Thursday, November 20, 2008

Celebrity Collage by MyHeritage

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So, I was looking through some old pictures and found this one of Coot in Jackson; I couldn't resist putting it up here! He looks like he is smiling; I love it! I guess he loves to be in Jackson as much as we all do!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Jen, sorry this took so long. I read it once and then forgot about it. Here are the rules: Tell about 6 quirks of yours- Tag 6 fellow bloggers to do the same- Leave a comment to let them know.

Quirk 1 - I am a texture freak with food. If I don't like a food, it is because of the "feeling in my mouth." For example, I hate coconut, pulp in orange juice, and tapioca pudding because of the feeling of those things in your mouth. I also hate salmon because it sticks to the roof of your mouth, gross!

Quirk 2 - My biggest fear is someone breaking into our house in the middle of the night. Sometimes I just lie there waiting for it to happen, especially if I am home alone. I think this is the scariest thing that could happen to you!

Quirk 3 - I love to go to the dentist! I really look forward to my 6 month appointments because I love how clean your teeth feel when you are done. I hate to eat that day because my teeth feel so clean.

Quirk 4 - I talk to my dog! I talk to Coot like he is totally human and can understand every word. Hopefully, some of you do it too! Sometimes I find myself talking to him and I don't even realize I am doing it. Am I crazy?

Quirk 5 - I am not an organized person. Oftentimes, my car looks like I live in it and you should see my desk at work. It would drive some people crazy! I totally rely on Blake to keep a lot of things organized in our house!

Quirk 6 - I love to play video games. I don't know if this is really a quirk, but kind of unusual for a girl. I am the one in my household who could get addicted to video games. Whenever Blake and I go downstairs to play the Wii, he is done after about 30 minutes and I am like, "hey, we just started!" I could play for hours.

I tag: Randi, Jana, Kenzie, Nat Skeen, and Nat Shaw. Anyone else can do it too!

Great Political Video

This is a great take on the Family Tradition song by Hank Williams Jr. I'm sure you all know I am a conservative and I just loved this video about McCain and Palin. I hope you enjoy it too!

Monday, September 29, 2008

First Goose Hunt

We went to Jackson this weekend and the boys had a blast! Blake brought Tyler, Tyson, and Brandon to go goose hunting up there! They shot 11 geese, one banded! They were very excited. Morgan just hung out with her mom and dad while Blake was hunting. In the mornings and evenings, we were also fortunate enough to see a great elk show! The rut is on and the bulls were bugling like crazy; it is so awesome to see and hear! Here are some pictures from the hunt and some elk pics!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Labor Day!

My favorite part about Labor Day is the Ogden Country Club's fireworks. We always go the club for dinner and to watch the fireworks; they are spectacular. They always put the fireworks to music and it seems they go on forever! It is one of the funnest events the club has! This year we took Tim and Brittney and Cole Lueders to the fireworks; Cole loved them! It is a great way to end the summer!
Here is my darling mom and silly dad, after the fireworks!
The Lueders are such a cute family!
Here is my aunt and walking partner Lori, and my cute 15 year old cousin Andrea
We all had such a great time at the fireworks; I can't wait for them again next year!

Monday, September 1, 2008


I haven't posted in ahwhile, so I decided I needed to catch up. Honestly, I haven't been a very good photographer lately. Two weekends ago we went camping by Strawberry with Dunyons and McLaughlins. We had a blast. The boys went hunting in the mornings and evenings and the girls just hung out with the kids and played games. It was too hot for the elk, but Blake shot a nice deer with his bow. Unfortunately, they couldn't find it so we didn't get to bring anything home. We were so disappointed. Better luck next time boys! Here are some cute pictures of Sara and little Beau McLaughlin loving the outdoors!

