Monday, October 30, 2017

I'M HERE

The last time I posted was over a month ago.
October has been a hard month for us, y'all.

We lost our sweet girl, Lucy, and have been struggling through the grief of losing her and resentment of feeling like she was taken too soon. Our future is also in limbo with certain things and I am just done and drained.
So, hopefully after this week and weekend I can get back into a routine of posting. Fingers crossed.
Until then:



















Tuesday, September 26, 2017

JUNE 2017: THE PIKES PEAK CELTIC FESTIVAL

Gibby's birthday weekend was hectic but fun. We had his party on a Friday because my Dad and his bagpipe band (yep) were competing in the Celtic Festival. So that took up the majority of our weekend. 
We also started to have beautiful and warm weather. The baby deer starting making their appearances in our area.
My Dad's band did really great in their placements and sounded wonderful. It was a hot weekend, but it was a lot of fun. My aunt and cousin and her two boys were in town from a Denver conference for the day. So it was nice to see them!
My Dad's band placed first!


After the Celtic Festival, we got the boys ready to head up to Montana with my parents. My mom and dad wanted to take the boys for two weeks until Husband and I were able to join them for our vacation. It was glorious and fun for all. I know the boys had a wonderful time. Husband and I had a nice date week and then I had a friend come in to town for a girls weekend.


Girls weekend pictures are up next!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

JUNE: GIBBY TURNS FIVE.

Gabriel's 5th birthday FINALLY arrived. After probably a year of asking when his birthday was, the big day finally arrived.
He was SO excited. We had a home party this year and the theme was- BATMAN. Duh. Did you think it would be anything else? I tried. I tried to convince him, but he wouldn't have it any other way. So the party day arrived and he was ready. We started the morning with a few pictures before letting him open a few presents.
I had to scoot off to work but my parents were here for the celebration and while the boys went to their sports camp, my mom and dad helped transform the house into the Batcave. 
We taped Batman bad-guys to different colored balloons and then let the boys run around the back with squirt guns shooting at them.
Party ready!
 
We had a great group of little boys come for the celebration. They had a blast doing the obstacle course. They saved Gotham City by diffusing the bombs, they had treats and cake, and then we ad a piƱata...which was then followed by a huge water fight. Perfect because it was SO hot and humid.
And of course Jeff fell asleep.
Lucy too.
My dad got in on the big water fight at the end. 
Funny story. This isn't the cake I ordered. But you work with what you've got, right?
After dinner we lost my dad and Jeff to different events. So my mom and I just relaxed and then decided to take the boys out to dinner at Red Robin. Gibby was still going a million miles and hour and then he crashed SO hard at dinner.
All in all, another great birthday.