First Meal Down….

We made a rule in our family that when someone turns 11 they have to make a meal a night at home. It will develop good cooking skills, an appreciation of food and planning and prepping and get them each ready for life beyond home. So Leighton got a cooking set and cookbook for his…

Afternoon With Mommy

On Saturday Clint was going to have some friends over to brew a home brew and as much as I thought he probably wanted 5 little helpers around I thought it might be beneficial if we found something else to do. I thought about going for a hike but mid-day in late July sounded hot…

New Eyes…

Clint and I have both wondered since Paxton came home what his vision was like. He always held things really close, and while I know most kids bring things really close he just seemed to bring them closer compared to the other kids. He often would tell us “I don’t see them” when we’d ask…

Birthday Hike and 11 Years Old!

Thursday we celebrated Leighton’s 11th birthday. He said he wanted to climb Mt Bierstadt. He had heard about it during our virtual summer Colorado run that he and I have been doing and it is a 14’er at 14,065 feet. The younger kids stayed at my parents house and we got up at 2AM to…

The Loch Hike….

We had told the kids that we would go hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park on Monday and they were all really excited. With all things COVID-19 right now one has to get a timed entry pass to get into the national park which we figured wouldn’t be an issue because we were able to…

July 4th 2020

I was working nights all July 4th weekend, but we still managed to have a good time. Friday night we were supposse to go to one of our neighbors for our annual neighborhood party but a few of us caught a stomach bug so we laid low and watched Peter Pan instead. Saturday morning it…

Summertime Fun….

We’ve had some fun end of June/beginning of July activities. The kids have all been busy with the library summer reading program and each week requesting 2 books from the library that we can pick up in the parking lot. Coppelia picked a cook book the last time we went and is so proud of…

Garden and Bees…

My little garden is coming along. I’ve got some tomatoes set on, and finally the onions that I planted by seed are starting to sprout, the ones that were bulbs look great. We had a ton of lettuce and are eating lots of fresh salads right now. My corn is sprouting and growing great. My…

Virtual Korea Camp

The last few years Father’s Day weekend has found us up in the mountains at Korean Heritage Camp. It is one of our favorite weekends of the year and we all learn so much. However with all things COVID this year Heritage Camps had to make the difficult decision to not hold camp in person….

More Fishing And S’mores….

We did a lot of fishing when we were up at my Aunt’s cabin, we fished Grizzly Creek a few different times and on Thursday went to both Dumont Lake and Muddy Pass Lake. I can’t say we had a whole lot of luck, although my dad, Clint, and Leighton all caught fish….and I caught…