Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Project Life | Weeks 11-13

WEEK 11 | A dance competition in Colorado Springs allowed us to spend a half day at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

Feeding giraffes and take the mountain ride over the zoo property was our favorite memory. Taylor and McKenna did their hip hop duet for the first time and won lots of awards.

WEEK 12 | I finally took Taylor to her 8-year well check. She is still long and lean!

We spent Sunday afternoon at Cherry Creek Resevoir and brought the kids' bikes. 

WEEK 13 | I didn't get around to taking many photos this week, but I did work on a fun project of gathering photos of Hank and I with each of our children at the same age. It was fun to see who resembles who the most.

This is the last week of school before Spring Break. Hank spoke in the kids' classroom and shared his profession with the students. The kids also had a fun crazy hair day at school and we had a family get together to celebrate Eli and my birthday. We played games and had a lot of fun! 

Monday, March 16, 2015

Project Life | Weeks 8-10

WEEK 8 | I didn't take very many photos this week but I did get one of the kids at the dentist.

WEEK 8 | Crazy week of snow. The second day of Taylor's dance competition was actually canceled due to the severe snow. We spent a couple of nights at a hotel in Westminister for Taylor's first competition. The kids all loved it!

WEEK 9 | Still cold weather and snow and ended the week with some sledding.

WEEK 10 | Another week where I didn't take many photos but a busy week none the less! 

WEEK 10 | Hank and I had a date night as we celebrated out 17th wedding anniversary.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Project Life | Week 6

WEEK 6 | Teaching Ryland to read this week. It's so fun!

WEEK 6 | I took a day off from work and took Landon to breakfast and helped him study for his first spelling bee. He did great!

Project Life | Weeks 2 - 5

WEEK 2 | The kids were finally able to have their Christmas play. The school had to cancel the original date right before Christmas because several of the lead characters all caught the flu. The play was adorable!

WEEK 2 | Taylor and Landon have asked me several times to cook with them. So on the Saturdays that we are home, we try to have a cooking class.

WEEK 3 | I guess I didn't take too many photos this week. But the one above of Ryland playing with his dinosaur track naked right after a bath makes me smile!

WEEK 3 | My parents came to town for Taylor's birthday allowing Hank and I to travel to Florida with his aunt and uncle for a flooring show. So fun!

WEEK 4 | We went to both sides of Universal Studios and rode the roller coasters until we couldn't walk straight!

WEEK 4 | We came home on Taylor's birthday and took our family to dinner at the Cheesecake Factory. All Taylor really wanted for her birthday was a sleepover with a few of her friends. So we took them all bowling and then back to our house for camping in the basement.

WEEK 5 | Landon was selected to participate in the district spelling bee so this week he needed to study a lot! And I love the photo of the boys above getting along peacefully side-by-side in the bathtub. Love those sweet moments!

WEEK 5 | Hank and the kids made a special dish from Holland for Cultural Day at school. It snowed a lot this week.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Celebrating My Girl

I'm back! I have been neglecting my blog even with the best intentions to keep it active. My goal is to post updates at least two times a week...that should be doable with my ever busy life as a full-time writer and mom. My vision is to share family updates, photos of my scrapbooking/photography projects, and our Colorado adventures. So stayed tuned!

A few weeks ago, my firstborn turned eight! I don't even know how that is possible. I remember it was like yesterday that I was taking her home from the hospital. I know I am biased, but she was the cutest little thing and a beautiful little girl. Today, she is half way to being a full-blown woman. And she is gorgeous inside and out. I'm smitten I must say...even with the eight-year-old attitude, the stink eye, and all of the emotions from one side of the rainbow to the other. She always has been and always will be my miracle.

For Taylor's eighth birthday, all she really wanted was a "sleepover" with a few of her good friends. So instead of a large party this year, we opted for a smaller was perfect. Usually every year, I pay a photographer to take photos of my child to memorialize their birthday milestones. This year, I decided to take a stab at it myself as I am starting to feel more confident behind the lens.

Below are photos of the photos that I scrapbooked in Taylor's album to document her birthday and turning eight!