Friday, July 30, 2010

Yes, I Went to a Concert

So it has probably been 20 years since I've attended a concert.  It isn't that I don't like them, I just don't think of going since we have the girls.

Thankfully my friend Pam invited me to Red Rocks recently and rekindled a little spirit in me for live music.  We saw a band that did a tribute to Abba and it was great fun.  Red Rocks is amazing and I can't wait to go back.  

Monday, July 26, 2010


Sunday, July 25, 2010


As Kailei left for Camp Walsh this morning her last words were..."I'll remember you always." The kid cracks me up.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

A First

If I've been to the Botanic Gardens, I don't remember so we decided to head downtown and take a look.  Unbeknown to us it was free day so the rest of Denver was heading down there too.  Ugh.  After fighting for a parking space we managed to make it inside and met Sheryl and Samantha.  It really was beautiful but it was also VERY HOT.  We were melting and seeking shelter where we could.  I think I would prefer a trip in the fall when it is cooler but it is definitely worth visiting again. 

On the way home the girls fell asleep in the car so I took it as a sign for me as well and I pulled over into a parking lot took a nap with them.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Dad's Celebration

Dad turned 70 this year.  Can you believe it?  I can't.  We decided to kick it up a notch for his birthday this year and do something special so we decided to head to the mountains.  We would have preferred Yellowstone but you can't imagine how hard it is to find a place there.  The next best option was Colorado so we put some dates on everyone's calendar and headed to Grand Lake.

Everybody in the family made it at some point.  We especially enjoyed having Kevin's family.  We hiked, we swam, we played in the park, we ate ice cream, we fished, we hiked again and again.  It really was a great time.  The weather cooperated and the kids all got along great.

The bummer of the trip was that Zeb was sick.  It was his one and only vacation and the poor guy was down and out.  I offered to drive him home but he didn't want to have to deal with the puppies.  We quarantined him so nobody else got sick and made the best of it.  We missed not having him as a part of the festivities but he was trooper for even being there.  A visit to the doctor and some medicine fixed up in time to go home.

While the trip was great for us, I hope my Dad enjoyed his time as well since he was the reason we all got together.  I have to say that my Dad is really a wonderful man.  There isn't anyone who could love his family more.  He is great father and an amazing grandfather.  I'm lucky that way.  I hope he knows how much he is loved and appreciated.

The North Pole....Brrrrr!

Headed down to the North Pole again.  Just isn't summer without visiting this amusement park.  We met most of the MWCC group down there so naturally the girls were in heaven.  They ran from ride to ride and enjoyed spinning and twirling.  Our trip got cut a little short when a thunderstorm came through and poured rain down on everyone.  The girls and I hid under a condiment stand trying not to get wet.  It really wasn't the best cover and everything and everybody was soaked.  We left early which means we just have to get back down there again soon.  :)

Monday, July 5, 2010

July 4th!

This holiday didn't exactly turn out quite as planned but we had a great time anyway.  The morning began with the neighborhood bike parade which is always a favorite of the girls.  There are free snow cones, bouncies, face painting and of course the parade.  The girls had a great time with their friends. 

Later that day we decided to meet at the pool for some swimming and a potluck.  As luck would have it, it decided to pour rain down upon us.  We quickly moved to my house, picked up some KFC and continued our celebration.  At one point the rain stopped so we made our way outside for fireworks and sparklers.  Love spending time with friends and family. 

Saturday, July 3, 2010

All the World is a Stage

...and my girls are some of the actresses. Towards the end of July the girls tried out for the Missoula Children's Theatre again and both got parts.  The play was "The Princess Frog".  Kailei was a venus fly trap and Keara was a spider.  They both did a great job and I'm so glad they enjoy doing it.  The group does such a great job.  It is amazing what they can do in 1 weeks time.  Friends and family attended which made it even more special for the girls.  We are so proud of them. 

And she's out...