Up And Over Again….

The weekend after Labor Day is going to start becoming a tradition for me…the last two years I have spent it running up and over Imogene Pass in south west Colorado from Ouray to Telluride with about 1200 or so other crazy people.  I trained differently this year, more endurance and longer distance runs. Granted…

Training For Tokyo 2020

Yep that’s right, I’m training for the 2020 Olympics. It’s actually a new sport…”Doing Laundry With The Help Of Toddlers”. Training is pretty intense actually, just stop by my house most Tuesdays (or Wednesdays or whatever day I do the laundry that week). I know that there are people questioning if this is truly an…

Paxton-5 Months Home!

We celebrated Paxton being home 5 months on Friday. And while he’s learned that he is two and has some very set opinions on things now, he is still such a sweet boy who loves to laugh a giggle.  Trucks are still his favorite thing and he usually asks for a car with his breakfast….

Some Days…

Actually let me take that back….EVERY DAY feels like a marathon. Or a VERY LONG race. And that’s just by 9AM…there are many more hours left in the day by that point and I’m usually ready to throw up the white flag.  It’s really not all that bad. And there are a lot of laughs…

August 21, 2015 & 2017…

Same day…2 years apart. Little did we know 2 years ago the significance that this day would be. 2 years ago Clint and I boarded a plane in Seoul to fly home. I cried knowing that we were leaving Edric behind. Little did I know that Paxton was in the babies home and Coppelia was…

Hiking…Party of 7

We went on our first family hike with all 7 of us last week. The weather was not that typical of August in Colorado, but I didn’t mind the cooler air and even the rain that we got along the way. We didn’t know if we would only make it 100 feet from the car…

Dear Edric-2017…

Hey buddy, it was 2 years ago today that we met you for the first time in a crowded little hot room in the middle of Seoul. A journey that had literally begun 3 years before was finally approaching the end in that little room.  You were just a tiny little peanut and really not…

Homeschool Ready…

The countdown is on, we are going to start year #4 next week. This will be the first year that we are teaching 2 kids, Caedmon for Kindergarten and Leighton for 3rd grade. I’m actually looking forward to getting into a routine and getting some learning going. We’ve got the classroom set up in our…

Cooking With Kids…

It’s a bit crazy. But I believe that cooking with kids is actually possible. And granted, at least in my kitchen its not all Martha Stewart/Betty Crocker/Julia Childs like…sometime my mommy growl comes out and says “ (Insert child’s name here) if you (eat the dough again/throw the flour in the air/pick your nose/etc) you…

2×2…

Um so what’s more fun than 1 2-year-old? How about 2 of them? And actually we still have 3 weeks till Coppelia is fully 2….she’s just trying it on for size right now I think.  One night recently Paxton went to bed sweet and easy going and then woke up the next morning with very…

A Chair And Stitches…

Because all good scars need a good story to go behind them right? At least that’s what I tell my patients when I’m sewing them up that they need a really good story to go along with whatever their injury is. I’m not so sure Caedmon has the greatest story to go along with his…

Obstacles…

Saturday morning found 5 of the 7 of us running through obstacles and over and under all sorts of things and getting muddy and wet and covered in bubbles in the process. The other 2 served as the cheer squad….kind of. I had found a kids obstacle race a number of weeks back and signed…