And Coppelia is 4!

4 years ago on August 21, 2015, Clint and I were actually in Seoul, we flew out early that afternoon after Edric’s court meeting on the 20th for his adoption. Little did we know that across the city our little spitfire of a girl was making her way into the world. I think had we…

Mountain Flowers

When we went backpacking a couple of weeks ago, the mountains were teeming with wild flowers. There were flowers everywhere and they were amazing. There were also a number of mushrooms and wild strawberry plants around. They made an already beautiful trip even more gorgeous.

First Week Of 2019/2020 School In The Books!

And our first week of school is done. August 12th seemed really early to start school for me, but the two littles had their first day of preschool scheduled for the 13th and so it kind of seemed like we might as well get started. Our homeschool enrichment has orientation next Wednesday and then that…

Backpacking 2019

Last week we went on a 4 day 3 night backpacking trip and I think it was one of the highlights of our summer. In true fashion for our backpacking trips we had some rain, but all in all we had a great time. We went backpacking down in south/central Colorado and backpacked in a…

Twin Silo Park

Last week we went to explore a park that I had heard about. It was even better than I had imagined. I think everyone had a blast including Clint and I. The name of the park is Twin Silo Park and it is located in Fort Collins. There are two huge silos on site and…

Calm In The Midst of Chaos

At least that’s my goal, calm in the midst of chaos. Because let’s face it, 5 kids and a constantly changing ER schedule doesn’t make the calm easy. So I’ve had to work really hard to make a calm and functional day to day schedule. And I tend to keep everything in my head and…

Mimi And Papa Visit

Last weekend Clint’s parents came for a visit. It was really hot all weekend long but we had a good time despite the weather. There was a lot of playing in the water and running through the sprinklers. The kids had fun playing Legos, reading books and playing games with Mimi and Papa as well….

Leighton is 10!

On Tuesday the 16th Leighton turned 10. Crazy to think that he is already 10, but it has been such a joy to watch him grow and develop and become the amazing young man that he is. He told us for his birthday that he wanted to go on just a hike with Clint and…

July 4th Weekend

We made July 4th kind of a whole weekend celebration instead of just a day. It just kind of came together that way. We started the morning with the now annual neighborhood July 4th parade. All the kids met at our house on their bikes, most of which were decorated, (our family only had purple…

Summer Blooms

Here’s a quick look at some of the flowers blooming around my house….