Spring….

So winter has been nice and all but I’m officially over it. I’m ready for sunshine and warmth. It has been an unusually cold and dreary winter for Colorado. I know that I still have a bit but I think the kids feel my desire for some spring hope because while they were riding their…

Bolder Boulder Training 2020

Memorial Day is still a number of months away but that didn’t stop us this past Saturday for our 2020 Bolder Boulder training kick off. This year Edric and Caedmon will be running with Clint and Leighton and I are trying to go under an hour on our run….we missed it by about 4 minutes…

Reading!

So Paxton decided to start reading. I’ve known that he knows all his letters and all the sounds for awhile but I decided to get an early reader book one evening down and just see how he did. Well he just took off. He quickly worked his way through “The rat is fat. The rat…

Braces Off!

We hit another milestone on Thursday, Leighton got his braces off! Initially they were only suppose to be on for 12 months and it ended up being stretched out to 18 months because his teeth move slowly. But they finally came off (for this first round at least). He has a retainer on the top…

Colorado Springs Weekend….

Leighton had a gymnastics meet at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs this past weekend. It was scheduled for early Saturday morning so we went down Friday afternoon/evening and stayed at an ARBNB townhome. We got there and got settled and played some games and had a relaxing evening. Apples to Apples is a…

Sledding Fun….

We have had a number of days with snow lately but Saturday morning the sun was out and it was a gorgeous day. Which made it a perfect day for my dad to come over and hook up the 4-wheeler and the sleds. I’m not sure who had the most fun, my parents or the…

Valentines…..

It’s not even Valentine’s yet but all the kids Valentines are done and bagged up and ready to hand out to their preschool class or their Apex Homeschool class. And can I tell you the part that I was most excited about this year? Leighton being in 5th grade this year didn’t have to do…

Date Night!

On Saturday evening Clint and I got to have a date night. I had a planning meeting for Korea Adoption Camp scheduled that afternoon in Denver and we decided to just make an afternoon and evening of it. After the meeting we headed downtown and went out for Indian food which is always one of…

February Snow….

We made it through January with only a dusting of snow and that didn’t come until late last week. However things changed with the month changing. Well it took a couple of days, on February 2nd it was 70 degrees but then the snow came on the 3rd. The kids were more then ready to…

Armstrong Caucus 2020….

Growing up I wasn’t a big fan of Social Studies and I am not really into politics, but I have enjoyed making it all come alive for the kids. Monday was no exception. We had our own Caucus on Monday. The kids were paired off into partners as campaign managers and they had to come…