Casebeers and Fryers

What a great looking group of kids and wives this is! This photo was taken in July 2010 in Virginia.


Here’s our crew again, with dads this time, from August 2007 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Have these kids grown or what?!

The Casebeer and Fryer Crew! (2)

Now let’s turn the clock back five years from today, to March 2005 in Monterey, California.

Casebeers and Fryers: March 2005

Casebeers and Fryers: March 2005

Casebeers and Fryers: March 2005

Now let’s go back NINE years, to January 2001 in Colorado Springs!

Casebeers and Fryers: September 2001

I don’t think I can go back further with digital photos unless I scan prints – I know I have a photo before kids… So when I find it in the garage I’ll add it here.

Just two more, and these are of the oldest daughters. First, March 2005:

Sarah and Mara: March 2005

Now, July 2010:


There are few blessings as wondrous as children and good friends. 🙂

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Wild fiddle playing

Earlier this month my daughters and I spent a week in Manhattan, Kansas, and were able to watch part of the Mountain Sprout concert in the park on August 6th. This was some of the wildest fiddle playing I’d ever seen! These are certainly not “family values” themes, but the fiddle playing was extraordinary.

If you ever get a chance to hear these guys play in person, by all means don’t miss it. 🙂

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More camping photos from the Pecos

I’ve added 46 more photos and 1 more video from our trip last week camping in the Pecos. These were taken using Shelly’s camera, which is Carl’s “old” Sony DSC-H2. What a difference this good lens makes! I added these to the same Flickr set as our other photos and videos from the trip.


Too bad Alexander’s eyes were closed for this one. The kids has so much fun swimming in the stream Saturday!


A few quick photos as we packed up Sunday. Note the whiskers! 🙂



In all I think we caught about 10 fish on the trip. We ate 6. These were some of the best trout I’d ever tasted!


Does this girl look ready for fishing or WHAT?! They even checked out ReelChase to get their fishing essencials.


What lovely flowers!


Sarah took this photo of Shelly and Rachel. Way to go, Sarah!


The video quality on the Sony camera is not as good as the iPhone, but still better than not having video– in this clip, Rachel explains that we are camping and fishing!

Check out the entire set: 120 photos, 7 videos!

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Fun camping in the Pecos

Here’s a few favorite photos from the images we took this week in the Pecos wilderness area in New Mexico, and I uploaded to Flickr. I have more short videos to upload, along with all the photos from mom’s camera which I don’t have with me this evening. We had a GREAT time!



Panorama at Jack's Creek Campground, Pecos Wilderness, New Mexico

This was the best fish I’d ever eaten in my entire life. You can’t beat freshly caught and cooked trout.



We camped at Terrero Campground, since Holy Ghost campground was closed for bathroom upgrades. This was our tent and campsite early in the week. It REALLY filled up (unfortunately but predictably) for the weekend.


There were hundreds of hummingbirds outside the Terrero general store. I took some video of this as well I’ll upload.


This was the weather forecast for Edmond the past week: Highs every day of 104! In the mountains at our campsite, it got down to the 50s and up only to the upper 70s.

The weather for Edmond the week we were in New Mexico! (Our temps ranged from 50 to high 70s)

Good times!

Dad and Alex


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Fun with art at Kaleidoscope in Kansas City

This afternoon my girls and I were able to have LOTS of fun with my sister and nephew, making art at Kaleidoscope in Kansas City. In these two videos, Rachel explains how she is making a puzzle, and you can see the puzzle cutting process.

This was some magnet art I created on the whiteboard.


What a fun place to create and have fun!





Lots more pics are available in our “Fun in Kansas City” Flickr set!

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