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…

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…

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…

Bee Check Week 2…

On Saturday we did our second check of the bees to see how they were doing. Paxton and Coppelia were my helpers. I was able to use just the jacket part of the “one size fits most” bee suits that we have and with some creative safety pins make them work for both of them….

Bees 1 Week Check

On Saturday it was time for our first check of the bees. Edric and my mom were my helpers and they both had a lot of fun. Edric was really excited to wear the bee suit and let the bees land on him. When I opened up the hive I saw the 5 frames from…

Mother’s Day 2020

We had a pretty low key Mother’s Day which was really nice. I have worked the last few so it was nice to be off and get to enjoy the day. The kids made a number of cards and pictures for me which was really sweet. I’m pretty sure Coppelia used up our entire supply…

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…

Coppélia’s Family Day

Tuesday was Coppelia’s Family Day, 3 years ago my mom and I made the very long flight home via a crazy time in customs in Seattle and mad rush to our plane with Coppelia in my arms, home to her waiting big brothers. And we haven’t really stopped since. Because having 4 boys wasn’t quite…