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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Beatty’s Cabin and Family Portraits

Beatty’s Cabin and Family Portraits

We just got back from a great weekend in the Pecos Wilderness in the Santa Fe National Forest. We packed in on the horses and mules to Beatty’s Cabin which is 7 miles in. The cabin and the area have a neat history (see the book). We were able to stay at the cabin as we were doing maintenance on the cabin for the Forest Service. Some of the things we had to do were fixing the spring box, pluming from the…

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10yrs and Exploring NM

10yrs and Exploring NM

Nichole and I celebrated our 10th anniversary on the 29th of July. It has been a wonderful 10 years and we love each other more than we did 10 years ago. We have had our ups and downs, struggles and trials, and many more joy filled moments. We have a two wonderful kids that are growing up so fast and are loving the outdoors just as much as we do. We are truly blessed! It is also monsoon season in…

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Summer Fun

Summer Fun

We have been busy over the past month with summer activities. We have been in the mountains riding the horses almost every weekend and Heidi has become quite the rider. We also purchased another horse, Yuma MMR, and we are finishing Istu off so JW will have his own horse by the end of the summer and the start of next year. So yes we are now back up to 4 horses with more mouths to feed. Heidi has been…

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