Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The Rest of 2014

There may be a lull, but this blog will not go un-updated forever!  I am determined to continue my publishing of family year books.  They are such a treasure to us.  In a world where everything is digital, it is nice to have bound books of all the great adventures we are experiencing as a family.  2014 was certainly an adventure.  We sold our house in Kansas, bought a house in the Rockies, Aaron started Kindergarten and Baby Chloe was born!  It was definitely not a year I want to forget.  I have yet to publish the 2013 blog book either but at least the posts are all up.

So to catch up a little, here is a nice long picture post of all the exciting things that happened in the end of 2014 including Christmas.  Christmas this year was bitter sweet.  Emphasis on the sweet. While we dearly missed our family, it was a Christmas I will never forget.  The 5 of us, Christmas breakfast, opening Santa gifts and all the other packages in our jammies, playing with new toys, casually preparing a fancy turkey meal and then enjoying it together, and best of all - snow.  It was a very dreamy day.

These last few were from New Years Eve.  We brought in the New Year with a family game night, sparkling Cider toast and silly string...  Our countdown started at 8pm and John and I were asleep before midnight! Ha!

Here's to another great year in 2015!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Mountain Life

Mountain living is a lot like country living.  But with mountains!  It's been quite an adjustment but it is so AMAZING!  The snow so far has not been bad - the most is usually 6 inches.  Although we do get snow about once a week, it is usually gone quickly.  And the sun - the sun is so warm!!  We can play outside in 45 degrees with tshirts.

The wildlife is so cool.  I hope we never get tired of seeing a heard of deer in roaming in the yard.  We call them our Deer Friends.  We mostly see does but occasionally we see some bucks and once we even saw three together just hanging out.  It's fun to watch them "chasing tail!"

Our kids are allowed to take snow clothes to school and are actually encouraged to do so.  They get to sled at recess.  There is actually a set of rules in the Kindergarten handbook about sledding!  How cool is that?  And speaking of sledding, we have the best sledding hill right on our property.

We have school when it snows...  and when it's -11 degrees outside...  They have had 2 snow days and one was because the heat wasn't working in the school, not because of the weather.  It takes a huge storm to shut things down here.