Colby Dunyon is getting so big; he is running around now! He thought he needed the big chair!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Alaska Cruise

We had such a great time in Alaska! We went on the Princess cruise line on the 'Golden Princess' ship. We went with most of Blake's office as a reward for meeting some tough goals. Blake's grandpa Bert and grandma Gooney (you will see from some of the pictures why we call her Gooney) also came with us and some of Dirk's friends from college who now live in Louisiana joined us as well. The whole trip was awesome! The ship started in Seattle then went to Juneau, Skagway, Tracy Arm Fjord (where you look at glaciers), Ketchikan, Victoria B.C., and back to Seattle. It was pretty cold in Alaska, but it was a nice break from the heat here! All of the pictures are in the slide show, but here are a few great ones from each location!

We didn't go see the space needle, but here is a great picture of it from the distance. We did go check out Pike's market, which is a great farmer's market and fish market. We also went and walked along the pier and ate some great mini doughnuts that Kelly remembered from his mission in Seattle!

Our first port was Juneau. Blake and I took a fly fishing excursion that was awesome! We took a float plane to a spot where a glacier fed river flowed into the ocean. This wasn't the original spot the outfitters wanted to take us, but the seas were too rought to land where they had originally planned. Blake caught quite a few dolly vardon and a couple pink salmon; one was really nice. I caught one dolly vardon, but just enjoyed being out there! At one point, a momma grizzly bear with a cub swam across the river about 200 yards upstream from us. It was fun to watch them. While I was busy taking the bear's picture, Blake caught a huge dolly vardon and the guide couldn't believe I was taking a picture of the bears and not his fish. I did get one picture, but it is too far away to see much. Even though it rained most of the day, we still had a great time!

In Skagway, Blake went fishing with Dirk, Trudy, Kelly, and Jen. Don, Jackie, and I visited a dog musher's camp where they use Iditarod dogs to pull you on a wheeled cart. I need to get some pictures from Jen from the fishing, but here are some from the dog camp. We learned that they don't use the typical Malamut looking dogs for the Iditarod. They are more like mutts that they breed speicifically to be lean and fast.

Joe, our dog musher, finished the Iditarod last year in 12 days. The winner finished in 9 days. He brought us this dog to pet and play with before we went for the ride. After we played with the dogs, Don, Jackie, and I walked around town and did a little shopping. There are many Native American Totem Poles in Alaska and I couldn't resist having my picture taken by one!

Blake was the number one fisher on the fishing excursion he took to Chilcoot Lake and they gave him that sweet blue hat to show for it!
Tracy Arm Fjord
A fjord is a narrow arm of sea bordered by steep cliffs, usually formed by glaciers. On Wednesday, we started up Tracy Arm Fjord to see the glaciers. We didn't make it up too far, however, because the icebergs to were too big and close together to get the ship up. The captain decided we couldn't get through on that particular day, but we still were able to see some gorgeous sights. The icebergs were magnificant.

That ship is much larger that it seems, which means the icebergs are also much larger than they seem! There is actually a small boat on top of that ship, which shows how large it really is.

Ketchikan was wonderful too. It did not rain, which is unusual considering they get about 150 inches of rain a year. The boys went fishing in Ketchikan and the girls went bear watching! It was a blast! We took a float plane to an island where there is a salmon hatchery and the black bears catch the salmon as they are coming back up to spawn! We saw some awesome sights and a ton of eagles as well! The boys caught 11 salmon that they had shipped home! I will get some pictures of those from Kelly and post them!

That bear actually has blood on his nose from eating the fish!

Victoria, British Columbia
We pulled into Victoria about 7:00 Friday night. We decided to take a petty cab (that's the ones where the people pull you with a bicycle) and tour the city. It was very interesting to see the sights in Victoria and learn a little about Canada's government.

Here are some general pictures from the cruise: one of our ship from the air during a float plane flight and some cute ones at various dinners. You can definitely see why we call Blake's grandma 'Gooney,' she is just silly!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

4th of July

We went to Jackson for the holiday weekend and took Ty and Randi Dunyon and Tyson and Nat Skeen. We had a great time just relaxing and hanging out. The boys had fun fishing while the girls just hung out and went shopping!

Blake and Tyson were having a great time in the Ranger in between casts!

On Saturday, Kelly and Chris Harris came up to fish with the boys. Chris caught the monster of the weekend, coming in around 24 inches!