Birthday Hike and 11 Years Old!

Thursday we celebrated Leighton’s 11th birthday. He said he wanted to climb Mt Bierstadt. He had heard about it during our virtual summer Colorado run that he and I have been doing and it is a 14’er at 14,065 feet. The younger kids stayed at my parents house and we got up at 2AM to…

The Loch Hike….

We had told the kids that we would go hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park on Monday and they were all really excited. With all things COVID-19 right now one has to get a timed entry pass to get into the national park which we figured wouldn’t be an issue because we were able to…

Summertime Fun….

We’ve had some fun end of June/beginning of July activities. The kids have all been busy with the library summer reading program and each week requesting 2 books from the library that we can pick up in the parking lot. Coppelia picked a cook book the last time we went and is so proud of…

Fishing!

Last week we got the chance to get away and go up to my Aunt’s cabin outside of Walden for a few days. Shortly after we arrived the kids were ready with their fishing poles and after eating a quick lunch we headed down the road to Grizzly Creek and spent the afternoon fishing. Just…

Paxton is 5!

Paxton turned 5 on Wednesday! We spread his celebration out over a couple of days because he just started gymnastics on Wednesday evenings so we had his birthday dinner on Tuesday night. He has been telling me for the past month that for his birthday that he wanted a big tall cake with frosting all…

Broken Hearts…..

We sat down the other night and had a very frank but age appropriate discussion with the kids about the riots and racial tensions going on. They voiced their understanding as best as they could at their respected ages but then after we tucked them into bed that night Caedmon came out and said he…

Bolder Boulder Virtual 2020

Our Bolder Boulder looked different this year with the quarantine. The race directors cancelled the race held every year on Memorial Day (it has been going for over 40 years) but offered a virtual race. We took it a step farther and set up a neighborhood race. We had a course around the neighborhood and…

Edric’s 7th Birthday

Edric turned 7 on Thursday and pretty much anyone that he was in shouting distance to over the last month knew that it was his birthday. He told anyone and everyone and was so excited. It was a pretty laid back day, he opened the present from Clint’s parents that morning and a skip-it from…

Buck Tank Draw and Birthday Arch Hike

Not far from where we stayed in Northern Arizona just across the border into South Utah was a great little hike that we found. The hike was not easily found as it was just a little pull off the side of the road. We hike up the wash and climbed over rocks and cruised through…

Putting in the Garden

And we have a garden. Or at least a very large spot now to plant things in. 3 years ago when we moved in there was a small area with a couple raised beds that for that year and the next I made do. Last year because there was just way too much on my…