The kids love playing in the snow now that we are starting to get some.
Sunday, December 7, 2008
November was a very fun month. Winter has really settled in here in Denver. We got t go see BYU play here in Colorado a couple of times, both victories. One against CSU and the other against Air Force. Thanksgiving was a lot of fun too. The guys from church got together for football in the morning. In the evening we got together with three other families to celebrate. It was great. We also got the first 2 real snow storms towards the end of the month. The kids loved it. We went sliding in the snow and built a big snow man. We are looking forward to December, Christmas and New Year. We will have many new pictures soon.
Monday, November 3, 2008
October was a busy month with quite a bit of travel. Ariel was in FL and NY during the first 2 weeks of the month. Then, JoLynn and the kids got to go back to Ridgecrest, CA to visit family. The kids had fun playing with many other kids, riding horses and going to bed late. During the last week of the month we had JoLynn's and Ariel's birthdays followed by Halloween. The kids enjoyed going door to door asking for stuff. Austin was shy initially, but quickly realized that strangers were giving him free stuff. Kylie was a princess and Austin a lady-bug, which he loves. November should be fun with snow surely coming, BYU football in town twice, Thanksgiving, etc.
Saturday, October 4, 2008
We started the month with JoLynn's marathon in Colorado Springs. It was a fun event. JoLynn was able, once again, to finish all 26.2 miles. The kids did not come with us this time around. Other than that, we had a quiet month, with a few colder days as fall sets in. The trees here in Denver have already changed colors and they look beautiful. We will be taking family pictures next week and we will be posting them later on in the month.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
August was another fun month. We finally got to go to a Red Rocks concert. It was a lot of fun. Other than that, we spent a lot of time outside and enjoying the summer. JoLynn wrapped up her training for the marathon on September 1st in Colorado Springs. We will have pictures of that soon. Ariel continued to do lots of biking and soccer. The kids continue to grow and get crazier every day. Now that we are in September, the weather has began to change quickly and we have even seen a tree or two starting to change colors. We will have more pictures next month.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Last Saturday we went to Red Rocks to watch a tribute they do every year for the anniversary of when the Beatles played at Red Rocks in 1964. This band is considered the best in Beatles show in the world. They sound and look just like the real thing!
Friday, August 1, 2008
July was a fun and very hot month. We started by taking a week-long vacation in Utah. We spent the 4th of July there and got to do many things. We got to see the baloons, went swimming, went to Provo Canyon, did and saw fireworks, hiked the Y, and ate a lot of good food and BBQs. The kids enjoyed it, but they were ready to come home. When we got home, they seemed happy to be back to their toys and beds. Ariel got to go to London on business later on in the month and that was fun too. August already started very hot, but should be a fun summer month too. JoLynn will be doing her last month of training for the marathon on September 1st in Colorado Springs. We will have pictures of all that next month.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
June was a very busy and fun month. We are taking advantage of the summer here. This month we did a lot of swimming, biking, outdoors, etc. We got to visit an airshow up north too. The kids love being outside and getting wet. Ariel has been doing a fun bike ride that takes him to the top of some hills about 4 miles away from home. JoLynn is in the middle of marathon training. The race is on September 1 in Colorado Springs. We will have pictures from our trip to Utah during the 4th of July next month. We also plan on going camping at some point during the month. Should be a fun summer.
Sunday, June 1, 2008
May was a fun month. The weather is starting to get warmer and we have bee able to spend a lot of time outside in the parks, riding bikes, etc. In June we will do a mini camp out in the back yard to see how the kids do. In July we will go camping some place further with some friends. Grandma and Grandpa Ross visited us at the end of the month. Kylie was excited to receive early birthday presents. Kylie will be turning 4 on June 7th. We should have a lot of pictures of that coming up. Austin is starting to get a pretty good tan from being outside so much. We should be able to set up their pool outside in the next couple of weeks.
Thursday, May 1, 2008
This month we didn't take a lot of pictures either. We did a little more video instead. The weather is starting to get better and soon we will have outdoor pictures. In the meanwhile, the kids have enjoyed playing in the stairs by throwing things down, such as the big excercise ball and pillows. Austin enjoys mopping the floor for some reason. So we let him. We plan on having grandparents visiting us in May and we will start planning some camping outings for June or July.
Thursday, April 3, 2008
March was a good month. Most importantly, Austin turned two years old. He liked his cake. Later in the month, the kids go to do their first Easter egg hunt. Kylie is still enjoying that game.Other than that, we just worked on our emergency kit - kids love the flash lights - and tried to enjoy the good weather we are starting to have. April should be fun and things should start to turn green soon, which means we are going to spend a lot of time in the parks and start planning some camping trips.
Sunday, March 2, 2008
This month we didn't take a lot of pictures. We mostly stayed home waiting for the weather to warm up. Austin graduated to a bed, so JoLynn made him a quilt. We decided that since he seems to like airplanes so much, we would use that as the theme. Ariel drew two planes and JoLynn re-traced them on the quilt. She later painted them and added the squares to the rest of the quilt she had already put together. I looks really nice and goes well with the rest of his bedroom, which includes four model planes hanging from the cealing. Other than that, it was a quiet month. March is always great in Colorado and we look forward for sunny and warm days when we can go biking and enjoy the parks and outdoors.
Thursday, January 31, 2008
January was a cold, but fun month. Kylie and Austin keep growing quickly and love playing together. Ariel got to do some snowmobiling with work and got to go see the Jazz once again. We haven't had a lot of snow in Denver, so Kylie has not been able to go sledding so far. We are starting to get ready for the spring!
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
December was an exciting month as we got ready for Christmas and New Year. We also got to enjoy some quiet time off. The kids loved to have the Christmas tree up. They enjoyed all the presents they got and are still playing with all of them. We also got a very nice white Christmas. We ended up getting 8" of snow that day. That storm was followed by another 2 days layer that added some 5" more. It was great weather to use our new sled in a nearby hill. Kylie loves going sledding, so we have gone a few times. We look forward to more snow soon. Have a happy New Year!