Monday, August 8, 2016

a little escape

We headed out on a whim today to the mountains. I'm getting better at being spontaneous...especially with a four year old :) It's been so incredibly hot here, it's amazing how in just a short drive we are surrounded by cooler temperatures and beautiful, beautiful scenery! We drove up to Estes Park, one of our favorite places to visit. We walked along the river, had a picnic lunch, and put our feet in the cold river. I needed this so much today. I have 4 more days of summer vacation left and still can't believe how fast 2 1/2 months can go by. I am so grateful for this time I've had...especially being able to spend so much time with my family. These last few days you will find us soaking in every moment together before the three of us head into a new school year! 
*I still can't believe I have a four year old!! 

Saturday, July 16, 2016

These Summer Nights {a little video}

There is just something so magical about summer nights.  The warm air heavy with fragrance.  The golden light filtering through the trees. The feeling that it's okay if we stay up a little bit past bedtime because we will miss these nights when school starts again. Everdeen has been learning how to water the plants/me/Martin/the sidewalks :) She's getting the hang of it.  Last night as she was watering she decided to make it rain from the sky! We let her play, knowing very well it was waaay past her bedtime. We laughed and watched as she was so happy and content playing with the hose. This is what simple, carefree, childhood memories are made of! Happy summer nights everyone!

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Soaking in the Hours

My twin sister headed back to Florida yesterday and as always, goodbyes never get easier. So we count down the days until winter when we will be reunited again!

We soaked in every moment we had together and ended her week here with a hike at Eagle's Nest! The last few times we've been has been in the dead of winter so it was nice to go when the flowers are blooming and the grass is a bit more green! This state of ours is so beautiful. Sometimes I forget to look around...I mean really look and take it all in :) 

Monday, June 13, 2016

Summer is Here!!

We are already heading into our third week of summer vacation here (!!) and are loving every moment! Blue skies, warm sun, and long days spent outside until our feet are appropriately dirty ;)  Last week we were able to take a spontaneous camping trip and it was just what we needed to ring in summer! It was Everdeen's first time camping and my first time in many, many, many years. We headed to a campsite close to home and spent the days playing in the dirt, napping, searching for rainbows, and walking around the marina. We were lucky to go with my mother-in-law and sleep very comfortably in her RV! We hope it's the start of many more camping adventures to come!