Thankfullness

This month as we reflect on the year and our lives we are doing a thankfulness bucket at our house. In reality its a thankfulness popcorn bowl but it works. At least once a day usually during lunch or dinner we go around the table and ask everyone one thing that they are thankful for….

A Weekend With Champions

This past weekend Leighton got to participate in a gymnastics clinic in Denver with some of the top mens gymnasts in the nation. I found the clinic by accident a few weeks ago when the Gymnastics World Championships were going on and there wasn’t TV coverage of the men’s routines and Leighton wanted to watch…

Snow White and the 6 Dwarfs….

Snow White and her 6 Dwarfs overtook our family for Halloween. Everyone got to choose which dwarf they wanted to be, except Clint and I chose for him. The only one we didn’t have was Grumpy…although Caedmon did say “Mommy sometimes you are Grumpy.” To which I told him that for that comment I might…

Pumpkins X2

So sometimes you have to carve pumpkins twice for Halloween and sometimes it might be because mommy made a mistake and forgot some basic laws of nature….sometimes. Our first pumpkin carving attempt was on the 19th. We had been hiking that day and then decided to make it a family fun night. We had plenty…

Hiking with Uncle Chris

A couple of weekends ago we finally got to meet up with my brother and go hiking. He lives just south of Denver so we headed that way and met up at Castlewood Canyon State Park which I didn’t even know existed. It is a canyon just south of Denver and it was gorgeous. We…

Fall Leaves….

Is there really anything better than jumping and playing in a bunch of fall leaves? My parents have a ton of tall trees and so in the Fall they have a ton of leaves and so we spent Thursday evening jumping, playing, throwing, and just having fun in the leaves. We all had leaves everywhere…

Miller Farms 2019

So our cancelled field trip from a couple weeks ago with preschool to Miller Farms got rescheduled to this past Tuesday and it was a beautiful day. It started a little cool but that didn’t seem to slow anyone down. We got there and explored and played a little and then quickly hopped on a…

Anderson Farms 2019

Last Tuesday we met a couple friends from church for a great day at Anderson Farms. We couldn’t ask for a nicer day and the kids all had a great time. The kids jumped on a large bouncy area, went down slides, rode the mine carts, checked out the goats and chickens, picked pumpkins, played…

Long View 1/2 Marathon

I didn’t really plan on running a road 1/2 or full marathon again after I discovered trail marathons because trail marathons are far more beautiful and enjoyable and my slow times don’t really matter on trail marathons because really just getting up and down all the hills and somehow making it to the end of…

An Autumn Hike….

Since we have Thursday evenings free and open we decided to head up to Rocky Mountain National Park and go for a hike to see the leaves changing. We got there late enough in the afternoon that many people were headed out so we were able to park at the Bear Lake trailhead. We decided…