McKittrick Canyon Hike

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Tuesday, August 1 – Because we thought we hadn’t walked enough the day before, we drove about 45 miles south to the northern end of the Guadalupe Mountains and hiked up Mckittrick Canyon. It’s part of the large Guadalupe State … See more

Quick Trip to Carlsbad Caverns


Monday, July 31 – Trying to get a quick trip in before the summer ended, we decided to visit Carlsbad Caverns over in New Mexico. We arrived in the town of Carlsbad before noon (since we gained an hour on … See more

Baby Shower for Courtney in Midland


Sunday, July 9 – We got up early and traveled to Midland in order to attend a baby shower for Courtney that the Fairmont Park church of Christ was giving her for her expected baby boy in September. After the … See more

Stockton’s 16th Birthday


Wednesday, July 5 – He started out small, but he’s getting tall. He has always liked reptiles and he still has a room full of them. He’s still a handsome cowboy. For his special birthday meal, he had chicken fried … See more

Carolina’s 14th Birthday


Monday, July 3 – Can my baby actually be 14? Who sped up the world while I wasn’t looking? She reads her own books now and is quite fond of music. She and big sister, Aspen, have gotten really close. … See more

Bella Crawls

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Saturday, June 24 – We got to spend some time with Cim, Courtney and Bella this weekend. I shot this video as Bella was having fun shuffling through papers and playing with toys. Then when she saw her daddy, she … See more

Nine Months *Video*


Thursday, June 1 – Nine months is a long time. That’s how long we waited on Bella to get here and nine months is how old she is today. She’s such an adorable little darling and has a smile that … See more

Callahan Michael Shannon


Thursday, May 18 – Early on the morning of May 12, Andrea and Laredo, had a sweet little boy. He weighed 7 lb., 14 oz. and was 21 1/4″ long. He was born in Midland, Texas at a natural birthing center. … See more

Elsie Meets Granddad


Saturday, May 6 – We just returned from spending a few days in Tennessee. Nathan was anxious to meet Elsie, Atlanta’s new baby, who is already 5 months old. The visit wasn’t long enough, but at least we were able to spend … See more

Stockton’s Quick Turkey Hunt

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Thursday, April 20 – As we were leaving our lease farm at Roaring Springs this afternoon, Stockton spotted three turkeys under a nearby tree. He had his little 410 with him, so he loaded it and jumped out. He bagged … See more