Category Archives: Family

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 …

RMNP With Friends (photos)

What fun to host old friends visiting from Oregon a few weeks ago. We spent a day touring the Rocky Mountain National Park, following Trail Ridge Road to the Alpine Visitor Center where Richard and …

Confessions of Imperfection

“Mom!” I heard fear in my daughter’s voice as I unbuckled my middle kid. Suddenly my giggling baby was flying “wheee” toward me on a stolen tricycle across the OUAC parking lot and that’s not …

The Sunrise Yurt

“What’s a yurt?” I hear that at least half the time I mention the word. It’s a hut-shaped canvas tent on a wooden frame and deck, equipped with bunk beds, a table and chairs, and …

The Good Kind of Sore

Last month I took my first “Spin and Tone” class twice a week at Aztlan. After three pregnancies (my final baby now 15 months old) I have no abs, unless you count belly fat hidden …

Skydiving Souvenir

Becoming a mother is like being dropped from a small aircraft into the ocean from 12000 feet. You prepare for it by putting on a parachute and a life jacket, but when you hold up …

Cheap Pasty Buttercream

My biggest little boy turned three last Friday! Thursday night we went to Walmart to get cake. Actually it was to get $100 worth of groceries, but to the birthday boy, it was really all …

I Do

A wedding to remember – beautiful, joyful, playful – hundreds of guests – big yellow flowers – worship songs – my friend the bride reciting her vows at an excitedly frenetic pace…

Then the reception …

Well Gulch Nature Trail

After a terribly long and icy Colorado winter, what a nice surprise to enjoy beautiful weather during Spring Break last week. Daddy took a day off work and we enjoyed a family hike at Lory

A Friend Faith Keeps Dear

“Faith,” said a Friend, “is always near.”
A Friend trusting Faith finds depth.
“Faith speaks sincerely,” a Friend smiles, “in genuine hope.”
To a Friend trusting Faith, love is supreme.

Faith said, “A friend is …