We’ve decided to take it easy and not rush into anything with *the* house. We’ve been talking a lot about it – our likes (the layout, the neighborhood, the yard, the unfinished basement for a possible future photography studio for me), our dislikes (it needs new windows and other updates), and what we’d need to do before we could even move in (put in a dog run or fence). Since finding out it was on the market last summer and didn’t sell, I don’t feel like we have to rush this. If this is the house for us, it will work out. However, the moreRead More →

We spent our Sunday of Memorial Day weekend at the annual Boulder Creek Fest. We’ve gone to the fest just about every year that we’ve lived here, with the exception of a couple. I love it for the beauty, the food, the music, the people, the atmosphere, and just the general vibe of the whole thing. As we were there with the kiddos this year – Ava walking or riding on daddy’s shoulders and Julian riding in the Ergo on me – I couldn’t help but think how fortunate we are to live here and raise our kids in Colorado. Although we don’t live inRead More →

Here’s a short video of Ava in a bouncy castle thingy at the Creek Fest this weekend. Jody and I were both surprised with how easily she jumped around in it. Guess she really is growin’ up. She had a blast. I haven’t had a chance to write about the Creek Fest yet (all of this house stuff is occupying my brain at present), but will have to soon. We had a great time.Read More →

What do you do if you find a house that you pretty much fall in love with and want to buy, but you haven’t put your’s on the market yet? We found one such house yesterday and toured it today and I love it. It was built in the 70s and needs a lot of updating, but it’s on a huge (for this area) lot at just shy of half an acre. It has tons of fruit trees and berry bushes, and loads of perennial flowers. It’s in a nice neighborhood. It’s being sold by the original owner and it’s clean and been well takenRead More →

I don’t have time to go through all of my pictures from the previous week, so my Best Shot Monday picture is a quickie this week. Now that Julian is officially six months old and has shown some interest in foods other than mama’s milk, I mixed up some mashed bananas with breast milk this morning so he could have his first taste of “solids.” I love the expression on his face. Just priceless. :) I think he actually swallowed a little bit, but most of it got spit out on his bib. However, big sister Ava was more than happy to step in andRead More →

Apparently I am seriously out of practice when it comes to shopping for clothes for myself. I haven’t bought much in the way of non-maternity clothes for the past 4 years, so today when I set out to find myself some new shirts specifically (I am in major need), I felt lost. I kept picking out shirts that resembled maternity tops, even though I wasn’t in the maternity section. Is that just the style these days or am I subconsciously wishing I was pregnant again? Anyway, Kohl’s was the first store I went to since I was hoping to score some sweet discounts with aRead More →