Pumpkins X2

So sometimes you have to carve pumpkins twice for Halloween and sometimes it might be because mommy made a mistake and forgot some basic laws of nature….sometimes. Our first pumpkin carving attempt was on the 19th. We had been hiking that day and then decided to make it a family fun night. We had plenty…

Fall Leaves….

Is there really anything better than jumping and playing in a bunch of fall leaves? My parents have a ton of tall trees and so in the Fall they have a ton of leaves and so we spent Thursday evening jumping, playing, throwing, and just having fun in the leaves. We all had leaves everywhere…

Miller Farms 2019

So our cancelled field trip from a couple weeks ago with preschool to Miller Farms got rescheduled to this past Tuesday and it was a beautiful day. It started a little cool but that didn’t seem to slow anyone down. We got there and explored and played a little and then quickly hopped on a…

Anderson Farms 2019

Last Tuesday we met a couple friends from church for a great day at Anderson Farms. We couldn’t ask for a nicer day and the kids all had a great time. The kids jumped on a large bouncy area, went down slides, rode the mine carts, checked out the goats and chickens, picked pumpkins, played…

An Autumn Hike….

Since we have Thursday evenings free and open we decided to head up to Rocky Mountain National Park and go for a hike to see the leaves changing. We got there late enough in the afternoon that many people were headed out so we were able to park at the Bear Lake trailhead. We decided…

Change In Plans…

A couple of weeks ago on a Tuesday we were suppose to go on a field trip with the little’s preschool class to Miller Farms where the kids can pick vegetables and explore the farm but we woke up that morning to rain and temps in the 40s and so needless to say the field…

Horsetooth Rock Hike

On Sunday we decided to hike Horsetooth Rock. It is close to our church and it was going to be part of our family celebration for completing and paying off my med school loan. We packed our lunches to eat in the car on the way to the trail head and a change of clothes…

Thursday Evening Hike

On another recent Thursday we packed up in the late afternoon and headed up the mountain to hike. We went to Ouzel Falls trail and while we didn’t make it all the way to the falls, the trail is full of other water falls and it was just a great evening to get out and…

Thursday Adventures

Despite me trying to have at least two days a week that didn’t have a commitment this year I was only successful in getting one evening during the regular week that we don’t have something going on. Yes we get to spend most lunches together because we homeschool and the littles are home from preschool…

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…