Saturday, June 29, 2013

Baby Love

My sewing group threw me the cutest baby shower - the cake was adorable! We hit a craft fair, had breakfast, visited, and had a lovely time! It was delightful.

Friday, June 28, 2013

The Call

I won't spoil the ending but this was one of the most surprising endings I've seen in awhile! I was shocked!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Nothing like Pineapple Fanta in a redneck wine glass on a 100 degree day...

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Summer Treat

For some reason I have happy childhood associations with pineapple upside down cake. I don't remember a specific event or reason for it but I remember making it and loving it so while at the grocery store the other day I impulse bought a mix and Chase and I made it tonight. I love being able to share things I liked as a kid with Chase - it is one of my favorite parts of parenting.

In baby news I am 33 weeks pregnant now and my feet are swollen and I am hot and generally miserably uncomfortable. I hope the next few weeks go by quickly!!! Curse 90+ degree Denver summer days!!! On that note I am off to cheer myself up with yummy cake.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

If you have never made cupcakes in cones I recommend you run out to the store and buy supplies now!
- cake cones
- boxed cake mix (and whatever ingredients you need to make the cake)
- frosting (and sprinkles or anything else you want to decorate with)

Mix the batter according to directions and fill a cake cone about 2/3s full (about to where to cone opens up). Microwave for about 40 seconds. Frost and enjoy. They are seriously moist and amazing!!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Ride On

As a last little adventure B and C did a trail ride. It was a beautiful day for a mountain ride - I wish I could have gone.

Chase rode Black Rain and B rode King.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013


I LOVE fishing!!! I always have. We went out on a charter and B caught 2 fish (one of which was the biggest fish), Chase caught one all by himself (and reeled in all of mine), and I caught 4 (including a salmon)!

I could spend all day out on a boat fishing!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to all the amazing dads out there! I had the pleasure of spending the day with two of the best dads I have ever met!

I love you dad and B! You are the best!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

The Next Project

I made B pick up these old wooden pallets for me (which weigh a freaking ton BTW)...

because I really want to make one of these paths in the backyard...

Only I want to stain it like this!

So excited - now I just need to find the time...

Tuesday, June 11, 2013


My amazing generous loving family threw me a baby shower tonight. It made me feel so special and loved. Baby Keira is so lucky to have such amazing people in her life!

I have been starting to get a little nervous about the idea of having a new baby but this shifted me back to excited again!!!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Afternoon Tea

Capricious and I went out for afternoon tea today. If you have never been to English Tealeaves in Parker check it out. Really fun way to spend the afternoon with the gals. My favorite tea was an Almond Rose tea (we also had coconut chai and peach mojito).

Thursday, June 6, 2013

A Day of Play

There is nothing like skipping work to spend a day playing in the mountains!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The Last Day of Kindergarten

I can't believe Chase is going to be a 1st grader in the fall. Time goes by so fast! They are doing a pizza party, movie watching, and Jammie day at school to celebrate - what a fun idea.

Chase has grown up so much this school year and is turning into quite the little man. His Para this year said he is one of her favorite kids ever because he is kind and smart and always asks amazing questions. It made me tear up with pride.

I am so excited to see what the future holds for this wonderful kiddo (only not too fast because I am not ready yet!)

PS: Getting a normal smile out of a 5 year old is impossible.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Almost Done

Tomorrow is the last day of school for Chase. This year went by so fast! He drew these adorable pictures for his teachers and keeps saying how much he is going to miss them. This age is so sweet!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Backyard Renovation

We finally got around to finishing our backyard! I am so happy to have an outdoor space now. Yay for summer, sleeping in the hammock, roasting marshmallows, drinking wine with friends and family, and enjoying the great outdoors!

PS Finishing a great outdoor space has made our motivation to work drop down to 0...we just want to play all summer.