Fall Update-Part 1

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Isn’t she lovely? As you can tell, we pulled out the halloween box.

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Even Rocky got in on the action

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My cute boys

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Our doggie doesn’t get any love at all

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Annika took a drama class. She’s a bunny named Alice that likes cake and cheese (her character development;) )

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I chaperoned Kevin’s field trip to a local botanic garden

Summer Update-Part 6012387638764

Ok, so I’m exaggerating a little.

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Happy 8th Birthday, Annika! We celebrate with a Candyland-themed birthday party.

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Her little party crew.

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Chatfield Botanic Gardens had a free day, so I took the kids and we explored the gardens, rode the barrel train, went on a hayride and toured the historic home on the grounds.

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Beautiful girl gardens

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We had the opportunity to help build a playground with member of our church

Someone got baptized!!!!

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The whole gang (minus our friends who are taking the picture)

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We took an unexpected trip to Ridgway for a funeral of a friend. Though not for a fun reason, we still tried to enjoy our trip.

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We visited our friends while we were there and got some horsey time in.

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Annika was pretty excited to braid his mane

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The kids and I went to a small county fair nearby and enjoyed all there was to do there.

Summer Update-July/August

We had our annual cousin swap and it was girls week at our house, so Malika came and played with us for 5 days.

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Apple CampAmmon found a free camp at the Apple store for the kids. They learned how to film and edit their own movie.

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Kevin and I had a date at Qboda

 

Summer Update-Moving

We had everything packed up and ready before we left for California. So, when we returned to Denver, Ammon, his Dad and I spent two weeks painting, patching and ripping up carpet in our Littleton house.

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I’m armed and ready to paint!

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Ew! Someone didn’t potty train their dogs.

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My Mom was in the process of moving back to Canada shortly after we moved. She came to stay with us for a few weeks and helped paint, plant, fix and unpack.

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We did a little window shopping

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We went to the driving range on a free day

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Annika found herself a guy she liked 😉

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We even dressed like cows for a free lunch. (I’m mooing)

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Cute little calfs!

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We also went to Sweet Tomatoes. One of my favorites. I love all the salads and breads!

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This is what we really look like =)

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Someone loves her Daddy!

 

 

Summer Update-California

Yes, I know. I’ve fallen off the bandwagon. The past six months have been full of moving, updating our house and normal life activities. Let’s start back in May.

We went to California for Julina and Nathan’s wedding and to visit with Ammon’s Grandma.

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We rented a condo for the week since I was making Julina and Nathan’s cake. I needed a kitchen to myself. We stayed at Birdrock in San Diego. This obviously, is Bird Rock.

Disneyland

Ammon’s sisters and their families and some of Nathan’s family (the Groom) joined us at Disneyland for the day. So fun!

Splash Mountain

Splash Mountain

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Us, with the cute couple!

Bride and Groom

The “Naked” cake. Two tiers were lemon, one was chocolate and all had cream cheese icing. I had never made a naked cake before, so this was new to me.

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Sunset at the beach. So pretty!

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Aren’t we cute? Too bad the wind and my hair didn’t mix.

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Faces only a Mother could love! Annie loves her Uncle Arvin!

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One of our favorite ladies! Grandma B was 102 in this picture and we were so honored to have visited with her for the third time in 5 years. Each time, we assumed it would be our last.