Advent 2021

We tried something new this year and purchase the Adventure Advent. It’s like our Adventure Challenge, where you scratch off different activities and have to do what is underneath. It was fun to have a few new ideas thrown in the mix with our tried and true. But, before anything else, the most exciting news…

40 on the Big Island

Is there anything better in the whole wide world than a surprise 40th birthday trip to HAWAII with your besties?  Micah hatched a plan to surprise Rachel foe her birthday. He very generously used his air miles to purchase our flights, and we stayed in their Condo in Kona. What a kind and thoughtful gift—for…

Parade of Lights 2021

The parade was BACK this year! Unfortunately, the club at the Hyatt was not. So we booked the Staybridge Sweets so we could have a kitchen. It worked out great! The day started at Empower Field at Mile High Stadium where the Tigers played in the State Championship football game. The band got to come…

Halle’s 18th Birthday

Happy 18th birthday Halle! Right now we are sitting on a plane home from Phoenix where I watched my first born jump out of an airplane and go hurdling toward the earth. I’m so glad we got to do that together. You always have been, and always will be my forever adventure buddy. You didn’t…

Josh “I Am”

I loved Halle’s “I Am” project so much that I wanted to recreate it for Josh. The photographer who did Halle’s moved to Australia, but I was reasonably sure I could replicate it. I hired Michelle Chudleigh to do the portraits, and they are SO good. We told Josh that Michelle was just looking to…

Josh’s 15th Birthday

Happy 15th birthday Josh! What a year it has been. It literally feels a lifetime ago that you turned 14. So many things have changed. All for the better.  You finished your middle school career with online school. You received your special 4.0 award with a video and elbow bumps. 8th grade continuation was online.…

Oct 2021 Recap

The fun just doesn’t stop. LONG LIVE FALL!! Halle was the only one who wanted to go to the Pumpkin Patch this year. So we took Dash and off we went on a beautiful fall day. It’s nice having a Dash when you don’t have any toddlers. We took him to see the Goats and…