"Enjoy the little things in life ~ one day you'll wake up and realize they were the big things"

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Operation "Helping Ham" 2013

Operation Helping Ham 2013 was a success.  We were blessed to share the experience with some wonderful friends too.  Ice skating (at the cute little downtown Denver rink) was a fun (albeit FREEZING way to end the adventure!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Anna's half birthday!

We enjoyed a special time celebrating our Anna girl's half birthday today.  Steak n' Shake, Chuck E Cheese and the movie "Frozen" with an awesome 7 1/2 year old!

Monday, December 9, 2013

The Great Food Race!

This weeks collision of parenting and homeschool:  Our mini unit study on plants (and plant based nutrition) resulted in the crazy idea of the "great food race" . . . with each family member moving forward or backward based on their food choices.  I assigned things like sprouts, raw foods, fresh juices, probiotic smooties & alkaline rich foods the highest point values and processed food / sweets really, really low values (with a continuum in between the two extremes).  Dad had a few too many cups of coffee and chocolate chip cookies today - so, he's still behind the starting line!  We'll have to start him out with some carrot/apple juice tomorrow to help him out!

Friday, December 6, 2013


Do you SEE that temperature??!!!  So thankful this isn't "normal" for Colorado!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Christie Lodge

We have greatly enjoyed our "annual Thanksgiving getaway" with my sister and her family.  We've spent lots of time relaxing, playing games, playing at the park, enjoying the pool and hot tub, playing foosball and ping pong and eating way too much!

We even happened upon the cookie judging competition on opening day at Beaver Creek (ski area)!  We didn't mind helping with that!!  Kevin and the kids surprised me with the itinerary for a cruise he's arranged (in Jan) to celebrate our 20th anniversary!

Thankful :-)