Sunday, June 12, 2016


While I still have so many pics to go through of grandma Julia and Viv's visit to CO last month. I found this folder marked "blog-random-catch up" that I guess I never posted on here. So here it is... random pics from the last 4 maybe 5 months. I think I need an 8th day in the week so I can catch up on my "to do" list! :)

A fun dinner/game night with friends. 

The kids played their own game. Pie-in-yo-face!

This child will never be left behind. He's a tough lil guy.

Scrabble with dad.

Kellen during Winter in door soccer.

Snow day.

Love that squinty smile! His picture at the dentist from last year. No cavities. 

Their pic too. No cavities.

For having 3 siblings, he still plays so good by himself.

Dart Warz. Nerf guns and a bunch of boys = FUN


Play-Dough masterpieces. 

A play-dough burger.

A house.

A nice day in the hood.

Trevor came to visit. We loved having him here. John and Trev met when they were in 3rd grade. Best friends for life. It was so sweet seeing him play with the boys. He's got 3 of his own, so it was second nature to him :) 

Some nights they want to sleep together <3 p="">

School project. Parachute, egg, launch. 

All the eggs broke. 

Growing my own sprouts fir salads.

Birthday party fun. 

1st grade field trip to the Denver Museum of Art. 

My sweet group.

1st grade neighborhood buddies.

They tried to catch a leprechaun in March.

That sneaky leprechaun got them back. 


Preston was getting a spacer put in. Preparing for big teeth and braces soon. 

Puzzles. I love seeing them work together. 

What I made for our Easter dinner. Not very traditional but so good! Pan seared scallops over a shallot-mash potato puree. So rich, but delish!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Geocashing Aventure

The kids call it Geo"Catching" :) We've got some friends that do this and I thought it'd be a perfect adventure for the us to all do together as a fam. So we downloaded an app on our phone and let the treasure hunt begin. They're are hunts in every part of the world I believe, so we can do this on vacation if we want. 

Geocaching is an outdoor treasure hunt appropriate for people of all ages. 

This one was a bust. We found nada. But that view though!!! <3 p="">

Pictures of all of them together make me smile so big!

We had one success. It's a treasure filled with junk and plastic gadgets. The kids thought it was awesome. We've made our own to hide next and we can put in on the Geo site for others to hunt. 

You take an item and replace it with something else (like more junk ;) 

So much fun hunting together and we got fresh air and exercise. Bonus! 

This one was a little harder. We actually had to figure out how to get around a creek and through some brush. We accepted the challenge and prevailed. 

New aviators. I think we have one pair left now. Broke or lost, it's typical. 

Saturday, May 21, 2016

10 Years!!!!!

It was our 10 year anniversary in March. We always thought by this point in our world, we'd renew our vows on a tropical beach somewhere with some family and the kids. Not so much (maybe year 20?) but we were lucky enough to be able to sneak out for 28 hours of adult time. We'll gladly take it! We headed to the mountains and stayed at a Blackhawk casino hotel. We ate good, had cocktails, gambled, won then hit up the slopes for some snowboarding fun the next day. We really crammed a lot into those 28 hours!

I feel absolutely, unbelievably lucky to have John as my husband and father of our children! We've gone through a lot of changes in the 12 years that we've been together-- 10 years of marriage, 7 household moves, 4 kids, 3 states and 2 star-up companies later... we can take on more than I thought and survive it ;) and it's been a fun ride to boot. He is my rock and our everything!!! 

John loves it when I ask him to pose for a pic ;) love that smile John... ha!

The perfect gambling break.

He randomly threw in $10 and won $300 in 2 minutes. He replenished what I lost that night. Thank goodness. See we really balance each other out! The ying to my yang!! 

It was a perfect powder day. 

I love that we can do this together. And John loves it even more! He's always wanted me to get into snowboarding. Good thing I sucked as skiing, almost as much as snowboarding. So I chose boarding for him. After some lessons from John over the last couple years and a lesson from a real instructor, I'm getting much better. #goals

We rescheduled our anniversary weekend 3x for a number of reasons. This was one of them. 3rd winter in CO happened in the middle of March. 2 feet of snow. I took the boys to the pool this day-- before it was snowing hard core (pool is just 1/2 mile from our house) and I got stuck in John's car on the way home. It was crazy. I ended up having John come to the end of our road and take the boys home via sled ride. We left his car at the end of our road for a day until we could dig it out. Crazy.

The sun came out the day after and the snow was gone within 48 hours. Crazy Colorado weather.