Saturday, August 25, 2018


It’s been a little bit since we’ve had a day exploring. Last trip we tried to take ended with a new fuel pump! Today we set out for Vail and quickly changed course. Vail did not appear to be our type of atmosphere . . . and definitely not with 4 kids in tow. So we stopped in Dillon instead. 

Lunch at the Pug Ryan’s, Jazz playing at the park, a walk on the water, and fro yo - not much else needed for an awesome day. 

There was an old school music store in Dillon - I found one of the best soundtracks ever for $0.50 and then had to pick it up when I saw the 1 copy of the PJ show from 2016 that Jay and I were at. Good tunes on the way home . . . 

Back to School 2018

First year for junior high . . . And first year for Sam and Evan to be in a school without Marlie . . . And so far everyone is doing awesome!

Chicago/Pearl Jam 2018

We did something a little different this year - instead of a family vaca, we split the boys and the girls. The girls were up first . . . their first concert . . . Pearl Jam at Wrigley Field. 

Jay and I went in 2016 and it was a bucket list show. We met up with old friends on coincidence and we all said we would come back with kids - so we did!

Happy #4 Big H

I know I always say it, but it’s true . . . I can’t believe it’s been 4 years, but at the same time, it’s hard to remember life without this crazy ball of energy. My Little Boss Baby that loves to build his creations and who doesn’t possess an inside voice . . .

Hudson had a Paw Patrol birthday with family at Chuck E Cheese, and it was great!

Seriously . . . this was just yesterday!

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

August So Far

We are trying to squeeze in the last fun days of summer break . . . 

Had to start out with a Home Depot trip - the boys are definitely wanting to get back to monthly trips. The girls fought me on it, but you could tell they loved looking like professionals . . . and Marlie gave her (way too small) apron to Hudson, so he was walking around like a boss with her 50+ pins!These guys LOVE water - so it’s always a fun time when they can just play in water . . . We don’t know why it took us a year to make it to Manitou Springs - it’s right down the road, and we will be going back on the regular.

Then there was some not-so-fun times. On Monday, August 6th, the wrath of Mother Nature came down in full force on the mountain (and down in the valley) in the form of baseball size hail . . . As of today, the Green Goddess has windows replaced, but hasn’t been assessed on the body damage . . . Even if she’s totaled, I can’t let her go . . . And the skylights and windows busted all over the house make me glad we rent! 

But back to the fun times . . .