Post-Thanksgiving Shoot Out

What is more American than sitting around eating turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes all day? Shooting stuff, of course! Within the last few months, my husband has developed quite an interest in firearms. While I'm pretty apathetic when it comes to weapons in general, his constant talk of gun statistics and forcing me to watch Top Shot convinced me to try some basic shooting again. The first time we went shooting, not only was I trying something completely new, but I was also meeting a completely new group of people. As a natural introvert, the combination of those two things overwhelmed me to where I didn't enjoy the shooting experience as much as I could have.

In the days leading up to Thanksgiving break, Justin began talking about going shooting with his dad and brother again. I knew the weather was supposed to be rainy, so I told him that if he went on Friday, I would go with him. (Un)fortunately, it was only windy on Friday. So, true to my word, I borrowed some tennis shoes from my mother-in-law (I had only packed flats) and all of us (my husband, his brother, his dad, his mom, and myself) drove up to the shooting range in Emmett.

We mainly just shot a few metal targets with some .22 pistols and rifles, but the experience was much more enjoyable with the relaxed environment of people I already knew. So, for some real American spirit, here are a few of the pictures from that morning, mainly just proof that I actually shot a gun (and I wasn't that bad of a shot!).

How did you spend Black Friday? Did you brave the crowds for some good deals? Or did you spend more quality time with family?


  1. My husband loves firearms too, granted he gets to play with them a lot in his profession. He wants me to get one, but honestly those things scare me! :)

    Love the blog. Consider me a new follower. Hope you could do the same.



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