Yearly Archive: 2014

Dec 26

Christmas in the Park: Yukon

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Christmas in the Park in Yukon was much bigger and better than we were expecting and it was free! The trifecta of a good family outing, in our minds, (bigger, better, and free) was in effect the other night so we had a wonderful time.  We left being really impressed with the city of Yukon …

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Dec 21

McKayla’s Week 3

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I can’t believe it’s been three weeks already!  Time is just whizzing by and Christmas will be here in just a few more days. Kenny is off work now for two glorious weeks of Christmas vacation and we are soaking up the time with him already.  It is so nice to have another set of …

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Dec 16

Granite countertops step 2

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Well after Kenny did a great job jacking up our old countertops it was finally time to bite the bullet and have the new countertops installed.  We had been debating back and forth between two different colors, Giallo Ornamental Extra and Thyphoon Bordeaux.  We finally decided to go with the Giallo Ornamental Extra, it was less …

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Dec 15

McKayla’s Week 2

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Two weeks old and such a little joy.  We are so blessed that God shared these two precious girls with us.  We feel so honored to be their Daddy and Mommy.  Even though it may not always be easy, they bring such smiles to our faces we couldn’t imagine life without them.  Knowing from experience …

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Dec 08

McKayla’s Week 1

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1 Week Photo  One week down and many more to come.  I have to say that life with a newborn the second time around is a million times less stressful.  It still takes a lot out of you but having been through it all before you feel more confident and competent.  We are having such …

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Nov 11

Thanks to Veterans

Veterans Day

My wife and I are truly blessed in so many ways, and one our blessings is living in a country that is grand, and with today being veterans day we just want to thank all those that  have, are, and will serve our country protecting us and the freedom that we cherish.  We were shown …

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Nov 05

Montville Nature Trail: Great Sand Dunes National Park

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The Montville Nature Trail provides a nice little stroll located on the opposite side of the sand dune parking lot on the main park road.  At just over a mile this nature trail is right for just about any hiker.  The trail goes through a forested area for most of the trail which makes it …

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Nov 02

Trick-or-treat: Our Halloween Costumes

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We kept our new tradition going even with my wife on “semi” bed rest and 8 months pregnant she with the help of her mother got our family Halloween costumes completed.  This year we went with a family pirate theme.  My wife Karen was a lovely mermaid with a wonderful treasure played by the newest member of our family who should be arriving …

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Oct 28

Jackin Up our Countertops

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Karen and I have decided to make the big splurge and update our kitchen countertops.  We had several other cleanup projects to do, and when we learned that we could save $250 by removing our old countertops ourselves we rented a dumpster.  Now I am all for demolition, I usually have the problem of finishing …

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Oct 19

Landscape Photography Number 13: Colorado River

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Number 13 is from an iconic spot in Grand Canyon National Park at Desert View. What makes this photograph stand out for me is the lone raven flying above the canyon.  The view down into the Canyon is nice but most people just stop at the tower take a little stroll to the left of …

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