Our Dog Jake

Our Dog Jake
Jake's a happy dog

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Happy Halloween Week!

Raven's Halloween week started this past Friday with a costume birthday party. She dressed up as a vampire - a pretty good one, if I do say so myself.
Then Saturday was a busy day of Halloween fun. We had the annual Morey Halloween party, the kids were a "pair-o-dice" for the party and will be again tomorrow for Trick-or-Treating.
Saturday evening we took our Brownie troop to the Camp DaKaNi Haunted Hayride. It was a bit more haunted than any of us leaders expected :) The girls had fun - if you want to check it out - here's the blog that I keep up for our troop. (click on that link & it will take you there)
We have a GREAT dozen Brownies this year!
Raven is getting quite a bit of of scouting this year, maybe it's her age, maybe a new troop dynamic, who knows.

On Sunday, my birthday, we spent the day as a family in the car going to Altus to pick up the buffalo parts (head & hide) from the processor. I hear that the meat will be ready this weekend, but Ben is going to hold it for us for a week or so - we are splitting it with the Crawfords. Here's the link for JB's interview the day of the auction at the Wichitas. He was a local celebrity when we stopped in Frederick on Sunday for lunch!

Luke's Bobcat & High Seller for Den 2

This past Thursday at Pack 90's meeting, Luke received his Bobcat badge!

The custom in this Pack is a face painting ceremony. It was really neat and Luke enjoyed Mom painting his face :)

They also announced the top popcorn sellers for each den, and Luke achieved that for Den 2. That meant that he got to pick someone to "pie" in the face. He wanted to get Raven, but she hid and they didn't want to let kids-pie-kids, so it was Mom by default; I think that Luke enjoyed it a little too much :)

Way to go, Luke!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Quartz Mtn Saturday

While JB & Ben rock climbed with ropes, Raven, Luke & I hiked up Quartz Mtn. It was a great hike and a good combo of hiking trails, bolder hopping and navigating around while off the trail. The kids were great! Luke found this little alcove that the kids took a brief rest in - and it was a nice view from there, it took a bit of coaxing to get Raven to make the rest of the trek up the mtn. We had a snack at the top then headed back down.
Another day of wonderful fall weather.
The Quartz mountain area was teaming with people, as was the Wichita Mtns, for Fall Break. We (me & the kids) were fortunate enough to not run into too many on our hike, the dad's not so lucky :)

Me, the kids & a buffalo on Mt Baldy

Raven, Luke & I hustled up Mt Baldy on Friday while JB & Ben looked for caves on top of Elk Mtn. The dad's didn't have much luck finding the caves they were looking for, but we found a lone buffalo on the way down Mt Baldy. The fall weather was wonderful! It was a great day for a hike.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

JB's Wheeler Peak Summit

Wheeler Peak NM'>Click here to see all 27 of the pics.
JB will update with his commentary later. I don't know what all to say except - what a view!

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Monday, October 6, 2008

Spirit of Survival

This weekend was our family's 1st 5K run, Spirit of Survival. We enjoyed the weekend with the Crawfords in Frederick.
JB, Ben & Felisha got up before the sun on Saturday to head to Medicine Park for the 5K up Mt Scott. I brought the kids over for the family 5K at noon.
Everyone finished their races, the dads did a total of 10K - 5 up Mt Scott & 5 with me & the kids.
It was a great event and our families had a great day on Saturday in Medicine park and the Wichita Mountains. I think we are all hooked and look forward to our next run.
Luke wanted to win, but towards the end, just wanted to finish. He ran with JB and they finished the 5K in less than 40 minutes. Raven & I took longer, but this was my 1st 5K and longest distance since knee surgery (ever actually).
Delia & Ben did really well too. Delia ran across the finish line like a little trooper!
As far as the 5K up Mt Scott goes - wow! Ben, JB & Felisha did GREAT! If you're interested in finishing resluts - they are posted online.

SOS part 2

Here's Ben & Felisha finishing the Mt Scott run.
And Raven Luke and Delia at the end of the Family 5K.
Then the kids at lunch at the Riverwalk Cafe in Medicine Park following the races.
It was a GREAT day!
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Some of our YouTube's


Coco's demise

Coco's demise
Luke's coconut cut open and not liked!

Green Sand Beach

Green Sand Beach
yes the sand is really green!

Easter 2007

Easter 2007
Akin & Puryear kids

Red River 2006

Red River 2006
New Mexico w/ the Hager/Puryear/Lee Family

New Mexico 2006

New Mexico 2006
Raven, Luke, Noel & Trey 1 year ago

JB & Kids in Bishop Castle

Field of Flowers

Field of Flowers
Elk Mountain's colorful wildflowers in early June