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!


Homecoming {2018}

Last night, my two biggest headed off to Homecoming.  Man, we love having teenagers.  They are so fun!  It is so rad to see them not only getting bigger but growing up and making great (and sometimes not so great) choices.  We love who they are becoming!

Alice went with three of her best friends.  They got ready together, took pictures, made pizzas and drank Shirley Temples, went to the dance and now are at a sleepover.

Sam, of course, went with his girlfriend.  It is much a quieter process for a boy.  Basically his only job was to pick up the corsage and take a shower :). He met his date for pictures and then they had a potluck with a ton of their friends before heading to the dance.

Like I said, it was a great night.  Sounds like everyone had fun, stayed safe and made it home.  We are blessed.


After all the craziness of taking pictures 🙂 we met some friends at the closest brewery for an adult beverage!  Whew.

Today we are going to enjoy a quiet day…with some more remodeling thrown in!

Happy Sunday,





Home Remodel {day whatever}

Yep. We are still in shambles over here.

No kitchen.

Dining room table in the living room.

Washing dishes in the bathroom sink.

Looking forward to the final product.


Anyhoo, drywall repair happening now. Cabinets going up later this week. Tile floors going in next week. We are getting it done.

And we are still speaking.

Most of the time:)

My girls {13 and 15}


they’ll be best friends, I hope!

Right now, they love or hate each other.

Today we went out around the neighborhood and took some fall shots. The weather has been glorious and we are soaking it all up.  We know the snow is coming so every day that we get when its warm and sunny is a bonus!


Haven’t done a ton of editing but I thought they came out pretty good!  Love these girls 🙂


Another XC weekend.

This time we are all in Littleton for a high school race. Sam and Alice both raced so well! Sam had a 5k pr today with a time of 17:57 and Alice a pr at 20:34. So proud of these kids:)

Now we are off to pick out tile…not as much fun.

Happy Saturday!


Labor Day Weekend {kid style}

This has been a kid weekend. The girls are finishing up their run in Annie this weekend with three more shows. We also had a middle school cross country race in Leadville and a high school cross country race in Eagle County this morning. Scott and I divided and are conquering…he went to Vail and I to Leadville.

Paige finished third on her team and 14th overall. The girls team took 2nd place overall.

Mason ran his first XC race today and I cried. There is no getting around it, I balled like a baby! We are so proud of him for tackling this sport. We don’t ever want him to think he CAN’T do something but this was a big hurdle for him. He amazes us with his strength, literally and figuratively. He had been planning to play soccer and at the last minute decided to run XC. He didn’t finish last and he ran the entire race. Double bonus today:)

Tomorrow we have one more showing of Annie. Monday, Sam will be running a 1/2 marathon to accomplish a year long goal and Alice and I are going to dress shop for homecoming. Whew!

I think heading back to school on Tuesday is going to be the most relaxing part of our week! 🤪

Happy Weekend,