Paxton’s Family Day!

Today we celebrate Paxton’s Family Day. We actually had dinner last night to celebrate with dumplings and brownies It has been 3 years since he came home. He has been recently sending videos to his foster family and getting videos and photos back which he has really enjoyed. Paxton’s name means Peace, and he has…

Quarantine Hike….

Sunday morning since we didn’t want to be in any large group even though we go to a small church and they were still meeting, with me working in an ER and being on the front lines I can’t risk getting sick or potentially making someone else sick, so we took our quarantine on a…

Armstrong Caucus 2020….

Growing up I wasn’t a big fan of Social Studies and I am not really into politics, but I have enjoyed making it all come alive for the kids. Monday was no exception. We had our own Caucus on Monday. The kids were paired off into partners as campaign managers and they had to come…

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…

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…

Thanksgiving 2019….

As I sit in a fairly quiet ER this early Thanksgiving morning with my patients currently tucked in and I have a few minutes of quiet I have a chance to reflect on being thankful. I know I will gather this evening after hopefully a few hours of sleep with my family, my parents and…

Snow White and the 6 Dwarfs….

Snow White and her 6 Dwarfs overtook our family for Halloween. Everyone got to choose which dwarf they wanted to be, except Clint and I chose for him. The only one we didn’t have was Grumpy…although Caedmon did say “Mommy sometimes you are Grumpy.” To which I told him that for that comment I might…

Hiking with Uncle Chris

A couple of weekends ago we finally got to meet up with my brother and go hiking. He lives just south of Denver so we headed that way and met up at Castlewood Canyon State Park which I didn’t even know existed. It is a canyon just south of Denver and it was gorgeous. We…

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…