Wednesday, March 31, 2010

2ND ANNIVERSARY TRIP TO TAOS

This past weekend we celebrated two years of marriage! For this reason (and to get out of the cold) we went to Taos, NM. We left on Friday afternoon and went to the Sagebrush Inn. We had a nice dinner, danced to music by the Rifters, woke up and had a great breakfast before walking around the historic downtown Taos Plaza. We also went to St. Francis of Asis Church. This is supposedly the most painted church in the USA. It was built in the late 18th century, and took over forty year to build. The walls are over five feet thick, and you can see the straw sticking through the adobe. Red joined us on this trip, and was happy when we stopped at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory to get him a "Barker's Dozen" of white chocolate dipped Milk Bones. We didn't get a ton of pics, but here are a few . . .


RIO GRAND GORGE





Red established quickly he & Damon get the bed - and gives me a 'don't even think about trying to share' look. Hmmm, maybe we should have left him home . . .






You can see the straw in this picture.


In the downtown plaza






Prairie Dog - These little guys were everywhere!


Getting ready for a date in Alamosa on our actual anniversary date (Sunday).

Sunday, March 21, 2010

b+z 3.13.10

Below is a slideshow of a few pictures from Bragan & Zack's wedding. What an awesome day! There were sprinkles of rain here and there through the ceremony, and shortly after being pronounced man and wife, a beautiful rainbow appeared! I think a pretty heavenly sign of a blessed marriage :)
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Monday, February 15, 2010



The Hot Springs by our house.



Kiera and I baby-sat a combined 5 children on Sunday to let their parents get away to a Valentines dinner.



I snuck away from our baby-sitting long enough to meet with some friends and play a little pond-hockey.



This photo is actually a year ago this Febuary. Some friends wanted to try ski-jouring. So we tried. I think it was fun for everyone but the horse. Noche gave it her all though.

Sunday, February 14, 2010



Well, here it goes, wish me good fortune in my efforts to be better about updating our blog. Above is a picture of the gnarly tree outside our west facing window. Below is a picture of the window of our house through which the tree can be viewed.



Well, that darn moose is kind-of in the way. Our neighbors took these pictures of a cow and her calf last week, hanging out by the hot-springs:





This place really is blessed with beauty. Keep an eye out for more updates! Love to friends and family from Damon and Kiera.