We are getting a lot of snow this November. It’s been fun to see the inches and feet pile up. Mason and Alice love to play outside. They built a huge snow-woman, threw snowballs and stayed outside until their fingers were numb.
Grandma and Grandpa are almost always here for Halloween. For the past few years they have been here for pumpkin carving too.
I’ve said it before…love/hate relationship between these two. Someday, they’ll be best friends, I hope. I try to soak up every bit of “love” I can get because you never know when it will switch😜.
It’s always busy around here but October is dishing up a bit more spice!
Paige and Mason finished up their XC season with great runs at the state tournament.
Sam and Alice also finished up XC at the regionals race in Eagle-Vail. They both ran strong this season on the varsity team.
Sam got a haircut…4 inches!
The remodel is nearly done, praise the Lord!
Alice entertained us while playing guitar in the high school mariachi band.
Life is good! Now we are switching gears to Nordic skiing, skimo and swim team. Never a dull moment around here!!!
We’ve got counters and a backsplash!!! So excited. Now just waiting on electrical and plumbing…
3 year old Paige
Ten years later and she doesn’t look much different 🙂
13 year old Paige
Cabinet are being finished…granite goes in on Friday…we are getting there. This guy has been working his tail off to finish this project, on top of having two real jobs:)
And if you haven’t seen the before or don’t remember…
Lucky for us (parents and athletes!) we had a middle school XC race today at the Frisco adventure park. It was a family affair…Paige and Mason both ran, Sam and Alice marshaled the course and Scott and I were helping out too. It was truly a gorgeous fall day. Paige finished in 6th place and Mason ran the entire race! A win win!
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!
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!