Saturday, July 21, 2018

Same Place

Its pretty cool that these two pictures were taken in the same place.

Same place, but a few years between them. 

Friday, July 20, 2018


Someday we will take a perfect picture of every single cousin looking adorable, and smiling while in matching outfits in a beautiful setting.

For this summer, we will settle for these pictures we got on the last day of our trip.


Thursday, July 19, 2018

Fishing Fun

We had a great time fishing off Grammie and Papa's doc in Michigan.

Tracey caught fish after fish off the dock... sunfish and bass

Caroline wasn't really interesting in fishing.  She held her pole for a few minutes, then went off to play.  Then, she came back to her pole and then promptly and perfectly caught a little sunfish all on her own the same time Tracey was landing her first bass.  Then, she went back to playing in the yard for the rest of the evening.

All the while, our diligent Howard, held his pole and waited and waited and waited to catch a fish of his own.  He was so excited to land his own fish... and Tracey caught more than ten, and Caroline caught one within minutes of holding her pole... and we kept encouraging Howard but the fish kept eating his worm without taking the hook.

Finally, Daddy put a lure on his big fishing pole and Howard caught his first fish!  He was the most excited little boy I have ever seen and kept yelling, "I got a fish!  I got a fish!"
 He caught a bass and was so proud of himself.  We were very proud of him too, especially with the determination and grit he exhibited to get that fish.

And Hubby was able to go fishing while we were in Michigan... not on my parent's dock, but on the boat of a close friend on Lake Michigan.  Hubby had a blast, and we were thrilled to get to take some fish fillets back home to Colorado with us.

Monday, July 16, 2018


Tracey:  Grammie, my dress is sticky.
Grammie:  Oh, did you spill something on it or touch it with sticky hands?
Tracey:  No, its sticky inside my dress.
 Grammie:  Inside your dress?
Mama:  She means she feels sticky.  She doesn't know what humidity is.  Tracey, that sticky feeling is called humidity and we don't have it in Colorado.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Hide and Seek

We went to dinner last night and the place included a huge garden and lavender field.  The twins and I played Hide and Seek in the garden, which had paths between all the herbs and flowers.  They were really good at laying flat and hiding.  We had a lot of fun.


Saturday, July 14, 2018

Farm Fun

One of my dad's good friends has an old farm where he used to raise racing horses.  Dad and I took my kids out to see the farm earlier this week and they had such a ball.  It didn't matter to my kids that this was no longer a working farm with lots of crops and animals.  My children were thrilled to see all the baby barn kittens, the old empty barn with the stalls, all the space, the lake, and ride in a golf cart!

We had a ball.


Friday, July 13, 2018

Wise Men

After this ride I have a whole new appreciation for the wise men's ride to Bethlehem...