Another Littleton adventure

Mom bought a car in Denver, so we took the kids for a weekend at Grandma and Grandpas. We went to the Botanic Gardens and did a scavenger hunt, spotted some adorable animals along the way and my favorite…..inhaled the amazing scent of the chocolate plant. You heard me…CHOCOLATE PLANT! It smells like heaven. I seriously wanted to eat it, but I doubt it tastes as incredible as it smells. I’m totally planting it though at some point.

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This is the best picture of all! The big kids on the swings at the park! =)

Mother’s Day

We celebrated Mother’s Day this year with all the girls together. We ate breakfast at a local favorite breakfast hangout called “Kate’s Place”. It’s always yummy, but usually a little chilly inside the place itself. This time the girls had hot chocolate with whipped cream and pancakes! I had an amazing omelet. Afterwards, we went to a junktique store across the road, as it flurried down on us. Yes. In May…

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Springtime Fun

This was supposed to come before the last post, but I messed up. Whoops! We had to hang out in Montrose for a while for something and the kids and I stumbled upon this cool park. There are all these resistance exercise contraptions and a big hill to roll down.

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Drama Queen!


A friend invited us to join him on his boat for a bbq and afternoon of tubing, swimming and fun. We met him and also, our friends Darla and Haylee at our local reservoir. It was perfect weather to be on the water! None of us except Ammon and the boat owner had tubed before. The kids loved it! I did too. Kevin and Tasha were speed demons and kept giving us the “thumbs up” to go faster.

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It was such a blast, until my friend Darla’s knee collided with her face and sent her to the hospital. Yet, still I have good memories of our day.

P.S. This post is out of order and should be in June after Rocky’s Birthday, but I haven’t figured out how to change the order….

New Room!

Ok, so this is like a year overdue, but quite a while ago we decided that Tasha needed her own room. Kevin got a new room in the basement and Tasha took over Kevin’s old room and naturally, it had to get a redo.

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Fun vinyl stickers to jazz up her white walls!

Spring Break

We had a fun-filled spring break. The kids and I headed to Littleton to spend some time with Lee and Ellen and then with my best girl, Kylene.



Snuggles with Grandpa



Fun at the park



Sister snuggles



Watching the ducks and geese



Sweet Tomatoes for lunch! The kids have been here before, but they were too young to remember. They LOVED it! They ate and ate and ate and ate!

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Our tour of Hammonds Candy Factory and of course, we took home some souvenirs.



Family Home Evening activity: bowling!



A fun day trip to Downtown: Union Station, Tattered Cover Book Store, a tour of a beautiful Catholic church, a walk through the Brown Palace hotel and a ride on the light rail.




Time to leave the park…certain people weren’t too happy with me

I started feeling a little crummy the day we were headed to stay with Kylene. When I got to Kylene’s, we packed up and enjoyed a busy day at the Museum of Nature and Science.

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Our guilty late-night pleasure…Oreo fudge caramel goodness!

It was a whirlwind visit, but it was so good to see the Mannings and Kylene and her family!


Every year our church congregation hosts a fundraiser for the youth to help offset costs for camp. There’s a silent auction which we all donate items too. I chose cupcakes, of course!

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Strawberry Lemonade and Chocoholics Dream