Wow it’s March Already!

Wow it’s March Already!

Well,  I can’t believe it’s March already! We spent Christmas Eve with some friends and had a great Swedish inspired meal. Our family had a great Christmas at home, the kids enjoyed their presents. We had very little snow this winter but we did have some snow and the kids loved playing in it.    James loved that he got to have a winter break with Heidi and get some time off from school. He is doing really well in…

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Christmas Letter Vol 12

Christmas Letter Vol 12

Hello Everyone! It’s time again to look back and see how much we have accomplished this year. As a family we’ve done pack trips, trail rides and lots of trail service work with help from our Back Country Horsemen group and our new mule Jesse. He’s been a great addition to the herd. We were also able to take a trip to Jackson, Wyoming to see Derek’s family and ride the horses on some neat trails in the Cache Creek…

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Summer…Fall… How Time Flies

Summer…Fall… How Time Flies

Well, it has been a long time since we have updated the blog, mostly we have had a busy summer and fall. After we got back from Jackson we went up to Fort Collins, CO for the Fort Collins LDS Temple open house. It was amazing to see something the stake started 7 years ago become a reality. We were able to catch up with old friends and spend time looking around the temple grounds. The temple will be a…

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11 Years and Family Portraits

11 Years and Family Portraits

It has been a busy summer and Nichole and I just celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary. We had a wonderful weekend in Santa Fe and can’t believe how time flies. I love her more than the first day I met her. We started off the summer with Heidi celebrating her 6th birthday and having two parties. One in New Mexico with her friends and then another party at Grammy and Papa’s in Wyoming. She shared the party with her Aunty…

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JW is 5!!

JW is 5!!

JW just had his 5th birthday on the 31st. I can’t believe how fast time flies. He starts school this next year and Nichole will have the house to herself during the day. I bet the horses will be in good shape! JW got a ton of Legos for his birthday and I am pretty sure he would not have it any other way. We also just got back from a our annual camping trip to Panchuela in the Pecos…

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Spring is here in NM…some days

Spring is here in NM…some days

So we have been very busy this spring. We have enjoyed some nice and warm weather and well some not so nice weather as well. Spring Snow showers seem to bring flowers in New Mexico some days. Derek has also had lots of changes to his church calling as he is now the 2nd councilor in the Bishopric at Church. This has thrown the family into a bit of a loop trying to adjust to having him serve in this…

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Christmas and the Blizzard!

Christmas and the Blizzard!

Happy 2016! We hope everyone has a wonderful New Year! We had a busy Christmas week. The kids had a great Christmas and were excited by what Santa left under the tree, Rescue Bots ( Transformers) and a new Saddle Pad and Unicorn. They also enjoyed a new Tee – Pee from Grammy and Papa that a good friend made. They think it’s the best place to play and read books. It wasn’t quite a white Christmas, but we were…

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Christmas Letter 2015

Christmas Letter 2015

Hello Everyone! We can’t believe it is Christmas time again, this seems to happen faster every year as we keep getting busier and busier! This year has been pretty amazing as we have gotten familiar with New Mexico and were really able to enjoy riding in the Mountains all summer long. Derek has been keeping busy at work as he changed positions, he is now in the Statistics Department where he is able to do more research, which he loves,…

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hi Everyone! Happy Thanksgiving! It has been a very busy November for the Tucker Family, we have enjoyed our first snow storm, which produced a 2 hour school delay for the kids. That allowed them to get some sledding in and a few snow angels before it melted away. They were super excited and keep asking when the next one is coming. We were also able to have a visit from our friends the Haynie family, who came down for…

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Fall is Here

Fall is Here

Fall has finally arrived in Northern New Mexico and has been keeping us busy. We started off with a trip to Burley, ID for Derek’s Grandmother’s 80th birthday party and it was great to see family. Heidi and JW loved seeing great-grandpa and great-grandma. It was also a great time to catch-up with Derek’s family as it has been over a few years since we had seen some of them. We also stopped in Salt Lake City to see Nichole’s…

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