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1st Half of May

1st Half of May

I was thinking the other day how most of my readers are not my local Colorado friends. I’ve mentioned what sort of rules or guidelines we have in Colorado during this pandemic, but I haven’t mentioned statistics about where Colorado stands.

2nd Half of March 2020

2nd Half of March 2020

Sunday, March 15th was the first day that ALL our plans were cancelled. We spent most of the day virtually reaching out to people and didn’t get around to doing our church meeting until 7pm. It went okay, but we decided it needed to happen a lot earlier in the day. The kids didn’t have school the next day (the district was giving the teachers a day to gather their wits) so I made a schedule for us to hopefully…

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September 2019

September 2019

We kicked off September with a Labor Day trip to Maroon Bells. This was a trip we’d planned 6 months in advance because that’s how far in advance you have to reserve campsites.

June 2019

June 2019

Well, I suppose it’s about time I write about our summer. Life has been FULL of big and little adventures and blogging just hasn’t been a huge priority. But, I do like having this little log to look back on and my grandmother did say she was worried we were still alive the last time I talked to her, ha, ha. So, let’s blast back to June and do a quick recap.

May 2019

May 2019

May was packed to the gills with just about everything you could imagine. Parents with kids older than mine used to tell me, “May is such a crazy month when you have school-aged kids.” Turns out they were right.

Research

Research

To do some research for what to plant in our yard, we decided to visit the Denver Botanic Garden. We figured whatever was still alive and beautiful at this time of year would definitely be something to consider planting in our own yard. (We also tried to keep in mind that the garden has a full staff of people taking care of it. We can dream that our yard could look that good though, right?)  

Summery Weekend

Summery Weekend

The weather here has been so warm lately with temperatures in the 80s the past two days. Today we’re returning to a more traditional weather pattern with rain/snow in the forecast, so we made the most of the weekend. In true summer fashion, we slept in. Of course tuned in to four inspiring sessions of General Conference. (Were there a lot of talks on parenting or was that just what I needed to hear?) In between sessions we did yard…

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Outdoor Spaces

Outdoor Spaces

Before we take you into our humble abode, we thought we’d give you a tour of the grounds. Our neighborhood is mostly populated by retirees with meticulous yards, so in order to not be the “young, irresponsible couple” the yard was our first item of business. There’s still a few more stumps and evil weed bushes that need to be removed, but the yard is much improved. When you pull up this is what you will see: and as you…

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Night at the Museums

Night at the Museums

Saturday night 15 museums throughout the Denver area opened their doors to the public for free. We only made it to two of them (the Botanic Gardens and the Museum of Nature and Science) before Cooper insisted he be fed IMMEDIATELY.  The event was well attended, which made things a little crowded at times (Noel was getting tired of 10-year-olds cutting in front of him at all the hands-on exhibits :)). It was nice to be introduced to the cultural…

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We’ve Managed to Keep Him Alive for 5 months

We’ve Managed to Keep Him Alive for 5 months

We’ve been doing some much needed weeding to prepare the yard for winter (we inherited the yard with weeds, this wasn’t all our doing). Yesterday after Cooper and I went for a walk I quickly did some work on one of the flower beds in the front yard. Cooper sat in the jogging stroller while I worked, so when I cleaned everything up I pulled him into the garage with me. I stepped into the house to put my gardening…

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