The Final Mile….

Last Saturday morning I completed my 1000 running mile for the year. It took a couple weeks longer this past year that last year but it’s only my second year that I’ve hit 1000. Some miles were on the road, some on the trail, a few during races, some on the treadmill in the hours…

Playing Cars….

I have had a number of days off in a row lately and it has been so much fun just relaxing and playing with the kids. The other afternoon Clint had taken Leighton to gymnastics and then had to stop at the grocery store. So then the younger 4 and I got to play cars….

Christmas 2019…

Christmas this year was full of laughter, peace and just a good time. It started early with the kids getting their stockings and opening gifts from Clint and I, which included one lego set for everyone and then one other thing. The kids made us neat things as well, a candle holder from Caedmon, coffee…

Christmas Eve 2019…

We did things a little different than usual this year for Christmas Eve and it was kind of a decision in the 11th hour to do so. I love going to church on Christmas Eve, it is one of my favorite services every year, even though we’ve had some adventures during such services, like when…

Good Intentions….

So sometimes mommy comes up with good ideas or tries to make a tradition happen. And sometimes mommy is just so tired and worn out and despite her best intentions it just doesn’t go well. It started out well. I surprised the kids and Clint with matching jammies. Leighton and Caedmon had matching jammies when…

Nutcracker Wrap….

Nutcracker 2019 has come and gone. We started with auditions in late August and then weekly rehearsals since October and it all accumulated to this past week. Caedmon was cast as the Brave Mouse and a Cupid for both the afternoon shows and the girls in his class were either cast in the Battle scene…

New Eyes To See….

I’ve had a terrible vision my whole life. Didn’t realize it till after 2nd grade when I was going to Girl Scout Camp and I had to have a camp physical. The nurse asked me to read the chart and I asked her where the chart was…..so after camp I found myself at the eye…

Denver Nutcracker…

Last Thursday 5 of us got to go down to Denver and watch a mid day performance of Colorado Ballet’s Nutcracker. We got tickets through Caedmon’s dance company and had a great day. The 2 littles had preschool and then got to spend the afternoon with Honey and Grandpa so they had a great day…

O Christmas Tree 2019….

Last Friday found us in the cold picking out our Christmas Tree. We have been going to the same place for the past few years and we returned again this year. It is a family owned business that cuts and clears areas in Colorado and then uses the trees for Christmas Trees. The trees are…

Sugar Plum Tea 2019

On Saturday my mom, Coppelia, and I got to have a girls day. We dropped off goodies for the Sugar Plum Tea, and then did a little Christmas shopping. This year everyone in our family is picking out an ornament that we will wrap up and then unwrap on Christmas eve and put on our…