I am definitely the slowest.

On a mountain bike that is.

We are on spring break this week. ¬†Scott and I decided (last minute) to take the kiddos to Fruita for a little warmer weather and mountain biking. ¬†The weather was a bit warmer and the biking was AWESOME! The kids did amazing and I did great riding around behind them. ¬†They got faster that me. ¬†All of them. ¬†It is fantastic to see them ride without fear or hesitation. ¬†So, it is a good problem to have, them being faster than me. ¬†But it is a problem for them…because they are always waiting on me now! ¬†We are home now, enjoying one more quiet weekend.

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Happy Trails,

Jennifer

Mason was given…

The honor of being one of five fifth grade students from his elementary school to hand out scholarships to the graduating class of 2018. He did a great job and definitely made his school proud!

Sam was also chosen for this when he was in 5th grade. It’s a really amazing event where over 450k is awarded the graduating seniors in the form of college scholarships. I got a bit teary eyed knowing that my biggest will be here in 2 short years…

Monday off.

I love a productive day off from school and work.

Getting a ton done and having fun doing it!

Happy Monday!

 

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This morning our kids learned about the stock market.  They had a blast figuring out about stocks, public companies and buying and selling stock.  Very informative for all!

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Most of us helped Mason paper-mache some planets for his exhibition project this week.  That was a messy endeavour!

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And Scott tolerated me taking pictures of him for my daily prompt.

Now my family is down at the creek, fishing and I am enjoying a moment of quiet.

Happy Monday off.

Jen

Getting some fresh air…

While my big boys are out ski racing in the backcountry, hopefully avoiding avalanches (kidding, no avalanches!) and snow snakes, I am at home with the other three. ¬†I have been getting over some weird stomach bug and haven’t felt like doing much of anything. ¬†Today, after many episodes of some British baking show, I shooed Alice and Mason out on a walk with the dogs and Paige and I headed up to Rainbow Lake. ¬†We were in some serious need of fresh air! ¬†Of course, I had to haul the camera along….

It sure did feel a lot like spring today.

You know, the best talks happen when we are hiking.  Always happy when I get some time with my girl.

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Looking forward to the leaves on the trees but these aspens are pretty amazing still.

Happy Weekend,

Jennifer

CY365

A few more of my daily shots.¬† Again, not all of them.¬† Still trying to get to it everyday. Sometimes it happens, sometimes it doesn’t.¬† Going backwards this time….:)

77 Aperture…Blurry/Focus/Background

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76 Transportation/Vehicle/Car

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74 Fitness/Well Being/Energy

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71 Currently Loving/Furbaby/Adore

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69 Harmony/Compatible/Match

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65 Miniature/Minimal/Small

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Happy Birthday Paigie {13}

Another teenager in the house.¬† Oh my goodness!¬† It just doesn’t stop or even slow down.¬† These kids (who were just babies!) keep getting bigger and older and way cooler!¬† You won’t hear this from all parents, but we are really enjoying having teenagers.¬† Of course, they do come with their fair share of eye rolling, door slamming, smack talking and general moodiness but they also have awesome conversations, cook dinner, drive siblings around and help out more than not.

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Paige is no exception.¬† She is sweet and kind (ok, her sister may not agree at the moment) and jumps in to help (almost all the time!) when needed.¬† She is a bit of a momma’s girl; shy, introverted and slow to warm up to those she doesn’t trust.¬† She loves her pets.¬† After school she almost always changes into a fleece onesie (as you will see below).¬† She loves to run, ride her mountain bike and nordic ski.¬† She plays percussion in band and would love to learn the ukulele.¬† Her favorite place is our local bookstore where she can be found after school, sipping on a smoothie and reading a book.

Happy belated birthday to our girl. We adore you, lovebug!

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Alice

You probably saw my Up In Air photo of Alice in the last post.¬† Alice is definitely the easiest of my kids to photograph.¬† She is always game to take pictures.¬† Usually she has some great idea for the shot and it is the perfect one.¬† Figures ūüôā Anyway, here are few more from our mini shoot.¬† If there was one thing that we did accomplish, it was having a ton of fun.¬† Sometimes its hard to believe that my crazy girl is fourteen.

Oh, and Alice succeeded in NOT choking on her lollipop!

 

More CY365

Here are a few more daily shots…still missing a few here and there but doing my very best to get the shot.¬† Not always good photography but just trying to keep the habit going…most days.

52 Up in the Air

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55 Prompt Free…Sam checking his avalanche beacon before going into the backcountry

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56 Isolate/ Single Subject

Scott running

57 In a Jar

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62 Celebrate

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Ski-Joring {Leadville}

Today we went over to Leadville, which is about 30 miles from us over Fremont Pass.¬† They were having their annual ski-joring contests this weekend.¬† If you are unsure of what ski-joring is…just check out my pictures.¬† Basically, skiers hold on to a rope and ski behind a sprinting horse, while attempting to go over huge jumps and catch rings along the way.¬† I. Was. In. Awe.¬† It was so cool.¬† There really couldn’t be a more fitting event in Colorado.¬† Horses, cowboys and cowgirls, and skiing.¬†

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This volunteer was retrieving a lost cowboy hat…

Another beautiful Colorado day.  50 degrees, blue skies and ski-joring.