Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Spring Soccer Starts

Hello! No worries I'm still here. ; ) In the past few weeks, both boys started soccer, and I actually read a book! Now we are enjoying our spring break.
Cols was sad not to have his fall soccer coach (he's coaching t-ball), but it didn't take him long to warm up to his new one.
Balloons from a car dealership kept floating over us so of course this was a big hit...and a distraction. A typical 3 year old soccer practice!
I'm not sure when Zach started looking TEN, and it's taking me some time to get used to. He's a little Jason. ; ) He hasn't played soccer in a few years, so I'm proud of him for giving it another try.

This cutie ran around with his own soccer ball during Zach's practice.

We are excited for spring!

...the Lord bestows favor and honor; no good thing does He withhold from those whose walk is blameless.

Psalm 84:11 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Snow & Sun

Last week we were all about snow slides and sledding and today was a springy seventy degrees and sunshine!
 My parents came up for a visit recently, and it didn't take long for Colson to pull out Candy Land. That little turkey usually wins. Maybe that's why he likes it so much. ; )
 My dad has always been all about "teachable moments," and I love this about him. Now it's fun to watch him with my kids. ; )
 Westin had a little birthday party at a lego place. Cute! I can't believe he's FOUR which means Colson will turn four too soon. Boo.
 Someone liked his blue icing cupcake! 

But the Lord has become my fortress, and my God the rock in whom I take refuge.

Psalm 94:22

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Let's Talk Summer: Deer Valley Ranch

It's March! 

Right now the ground is covered in snow and ice, and I'm curled up by a fire. I'm also dreaming of this summer. ; ) One of the things I'm most looking forward to is our vacation to Deer Valley Ranch. I'm SO excited!

I can't say enough wonderful things about this place. It's so deep in my heart I could cry thinking about it! That's how special it is.

My family started going when I was five, and the tradition continues as our family has grown from five to seventeen. The first time we went we stayed in the lodge. We later moved to one cabin and now we are in three.

It's so fun watching Zach do exactly the same things with his cousins that I did when I was his age. We are taking Colson this year, and he will eat it up.

These pics are from 2006. This was Jason's first time in Colorado during the summer. He was skeptical but now he loves it equally to snow skiing in the winter.

Sunday worship
We looked young before we had kids. Ha!

DVR is the perfect place for a young family to start traditions. They love kids and cater to the needs of your family. Their children's program is excellent, and of course there is lots of family time! Zach still talks about all the activities he did two years ago.
fam pics
the lodge deck
St. Elmo (a nearby ghost town) is known for it's chipmunks. They love to eat!
At the end of the week the staff performs a skit night. They like to pick on the newbies, and since this was Jason's first year he was chosen to be part of a skit. ; )

Below are a few links to our past trips:

Jason and I didn't go in 2010 because Colson was about to be born. ; )


Follow DVR on instagram HERE.

We go every other year with my side of the family. I'll be sharing more pictures and writing more about DVR in the months leading up to our trip. I also have a $250 giveaway for the first family who books a trip at DVR! If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask.

By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.

Proverbs 24:3-4
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