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
August 3, 2011 by frecklesandsunshine
Category 1,000 Word Wednesday, Photography | Tags: baby,boulder county,caribou ranch,Colorado,daddy,daughter,hiking,Olivia,outdoors,parenting,photography,snack,wordless wednesday | No Comments
July 27, 2011 by frecklesandsunshine
Category 1,000 Word Wednesday, Front Range, Photography | Tags: bench,Colorado,grass,Louisville,meadow,open space,outdoors,park,photography,tree | No 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
July 19, 2011 by frecklesandsunshine
Photo by Tim
If you come to visit us here in Colorado, there is an incredibly good chance that we will take you to Rocky Mountain National Park. It is just about an hour from our house and it is easily some of the most beautiful scenery that Tim and I have ever seen. We have an annual pass and it has paid for itself three or four times by now.
Category Family, Front Range | Tags: babies,Colorado,creek,Ergo,family,Fern Lake Trail,Front Range,hiking,mountains,nature photography,outdoors,rangers,Rocky Mountain National Park,trees,weather,woods | No Comments