Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Lauren Turns 6

It seems like every day my little ones are getting bigger. My beautiful daughter, Lauren turned 6  this weekend, and we make sure to celebrate it. We started with streamers on the door, a tradition I started many years ago

Lauren in her doorway after running thru the streamers

After we had some donuts for breakfast we opened some gifts..... disclaim we got dressed, but did not comb the hair, but she has a beautiful smile!
Getting ready to open
Excited to have some new books from Uncle J and Auntie K

New Rainbow Princess Nightgown and Necklace :)
We went out to grab some lunch and then headed over to a local gym to have out party. Lauren had invited the girls from her class, Reese and Skylar, and Cooper had one buddy come along. We had a great time getting to run around the gym. They had bouncy castles, a parachute, but I think the most fun was the pit and the rope swing. Fun was had by all.
Cooper Completing a flip into the pit
Reese on the swing
Lauren Playing with friends on the parachute
Skylar on the bouncy castle
The whole gang - Being silly

I hope Lauren had a great birthday, and from the smiles, I think she did. We are so happy for every day we have and are grateful to get to celebrate it!  Another year gone.... it is going by too fast.

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

So Blessed

Just a quick post on our lovely Christmas. We, as usual, stayed home for the break. It is just too painful to travel:).  So we spent a quiet morning at the house. Thankfully Jack and Martha we able to come out and help us celebrate. Here are a few pics from the day.

Lauren (with great bed head) hugging here new kitty, Whiskers
Of course, Coop is super excited about a new video game
Jack and Cooper look like they are already tired:)
Obi even got in on the fun, with Skylar (4)
With Reese (7)
Girls happy to be together
the lone boy hangin in
Mom with Cooper happy for Christmas to finally be here
Jack with his partner in crime - Obi knows just where to wait
Merry Christmas from Sarah and the girls (with Mia distracting Sky )
Lauren and I getting ready to head over to Bill and Stephanie's for the a New Year's Eve party

We had a very merry Christmas, and are looking forward to the new year. I am sure lots of adventures are in our future. We are beyond blessed. 

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Catching up - Fall sports

I have been meaning to post about the kids soccer/flag football for about a month now, and just have not found the time to do it. Lauren was playing soccer and Cooper Flag Football, both for the second time. I hope both kids enjoyed themselves, and I know that it made our Saturday's a little more crazy.
We were lucky to have good weather for the fall, so no huddling under blankets! Here are a few pics.

Lauren dribbling the ball
Happy girl

Chasing down something

More action
Lauren with her metal
The Team

Cooper as QB

Eye on the Ball
Running with the Ball
Listening to Coach Jeff
Trying for the Take Away
The Team

It was a good season, and I am glad that the Y has these programs. Sports are great !!

Monday, October 03, 2016

A quick little trip

I received an email middle of last week from Joel, asking if I wanted to head to Summit County for the weekend. Joel's friend, Tim, was not going to use their cabin in Silverthorne this weekend, and offered it up.  I was totally in, knowing that the weather was going to be great and the trees are changing color. Thankfully, they take their dog up to the condo too, so knowing Obi was invited we headed up after the soccer and Flag football games.  Once arriving, we hit the trails. We had a trail right out our door. We did a short 2 1/2 mile hike, and it was gorgeous day. Obi was off leash and did really great. He stays really with us very well and will come back as soon as we called his name. He was one happy pup!

Lauren was not sure she was enjoying the hike right now, but Cooper was Great!

Again a Glorious Day!

One of my favorite pics- We are truly blessed to live in such a great place

            The next morning we were going to get in about about 3 mile hike, but we hit the trail head and found out that the trail was closed for maintenance. So to get things moving we hit a trailhead a few miles from where we were going. Sadly it was not as great as the one we wanted, but it did not slow down Obi or the kids. We hiked up a little over a mile on a old fire road. Again it was great to get out, and a little cold when we started (about 40 degrees), but it warmed up quickly.

Mom, Cooper (8), and Obi (5mth), headed up the mountain. We are over 10k in elevation
Our crazy bunch with an amazing view!! (Quick note- the peak in the background is Quandry, the 14teener that Joel and I hiked a few years ago)

After the hike we walked around Breckenridge for a few mins. We not able to stay too long,  for the fact even though we hiked over 2 1/2 miles, Obi was still really to say hi to everyone we passed. He did get a workout trying to drag Joel up and down the strip.  After we dropped Obi off at the condo, we went to lunch at The Lost Cajun, and it was great. 

Lauren the Alligator
After lunch, the kids and I went to a few stores while Joel went biking. He sadly was not able to get in a big ride, but still have fun tooling around the hills nears Silverthorne, and mom only bought stuff for the kids. :)The kids and Dad hit the pool for a while, then we grab some great grub before headed back down the hill.  We had a great weekend, and are so grateful for Tim and Sarah for sharing their place.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Let's get this Started

Well, for those of us on Facebook, we know it it back to school time. I must say, I find it fun to see all those smiling faces( on kids and parents faces) when the school starts back. So here goes.

First Cooper started on August 18. He is in 2nd grade and has Ms Lehmen.
We had to wear a Minecraft shirt on the first day - and Crocs (no matter how much Momma hates them)
Lauren a little bummed that she was not going, but still there to support Coop
With Mom (who is also very happy : ) )
Lauren with her new boots - Who says you should not wear suede in Aug

Now for Lauren's first day
Do you think these too look alike ? Just a little 
Now with Mom - not as much resemblance
One more notable change, is Cooper started wearing glasses. I think he looks great. And has on another Minecraft shirt.....