We are getting a lot of snow this November.  It’s been fun to see the inches and feet pile up.  Mason and Alice love to play outside.  They built a huge snow-woman, threw snowballs and stayed outside until their fingers were numb.


I’ve said it before…love/hate relationship between these two. Someday, they’ll be best friends, I hope. I try to soak up every bit of “love” I can get because you never know when it will switch😜.


What we’ve been up to…

It’s always busy around here but October is dishing up a bit more spice!

Paige and Mason finished up their XC season with great runs at the state tournament.

Sam and Alice also finished up XC at the regionals race in Eagle-Vail. They both ran strong this season on the varsity team.

Sam got a haircut…4 inches!

The remodel is nearly done, praise the Lord!

Alice entertained us while playing guitar in the high school mariachi band.

Life is good! Now we are switching gears to Nordic skiing, skimo and swim team. Never a dull moment around here!!!

Happy Wednesday!


XC running…home meet

Lucky for us (parents and athletes!) we had a middle school XC race today at the Frisco adventure park. It was a family affair…Paige and Mason both ran, Sam and Alice marshaled the course and Scott and I were helping out too. It was truly a gorgeous fall day. Paige finished in 6th place and Mason ran the entire race! A win win!

Family Time

With our busy schedules, it is sometimes hard to get out for family time. This morning we were all at home and it was the perfect time for a hike. Due to an unusually warm summer with little rain, our lake (reservoir) is super low (18-20 feet down) Normally, around the shore of the lake there are many little islands. Well, this year there are no islands because the water is so low. We had some great conversations about water consumption and desalinization and weather spikes due to global warming. We hiked out to the last “island” and then stopped to watch a sailboat maneuver through the very thin channel of water. Another awesome Colorado day spent together:)

A huge heron was sitting in this pond. In a normal year, this is all covered in water. A few pictures up you can see the high water warning sign for boats. It’s dry.

Have a fantastic weekend!