Chinese New Year 2018

Yesterday we headed down the mountain to Longmont for a super fun Chinese New Year celebration. We saw dancing dragons, a kung fu demonstration, tasted delicious foods and so much more. It was a great day! Afterwards we had a nice walk and dinner in one of our favorite places, Golden.

Happy Year of the Dog!

This was a great event and it is all free, even the food! I was so impressed with the entire celebration. We will definitely be coming back to this one.

Happy Gotcha Day!

Last night we celebrated Mason’s gotcha day with a yummy Chinese dinner. We had a nice night, reminiscing about the trip to China and the first sight of our boy. It was one of the best moments of our lives but definitely wasn’t Mason’s best moment;) He was so scared. Didn’t utter a sound for over a day. No tears or emotion at all. Today he is a wild, amazing, sweet, smart boy. We have been so blessed by his place in our family.

We love you Masonator!

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More of my daily photos.  Sorry I didn’t post the pics from the week before last.  Too busy.  Anyway, here are the last few days….

42 Self Portrait/Don’t Look

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43 Currently Loving

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44 Rosie’s 4th Birthday

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45 Valentine’s Day

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46 Fun/Silly

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47 Where I Stand

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48 What I am Reading…

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Camping in Moab

Scott took the kids camping in Moab, Utah for a couple of days. They bikes and hiked and enjoyed the slightly warmer weather. I decided to stay home and get a few quiet days. Yah me! It was super nice but I was kinda jealous of all their shenanigans! Sounds like they had a blast!

Snowshoe Racing

Well, we are officially on break.  Our district takes two “spring” breaks, one in February and one in April.  We have been enjoying the Olympics and hanging out in our jammies:)  Of course, it wouldn’t be a school break with out sleeping in getting up early on a Saturday for a snowshoe race.  As a reminder…no one in my family likes to snowshoe.  They actually call it SLOWshoeing.  Sam was asked by the alpine ski coach to enter into  the Colorado State Snowshoe race along with 3 other boys from school.  He was hoping to create a dream team to win.  Unfortunately, it landed over break and it was snowing sideways, so two of the four didn’t show.  Sam ran well and came in 9th overall and his friend won the 5k race to become the Colorado State Snowshoe champion.  It was his first time on snowshoes!  HA!  It was a fun morning watching the boys run and we didn’t even mind getting up early to get them there!

Sam is in the bright green hat and blue coat….

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The Youngest Middle {Paige}

It’s funny how every time I get a prompt, I try to figure out how I can fit one of the kids into it.  Today my photography prompt was pink.

Easy. 

Paige.

We had a hard time deciding on THE picture to submit but luckily you (yes, you! Grandmas and Grandpas) get to see more 🙂

What we did do was laugh and have loads of fun.  That’s really the easy part.  Choosing was the hard part because my girl is gorgeous.

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Nordic Races

It was another beautiful day for nordic ski races.  Today we were at Snow Mountain Ranch in Granby.  Our girls are blessed to be able to race in this gorgeous place surrounded by snow covered peaks and valleys.  Alice and Paige both raced well.  Alice had a collision at the start and had a hard time coming back from it.  Paige went out well and passed quite a few racers to make it into the top 15. We are so proud of them, no matter the place.  They are both strong, tough skiers!  Scott, Mason and I threw in our skate skis with the hope that we might get to do a bit of skiing too.  Luckily the races were all delayed an hour so we did a couple loops before and after the high school race.

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Alice at the start in her bright green hat.

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Alice coming into the finish.

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Paige at the start…

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Paige at the finish.