Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Birthday girl

     Today is Ruby's 5th birthday.
My buddy was born in a blizzard and our lives have been changed for the better. She is an amazing person.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Todays fishing

Didn't catch anything, but sure was nice to get out on the water. The scenery was great.
  Im having a hard time getting pictures to load. Guess need to spend more time figuring out how.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Long time posting

So its been a looong time since I've posted anything. I don't know what to write. So I guess I'll give an update on the most important people in my life. Sharon and I went fishing/picnicking at the local lake. Ruby had a blast! We are learning how to fish together. I've only fished mountain streams so lake fishing is totally different. I got this great picture of my girls. I love Ruby's confidence that we were gonna catch something.

Just to give an idea of how strong willed and fun Ruby is. We told her she could not go swimming, we have a little kiddy pool that she splashes around in. This is how we found her 2 minutes later.

Yes, thats the dogs water bowl. Lol
Me standing in front of my work truck. I call her Big Nose K.

We had a great family reunion in July. Lots of fun! Sure great to catch up and get the kids together. We bbq'ed and lit fireworks over the river at my Uncles river shack.

The view from the shack.

Well I'm going to get back to work.
Take care until next time.

Sunday, August 24, 2014


I enjoy fishing. It's a great way to relax. I'm learning to flyfish. I've only caught 2 fish this way but it's fun. Now that we live so close to the North Platte river. I want to really get into it. It's a great way for us as a family to do something together. The other day we went to Casper and bought Ruby a fishing pole. It's a little kids one. It's character is Toystory.
We stopped by the river this morning and Sharon got to fish for the first time. She didn't catch anything or get a nibble. But she had fun and wants to go more. She really enjoyed casting and trying to do better on every cast. I'm really happy she enjoyed it so much. It's gonna be so much fun taking my girl's fishing and picnicking. Here's my bride fishing.

It really was fun watching her. She got to fish I got to wrangle Ruby. Lol I know who got the better end of that deal.
There is a fly fishing club in Casper. I think I'm gonna join. They sound like a really good group. Sharon might be interested in fly fishing. So it would be a great family outing.
Until next time take care

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Shooting star

In the last week I have seen at least one big shooting star every night. The other night I remembered your supposed to make a wish on a falling star. So I was going to and started to say the poem then realized. What could I possibly need? I have a good job that provides well for my family. I like my job. It's not ranching but I think we have grown closer as a family since I started in the oilfields. I think is the fact now that we have financial security. Money goes to savings and towards retirement. Yet still can have a comfortable lifestyle. We can go places and enjoy doing things. We have a nice comfortable home. I have a beautiful amazing wife. A beautiful daughter who is my world. We are debt free other than the home. My wife gets to be a stay at home mother. I completely drew a blank on what to make a wish for. We have everything we need.
I'm sure more money, a bigger home, less hours working. Blah blah blah. But we are happy with what we have and appreciate what we do have. If we want or need something we will save for it.
These two people make my world complete. I can't imagine living without them. Look at the smiles and happiness. It makes the long hours and sacrifices worth it.

Until next time take care

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Alway be home

Dubois Wyoming will always be home to us. It doesn't matter where we live. It's where Sharon and I started our lives together. Where we would love to live again. It's where we plan to retire.
It just doesn't have a strong economic base to support a family. Tourism is huge here but that's mainly seasonal work.
Logging and ranching were the main source of employment. Now there is no logging. There were 3 sawmills in town now all gone. The big ranches have been broken up. Now its dude ranches in summer and snowmobiling in winter. Hunting season was also a big income for the town but the wolves have been really hard on the elk and deer population.
The people of the town are great! Very friendly treated us like lost family from the get go. We went and visited last weekend. It was the busy weekend of the year. The volunteer fire department had the 57th annual buffalo bbq. The high school reunion for every year. The quilt show and the Chance Phelps 5k. Oh normally there is a chariot race as well. Pretty packed weekend. That's why we went. Your bound to see everyone you want to see.
We stayed in my aunt and uncles guest cabin. They have a place on the Wind River.

That's about it for now. Until next time take care.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014


So we are still moving in. Trying to get things put away. We still have half my stock trailer to unload. Its kinda overwhelming. It is so nice though to have a house that we call home. It is coming together just taking a bit longer then we would like it to.
My Mom just got here today for a visit. She had a heck of a time with the airlines. They cancelled her flight put her on stand by. She lucked out an get one of the first flights out. Had a really nice day with her and my girls. Had a great breakfast in Casper. Then did some shopping. Now home waiting for my work assignment tonight.
Here's a hoodshot of the sunrise from my truck the other morning. It was the second night I had to throw chains because of the mud.

Chained up and ready to go.

My co-pilot on the lawn mower. She is such a big helper.

Well until next time take care.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Big news!

We are now homeowners!!! We closed on Wednesday. Its a 3 bedroom with a full unfinished basement. The basement does have an amazing bathroom though. We plan on finishing the basement into a family/playroom with a guest room and a room for me.
Ruby has her own room and Sharon now has nice sewing room.
My commute is now 10 min vs the 50min plus. I will get more sleep now and more family time. Big win on that.
I love this picture if Ruby watching me leave for work from the old place.
Here's our new front yard.

And the day we took ownership.

Little Ruby giving me pointers on backing a trailer up.

Until next take care