Sunday, December 25, 2005

Christmas 2005

Merry Christmas to all our friends and family!
We love you and wish you and yours the very best this season. We are grateful to be celebrating the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ with family near. May His spirit dwell with you all year.

Christmas Eve with the Duncans

The Christmas Nativity-Starring Baby McKay, Sydney, and Tyler Adams

Stu and Baby Dallin

Duncan Boys

Clint and Jordan

Christmas Eve at Grandma Richman's

Grandma Richman reads "Snowmen at Christmas" to the family

Lam Fam

Hansen Girls

Brad and Gina

Alicia, Marci, and Gina

Christmas Day at the Duncan's

Duncan Kids and Craig

Brad and Gina

Beanie Babes

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Gerbera Daisy Close-up

Since it has just been snowing since about Thanksgiving, we haven't gone outside much the last couple of days. We can't wait to get out and go snowshoeing though!! So while we've been holed up in the house, we decided to take some pictures of things around our house. Here's one picture of a Gerbera daisy that we bought.
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And here's a picture of our mug rack in the kitchen. Kind of a fun perspective on this one and the depth of field turned out nice too.
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Friday, November 25, 2005

Thanksgiving 2005

Just some random pictures from Thanksgiving. If anyone from the family wants hi-res, printable versions of any of these, just email Gina!

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Grandma and the kiddies!
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The Thanksgiving Spread
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Bunko Grand Prize winner: two movie tickets and bragging rights for the year
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Bunko Queens
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Gabbi and Uncle Brad
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Gabbi and Aunt Gina
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Phil and Jody
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Monday, November 07, 2005

Laura's Halloween Dance

So, back to our Halloween Party, we got some really good video footage of an unusually skinny football player dancing with a larger than life cheerleader. The video turned out a little dark, but as you can tell, it sure was fun!! Click the video stills below to see the footage.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Dan got his mission call!!!

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Well, we have some good news! Dan (Brad's brother) got his mission call! He'll be going to the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Mission. We are so excited for him and we think it's a perfect fit! Nobody guessed that that's where he would go, but Lee almost put down New York which was close. We think he'll get the perfect mix of Amish country and big city life. He'll be going into the MTC on February 1, 2006. So, as a celebration, here's a picture of Philadelphia! Thanks Photodisc and to the USAToday for the picture.

Monday, October 31, 2005

Halloween Par-tay!

Last Saturday night Lisa and Chris Peterson were nice enough to throw an awesome Halloween party! It was complete with witches brew, pumpkin everything, dancing, donut eating, dead person's body parts, and good food! We all had a blast and would like to thank them for letting us trash their house ;-) Anyway, here are some of the pictures from the party:
Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein

Thursday, October 27, 2005


Well, as I was riding my bike down to work yesterday, I was just enjoying the early morning hours and looking around at the mountains towering above me. All of the tops had been dusted with a light layer of snow, almost as if just to taunt me and make me wait for the ski season a little longer! The roads in the valley were still wet from the overnight storm and the mountain peaks on the West side were glowing orange from the sun coming up. It was a beautiful scene. So, this post is dedicated to UTAH!! These particular pics are from Nortah (Northern + Utah = Nortah). I've just included the links to most of them, but here's one for starters just to whet your palate. All of the pictures were taken by Brad or Gina Duncan and may not be reproduced without permission.

Forest Lake Camp Guard Dog
Forest Lake Camp Guard Dog #2
Gina With the Dogs
Three White Columbines
Mountain Goat in Our Path
View From Emerald Lake
Matt and KJ at Heber Valley Camp
Urban Trains
Legacy Bridge
Crystal Clear Dusk
Rolling Storm
4th of July From our House
Big Mountain Fall Foliage
Fall Foliage
Brad and Gina Close-up
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Tuesday, October 25, 2005

2 Year Anniversary

I surprised Brad with a nights stay in Deer Valley for our second anniversary. This picture is from the balcony of our room. It was such a blast!
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Monday, October 24, 2005


So, Gina just posted up one of our Arches pics. That's the pic of us at Delicate Arch at about sundown. The light on the arch was good, but because we were in the shade it overexposed the background a little too much. I am trying to hone my photography knowledge and hopefully I'll be able to start up a photo website or photoblog or something like that.

At arches, Gina and I did a couple of short hikes, we first went to Landscape arch, Double O arch, and Partition arch in the Devil's Garden area. Then we went over to the Windows area and did the short hike to North Window with a view of Turret arch. After that, we went to Delicate arch and stayed there until after sundown. From there we were pretty much beat, so we headed back to Devil's Garden campground and cooked up dinner then hit the sack! It's always nice to get out in the great outdoors and enjoy God's creations, especially with loved ones. We had fun, and can't go back soon enough. Next on the list will have to be the rest of the Moab area...

Delicate Arch

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Our First Blog Entry

So, we finally got out of the 20th century and created our own blog!! This is a place where we will post the latest haps with our family for anybody or nobody that wants to read it.

To start off, I (Brad) will give a brief history of our family. We have been married for two years today and if what they say is true about the first year (and second for that matter) being the hardest, then I think I really love this marriage stuff! =) We just got back from a weekend of relaxation at the Stein Erikson lodge in Deer Valley, and we've just been doing a lot of playing over the last few weekends. Last week we were at Arches for Gina's first time there, and we had a blast! There will be more from that trip to come in later posts as I get some pics ready to post, etc. Well, that's probably all I can think of for now, so until next time.... au revoir!