Sorry that I have been a bit absent from my little blog.
I don’t have a lot of excuses.
Just ran out of things to say.
We are officially in mud season.
And you know what that means with four kids and dog.
Just when we were all ready for some warm Spring weather, we got a whole lot more winter.
And it made me pretty mad.
At one point last week it was snowing so hard I thought it might be the end of the world. I felt like I was in a snow globe. All in all, we got about 2 1/2 feet.
But, alas, the sun is out and the snow is melting.
Spring weather seems to have arrived for now and we are enjoying it.
Today we broke out the bikes and headed down the rec path toward Breckenridge. It was so beautiful that we didn’t want to turn around but sore heinies won out and we decided it was time to come home.
Spring, we have missed you.
Thank goodness we made it to the hot springs on Saturday because it started snowing Saturday evening and has barely stopped. We are looking at about 2 feet of the fluffy stuff. We have had two pretty dry winters up here in the Rockies but it seems that winter is taking a stand or spring lost a bet. I cannot complain because we are all warm and toasty inside and we really need this moisture as we approach the summer months. Enjoy the pictures. I took these just off my driveway about an hour ago.
When we wake up, peek out the window, and see the sun melting the snow, we know it is necessary to get outside and soak it up, the warmth that is.
Yesterday morning, that is exactly what we did. There are millions of super cool places that we want to find and explore so we decided to make Radium Hot Springs our adventure for the day. We have heard of this mysterious hot spring for some time but have never found it. We spent most of the day driving and hiking (and stopping to eat, take pictures, talk about rocks, watch the deer, check out animal bones) looking for this “spot” and when we finally found it, we were not disappointed 🙂 The hot spring is literally a sweet little pool on the edge of the Colorado River. Wow. Can you say beautiful beyond compare? Anyway, once we actually made it to the spring, we were all tired and getting hungry so after Scott and the kids had a quick dip in the “hot tub”, we hiked back to the car, all happy that we had such a fantastic day. I can honestly say that being outside exploring this world that God has lent us with our little family is the best way to spend a day. It truly is God’s country.
This was a great way to start our spring break! Check back for more spring break adventures…..
I haven’t done an update on Mason in a looooong time and since we just celebrated his four year gotcha day, I thought it might be a good time to fill you in on our littlest man.
Mason has taken Kindergarten by storm. The beginning of the year was a little tough for him and his sweet teacher. We have all been working really hard and he is now having more good days than bad. It truly is a blessing that he is so cute. Regardless of his somewhat naughty behavior, his teacher adores him. Last week on a particularly tough day, he let her know that God forgives him when he make bad choices. At least he is listening in Sunday school 🙂 He is reading up all the picture books in the house and continues to stump us with his silly math problems.
He is still forbidden to make his own breakfast after an oatmeal explosion in the kitchen but he loves to help out in any way possible. And he always does it with a smile.
His favorite game to play is Ninja but we had to put a stop to that after he had a ninja take down on the playground. Taking down your friend at recess is not a good idea, even if he is playing the bad guy. Legos are also at the top of the toy list right now.
He talks from the moment he gets up to the minute he goes to bed. Seriously. The boy has a lot to say and, frankly, it can be exhausting. Especially because he gets up at 6:30 in the morning. That is a lot to say. If you don’t acknowledge him when he is talking or heaven forbid you ask him to wait a moment, his response is always… but, I got somtin to tell you! We do hear that a lot. Seriously.
He truly brings a light to our lives. He keeps us on our toes. He loves with all his heart and gives super duper hugs to everyone he meets.
Sweet, bright, beautiful Mason.
This Easter was such a nice day in the midst of craziness. We have been remodeling our bike shop and it has taken a lot of time and hard work. Scott decided to take the entire day off from work and the store and we enjoyed a great day, just the six of us. We got up and had a fun little egg hunt and then hustled to church. After church the kids had another egg hunt with their Sunday school friends. After we got home we had a quick lunch and headed downtown Frisco for ANOTHER egg hunt. This time only Mason and Paige participated. Can you believe that two of my kiddos have outgrown egg hunts?!?!?! Once we had recovered from all the egg hunting, we threw on our snow clothes and took the kids tubing at the adventure park. It was one super fun hour of barreling down a hill, spinning like a tea cup and trying not to fly off the side of the tubing hill. Wow! I think one hour was plenty! Once we had recovered from tubing (read:short nap), we headed outside. The weather was beautiful and the girls had fun riding their bikes around the neighborhood. Scott and I got the garage cleaned out and my car is finally inside!!! It was a good day, indeed 🙂 I hope you all enjoyed your Easter Sunday.
Paige waiting for the Easter egg hunt at church.
Mason and a friend from school after finding all their eggs.
And he’s off…..
Taking a short break at the top of the tubing hill.
I almost missed this picture as they went whizzing past me…
The loves of my life.
Today, we are all back to work and school. I could not have asked for a better day with our family.