December 9, 2013 by frecklesandsunshine
Whew! It has been a busy couple weeks. We traveled to Champaign, IL for Thanksgiving. It was lovely to spend the holiday with family. Then, as soon as we got back to St. Louis, it was time to start preparing for Christmas. As usual, the years are short and the days are long.
In the midst of it all, our baby girl turned 5 months old. Everyone tells you that the time flies by and that’s true. I have to say, though, it seems more true for Kate than it did for Olivia. Maybe it is because I have another child to share my attention or maybe we are just busier as a family, but gosh, wasn’t she just born yesterday??
Category Family | Tags: babies,children,family,girls,kids,parenting,sisters | 1 Comment
August 30, 2011 by frecklesandsunshine
This blog has been very Olivia-centric of late. It is her first birthday, and as her mother, I think the heavy rotation of posts about her is totally justifiable.
If, however, you are here for posts on food, crafts, hikes, or other random occurrences in our life, well just hang in there. Our regularly scheduled programming will return shortly.
Category Family | Tags: babies,balloons,cake,celebrations,family,first birthday,friends,gifts,ice cream,kids,Louisville,Lucky Pie,Olivia,party,pizza,presents,Smitten Kitchen,Sweet Cow | 12 Comments
August 23, 2011 by frecklesandsunshine
Category Family, Photography | Tags: babies,first birthday,happy birthday,motherhood,Olivia,parenting,photographs | 5 Comments
August 8, 2011 by frecklesandsunshine
As I sit here and write this, Tim is somewhere in the mountains of Colorado sleeping in a tent on a leaky air mattress. All in the name of trout. Fly fishing used to be a once a year treat when we lived in Arizona. Now that we live in Colorado, where you can literally pull off the side of the road and start casting, fishing is turning into a full fledged hobby.
Because Tim had plans to be gone most of this weekend, last weekend was mine, alllll miiiiine. I got to choose what we were going to do together as a family and I know you will be shocked when I tell you I immediately flipped to my Summer Fun List.
Ok, maybe shocked is an exaggeration.
By the time Sunday rolled around, I had done all that I wanted to do in terms of getting the house together, grocery shopping, etc. and it was time to get outside. We gathered up our necessities and piled in the car. When I looked at the dashboard clock and realized we had made it out of the house before 9am, I was stunned. Why can’t we manage to do that when we are headed to church? We might be on time for once.
In less than 40 minutes, we arrived at our destination….Caribou Ranch.
Caribou Ranch is part of the Boulder County Open Space, but over the years has been a mining operation, a horse ranch, and a recording studio.
Category Family, Front Range | Tags: babies,Boulder,caribou ranch,Colorado,creek,daisies,Ergo,forest,Front Range,goldfish crackers,hiking,meadows,mushrooms,outdoors,Rocky Mountains,snack,trail,trees,wildflowers,woods | 3 Comments
July 25, 2011 by frecklesandsunshine
When you become a mother, it can be all consuming. It is very easy to get so caught up in your child and the rest of life’s trappings that you forget to take time for yourself. Whether you sneak out of the house for a walk or coffee, go to the gym, shop ’til you drop, or have a spa day, the time you spend on your own recharging is invaluable. It makes you a better mother, a better wife, and a better person.
My friend, Jenn, and I had talked about having an overnight staycation while the guys took care of the kids. Instead, we took both families up to Steamboat Springs where Jenn and Dave have a condo. Our family has been up to the Steamboat condo a number of times, most recently for a snowshoeing adventure.
Jenn and I had Saturday to ourselves while the guys wrangled the ankle biters. Steamboat in summer is chock-full of activities. Mountain biking, fishing, hiking…the list goes on and on. We started our day with a hike.
Category Front Range | Tags: babies,barn,creek,girls night out,hiking,instagram,iphoneography,kids,Mad Creek,motherhood,Mount Zirkel Wilderness,outdoors,parenting,staycation,Steamboat Springs,Strawberry Park Hot Springs,summer,summer fun list,trail,water,wildflowers | 2 Comments