NaBloPoMo – Day 30 Yesterday, the fam and I all ventured into Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP). It was pretty dang cold, but there was a lot of beauty to behold. It’s amazing how different the park looks in the winter as opposed to in the summer when we usually visit. Julian fell asleep in the car, but the rest of us enjoyed seeing a couple large herds of elk. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many in one spot before. There had to be a few hundred. They were slowly making their way across the road as they migrated down to a lowerRead More →

Today is the last day of NaBloPoMo. I made it! (Thanks to Fussypants for the cute button.) There were some days that I felt just like that monkey. It was fun to be a part of it all, but I don’t know that I will do it again next year. Did you survive NaBloPoMo?  Will you do it again next year? Another “real” post will be coming along later today.

NaBloPoMo – Day 29 After packing everything but the kitchen sink (and I still forgot some things), and having an uneventful (no puking) drive, we made it into Estes Park yesterday. The wind was gusting all day and night and the temperature, with the windchill, felt like -4 degrees – proving to me that I could never live in the mountains during the winter. The good news is that the cold temps kept us inside and gave way to some good family bonding. With three other adults in the house to watch the kids, I figured I might sneak away into the bedroom to readRead More →

NaBloPoMo – Day 27 Bet you were starting to wonder if I was going to get a post in today, weren’t you? Me too, but here it is! Yesterday we did a little day trip to Estes Park to spend some time with my parents at their timeshare resort and we all went out for a late lunch together to this great restaurant called Poppy’s. If you are in Estes Park, check it out. :) On the drive to Estes, I remarked to Jody that I once got carsick as a child while reading books in the car on a trip. And I wondered aloudRead More →

NaBloPoMo – Day 26 Welcome to November’s Carnival of Breastfeeding sponsored by The Motherwear Breastfeeding Blog. This month we are reviewing books and videos that have to do with breastfeeding and/or parenting. Perhaps this will give you some gift ideas for people on your holiday shopping list. I’ve chosen to review the DVD “What Babies Want.” “What Babies Want – An Exploration of the Consciousness of Infants,” a film by Debby Takikawa and narrated by Noah Wyle (of ER fame), is an amazing and eye-opening movie that explores the “profoundly important and sacred opportunity we have in bringing children into the world.” The movie takesRead More →