Tuesday, September 11, 2018


  We took a quick mini-vacation to visit some friends in Colorado. Sharon went to the Rock and Gem show in Denver.
  Ruby and I went fishing with our friend.  Great times.  Beautiful area! We fished the the mountain outside Ft. Collins. Nice to get away, even if just for one night.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

First day of kindergarten

  Ruby's first day of kindergarten.....
Sounds like she did great, one melt down. Not a bad one but she showed her teacher her very stubborn streak....lol. She was exhausted tonight when we picked her up. 
   Ruby is going to a rural school. Its a two room school.  In her class there's 8 students.  Her class is K-3.
  It's such a huge step. It seems like yesterday she was born.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Little fishing

   We went to the mountains here close to home. To fish and relax. Its about an hour from home where we went.  Just nice to spend the afternoon watching Ruby and the dogs play.
  I got to do some fishing. Caught a bunch of brookies on flies I tied.  Feels pretty good doing that. Ruby is now fearless with fish. She  loves help release them. Sharon brought a big blanket and relaxed in the shade. Good day for everyone.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Tying bench

  Here's where Ruby and I tie fly's. She has her own vise on the left and storage box for her tools and materials.  She loves tying. I love watching her create, and watching her learn. I'm trying to teach her to tie actual flies not just make up ones. But she is having fun and thats all that matters.
   A couple flies I tied up using a new materials and new patterns to me. These are kinda rough but they will improve.
  Take care and be safe.

Sunday, July 29, 2018


   We got away last week for a few days. We took a much needed break and just relaxed.  We up to where will always be home.  No matter where we live.  Dubois WY.

  My bride got me a guided fly fishing trip for Christmas.  Finally broke free to use it. It was amazing! I learned sooo much.  Caught 14-16 fish. I really wasn't worried about catching,  I wanted to learn and pick my guides brain. I highly recommend the Tickled Trout guide Leon in Dubois.  Great guy.
   Spent time just doing family stuff.  We did a nice hike. Ruby did the whole thing on her own. Probably 2 miles? Nice to stretch the legs.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Tying flies

   So I've picked up this hobby.... I'm learning to tie flys for fishing
It really is relaxing and engage's the mind. The creation is fun. There are so many patterns and different styles of the same bug. 
Here's a couple flys I've tied that are decent.  They need work but will catch fish.
Be safe friends.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Chatting w/ Mom

   I was chatting with my Mom this afternoon. She is going to South Africa on a mission trip at the end of the month.  Im pretty proud of her for going, its really stepping out of her comfort zone. She's never been out of the country.  Well my parent's did drive to Alaska for their honeymoon.
   She was ssy that they were having some communication troubles with the hosts in S. Africa. Them not calling back in what we consider a timing manner. Then it was explained to the church that the African people don't use watches or really use clocks.
   They live in the moment. I really like that.  We are always rushing here or there. Saying well we have 3 hrs to have fun then its time for dinner or whatever. Where as them is living in the moment.  If your having fun then stay and have fun. No time limits.
Be safe and live in the moment.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Date night

   My bride and had date night last night after a day at the lake. So nice to just sit down over dinner and relax, talk. The couple sitting next to us at the restaurant was celebrating 64 years of marriage.  Thats pretty darn amazing!
     We spent the afternoon at the lake playing around. Ruby and Sharon stacked rocks and Ruby practiced back floats, and throwing rocks into the water.
I got to do some flyfishing.  So that was fun. I caught a little yellow Perch. Ruby thought that was cool and wanted to pet it. 
It was a really good day spent with my girls.

Friday, June 15, 2018


   Soooo just been busy. Bet every one else has been as well.
   Ruby graduated from preschool now will be starting kindergarten come this fall. Im not sure we are ready for that. She is excited though.
    We went to Ayers Natural bridge yesterday to picnic just relax. Ruby had a great time playing in the water and making friends.

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.