Thursday, January 22, 2015


we had our third christmas here in colorado.  with lucy being 3 this year there's a lot more incognito presents going on.  i still managed to buy a few gifts for her WHILE she was with me.  she never knew.  frozen and elsa was a huge deal this year for lucy.  she had been asking for elsa stuff for quite some time and we always just answered "maybe for christmas."  she got quite a few frozen stuff and her biggest request has been an elsa dress, elsa shoes, and elsa gloves.  can you tell she really wants to dress up as elsa?  she got the shoes and the dress, but was a little disappointed she didn't get the gloves.  we had to leave some stuff for the rest of the family to get her right?  she got the gloves from nana when we went to ohio for christmas.  
after our christmas morning at home, we got on a plane and flew back to ohio for two weeks...

the much anticipated elsa shoes

checking on the goodies in her stocking

lucys gift to nate

superhero costume

santa on pearl st

watching the animals parade down the aisle at church

live nativity service at church with real animals and real baby jesus

animals for the live nativity at church

christmas eve candlelight service.  the girls first time holding candles

Monday, December 22, 2014

this summer was our first time camping as a family, and my first time camping ever.  it seemed like overnight we had acquired a big 6person tent, camp stove, lamps, and a paddle board.  the 6person tent quickly didn't seem so big after lucys pack n play went in there along with our queen size air mattress, foam topper and all of our gear.  hey, if i'm going to sleep outside why not make it as comfortable as possible??  lucy sure is comfortable and cozy in her pack n play.  although i don't know what we'll do next year when she won't fit in the pack n play.  
we only got to go camping twice this past summer with all the house stuff we were working on.  but next year we are planning on getting out as much as possible.  the campsites out here fill up pretty fast too.
we really enjoyed turquoise lake up by leadville.  beautiful glassy lake.  the campsites were right by the lake.  hoping to go again next year. 

she's trying to skip rocks

lucy likes sitting out from while nate paddle boards

nate and our friend brett each with a little one out front!

this is when they got back and i didn't see lucy on the front and my heart skipped a beat.  but she actually fell asleep and is laying down on the board. 

i wanna go back!

nate loves cooking breakfast. 

look at that water, so peaceful out there

pretty darn good pizza in leadville

Thursday, December 18, 2014

we went up to breckenridge this past weekend and lucy got to take a ski lesson on the mountain.  she's never actually skied on snow before.  she took some classes at shredder in boulder earlier this year.  its this indoor ski place for kids.  gets them ready for the ski season indoors without the elements.   wether it was those shredder classes or maybe she's just a natural, we were pretty surprised at her abilities.  we were able to spy on her at the end of her class.  she was able to get around on her skis, get on the magic carpet and ride it by herself.  and glide down the kids hill with a little assistance from her instructor.  the teachers said she had the most fun out of all the kids and was the only one begging to go out for more skiing!  great job lucy!  can't wait until your riding with us little shredder!

we extended our stay an extra night when we heard there was a storm coming in.  that was a great decision we got to ride on some fresh powder sunday.  overnight the town of breckenridge was transformed into a snowy winter scene.  blessed to live so close these great mountains!

following in dada's footsteps

lucys the one in orange on the carpet

coming down by herself

she loved her purple goggles

dew tour happened to be going on in breck

completely wiped out

same pic everytime we need some more creative lift pictures

Saturday, December 6, 2014

better late then never...

halloween costume this year, she pitched a fit at the pearl st munchkin masquerade but then cheered up and had a blast trick or treating in our old neighborhood with all her friends.
i broke the hot chocolate out one day when we were housebound and it was below freezing temps.

she still wanted to go outside and play in the fresh snow even though it was freezing.