Wednesday, December 16, 2009


We had a great time going to Grandma Jane and Papa Hood's house for Thanksgiving. We ate and ate and ate! We cut down our beautiful Christmas tree and the kids had fun riding around the field on Grandpa's new toy. I don't think he will be doing any serious hill climbing on this sled but the kids had a blast.

Trick or Treat

Pumpkin Patch

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Running the Gap

Duane ran the 11th Annual Idaho State Journal Pocatello Marathon on Saturday, September 4th. He did a great Job. When he decided he wanted to run a marathon he could barely make it around the block but one year later and 40 lbs lighter he was ready. He trained extremely hard the last 4 months. When he crossed the finish line he looked like he wanted to die but he accomplished his goal. Wow, what motivation! He really enjoyed the experience and is even thinking about running it again. I think that you have to be a little bit crazy to want to run 26 miles but truely admire the athletes who do.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Fishing on Red Fork

We had a great time at Duane's families cabin. Quinn and Bobi came for a week. The kids loved going down and playing on the creek. It was great fishing! We caught 40 fish in just over an hour. We had Wyatt's little fishing pole and I had my fly rod. It was nice to get away.

Wyatt and Mustang

Wyatt loves this horse because he can ride around by himself.

Shae and Charlie

Shae loves riding. She would scream everytime she had to get off. I got tired of leading her around.

Playing in the Pool

Shae at the Ranch

Wyatt at the Ranch

Happy Easter

Grandma Jane made Shae this pretty Easter dress. She loves to dress up.

Sorry everyone it has been so long since I updated our family blog. Grandma Jane has been giving me little reminders to sit down at the computer and post a few pictures. Our family has been pretty busy this summer but isn't that what summer is all about. We are looking forward to visiting Star Valley next week and seeing all of the Wrays in the Tetons.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Watch out here comes Shae Shae.

Let's go sled!

Happy Birthday Wyatt! Four years old.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Meet the newest member of our family.

After visiting the New Hope Human Society I thought it might be a good idea to adopt a dog. I feel in love with Roscoe the next day I took the kids to visit him and they loved him too. They have been playing with him in the backyard ever since. We are just trying him out for a week but Duane and I have talked about it and we are sure we are going to adopt him. He is so gentle and kind. We don't know how old his is but we think he is only a few years old. They told me that that he is a Golden Retriever but he looks more like a Setter to us. Needless to say he is a mut (we think).

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Merry Christmas

Getting ready to go snowmobiling.

Dad, Duane, Robert, Stacy and I went for a nice ride the day after Christmas we had alot of fun. Roberts sled broke down. I want to say the drive train went out but I have no idea. All I know is the track wouldn't even roll. Which created some problems. The snow was deep without a real base and without the track turning they couldn't even drag the snowmobile. While the gals waited in the truck the boys worked on getting the sled back the truck. They ended up turning Rob's sled around and lifting the back end up on top of the back of dad's old 700 so the track was completely off of the ground. They strapped it down and Robert took off while Duane and my dad rode double on the 800 (Cozy). The only problem was they we weren't on a groomed trail and Robert would get going a little bit and then bury both sled. This happened several times! By the the time they got back to the truck they were pretty beat.

Dad getting stuck on his sled, oops.

"Oops Vaughn, I swear I didn't see that tree!"


Stac and me

Dad breaking trail.


Wyatt and Shae riding the snowmobile.

Annual Christmas Ice Hockey Match

Kirk, Vaughn, Duane, Candace, Robert, Brenda, Ryan, Bodie. Robert built an ice rink in his front yard this year. He has put a lot of time and work into building the rink. We had a great time. Stac is expecting again so she didn't play instead she watched the kids and provided some mean hot chocolate and hot cider.

Robert preparing the ice.

Bring it!

Duane and I practicing our mad skills!

Dad and Ryan

Dad and Bodie

Rob and Bodie