Thursday, August 19, 2010

It has been several months since the last blog posting, so many of you will be shocked to know we are alive and well….and just got finished living at my parent’s house for the last 3 months, while building a house, which we just moved into over the weekend. The house is up the street from the kid’s school and down the street from my parent’s home. It is a perfect location, and a beautiful home and floor plan. We loved our last home of 5 ½ years, but were ready for an upgrade and a change. We LOVE our neighborhood and being close to family, so we stayed very close by.
With the end of the school year, we had many fun activities and events. Peyton started T-Ball, coached by Uncle Cory and Grandpa Craig. The team consisted of all his cousins and buddies from church, so it was a lot of fun for all. It was a long season of forcing him to put on the uniform, but he loved being a part of the action – play first base or pitcher were the best spots for him! Peyton started his first day of Kindergarten yesterday. He loves his class and his teacher, Mrs. Frankenfeld. Mya just started 2nd grade with Mrs. Kappan. She is a little book worm, and loves the socializing that school gives her. She frequently wishes we were all born smart, so she would not have to go to school.
We spent the summer out at the lake, the pool, the movies, and even on an adventure or two. We went to the Royal Gorge, which was a beautiful trip and lots of fun with our friends, the Gibsons. We went to Tennessee for the Fourth of July (for a big happy 80th birthday to Steffan’s Grandpa Bud). We also had our first camping trip with with many wonderful friends up to Granby. And to top of the summer, the kids were the flower girl and ring barer for Kristen’s wedding. It has be an adventurous and amazing summer. We are so thankful for the family and friends that share in our experiences and always lend a helping hand! We couldn’t have made it through the move and the summer without them!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Spoke too soon...

I spoke too soon, we had about 10 inches of snow last night. It was an incredible storm that started as a huge thundershower, then about an hour later the rain turned into these AMAZINGLY huge snowflakes. I was thankful to be at home with the kids enjoying the beauty of it, intead of driving in it like Steffan. I know that spring is a tease here in Colorado, but it is absolutely beautiful. I wouldn't trade it for anywhere in the world! And FYI, the sun is back to shining today! :)

Monday, March 22, 2010

Spring has arrived!

It is Spring Break this week, and the kids are in heaven! No school and lots of SUN so far! Yes, I am working, and Peyton is supposed to be "resting" because he has a cough that we do not want to spread to Emily's twins (yes Emily is already back to work watching Peyton and teaching piano!). But I don't think he has laid down our even watch a minute a TV. He has just been playing away in the backyard. Can you blame him?! I wish I was out there playing too! I am working from home today and trying to get all my meetings and calls in, even though Peyton is never silent, always humming, singing or talking. Even work seems more bearable with this weather! :) Of course it is spring, so it won't last....rain and snow are forecasted for Tues/Wed.

Monday, March 1, 2010

A new hobby...

This last year I have been enjoying a new hobby, thanks to a Quilting group with my church (and Chelsie! Thanks!). I have been a long time scrapbooker, and never thought I could sew, but thanks to this incredible group of women/friends, I have learned to sew and create! We worked on this a large project all year, creating one block each month. I still have the border to go, but wanted to share my two creations thus far. And then during a girls scrapbooking trip to the mountains I found a cute valentine's quilt kit, which was so fun to create as well! I promised my friends I would share pictures when I finished, so here are the nearly complete quilts. I just ordered a new pattern and fabric for some table runners, so I will keep everyone posted!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Christmas Fun!

We had an amazing Christmas this year, filled with fun memories and adventures. So, I want to share just a few:
Gingerbread Houses~
Piano Recitals~

Dinner at the Spaghetti Factory and Downtown Denver Lights~

Carolling for friends and family and at the Senior Centers~

Grandma Shirley's House for Christmas Eve (Reinactment of the Nativity, Talent Show, Santa, and yes...loads of Presents!)~

Christmas Morning started at our house and then we went to my parent's house for more fun and breakfast (and surprise news that Jen and Dustin are expecting their first baby in July)~

We also had some post Christmas fun, up at the Breckenridge house. Amy took Mya skiing for the first time! Cory and Tiffany also took Jaxon and Max. They did so well! It was awesome!

It was so great to receive letters and pictures from all our friends. We hope you all had a very Merry Christmas!!