Jan 2021 update

As I sat down to write this post I thought, “not much happened in Jan 2021.” ummm….WRONG. It was quite an eventful month for the world. Capitol Insurrection, Biden Inauguration, Covid vaccine roll out. It never ceases to amaze me how we can get caught up in the the daily droll and easily forget the…

Kid Dates

We were really missing our family and all the fun we have together after Christmas. So, we decided to have some intentional fun of our own. Each kid got their own date, customized to them. Rusty and I got a date too! First up, Rusty and Halle went to the Denver Museum of Nature and…

Christmas 2020

Luckily, Dr. Fauci went to the North Pole himself to vaccinate Santa. So, Christmas went off without a hitch! Both sets of Grandparents joined us over Zoom to watch the kids open their gifts. And I tricked them all this year–no one correctly guessed their wrapping paper. Santa brought Blake a Sonic Watch. Josh got…

Christmas Eve 2020

It was just us this Christmas. But thanks to the magic of Zoom, we still had fun connecting with our family. The day started with opening cousin presents. It was late morning for us, and almost bedtime for the Schofields! I’m glad we did it this way–it was fun to see all the kids and…

Parade of Lights 2020–Covid edition

Just like everything else this year, Parade of Lights looked a little different. Since crowds couldn’t gather to watch the parade, the organizers decided to stage the floats downtown for a couple of weeks so everyone would have a chance to walk by and enjoy at their leisure. I thought it was pretty fun to…

Halle’s 17th birthday

Dear Halle, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, STOP GROWING! Only one more year of childhood for you. Wow. It’s been a strange, strange year to be in High School. So many experiences cancelled or delayed. And that has brought a lot of disappointment and uncertainty. But I hope we can still…

Happy 14th Birthday, Josh!

Dear Josh, What a weird year it’s been. I’m glad of two things. 1. That we’ve been able to spend so much time together as a family. 2. Donald Trump is no longer President. Your birthday was on election day, and you graciously allowed us to watch election coverage on your big night. And it…