The Ladies Are Home…

On Sunday I got my bees. Or I should say, Queen Adelaide and her girls arrived and are settled into their new home. I named her Adelaide because it means “of royal descent”. I have been reading about it and prepping for the past couple of years so I was super excited Sunday morning and…

Devils Backbone May Day Hike…..

So on Friday we needed a break from homeschool. We love homeschooling but with the added part of doing our homeschool enrichment program at home too we all needed a break. So we took off early for a gorgeous May Day hike. The kids pretty much ran most of the trail. We bike and walk…

Edric’s 7th Birthday

Edric turned 7 on Thursday and pretty much anyone that he was in shouting distance to over the last month knew that it was his birthday. He told anyone and everyone and was so excited. It was a pretty laid back day, he opened the present from Clint’s parents that morning and a skip-it from…

A Button In Time….

In the early 1860s two brothers, AW Cushman and Alfred Cushman moved to the Longmont area and set up their homestead on 160 acres of land after attempting to strike gold in the mountains of Colorado. They went on to raise their families in the area as the town of Longmont was officially founded and…

Buck Tank Draw and Birthday Arch Hike

Not far from where we stayed in Northern Arizona just across the border into South Utah was a great little hike that we found. The hike was not easily found as it was just a little pull off the side of the road. We hike up the wash and climbed over rocks and cruised through…

Putting in the Garden

And we have a garden. Or at least a very large spot now to plant things in. 3 years ago when we moved in there was a small area with a couple raised beds that for that year and the next I made do. Last year because there was just way too much on my…

Coppélia’s Family Day

Tuesday was Coppelia’s Family Day, 3 years ago my mom and I made the very long flight home via a crazy time in customs in Seattle and mad rush to our plane with Coppelia in my arms, home to her waiting big brothers. And we haven’t really stopped since. Because having 4 boys wasn’t quite…

Arizona Swimming…..

When we escaped last month we spent the majority of our time in northern Arizona just outside of Page. We had found a Airbnb home that was close to Lake Powell and had a small swimming pool and was pretty isolated. Initially we had planned on spending 3 nights there but as all things virus…

April Blizzard….

Last Wednesday evening it started snowing and it continued through most of Thursday. When we woke up Thursday AM we had over 12 inches and a few more were added as the day went on. We got out and sledded a bit Thursday afternoon but the majority of our fun came Friday after we finished…

Rest Stops….

Traveling with kids is an adventure. And our kids do pretty well. Rest stops are a huge help though. And we don’t typically rest at the rest stops….we run and jump and climb and do whatever is needed to get some much needed energy out. Our trip to Arizona was no different. At one stop…