it first. So I spent an hour on that.

Here’s a picture of the aftermath of Our presents:

Presents
Note my Star Wars Risk Game in the front.

Then we went to Carol and Buddy’s for Dinner and some board games. We played my new Risk game “Risk – Star Wars Original Trilogy Edition” and a variant of Backgammon. I won the backgammon game and the first game of Star Wars. I was the Rebels, Anna was the Empire, and Buddy and Carol were the Hutts.

The first game of Star Wars Risk lasted 30 minutes… I had just enough time to explain the rules to Buddy, and then I won.

The Second game, I got hammered as the other two teams fought it out to a very close game. Anna ended up winning by wiping me off the galaxy.

Nothing like getting owned by your wife at Risk to finish off a great Christmas Day =).

Merry Christmas to you all,
Ashton (and Anna)

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Halloween Costume 2007

Here’s a video of my costume =)

Halloween Transformer – 2007

Enjoy,
Ashton