Reflections of 2013 into Christmas 2013

21 Dec

Well it’s been quite the year for us.  Getting settled into our new home up on the Grapevine in Southern California and watching all four seasons fly by!

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Experienced our first evacuation due to a forest fire right by our house too!

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We made a couple trips to Reno to see relatives and friends,

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and spent a few weekends in Los Angeles with friends.

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Lori and I made it to Dodger Stadium one weekend to watch the Cardinals play too!

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We are only about 45 minutes away from L.A. so it’s just a quick day trip anytime we want to go.  We’ve been to the coast, Pismo for a nice long weekend which was totally enjoyable.

We’ve seen lots of country concerts with new artists at the Crystal Palace this year and some late last year:

Hanging out at Buck Owens' Crystal Palace in Bakersfield, CA

Hanging out at Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace in Bakersfield, CA

Crystal Palace with Brett Eldredge

Crystal Palace with Brett Eldredge

Kern County Fair with Lucky Ned Pepper

Kern County Fair with Lucky Ned Pepper

Tom, Collin Raye & Lori

Tom, Collin Raye & Lori

Uncle Kracker and Lori Crystal Palace in Bakersfield 2012

Uncle Kracker and Lori Crystal Palace in Bakersfield 2012

Aaron Lewis:

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Charlie Worsham:

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Frankie Ballard:

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Gary Allan:

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And the radio station I work for KUZZ, won the ACM Award for radio station of the year!

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But through it all, we still miss our Montana home and long for Bozeman once again.

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 Maybe someday down the road.  Who knows? It would be a great place to retire to in another couple years…we’ll have to wait and see. 

We’ve lost two of our babies this year.  Miss Beauty:

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and our “fat-boy” kitty, Kady Kinkytail:

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It’s been difficult as we are about to see Bridgette leave us also as she has cancer:

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It’s been fun, enjoyable and amazing though, through it all,  so long as I get to spend it with the love of my life, my soul mate, my Lori:

My Beautiful Wife!

My Beautiful Wife!

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Tom and Lori

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2014….what do  you have in store for us?  Another journey perhaps?

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Fun @ Bakersfield Blaze/Sam Lynn Ballpark!

23 Jun

Last night June 22nd, was KUZZ Night at the Blaze, first 1000 fans got a Blaze Baseball!  We took our niece Courtney to the game and had pretzels, peanuts and hot dogs!

 

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Lori pulling Steve’s shirt a bit so you can see his KUZZ Temp Tat!

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Could The Weather Be Any Better?

28 Apr

Another wonderful day in Lebec, up the hill on the Grapevine!  Temps hovering around 79 with breezes all day and plenty of sunshine with CLEAN clear blue skies! :)

 

 

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Spring On The Grapevine!

21 Apr

It’s finally here in Southern California! Temps now mostly in the 60s and 70s, trees starting to leaf out and flowers galore! And of course our backyard chickens are loving it too!

 

All around our garage!

All around our garage!

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Tons of flowers all over the ground here.

Tons of flowers all over the ground here.

Trees are finally getting their leaves!

Trees are finally getting their leaves!

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Deer Today at Home!

16 Feb

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Our Backyard Weather Station! Yea, we're geeks!

Our Backyard Weather Station! Yea, we’re geeks!

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Hanging Out With More Friends!

16 Feb
Eric Church and Tom, Rabobank in Bakersfield 2012

Eric Church and Tom, Rabobank in Bakersfield 2012

Tom and Jerrod Niemann

Tom and Jerrod Niemann

Lori and Jerrod Niemann

Lori and Jerrod Niemann

 

Tom with DUE WEST

Tom with DUE WEST

 

Tom and Eli Young Band Bozeman MT

Tom and Eli Young Band Bozeman MT

Gary, Jon, Tom

Gary, Jon, Tom

Tom and Russell Memphis 2012

Tom and Russell Memphis 2012

Uncle Kracker and Lori Crystal Palace in Bakersfield 2012

Uncle Kracker and Lori Crystal Palace in Bakersfield 2012

 

 

 

 

 

The Fun Begins With Pictures!

10 Feb

Here are some pics in Bozeman, MT.  We miss it much!

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Another front yard view of the Bridger Mountains

Backyard in Bozeman, MT

Backyard in Bozeman, MT

Our back yard in Bozeman, MT

Our back yard in Bozeman, MT

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