Summer in Utah

The kids are going to blog about the main events of the summer, so I’ll take everything else!  First and foremost, meeting baby Cyrus!  We’ve all been anticipating this day.  And it didn’t disappoint.  He is the cutest human on the face of the earth.  Happy 4th of July!  And Happy Birthday Jhena!  We had…

Easter Escape Room 2020

Easter was fun this year!  We had so much time on our hands that we decided to go all out and try some new things this year.  First up, hydro dipped eggs.  This was fun!  But it required a little more talent than we have.  Mostly we ended up with brownish looking eggs.  We also…

Moab in the time of Coronavirus

When schools shut down, and before we actually knew how bad this pandemic was going to be, Natalie and I hightailed it to Moab for a few days of hiking and R&R in the sun.  Looking back, it probably wasn’t the most responsible choice, but at the time it seemed like a great idea.  We…

Final Day in Munich

Our last day in Munich started with us cooking breakfast in the Guest Kitchen. This was such a fun feature of our hotel! We were all ready for a break from bread so we had scrambled eggs, kartofulpoffer, fresh berries and juice. It was protein heaven for our carb soaked bodies. We stopped to show…

Halloween 2019

Blake has been growing his hair for months so he could be a very authentic Thor. And I had to buy and return no less than FOUR costumes until we landed on the exact right one. I also got to help with Blake’s school Halloween party in the afternoon. It was my very last elementary…

East Village Foodie Tour

We all slept in the next morning, and after a very slow start, we headed out on our self-guided food tour of the East Village. But first, Blake earned $2 yesterday.  I kept him busy watching for dogs so he wouldn’t mind walking so much.  He got $1 for every 50 dogs he saw.  So…

Labor Day weekend in NYC

Our trip started on the right foot. We were checking in a bag with United, and the ticket agent told us that “children are a blessing” and then gave us all priority security passes. It was awesome! We got to the Sohotel about 10:30pm and quickly went in search of our first slice. All except…

Final Week of Summer

The day finally arrived. Weird Al at Red Rocks. We loved singing along and even the rain couldn’t get us down. Our last week of summer was filled with the people we love most–COUSINS!  Brett and Kami came down for our traditional pre-race dinner before the Boulder 1/2 ironman. Cousins slept over that night and…

Last Day in Berlin

Blog post courtesy of Halle: We started our day by dropping Mave and Gwen off at school, and then the four of us went on the Undervelten tour. It was a tour of an underground bunker where people would go during air raids.  Our tour guide was awesome, and we learned so many cool facts…

Flughafensee

Mave came out in the morning to snuggle Nat. She’d gently lift her blanket up and climb in. She burrowed down and stayed for like an hour. I was so jealous. Cause who wouldn’t want to snuggle with this bedhead?After many fun days of sight seeing, we were all ready for a little R&R.  We…