Category Archives: Family

How To Make A Curious George Birthday Cake

When Trevor turned 4, he was so excited to have a Curious George birthday party. I figured a monkey-face cake couldn’t be *that* difficult… but all it takes is a Google search to …

Black Hills Gold

Camping in South Dakota – pics only until I have more time…
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July 5-8, 2012…

Jackson Lake vs. The Big Tent

We took our first camping trip in the big “new” (garage sale) 10×16 Coleman Oasis cabin tent at Jackson Lake State Park last weekend! I’ve never had a good time camping with a three-year-old… until …

Kids’ Birthday Parties in Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley, Windsor

So Jaron is turning five in April! Rather than keep track of scrawled notes on paper scraps for years to come, perhaps this is a good place to jot down my birthday party research. Prices

Horsetooth Rock & Roll of Thunder

¬†We got a late start and I knew it. Kids hike slowly. But I was finally going up Horsetooth Rock! I hate to admit I’ve lived here eleven years and hadn’t climbed it before. We …

Hamilton Mountain for Two

It’s practially impossible to hike mountain peaks with preschoolers. Technically, they can ride along in a [very heavy!] child pack and I guess one could stuff in earplugs after the kids’ patience limit expires, but …

Horsetooth Falls

Horsetooth Falls family hike, May 2011 – pics only until I have more time on my hands!

Fun stuff!…

Mountain Cabin Anniversary

Ten years of marriage! Although the official date was back in January, we just had the opportunity to celebrate with a kid-free overnight vacation in March – in fact our first “couple” escape since having …

Beaver Creek Trail / Comanche

My husband was sure the trail wasn’t too long, and was relatively close to Fort Collins. So we planned a hike to Comanche Lake for a picnic lunch after church in mid July. In the …

Cactus Lesson at Devil’s Backbone

As long as there are bugs, plants, and critter noises scattered about, young children will be entertained by the wild. On Saturday July 24, 2010, we just looked out the window at breakfast and decided …