Monday, December 31, 2012


Visitors...A Year Later

 Unlike last year, we were unable to see these guys traveling through the yard. There were four of them that moved from the backyard to the front - two across the driveway and two up the side stairs. I'm pretty sure that these are same four bucks that came last New Year's Eve...last year they came around 9 or 10.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012


Christmas Rainbows

This was a first...rainbows in the west. We had snow most all of the day and then it began to clear in the late afternoon. At sunset there seemed to be just enough moisture in the air to create a rainbow.

Saturday, December 22, 2012


Elf On the Shelf

Got to help my nephew's elf have a little baking adventure. He makes great snow angels!

Saturday, November 24, 2012


Unlikely Visitor

Well, today had to be a multi-pic day! How many times do you have a fox that comes up on your deck (remember...we have a walk-out basement) and cuddles up for a morning nap!?!? This little fox has been seen around in the neighborhood - hope he comes back! We actually had to leave to go play golf, but we looked on the video cameras and saw that it was on the deck for about 30-45 minutes after we left.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


In the Shadows

While we were playing golf at The Ridge (on hole #13) someone was doing work on their stone. All of the grinding and cutting caused all types of dust and with the sun behind, it looked pretty cool.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


Monday Morning
Not the way I had hoped to start my mug fell out of my bag, hit the ground and sprayed all over my pants. At least it was close to a matching color when it dried. ;)

Monday, November 12, 2012


Debris on the Deck

Well, we've had several days of "stuff" lying on the deck, pillars and railing. We weren't sure what it was, until today. We realized that the squirrel (who we've nicknamed Parker's boyfriend) has been coming up and shredding pine cones.

Saturday, November 10, 2012


Pomegranate Seeds & Avocados
We were out at my parents' home in Burlington for the opening weekend of pheasant season. Pomegranate seeds came up in a conversation and I admitted that I had never tried them. So we had to buy one at the store...I love them!

We also enjoyed some Avocados from Mexico! I had been selected to host one of their House Parties, so we whipped up some yummy snacks!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Too Much of a Good Thing

Had one last pumpkin and wasn't in the mood to make anything too fancy. Decided to go with a little comedy.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012



Most of the "sun" shots I share are of the it's not the sunrise, but the "moon set" and clouds.

Monday, October 29, 2012


Scarecrow Mix
Found the idea for this recipe on Pinterest and had to give it a try. Took some to the pumpkin carving party with my sisters. Here are the ingredients:
Square Pretzels
Candy Corn
Unsalted Peanuts
Caramel Popcorn
Cocoa Puffs
Reeses Pieces

For most of the items I just eye-balled it, no specific measurements. 

Sunday, October 28, 2012


Quad Box

Watching the NFL Red Zone...the goal is to catch a quad box, take a photo, Tweet it, and win fabulous prizes. I managed to succeed in steps 1-3. Still waiting for the fabulous prizes!

Friday, October 26, 2012


iPad Wall
Chad helped me come up with this fun door decoration for our Fall Festival at school. The kids loved it...especially the "Booger" app for Bloger.

Sunday, October 21, 2012


Snack Time

Anyone seen any yummy voles!?!

Saturday, October 20, 2012


Pear Tree & Sunset

Even though this tree doesn't produce any pears, it has beautiful blossoms in the spring and amazing colors in the fall.

I had to make today a double pic day due to the was amazing!

Friday, October 19, 2012



I had to take a picture of the TV. Tom Haverford (Aziz Ansari) on Parks and Rec made his own it!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Last of Fall Golf...I Promise
Here we are at Fox Hollow again. With the morning light, I couldn't resist getting a pic of this beautiful tree. You've got to love fall in Colorado! I then decided to add a little effect.

Monday, October 15, 2012


Yes...Fall Golf...

We made our way back to Fox Hollow. It was a BEAUTIFUL morning!!

Saturday, October 13, 2012


Fall Golf...Again

Are you getting tired of fall golf photos yet?!?! I'm not! Here is the 17th hole at The Ridge. Today was  little chilly though.

Friday, October 12, 2012


Fall Colors

Well, it's that time of year again...saying goodbye to green and hello to all of the beautiful colors.

Thursday, October 11, 2012



We were headed home from golf when we came across this guy on Red Hawk Drive. Surprised to see a rattlesnake out this late in the fall. I did toss him off into the bushes.


Fall Golf...Again

Today we made our way to The Ridge.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


Fall Golf

We have had amazing weather!! Played at Fox Hollow in Lakewood...a fun course.

Sunday, October 7, 2012


Down And Out

Someone had a little too much football!

Saturday, October 6, 2012


Remembering Julie

Today my sisters and I joined other family members in Burlington for the Kit Carson County Walk for Breast Cancer. We survived the cold and was a great morning.

Friday, October 5, 2012


First Snow

We had just a light dusting of snow this morning.

Saturday, September 29, 2012


They Are Here!

Out with the old and in with the new...I still love you Colorado Classics!!

Thursday, September 27, 2012



This year we didn't seem to have as many birds around - including no nesting blue birds...the first time since we've had our boxes. This little guy made a quick stopover.

Saturday, September 15, 2012


Dance Off!

Jordan and Chad cuttin' a rug!

Monday, September 10, 2012



Well, something was someone's breakfast today...not a good Monday morning. Too bad we didn't get anything on the video camera.

Sunday, September 9, 2012



This morning's harvest from the backyard.

Monday, September 3, 2012



The AppyMall is giving away an iPad3. This is a great resource for elementary apps!! Check out the giveaway here:

Sunday, August 26, 2012



While coming up hole #17 at Red Hawk, there was a hawk sitting on the windmill. I love summer date nights!

Saturday, August 25, 2012


Ryan's 1st Birthday

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, complete with fruit-shaped cake pops, was the theme of the day.

Saturday, August 18, 2012


The 18th Hole

Another date night at Red Hawk.

Saturday, August 11, 2012


We were playing golf at Red Hawk today and found every size of toad!

Friday, August 10, 2012


Morning Balloon

This morning there were two balloons flying over north Castle Rock.

Sunday, August 5, 2012



As usual, there were a ton of hummingbirds in the backyard this year.

Saturday, August 4, 2012


Date Night

Chad and I played at Red Hawk tonight.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


Another Storm

Today we had a staff development activity at the new DCSD Outdoor Ed facility. We had a great day and finished up just in time! This was taken from Wolfensberger looking west.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012


Summer Storm

Storm clouds over Castle hail!

Thursday, July 26, 2012



While at the DEN Summer Institute I leaned a number of great things from Kathy Schrock...including the Bud Light Lime-a-Rita!