First Real Snow of 2018

We had our first real snow over the weekend. Technically it snowed last Wednesday and Leighton came tearing down the stairs at 6:30 all excited about the dust of snow that he saw out the window, but the first actual snow came over the weekend. It started Saturday night after it had been 65 just…

Maroon Bells….

So somehow living in Colorado my entire life I have managed to not visit the Maroon Bells which is pretty much the “classic Colorado mountain photo” that everyone else in the world knows Colorado by. And so finally after 37 years I made it. Clint and I were less than a 2 hour drive from…

A Mouth Of Metal

Last Thursday Leighton got braces. 1st set of braces are paid for in full….only 4 more sets to go for the other kids. Unless of course they need a second round….and then maybe I’ve still got 9 more sets to go….maybe I’ll luck out and someone won’t need them…..maybe. Anyway before all that makes me…

Fishing With Kids….

Really I just wish I had a video of our fishing adventures while we were camping a few weeks back. It would be hilarious. I took a bunch of photos, but they no where near do the experience justice.   I’m pretty sure Clint spent about 98% of the time un-tying fishing line or switching…

Hiking On The Yurt Trip….

It kind of amazes me how the kids woke up super exicted to go hiking every morning at the yurt and then we got oh all of about 10 feet on a hike and suddenly everyone was tired/hungry/etc etc…. Not quite sure how that works. Actually though we had a great time hiking, even if…

Yurt Camping 2018

We got away from everything last week and went yurt camping. I decided I really like yurts. It’s kind of like a tent only in the morning when its cold there is a wood stove that you can start (or in my case Clint can climb out of his warm sleeping bag and start while…

Boating!

After Korea Heritage Adoption Camp (post still coming I promise!), on Tuesday we decided to go boating on Lake Granby. It is the second largest lake in Colorado and the headwaters of the Colorado River. It was the first time for the kids to be on a boat and they were so excited. It was…

Family Hike….

So this is a little out of order but it’s because we spent last weekend at Korea Heritage Adoption camp and many of my photos from that are on my camera which I haven’t downloaded yet, so as a result I’m jumping ahead to our after camp hike and the photos I have of that…

Bolder Boulder 2018

This past Monday on Memorial Day we ran the Bolder Boulder, it was my 6th (I think), Leighton’s 4th, Clint’s 2nd, and Caedmon’s 1st. Leighton and I ran together because he qualified for a faster wave and Clint and Caedmon went together. It was the perfect running day as well, it started out cool and…

Vacationing With 5 Kids…

Yeah, so it was nuts. But we had a lot of laughs along the way. And some tears‚Ķmaybe from at least everyone once (including Clint and I). Sometimes I forget the reality that we have 5 kids that are 6 years apart in age, with the bottom 4 only being 3 1/2 years apart in…