Life Of A Shooter's Wife

A Day in the Life...

September 24, 2016

The 2016 Election is probably the strangest and most important one of our time.  Like riding on a roller coaster at Six Flags, there have been many ups and downs, unexpected turns, and sometimes flat-out nauseating moments, and the many issues at stake are equally, if not more, a roller coaster each in itself.  From illegal immigration to the refugee crisis; the National Debt to TPP; Common Core to free college; Religious Liberties, transgender bathrooms.  The list goes on and on, but there are two issues in particular that CANNOT be overlooked, the 2nd Amendment and the Supreme Court.  Both are vital for the other's survival and are needed for our Constitution to remain intact...

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September 21, 2016


Birthday 2016

This past weekend I celebrated a birthday (yes, I'm 21... again), took a trip down to Iowa to stay with our friends, and shot a 600 Yard match at Des Moines Rifle & Revolver Club.  Shooting a rifle match on my birthday?  Yes, that's what I chose to do, well, that's not all I did.  So,  did you know that downtown Des Moines has a HUGE farmer's market?  Well they do, and it's pretty much like going to the MN State Fair!  Food everywhere, vendors selling a variety of things... 

Iowa 9/18/16

I shot in a 600 Yard Match on Sunday. Click below to read my full match report.

September 14, 2016

9/10/16 - Duluth

This past weekend was filled with camping, shooting, and a little sight-seeing.  Erik had a shooting match in Duluth, so we decided to go a day early and go to Canal Park.  I always love camping at Northwestern Gun Club. It's a gorgeous range and there are plenty of places to camp without feeling like you're right next to a firing line, and the weather was great, not too hot or cold...

September 7, 2016


Hey, Everyone! Can you believe it's September already???  I can't.  I think it is true, the older you get, the faster time does go by.  The 'Dog Days' of Summer are gone, the State Fair is over, kids are back to school (shout-out to all the moms & some dads out there), and the last solid month of shooting is upon us.  This also means that in about 6 weeks a huge cloud of "doom and gloom" will settle over my house and a certain someone, who shall remain nameless (initials are E.R.), will mope around for about the next 7 months.  I'm guessing some of you will also be in that same boat.  Prayers to us all!

BTW, I'm almost famous!  Well, not really.  As most of you know, I have partnered up with Rangeday Apparel Co.  I'm not paid, but I do get some great shirts, and last week I was surprised and honored to find out that they had done a write-up on me for the blog on their website!  Kind of exciting, so make sure you click on the link below to read it!


Have a Great Week!

August 31, 2016

8/28/16 lacrosse

WOW, I can't believe that it will be September tomorrow!  I need Summer to slow down a bit. I'm not ready for cold weather, snow, and of course, the end of Summer shooting matches.  

This past weekend was a great one. I spent it in La Crosse for their 600 Yard State Championship.  As always it was a full house, and Sandy and Chris put on another great match.  If you have never shot this match, I highly encourage you to do it next year!  There is always a waiting list, so make sure you register EARLY, and check in frequently with Sandy Pagel to make sure your spot is secured.  Camping is also available on the range for those of you who have campers or tents, which is what Erik and I do.  After Saturday's match there is a Bratwurst cookout. It's a great time for all kids, young and old.  This match definitely has a permanent spot on our calendar.

Korean Bulgogi Tacos with Asian Slaw

I recently posted some pics of my Korean Bulgogi Tacos and Asian Slaw on Facebook and Twitter. Many have asked me for the recipe, so here it is!


August 24, 2016


Is it just me, or does it seem like our Summer has suddenly been cut short?  It sure seemed like it this past weekend up in St. Francis, where the Minneapolis Rifle Club hosted the 2016 MN State Smallbore Prone Conventional Championship.  The weather was windy, cloudy, and rainy.  Saturday was the worst, rain in the morning, and then more in the afternoon.  Sunday fared better with more sun, but still had a slight chill in the air.  It was a great weekend, though, and it was nice to meet some shooters I hadn't met before. 

We will be camping next weekend in La Crosse for the WI State Mid-Range Prone Championship.  This is a more family friendly match with the Brat & Corn Feed on Saturday and some "interactive" shooting events for everyone.  My favorite, shooting at mortar shells.  Hope to see you there!

Have a Great Week!

8/24/16 MRC

August 17, 2016

This past weekend was kind of busy at my house.  We had the honor of having "Man Boy", aka Morgen Dietrich, stay with us, attended a wedding on Saturday, and went down to North Star Rifle Club on Sunday to get some pistol practice in.  There was also a match going on, so we stayed to watch, as it was a beautiful day for shooting, and it was nice to see some junior shooters out on the range as well...

8/14/16 Red Wing