Wednesday, April 27, 2011

CO best of both worlds!

Here in CO you get the best of both worlds in a matter of a day. Today we got 3-4 inches of snow which we are in great need of moisture here. So the kids and I went out and made a snowman. It was fun to do something different in the morning, they loved it. By noon today it fell apart and is melting fast. Tomorrow its suppose to be 70 for the next couple days. I love it, snow pants one day, t-shirts and shorts the next.

Saturday, April 16, 2011


It has been too long since I have posted anything on here. Cathy was out of town this weekend (Thursday through Sunday) so was on kid duty. The weather wasn't great on Thur/Fri so finally on Saturday it was supposed to be nice and we wanted to take advantage of it. With the forcast of 70 degrees we had our choice; 1) Playgrounds 2) Sledding/playing in the snow 3) Hiking We choose the last. Cathy's parents bought us a hiking book so I paged through it and found a hike that looked and sounded fun.
The trail started pretty steep right out of the parking lot!

This doesn't look like a big deal but I am basically looking straight down at the high way about 400ft below. The kids are leading the way!! Time for a break!

The kids did amazing. We ended up hiking about 1/2 way out to the loop and back which amounted to approx. 2.5 miles. I guess the first/last part of the hike is the steepest and hardest so we basically got a condensed version of the entire 7.5 mile trail. It was a really fun trail and likely we will be back there again this summer maybe to concur the whole thing (with the assistance of a baby sitter and kids at home...sorry guys).

Friday, April 08, 2011


My parents came to visit this last week so we had some fun activites planned. One day we went to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo the animals were very active. We got to feed the giraffes lettuce which was a lot of fun. The bears were not happy with one another so that was neat to watch. They have a carousel and the kids loved going for a ride. Georgia was saying Yee-Haw!! We went to the Airforce Acedamy one day and looked at some airplanes. Georgia got a new hat and sandals she loved going for a walk with her book and we could not forget her sippy cup. She was soo cute.

Thursday, April 07, 2011

House pictures

We are moved in and here are pictures of our house and some of our projects. It took us awhile to unpack after a oouple of months living out of boxes, but its so nice to be settling into our house.
View of Pikes Peak from our backyard that tree might need to go, durning the summer its going to block my view. We also have a hot tub that came with the house so that has been kind of fun.

Keenan's room - Before (these are the pictures we took when we first looked at the house it was their guest room)
After (a fun room for an active boy)

Georgia's room - Before a bright purple room

After (a cute pink/green room for my little girl)

While Neil was in Taiwan for a week I worked on painting our room. It looks so nice I love the colors and I love making my bed now. Before - the master bedroom with a flower border and mauve pink accent and tan walls. After- Bright, clean and fresh I love our room. Guest Room - Before it was a very ugly green with red curtains.

After- A nice relaxing room for our guest, please come visit :)

We still have some more painting to do and some minor updating, but we have a good start. I will post some more pictures as we continue to do more projects.