A New Year…

Last year I started using a Simplified Planner by Emily Ley as well as a Goal Planner from Cultivate What Matters, and as I was getting everything set up for 2020 and reviewing what worked well and what needs to change and goals for the year I decided to expand that to our family and…

I’m an Aunt!

Last Friday the 27th at 4:02PM my brother and sister-in-law had their first baby, a baby girl. Johanna Sue weighed 6 pounds 14 ounces and everyone was healthy and doing well. My parents and I got to see her when she was just a few hours old. The kids haven’t met her yet but hopefully…

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…

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…