Arizona Swimming…..

When we escaped last month we spent the majority of our time in northern Arizona just outside of Page. We had found a Airbnb home that was close to Lake Powell and had a small swimming pool and was pretty isolated. Initially we had planned on spending 3 nights there but as all things virus…

Lava Falls, El Malpais National Monument Hike

A little over an hour west of Albuquerque is El Malpais National Monument which is full of old lava fields and lava tubes and caves to explore. We learned about it from a friend at church and so after our hike at Riconada Canyon we headed out there. The road to the tubes and caves…

Quarantine Church….

Yeah so still figuring this all out….online church. This photos look great but they miss the part of me threatening quiet time to a certain little Miss who threw a fit because she couldn’t find her Bible….granted there were already a number of kids Bibles in the living room…but she wanted a different specific one….Or…

Happy 8th Birthday Caedmon…

Caedmon turns 8 today! He’s the only one of the 5 that was not born early and did not spend days and weeks in a NICU. He’s the only one I got to hold right after he was born. And what a joy it has been to watch him grow and develop into the boy…

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…

A Boy And Ballet….

Caedmon loves ballet. There is no question about that. Every Tuesday and Friday afternoon he is begging me to leave for his class early so he can get there and watch the big dancers dance. Last week after his boys dance class some of the big dancers were practicing one of the scenes for the…

Prepping For Bees….

This Spring we will have our first bee hive. I have been reading and prepping for over a year for this but this is a new thing for the kids. I ordered some “one size fits most” bee suits for the kids and Clint to wear….I only ordered 3 extra ones because that way a…

Meet #5…

Meet number 5 is in the books as of this past weekend, Leighton only has State and Regional meet left of this season. This meet was down in Centennial Colorado which is really close to where my brother Chris lives, so he and his partner met us and cheered Leighton on with Clint and I….

Reading!

So Paxton decided to start reading. I’ve known that he knows all his letters and all the sounds for awhile but I decided to get an early reader book one evening down and just see how he did. Well he just took off. He quickly worked his way through “The rat is fat. The rat…

Meet #3….

On Sunday Leighton had his third gymanstics meet of this season. It was in Boulder and it was a really fun meet. The meet has been around for 34 years and was started way back when mens gymnastics was declining, so they came up with this meet to make gymnastics cool and fun for boys….