Backpacking 2019

Last week we went on a 4 day 3 night backpacking trip and I think it was one of the highlights of our summer. In true fashion for our backpacking trips we had some rain, but all in all we had a great time. We went backpacking down in south/central Colorado and backpacked in a…

Twin Silo Park

Last week we went to explore a park that I had heard about. It was even better than I had imagined. I think everyone had a blast including Clint and I. The name of the park is Twin Silo Park and it is located in Fort Collins. There are two huge silos on site and…

Calm In The Midst of Chaos

At least that’s my goal, calm in the midst of chaos. Because let’s face it, 5 kids and a constantly changing ER schedule doesn’t make the calm easy. So I’ve had to work really hard to make a calm and functional day to day schedule. And I tend to keep everything in my head and…

Mimi And Papa Visit

Last weekend Clint’s parents came for a visit. It was really hot all weekend long but we had a good time despite the weather. There was a lot of playing in the water and running through the sprinklers. The kids had fun playing Legos, reading books and playing games with Mimi and Papa as well….

Leighton is 10!

On Tuesday the 16th Leighton turned 10. Crazy to think that he is already 10, but it has been such a joy to watch him grow and develop and become the amazing young man that he is. He told us for his birthday that he wanted to go on just a hike with Clint and…

July 4th Weekend

We made July 4th kind of a whole weekend celebration instead of just a day. It just kind of came together that way. We started the morning with the now annual neighborhood July 4th parade. All the kids met at our house on their bikes, most of which were decorated, (our family only had purple…

Summer Blooms

Here’s a quick look at some of the flowers blooming around my house….

Chasm Lake Hike

Since we had to come home early from our post Korea Camp hiking plans because of the stomach virus and I had not yet gotten sick (yet being the key word there, it hit me a few days after everyone else), I had an extra day off and so I got to share one of…

Father’s Day 2019

So in typical fashion this is a couple of weeks late. We finished up Korea Heritage Camp the morning of Father’s Day and had a lunch packed and planned on going on a hike. Unfortunately we didn’t get but less than a minute away from the parking lot and Paxton got very sick to his…

Korea Camp 2019

One of our favorite summer activities every June is Korea Heritage Camp. The kids start asking about camp in September. Korea Camp is part of 9 Heritage Camps put on by Heritage Camps for Adoptive Families that focus on making adoption and heritage important. Korea Camp was the first camp that they started 27 years…