Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Camping Memorial Day 2009 - Sylvan Lake

We had such a good time. It rained on and off, but it was great--when it rained, we sat inside and played board games. It was a fabulous time all in all--great to spend time with each other as a family--no distractions...just some good family fun and memories for us all.

being together
the perfectly roasted marshmallow
board games
listening to the light rain in the dry trailer
a furnace in the trailer
the misty clouds in the morning
the beautiful view
listening to the kids play together nicely
the brisk fresh air
dutch oven cooking (yum)
clean bathrooms
warm showers
dirt under the finger nails
the campfire smell in clothes, hair...everywhere
snuggling in the trailer
no distractions

gnats by the lake
We have a fun summer of camping planned!

Mother's Day 2009

I had such a fabulous Mother's Day! I couldn't be a happier mom--my children truly fill my heart. Could I be luckier. They treated me like a queen--and gave me so much love. Look at these faces...they angels! Even when their little devils, they are my angels, and I'm so lucky to have them!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


We went camping this past weekend--up past Vail to a town called Eagle...then West--to Sylvan Lake. It was beautiful and we had a fun weekend. I'll try to get some pictures of our trip up soon. Toward the end of our stay...actually, the late afternoon before the morning we were going to head home, Kyle came down with a fever. I had no Tylenol or Motrin--I had scoured my medicine cabinet...and nothing. Rather than going to the store -AGAIN- before camping...I convinced myself...they'll be fine! So, we packed up quickly and headed home rather than have a sleepless night with a crabby baby.

On our way home...we see this car come onto the freeway, and swerve to the shoulder, almost hit the shoulder guard, then over-correct and swerve into the other lane...almost hitting another car. We were behind him, and in no hurry to stay close. Then...a minute later, he swerves off to the right shoulder AGAIN. On occasion, I'll call that *277 from my cell to report a bad/scary driver to the Colorado State Highway Patrol. Well I called--even if this guy isn't drunk, he was using a cell phone or something...and he should clearly NOT be driving. I gave the make of the car and described what happened, and where we were. No sooner, did they call me back, ask where we were and where the driver was--and there was a trooper up at an on ramp waiting....we saw the trooper and they were radioing right to the trooper what I was explaining. The trooper caught up with the car, and got the guy. We didn't know what the outcome was...drunk, cell phone, or just crappy, but we were glad they could sort it out from there. But it was kind of like watching an episode of "COPS" live--and it is cool seeing in action technology working to get the bad guys. The kids were amazed at what was happening.

I got a call this morning from the state patrol...the guy was DRUNK...and I am happily going to sign a statement to the things we saw. If any of you know us well....a drunk driver nearly killed my husband, his brother and best friend when he was 16--we have no tolerance for that crap. So Yay!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Two Youngest


Just finishing up his first year of preschool--tomorrow is his last day! I can't believe it. Favorite things to do: play webkinz, run, eat sweets, make crafts, much more...He is just so sweet and full of love. 4 years old now, and he's a fun one...I can see that he has an exciting life ahead of him....I love his enthusiasm for life and the sweet love he gives.
Kyle (KyKy)....
He's a love bug...but he is a busy 2 year old. He can sure throw a good "tantee" (tantrum)--right there with the best of the 2 year olds. I love his big brown eyes though, and when he is in his "kissy-mode"--just squeezes on so tight and hugs and gives kisses all over! I love to watch him napping--he's my baby and just so precious. He loves to dress up (as you see in the cute picture below)--it just warms my heart to watch the little guy.
They sure aren't little for long!