Friday, July 15, 2011


We went camping with Kristen and Renee for the 4th of July weekend. We were very lucky to have 4 adults to one rambunctious baby. Kristen and Renee got Sam to take his first steps! It was very momentous. We did have a few hiccups including not having all of the pieces for our propane stove, no can opener, and a screaming munchkin from 2-3:30 a.m. But these were all corrected with a run to Walmart and sleeping in the car.
Our campsite was near Salida, CO
which is a sweet hippy town on the river.

We toughed some hiking.

Ryan, Renee and Kristen were supposed to go white water rafting at Royal George but the water level was too high. They did a different section that had 4+ rapids and they flipped TWICE! I stayed back with Sammers. I get to go next time.

A visit to Royal George

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Fun with Fam PART 5

Poor Benjo was throwing up all day. He is such a trooper.

The kids were off to the horse races.
Here they are with their arcade treasures. 400,652 tickets got them some candy and a plastic spider.

Fun with Fam PART 4

Olympic Training Center

Introducing our future olympic athletes!

I took this picture for the Barbers. I have been to many of their national gymnastic meets and that was the first time I heard about the OTC. I am lucky to have such talented friends.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Fun with Fam PART 3

The Hills came for a visit and we had a wonderful time. The first day we went to Santa's Workshop. It was a cute theme park stuck in the 1950's and set up like Christmas. Sam even rode some rides with his cousins. It was perfect for our nephew, Alexander, who is obsessed with Christmas! He would rather get a box of Christmas lights over legos or race cars.

Fun with Fam PART TWO

Train ride to Royal Gorge

Fun with Fam Part ONE

Seven Falls at Night

Sam's birthday

It was so nice for my mom, dad and Brady to drive all the way to the Springs to celebrate Sam's first birthday.
Mimzy made him this vest!

Our babysitter, Ashley, and her husband, Kyle, came for the fun. Ashley recently got a new job as a recreational therapist. We sure do miss her.
Sam's first cake and ice cream. He got a brain freeze from the ice cream.