Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The first day of school!

Walking out to the bus!

Is the bus coming yet?

Easton looking cool and ready for school. Easton is going into the 5th grade this year and he and Garett will be riding the same bus and going to the same school. Yeah!

Well it is tradition to get pictures on the first day of school and yes here we go it it August 20 and we are already starting school. Garett is going to be in 7th.

Hayden is going to be a senior this year at Madison High. As you can tell Hayden is trying to make a fashion statement about what to wear on the first day of school. So much for all those new clothes we bought off whiskeymilitia?

Look everybody I got braces this summer!!!!

Smile for the camera!

Do these guys work for singular?

Killing time before the bus comes in the back yard.

Garett doing a heel flip!

Last night Hayden volunteered to store a half pipe in our back yard.

Riding the half pipe!

Garett doing an ollie!

Video of Hayden on the half pipe-sorry I couldn't get the video to flip.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

HuCkLe BErRy PicKiNg

So it is huckleberry season again. We have been out a couple of times and last night we went to our favorite spot-Huckleberry valley. I can't tell you where it is or I will have to kill you after. Devin and I and Garett and Easton went last night. After picking we cooked some hot dogs and cooked pork and beans and ate them out of the can-life is good. The boys and I with Cindy Hansen and Holden went again this morning we just couldn't let  all those good berries go to waste. I think we are all lined up for a few good cheese cakes this winter.

Our yummie bowl of huckleberries!

Can you say cheese cake?

Stained hands

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The Stoker Family Reunion-Big Elk Creek, Idaho 2008

This year the Stoker reunion was held at Big Elk Creek Campground located about 4 miles past the Palisades Dam in good old Idaho. We had a great time even though we got rained on a lot. I think when the Stoker's meet the heavens weep. Next year we are planning the reunion on the day in the summer that usually gets the least amount of rain and then we can smash so old records. We did a whole lot of rafting but I don't have any pictures so if any one wants to email me some I will add them to the blog. It was a blast lots of water fights and some crazy rapids. Thank you Gary and Raeann for all  your hard work in making the reunion so  fun! This is a link to go view photos of the river running. We could only find the one photo of the green boat on that thursday first trip down, for some reason they didn't want pictures of an albatrose! 

Having fun on the water.

Go Chancy!


The cousins.

Meagan in deep thought.

Easton takes a whack at Nemo!

Smile if your having fun!

Hey Melissa what you thinking?

Anna and Jeff

That is too much thinking going on.

Life for Travis outside the hospital.

Erin is just happy to be here!

The treasures divided after the conquering of Nemo!

Callaway show the girls how to brake Nemo!

Matt and Jori are wondering when it is there turn.

Swing Carrington swing!

Wait till we get our hands on Nemo, he is going down!

Go pooty go!

Honey don't worry pooty is a slugger!

Audry you are going to have to wait to get your swing at Nemo, maybe next year!

Ash love that smile!

After the rain.

Ashton you look too clean!

Mom quit worrying we are all here and safe!

Sherol and Dave

Don't cry Hayd the water isn't that cold!


Jeff relax we are on vacation.

Chancey love the dew!!!

Trevor waiting to dive in the float boat on the dock.

Jump East the Beast!

Jessica and Kenny

You go Ren take control!

Love that wake boarding!

Logan and Amy and their colgate smiles!


Morgan on the dock.

HIT IT! The ride from the boat launch to the floating dock, glad Meagan could rescue them!

I am bad ya know it!

Whose next?

The Master boat people Jared and Jodi.

Addie and her Dad (Jared) in their boat! Thanks for bring the boat Jared and Melissa it was a blast!!

King of the raft-the younger kids weren't on the boat so they had a good old time of jumping off the edge of the dock (it was all enclosed 4 docks in a square) and trying to take over the raft!

Chancy and the Stoker studds! Austin, Zach, Jace and Eric in the back ground.