Birthday Hike….

For my birthday I wanted to go on a family hike. Not a bad idea if my birthday was sometime between April and October….but it’s not, it’s at the end of December. And sometimes in Colorado the end of December can feel like April….but not this year. We have had one of the coldest Decembers…

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….

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…

Lots of snow

We got a lot of snow last week. To the tune of 18-20 inches. And it was super cold….and really it hasn’t warmed up all that much. The snow has been beautiful though. The kids have played in it quite a bit and on Wednesday my Dad brought the 4-wheeler over with some sleds. They…

Library Nut…..

It’s that time of year where there are going to be some Nutcracker posts. We are fast approaching show time and in the mean time there are a lot of Nutcracker things going on. Monday was a prime example, as a community outreach the ballet company that Caedmon dances for, Centennial State Ballet, did a…