Puppy Party {1st Birthday}

Yep.  That’s right.  We went to a puppy birthday party.  This was not just any puppy party….it was Rosie’s party (and the other pups in her litter).  There was ice-cream cake, party hats, leis and lots of puppy playtime.  It was pretty cute and a great way to get ten Newfoundlands all together in one spot. Many thanks to Marcy for hosting and Victoria for organizing.  I have to admit that this was probably the only dog birthday party I have ever attended.  Probably the last…

Enjoy the total puppy cuteness.

We all fell in love with Gus, the newest (12 week old) puppy.  Adorable.



Running Max.  Small in stature but not lacking in cuteness.



The kids had a blast watching the dogs play in the snow.  Of course, our dog loves the snow.  Thank goodness.



Big daddy, Zander.  He is a gorgeous Newfoundland.



Mama Bella.  She tried really hard to stay out of the mix but her puppies really like to antagonize her.



Another picture of Gus.  He was just so photogenic…



Those eyes…



Mama with her birthday bow.  She was a good sport….for a minute.



Lily kept her eye on the party from her spot in the kitchen.


Here’s our birthday girl.  She loved that lei so much, she ate it.



Rosie watching Max get his ice cream from a fork.  Jealous much?



Gracie keeping her eye on her sisters.





Happy Birthday, Rosie!!!!!

Happy Sunday to you all!


Spontaneous Combustion

Buh-Bye Christmas Tree.

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Probably one of my favorite evenings in Frisco is the annual burning of the Christmas trees.  Everybody dumps their tree in to one big pile and then about a month later the town sets them all on fire. It is a super fun community event and slightly bananas.  The kids sled on an enormous snow pile and the adults stand around trying not to lose another down puffy to the raining embers.  Unfortunately, Mason was sick so Scott drew the short straw and stayed home.  After about two hours of throwing trees on the fire, the town sets off fireworks from the marina to end the evening.

Always a good time, Frisco.  Until next year.  Now, where did I put that k-tape?……..

Race to the End

Alice had her last nordic race of the season today.  She skied really well.  It is so cool to see her improvement week to week.  Way to go Alice!  It was a gorgeous morning, 50 degrees and sunny, perfect!






These kids work so hard and really push themselves up and down serious hills.  They sure do make it look easy but we know it takes a ton of work….

Happy Saturday!  Looking forward to Spontaneous Combustion tonight (as long as everyone stays upright and healthy):)


January…Where did you go?

Wow, has it really been two whole weeks since I have posted?  I have been trying to get back to this blog for a few days but nordic skiing, alpine skiing, taekwondo, and basketball have been taking up a lot of my time.  When you add in work, we are going all the time.  Did I tell you that I started a new job at the beginning of the month?  Well, I did.  I started working at the local elementary school four days a week as a special needs paraprofessional.  I LOVE the challenge and the extra bit of money isn’t bad either:)  Regardless of how busy we stay, we try to save time to enjoy the things we love like playing outside, going to church and spending time as a family.  Last weekend, Scott and Sam went out for an early morning skin up Copper Mountain and brought us back some yummy donuts.  Because I am not allowed to post without kid pictures….

Mason…enjoying his sprinkled donut!!!




Happy Sunday.  I hope you all have a super week with lots of glorious snow (and some sun too)!!!