Wednesday, December 23, 2009


We wish you the very merriest Christmas!
We will be enjoying ours,
 and we hope you enjoy yours.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

New Raymond Baby

We are pleased to announce that our new baby coming in February will be a . . .
See for yourself below.
We are now accepting name suggestions . . .

Monday, September 7, 2009


Every now and then, Luke will fall asleep . . . right in the middle of whatever . . . and we can't help but grab the camera.

After some comotion and laughter from the rest of us, he will do his best to wake up . . . but he is unable to open his eyes . . . all he can do is give us a big smile.

Andrew Gets His Wolf Badge

Congratulations to Andrew on earning his Wolf Badge.

Brown Family "Talent" Show

The Brown family can really ham it up. At the cabin in May, each family put on a little show to some music for all the others to enjoy.
Kung Fu Fighting
Rubber Ducky
Who Let the Dogs Out

The Monster Mash

Monday, May 11, 2009

Happy Birthday Carter!

On May 9th Carter turned 4 and we are thrilled to get him beyond the age of 3 (if you know what I mean).

Grand Canyon Hike

Amy and I hiked the Grand Canyon with Jon Brown, and Lafe & Jaime Goeckeritz on May 8. Jon, Lafe, Amy and I all had visions of completing Rim to Rim to Rim. In short, Jon completed the full 48 miles, Lafe hiked 40 miles and Amy and I went the 24 miles across to the North Rim and had an adveture getting a ride back to the South Rim. Jaime hiked the 20 mile round trip to Phantom Ranch and back.

The Canyon never ceases to provide an adventure.

We started hiking at about 2:15 a.m.
Between Indian Gardens and Devil's Corkscrew we ran into some Grand Canyon riff-raff hiking out. Rick and Brian had come to the Canyon the night before with a group of guys from work that opted to start hiking right away rather than sleep for a few hours. We met up with them about 4:30ish as they were on their way to the South Rim from Phantom Ranch.

Crossing the bridge over the Colorado River along the bottom of the Canyon.

The trail along the bottom . . . if you look closely enough, you can see Lafe up ahead of Amy.

One of the many beautiful rock formation in the inner Canyon.

Inside of Supai Tunnel . . . smart enough to realize that we still had a long way to go before the top.