Bolder Boulder 2017-He Did It!

As Leighton and I loaded up Monday morning for the Bolder Boulder at 5:45AM I knew it was going to be a day of lessons. It was either going to be a lesson on how hard work and perseverance pay off and goals are met, or it was going to be a lesson on how…

Reflections…

Man, the last couple of months have been rough. Actually let me back that up, the last year there have been a lot of changes and I’m just exhausted. And I wish I could say that I was really good at being faithful and praying through each step and totally leaning on Christ through this…

Zoo Day!

We have always been big fans of the zoo. Clint and I went before we had kids, and when Leighton was little we lived just a short few minute drive from there and went often. It was easy when he was little, he stayed in the stroller and we walked and talked. Looking back I…

Paxton-2 Months Home!

Paxton has been home a little over two months now. I’m a few days late posting this…well…life. Paxton has transitioned really well and just kind of goes with the flow. He loves his three big brothers and is putting up with his little sister who he sometimes plays well alongside and other times decides he…

Coppélia-1 Month Home!

On Sunday we celebrated Coppélia being home 1 month. I feel like we are only just beginning to scratch the surface at getting to know her. Just as each child is different, each of our three have grieved in different ways and have dealt with the changes differently. She went from being the center and…

Double And Trouble….

That’s what I’ve started calling them. Not sure who is Double and who is Trouble, but they kind of go together and so it’s a group name. Honestly though, I have a whole new respect for moms of twins. Especially toddler age twins. And while Paxton and Coppélia are not technically twins, they are 10…

Adventures In Gardening…

When we moved I had to leave behind my flower garden and my vegetable garden that I have spent the past 6 years developing. Luckily there is a lot of landscaping already done at our new house, I want to add more flowers, but there are plenty of trees and shrubs and a good foundation…

A Moment In Time…

This past weekend was dance recital weekend. As I think I’ve mentioned in the past Caedmon has fallen in love with dancing and loves his weekly ballet/tap class. We have been so fortunate to live near a great gym that not only offers gymnastics classes which all the boys have taken, but also a dance…

On This Mothers Day….

I realize as I look around my little (ok BIG) family that we don’t in many ways fit the picture of a typical family. And while I am mom to all 5 of them, this weekend I plan to stop and honor all the moms of their short lives so far. 3 of them have…

Barn Cats….

With moving to the country we knew that mice and other critters might be an issue, especially since our house is surrounded by fields. And since moving we have seen at least one very large Bull Snake so we know that they are well fed, likely by the mice around here. And so we decided…

Bolder Bouldering Along…

Memorial Day 2017 is almost here which means it is almost time for America’s favorite race, the Bolder Boulder. This is the 38th year that the Memorial Day Bolder Boulder has been run through the streets of Boulder, Colorado and it will be my 5th race, and Leighton’s 3rd race. This year he decided that…

Settling In…Kind Of….

We are getting settled. Slowly. Moving is never easy, but we had an awesome life group that pitched in in the snow storm to load us up and unload everything into our new home. We were overwhelmed with the blessing of everyone’s help. The past week has been very full and busy and overwhelming at…