Winter Weather {Summer}

Well it’s been snowing on and off for a couple days and we are literally losing our minds! It’s JUNE!!!! Not so patiently waiting on summer to make its debut over here….

This afternoon we took advantage of a lull in the snow/rain/hail and got in a quick hike up the Willowbrook Trail. Everything is so lush and green, very rare for our Colorado mountains.

The big kids left on their mission trip this morning. Here’s to warmer weather in Arizona!

Here is the drive to Breckenridge this morning to drop them off. Just in case you thought I was being dramatic and exaggerating about the snow…

Yesterday was Alice’s 16th bday. The weather pretty much sucked so we didn’t get out for much except breakfast ๐Ÿ˜‚

Her big gift was a trampoline for the yard. She has been asking for a trampoline for a long time and we finally have a yard that holds it.

๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿปnot yesterday!

Anyhoo, just realizing I was going backwards but I’ve got a bit of cabin fever and feeling a little bit cuckoo at the moment.

Tomorrow the weather is suppose to be better…

I found this meme and sent it to Alice…pretty much sums up how we are feeling up here.

May and June

The end of the school year is always a whirlwind and so busy I have a hard time keeping it all together. This year was no different.

Anyway, here is “quick” recap of the last month.

It continued to snow all the way through May and Scott skied on his birthday instead of biking. Rosie was the only family member who liked this snow.

We helped celebrate baby Savvy’s 1st birthday.

We bid farewell to our dear friends who are moving to Idaho with a picnic dinner our on Sapphire Point.

We spent an evening in Breckenridge at the Wave Festival.

All three boys raced their mountain bikes in the Summit Mountain Challenge. Mason took third and Scott took second.

As soon as school got out we packed up and headed north for our first college visit to Montana State in Bozeman. We all fell a little bit in love with this area. Sam really like the university as well! We went in a tour, checked out the dorms, talked to an admissions counselor and had a great meeting with the ecology department. It seems like a great fit for our outdoors loving kid. Only 10 hours away from home… ๐Ÿ˜ณ

On our way home we took a detour through Yellowstone National Park. It was beautiful and busy:) Evidently we decided to visit on the same day as Mike Pence so we were delayed by a few hours.

While we were in Montana, Mason was at sleep away camp for a week. He really enjoyed himself and would like to go back next year.

We started our next project on the house, which is to take out the old fireplace and knock down the popcorn ceiling.

This week Alice started back at her summer gardening job and had swim stroke camp in the mornings. Paige started back at her babysitting job and started summer running with her XC coaches. Sam continues to train in the mornings for his big run race in September (40 trail miles from CB to Aspen) and Mason had robotics camp every morning. I think I put more miles on my car this week than I do in a regular school work week!

I’m sure I’ve missed many things but you all get the idea. Unfortunately summer hasn’t arrived yet and we are eagerly awaiting the warmer weather. Currently we are in a winter weather advisory with 4-10 inches forecasted up high. Oh well…I’m sure I’ll get on my paddle board someday.

Tomorrow is Alice’s birthday and the three oldest leave on a mission trip on Sunday. Never a dull moment๐Ÿ˜‰

Happy Junuary and stay warm out there!

And I have no idea why some of my text is bolded. Just go with it!

Jen