Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Hector and Shay on the road back to Delaware

We'll be home for Christmas

AS Christmas rolled around this year it was looking like we weren't going to be able to go home to New Mexico for Christmas...to say the least I was bummed. Well that Wenesday like the week before Christmas Hector came home from work and asked me how I would like to drive out to NEw Mexico..I of coursed said yes depite how far the drive was. Well we left that Friday at 5pm and drove straight throught and got there at 4am..36 hours straight. It was a very long drive. The other thing was we hadnt told anyone except Ki that we were coming. It was quite the surprise at 4am when we knocked on the door and my dad answered...it was priceless. I will never forget it. We defined the phrase..I'll be home for Christmas. It was defintely worh all of the driving. We also got to meet out nephew little nephew Jaxson...Logan's new baby. I loved seeing Ki's little boys on Christmas morning, and there was also snow so it was a white Christmas...anyway I am just so grateful that we were able to spend Christmas with family...it was one of those times that I will remember all of my life.

Friday, November 28, 2008

I wanted to share this recipe..I made it this year for Thanksgiving. I am not sure why but I was nervous to make a pecan pie, but it turned out really well, and it was super easy... Happy Holidays!!!

Pecan Pie

1 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter
2 eggs
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a large bowl, beat eggs until foamy, and stir in melted butter. Stir in the brown sugar, white sugar and the flour; mix well. Last add the milk, vanilla and nuts.
Pour into an unbaked 9-in pie shell. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes at 400 degrees, then reduce temperature to 350 degrees and bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until done.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Cattle Drive in New Mexico

Here are some pics of the cattle drive. Like I said...it was such a good time. We really enjoyed being out there. The weather was perfect and it was beatufil on the mountain seeing all of the fall colors. KiLeigh's little boys are adorable. Porter is quite the little 2 year old. I always tell her that he is an extra ordinary 2 year old. And little Payson is just precious. He loves to cuddle and be kissed. It was also fun to see Logan and Beth. We are really excited for their little baby boy to get here. And then of course it is always fun to see Seth and Katie. They are both definitely teenagers, and very much into their cell phones. Ha ha

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Well here are some pics of Hector with his new bike. It is actually rode worthy. We got hit to save money driving back and forth to the base. It gets like 80 miles to the gallon. Which is alot cheaper to drive than the dodge. But he really has fun with it. A little to much fun sometime. He likes to think that our dog Shay like to ride on it..but this is just a split second picture where I caught her before she jumped off.

Hector's Grandpa passed away this passed summer. He was such a great Grandfather to Hector. He had lives such a great life. He was a World War II Veteran. His funeral was a military funeral, and it was really neat to see the 21 Gun Salute, and for their family to get the flag. We actually brought that flag home with us and Hector was able to take it with him on a mission. He flew this flag over Iraq in memory of his Grandpa. These are some pictures of him with his crew.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

As Good As It Gets

This is a picture done by Tim Cox. It is one of my favorites. It totally reminds me of a place on the Zuni mountains in New Mexico called, Ojo Redondo. We summer our cattle up there and it reminds me of gathering up there in the fall. It is so beautiful with the aspens changing on the edges of the meadow.