Wednesday, October 14, 2015

New House

So, while I was vacationing in Colorado with the kids, the hubster did something a little unexpected. He bought a house.  A house I had never before seen and didn't see until four days before we moved into it. After we got home from vacation we had 8 days to pack up everything and move. That week is truly a blur of exhaustion.
 We had been talking about moving further out from the city for awhile, but at the same time I knew it would have to be his decision since he is the commuter.  We wanted some land for the kids to raise animals and ride their motorcycle and just enjoy being kids.  Fortunately, he did a great job and we love our new home even more than we miss our old one. 
It is a beautiful colonial farmhouse that is full of Virginia charm. Sometimes I even think I see the ghost of Stonewall Jackson in the woods behind our house. The kids are adjusting really well to their new schools and Scott only complains ocassionally about his drive.

Summer Part 4-Butler Reunion

We had so much fun in Southern Utah at the Butler Family Reunion.  While we were there we discovered the Utah sensation SWIG! The kids are still talking about their yummy drinks and our taste-buds may never be the same.
 Utah is so beautiful. We had so much fun exploring the mountains, riding razors and of course having fun with the cousins, which included a face painting competition.

Harley finally captured and tamed the deer she had been tracking the whole trip. 
The scenery and the company was wonderful.  
One day we went to Panguitch where a park is dedicated to the memory of Scott's grandfather who participated in what is known as the Quilt Walk Miracle. It was great for the kids to learn about their heritage. 
But, maybe the best part was just relaxing and enjoying one another's company.

Summer Part 4-Temples

St. George Temple

Las Vegas Temple
Washington D.C. Temple

Summer Part 3-Las Vegas

 In hind-sight maybe a mini-vacation in Las Vegas was not ideal for the family.  Let's just say the children, especially Atley got quite an education.  I would write down all the things he learned but then again I'm afraid my blog might become a keyword for naughtiness.  
 M&M World, World's Largest Chocolate Fountain, Fremont Street Experience, Bellagio Gardens
 Hoover Dam
Stuffed from a Las Vegas Buffet, Crepes in Paris, & Rainforest Cafe
Cutest park and splash pad in the whole wide world. 
 Flamingos at the Flamingo
Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay, Luxor & The Strip

Summer In Colorado Part 2-The Mountains

Of all the things that my kids love about going to Colorado, spending time in the mountains at the cabin is probably their favorite thing. In fact, it might be their favorite thing in the whole wide world.  As I go through these pictures and memories of summer, I can certainly see why. 

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Summer in Colorado Part 1

4th of July In Chama, New Mexico with the cousins.
Colorado Rockies!
Air Force Academy
Playing in the Canal
Sanford's Celebration
Pioneer Days
Sand Dunes
Zapata Falls
Air Show

Colorado Gator Farm
Fort Garland