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…

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…

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…

Back to School Bash VIII

Back to School Bash looked quite a bit different this year due to social distancing guidelines. Instead of inviting everyone we know, each kid got to invite just a couple friends. I didn’t even need to order donuts or ice blocks in advance. Even though it wasn’t quite the same, I’m still glad we kept…

Fairview

Hi everyone, it’s Josh. Our overnight trip to Fairview was super fun and I had a great time. The whole Cornell family came! We started out by driving up to the cabin which took about two hours. When we got there we went into the cabin to check it out and decide where we were…

Banks Bunch in Eden

It was our turn to plan the Banks family reunion. Initially we had decided on a big condo in Steamboat Colorado but my mom and dad didn’t feel up to travel (because of Covid and other reasons).  So luckily because of Covid we were able to cancel just a few weeks before and instead book…

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…

Feb 2020 recap

Feb is usually a very slow month.  But not this year!  It began with a Vex Robotic tournament for Blake at Soaring Heights.  I was impressed!  This was quite the set up.  And for first timers, Blake’s team did great.  Then, a glorious 70 degree Sunday nap.  Everyone needs one of these in Feb.   But…