Change of Plans and Blocks of Snow

So, today, instead of manning the front counter at the Frisco store, I am home with a sick(ish) little girl.  My Paigie has a sore throat and seems to have lost her voice. I am praying that is isn’t the start of something worse.

I am taking this extra time at home to do some laundry, pick up and get some stuff done around the house.  With four kids, a husband and dog there is always STUFF to pick up and laundry to be done.  Anyway, while I am home for the WHOLE day I thought I should take the opportunity and blog.

Sunday, after church we went downtown Breckenridge to check out the snow sculptures.  Last year, we waited too long and after the summer like winter we were having, those babies were melting fast.  It is pretty cool to see what can be done with an enormous block of snow and some gardening tools.  Teams come from all over the world to compete.

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Snowing here today, under a winter storm watch.  Snow is good because we are in a serious drought not to mention people like to ski on SNOW.  Bring it on Mother Nature. Bring it on.


Spontaneous Combustion

There are definitely some things that are tough about living in a small town (i.e. everybody knows your business, no fabric store, lack of culture and diversity).  As I have posted before, we are really enjoying this quieter, small town way of living.  Don’t get me wrong, we loved living in a bigger city as well but this has been a good change for us.  Last night was one of those times when we fell in love just a little bit more with Frisco.

The Spontaneous Combustion is one huge gigantic bonfire.  I know right?!?!?  I am getting excited about a bonfire?!?!?  Well, give me a PBR and a flannel, I am embracing the lifestyle.

The town of Frisco collects everyone’s Christmas trees for a month, piles them up and burns them at one big town party. Don’t be too worried; the fire department was in charge of throwing (and dumping with a front loader) all trees into the fire.   Adults are chatting and kids are running around, sledding on dirty snow piles, making smores on a separate smaller fire (smore fixings are provided by town) and just having fun.  This is something that (I hope) my kids remember forever.  We missed this event last year and I am quite sure we won’t miss it again.  After about an hour of “burning”, the town sets off fireworks from the marina.  After the fireworks, we bid our friends goodnight and walked home.

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Aside from being covered in ash and smelling like a campfire until 2020, we are all in agreement that we won’t be mulching our tree ever again.


Getting Back to the Tour

I have seriously been slacking on this promised house tour.  So, here are some shots from our “living room”.  We didn’t have any furniture for this space so it has been home to a piano, a grandfather clock and a couple extra dining room chairs.  Now that we have found some furniture to fit the space (sort of) it seems much more inviting.  We love our wood burning fireplace and now we have a place to sit and enjoy it.  We bought the sectional used and added some tables that we had in the basement but were taking up too much room.  I bought some pillows, a lamp and ordered a big huge rug to add to the coziness.  I am still waiting on my rug and then I think my new living room will be complete.  Well, I am sort of looking for a different coffee table since this one is a tad too big but besides that I am good 🙂

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When I got home from school pick up, I saw something that really made me smile.

I ran inside to get my camera before it was gone.

The sun was still hanging around at 4:15 pm.

That is very good news, especially if you live in the shadow of a mountain.

Days are getting longer.

Some days, it is truly the little things.  As it should be.



So, last year I shortened my year in review from pictures and lots of words to just a lot of pictures and very few words.  This year I am taking it even further and only posting my favorite picture from each month.  I saw this idea on another blog and thought it was a great idea.  Since my theme for 2013 is Simplification, I am all for the 12 pictures of 2012.






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Phew.  That was way harder than I had imagined.  Of course, I had a ton of favorite photos  each month but picked one that had a special memory.  It was really hard not to explain each shot.  Oh well.  Maybe next year I will go back to my usual review:)

I hope you all had an awesome 2012 and look forward to all that a new year brings.  Hugs and loves from the Wescott family.