Thursday, July 31, 2008

mt. evans, my only 14er...

here we are at the top of mt. evans. we went on july 26th when my parents were in town. it is simply beautiful. although i wish it had been a clear day.

a view of a bunch of other 14ers around.

these little baby mountain goats sure captured mikey's attention.

another view.

the line on the mountain is the road...creepy!

the sign (obviously): america's highest auto road.

a yellow-bellied marmot:

a little lake part way up:

if you click up close, you can see my dad driving up the mountain:

shawn & mikey at the summit (only he and shawn climbed up to the top):

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

mikey b.

this boy just turned six years old on monday (a bit late in posting...).

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*he is a good boy.
*he loves anything with wheels...bikes, cars, scooters, 4-wheelers, motorcycles...
*he loves anything involving a ball.
*i have even caught him watching baseball and golf on tv.
*he is thoughtful, especially in his prayers.
*he loves to be with his dad.
*he loves donuts, cookies, cake...anything sweet.
*he will still snuggle with me in the mornings.
*he loves his "blue owls" (blanket) and takes the fringe of the blanket and twists it in his ear when he is tire.
*in fact, when he is tired and no blanket is around to twist in his ear, he will make do with anything...even my finger.
*he loves to play with tucker (or as he says "tuckuh").
*he loves life.

happy birthday! mikey!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

colorado state flower

the columbine...very beautiful.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

scenes from our morning walks...

well, tucker and i walk. the kids ride their bikes.

Friday, July 18, 2008

my favorite chore...

don't be deceived...there are no angry feelings here.

and there were hardly any tufties when she was done...great job anna!

Monday, July 14, 2008

mt. elbert

this is the one shawn did last saturday, july 12, 2008. mt. elbert is the highest peak in colorado.

mt. elbert: 14,433'
trailhead elevation: 10,040'
elevation gain: 4700'
trip length: 9 miles



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mt. sherman

shawn decided to start hiking some fourteeners. he started here with mt. sherman on june 28, 2008.

mt. sherman: 14,036'
trailhead elevation: 12,000'
elevation gain: 2100'
trip length: 5 miles




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friday night fun

we went up friday night to yeoman park. it's about a little ways up the road here. beautiful.

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shawn made some super yummy dutch oven pineapple upside-down cake.


Saturday, July 12, 2008

one day...

my dream come true! (zoom in)

breckenridge, colorado

Thursday, July 10, 2008

just a note:

i have tried to catch up on the last few weeks of our life. so, there are a lot of posts...just keep going if you wish...

i love colorado!

we decided to go for a drive and do some letterboxing last saturday...

this is a little hike between frisco and copper mountain..

so pretty...

loved the babbling brook...

enjoying the hike...

this is in breckenridge (& no i didn't see jesse or deanna from the bachelorette)...

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america concert at beaver creek--july 2nd

what a great night for a concert! it even got a bit cool--i love summers here!

shawn enjoying some dinner.

the band:

we sat kind of close and anna didn't appreciate that:

happy camper thanks to loren (from shawn's work who also volunteers at such events to get a free season ski pass) and his ear plug donation:

mikey enjoying himself:

WARNING: CRACK KILLS or at least just makes me laugh a bit...he was sitting in front of us:

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