School’s Out!

Depending on which kid you are talking about we’ve actually been done with school for 1 or 2 weeks already. Edric had preschool graduation on March 12th and Caedmon and Leighton finished up their homeschool (kindergarten and 3rd grade) last Friday, with their homeschool enrichment program ending this past Wednesday. And Paxton and Coppélia are…

Spring…

And I love spring. I love being outside, planting things, playing, soaking up the sunshine. I always say that I don’t have a favorite season but I think I really do…it’s spring. And this post is more photos than substance, and that’s ok….it’s spring!

And Flowers….

With as much as I enjoy gardening, my true love is growing flowers. I love flower gardens and I love making trips to the flower store. When we moved I had to leave behind my rose garden and flower garden that I had carefully worked on and added too for 6 years. I have been…

Some Mother’s Days…

Sometimes Mother’s Day doesn’t look like the ideal photos posted all over social media the last couple of days. But neither does being a mom. Not many post their moments of crabbiness or when they yelled at their kids over something little or minor. Or when they got really frustrated. Or for some it is…

Armstrong Garden 2018

It’s that time of year again. Time when everything blooms and I love it. It’s also time to get my garden going. Now in years past I have started everything inside and had a big garden. When we moved last year the house we moved into had two smaller raised beds and so we planted…

Collegiate Peaks Trail Run 2018

Sometimes in life I have really great ideas. Other times….well not so much. After finishing Imogene Pass Run last fall I decided I wanted a spring race and I wanted it to be pretty and not too long. Not too specific but those were my criteria. So in my google searching I stumbled upon the…

Happy 5th Birthday Edric!

Yesterday Edric turned 5. Poor guy had been sick most of the weekend but was finally on the mend. When he was asked what he wanted to do for his birthday he told us that he wanted to go to lunch with just mommy and daddy and to eat birthday cake. He also added in…

Coppelia 1 Year Home!

Last Saturday we marked Coppelia being home for one year! With the ballet and everything it was a busy week and so I am finally getting around to posting about it. It is crazy to think that it has already been a year, but also amazing to watch how far she has come. Of the…

A Queen’s Page…

This past weekend Caedmon made his ballet production debut. And he couldn’t have been happier or had a better time. After a week of tech and dress rehearsals Saturday morning finally arrived, the day of his first two shows. He was very excited. During the week while we were driving to rehearsals I reminded him…

Toddlers Do The Zoo….

It was a mommy and toddler date today and we went to the zoo. The morning started out a little chilly (high 30s) but by the time we left it was about 60ish, so really we couldn’t ask for a nicer day. We use to visit the zoo all the time with Leighton because we…

Putting the Miles In…

In just a little over a month I’ll be running up some mountains for a trail marathon. I haven’t run a marathon since 2007 and the running part of that was questionable at best as I struggled from mile 13 on and walked a good portion of that race. So I haven’t attempted a marathon…

Coppelia 11 Months Home!

So I’m a little late on posting this, but life has been a bit crazy. Actually we are just a few weeks away from celebrating Coppelia being home for a year. But before we rush to 1 year, here’s a little post about 11 months home. Coppelia has her opinions and she will quickly let…