I did something this past weekend that I’ve never done before! 
I tried my hand at Archery while at Pioneer Camp for one of their Autumn Blaze, Women’s Retreats and I really liked it.
My arms were numb for a while afterwards… it’s hard on the muscles you never use!

It took me a little while to get the hang of it, my form was never the greatest.
I won’t show you where the arrows landed the first dozen times… 
But persistence paid off! 
I finally hit the target and it was a great feeling.
Capable! Triumphant! Powerful!

A few life lessons can be learned here… dontcha think
Now to learn to shoot the bull’s eye while riding a horse… backwards!


I'm the Cool Mom of 4, Married to the Preacher Man, but at times I'm a little more Sass than Saint!

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  1. Tally ho!! I love archery, it was always my favourite at summer camp. You look great!

  2. It's amazing how difficult archery actually is, looks like a GREAT time

  3. I've never tried it but have always been fascinated by it! Looks like you had fun!

  4. I doubt I would even be able to pull the bow back. Great job, Shannon.

    and….it looks gorgeous there

  5. Archery is fun but harder than it looks. I've tried it at Girl Guide Camps and I love it! Good for you.

  6. looks like fun, but not something I have ever tried

  7. That's awesome!! I did archery at camp many years ago. Congrats on hitting the target!

  8. Good for you! I always loved archery at summer camp. My son (11) has tried it and now wants a real archery set-up in the back yard. SMH. I don't think so! I can just imagine our neighbors pulling arrows out of their tiny dog's hindquarters.

  9. So cool Shannon! My Dad was a Master Course Conductor for archery back in his day, so the sport has a place close to my heart. It really is fun once you start hitting the target 😀

  10. Fun!
    Archery was always my fav at camp!

  11. Amazing! I love archery. Used to teach others 🙂

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