Friday, December 18, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
November was a busy but uneventful month. We are now fully getting ready for the new baby, who will arrive any day. We even have the car seat installed and ready to go. The kids are getting excited about having a new brother or sister. Thanksgiving was quiet here. We actually decided to go out to eat instead of doing the traditional all-day cooking. We actually liked it a lot. It gave us a lot of time to do other things. The day after thanksgiving we went ahead and bought the big screen TV we had wanted for a while and we are quite enjoying it. It will be fun to watch the Broncos in HD. We have not had snow in a few weeks now, which is nice. Actually, we had 60s and 70s during the week of thanksgiving. Cold is coming back now though and snow will follow. During the week that was warm, we went ahead and put the lights on the house and got the Christmas tree out. The kids liked helping with all that and slowly but surely Christmas presents are starting to appear under the tree. December will be very exciting for us. We will have lots of pictures!
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
October was quite a month! We had a lot of things going on. As you can see by the pictures, we had a lot of snow. Actually, this was our fifth snow storm of the season. The only difference with this last one was that it dumped 2 feet of snow on us. School got cancelled for 3 days in a row. Ariel stayed home one day too. So we had some fun playing with the snow, building snowmen and tunnels. We will have to see how this winter will be. So far, lots of snow. We also had JoLynn's and Ariel's birthdays this month. That was fun, although we didn't do much. The kids were really excited about Halloween though. They had been counting the days for the past 2 months. We had a party at church the night before Halloween and the kids got to play all kinds of games. The night after that, we got to go out and got lots of treats. The weather was perfect, so we got to stay a little longer than usual. We are now counting the days until the next baby arrives...
Sunday, October 4, 2009
September was a quiet month. The weather started to change faster than normal here in Denver. We already had a snow storm, although it did not stick to the ground. All the trees have started to change and it won't be long until we get some real snow. The kids are enjoying school. Kylie had her first field trip. She was really excited about it and talked for days before and after the trip. Both the kids are very excited about Halloween coming up. We are sill trying to decide what they will be this year. We will have a party in our ward the Friday before Halloween, so both will be picking up a lot of candy this year. We have lots of birthdays in the family during the month of October, so we will be in touch...
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
August was another busy month. The biggest and most important thing that happened was that Kylie started school for the first time. She was soooo happy to finally start and meet new friends, do homework, etc. Austin went back to pre-school too. Both of them go in the morning to the same school and they are doing great. We also got to go back to the Beatles tribute concert they do every year at Red Rocks. It was a lot of fun and, once again, it was a sold out show. We will go again next year. Ariel got to do some more travel. This time he stayed in a hotel one block away from the New York Stock Exchange and Federal Reserve Building, hence the pictures. The other big thing that happened this month was that we had to sell our car in preparation for the arrival of the new baby. Three kids would not fit in that car. We got lucky and sold the car in 18 hours. It was quick. We then had to hurry and find a mini-van, which we did. We like it a lot. We got a Honda Odyssey. We also finished the kids room. We painted them, got them a bunkbed and some more new furniture and they are all set. The baby room is ready too. The weather remained mild through August too. This was a very strange summer. We had very few days above 90 F. It will be good to see the fall come in September and watch the BYU football games.
Saturday, August 1, 2009
July was a fun and busy month. We started by going to Utah to visit family and friends and to spend the 4th of July there. We had a blast. We got to hike with the kids to water falls, visited Paula and her family, visited Maqueca and her family, walked around BYU, hiked the Y on the 4th, went to the zoo at Thanksgiving Point, took the kids to the movies for the first time (didn't go so well), saw two firework shows, etc. We did everything we had planned to do there. We also announced to everyone that we are expecting baby #3. The official due date for now is December 19. We are very excited. We are not going to find out the gender this time. So let us know what your guess is. Kylie and Austin have picked names already. After Utah, we came back to Colorado and continued to enjoy the mild summer we are having. We took the kids camping for the first time. We only went to the back yard, just in case. It actually went very well. The kids enjoyed it. We will do it again this summer before the weather changes. We will venture out next summer once JoLynn is not pregnant. Ariel got to go to Holland in the middle of July for business. It was his second time there. We took so many pictures in July that we have to have 2 posts to make them fit this time around. The continuation to the pictures is below this post. August will be a fun month too. JoLynn's belly will continue to grow, the kids will both start school, and towards the end of the month we get to go to Red Rocks again for another concert. We hope to get a little less rain in August as well before fall comes.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
June went by very fast. We started with Kylie's birthday on June 7. She had her birthday party the day before and it was a lot of fun. Both kids got bikes the day after and we have been going to the park a lot to teach them how to ride them. So far Austin is the speedy one and has no fear of crashing. Kylie is catching on, but takes it much slower. We had a lot of rain in June too, with several severe storms and funnel clouds. It was fun to see all the storms. Because of all that water, all Denver is very green and beautiful. So we have been enjoying the outdoors and our backyard quite a bit. Just yesterday we got to go to Red Rocks again to see the Mormon Tabernacle Choir perform. It was great. The weather was perfect and the views were beautiful. The place was packed. Even President Monson attended. Nobody was expecting that. We will be back at Red Rocks in August for another concert. In July, we will start by going to Utah for a few days, so we will have lots of pictures from that trip next month.
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
May was a fun month. Spring is in full swing here in Colorado. Luckily, we have been getting more rain than normal, and things are very green. It is very nice to see all the trees, flowers and grass back! Ariel got to travel quite a bit in May. One of those trips included some fun golf at Half Moon Bay, CA. We didn't take a lot of pictures in May because by the time we remembered to do so, it was too late in the month. The kids have been having a lot of fun playing outside and going to the park. Austin finished school a couple weeks ago. Kylie will be turning 5 this coming weekend and will have friend over for cake and games. Later in the month, we will be headed to Utah to celebrate the 4th of July. So we will have lots of pictures for the month of June.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
April was an interesting month. We enjoyed conference and Easter during the first 2 weeks of the month. After that, right when it was starting to get warm, winter decided to catch up and dump all the snow that had not fallen in the months before. We had 2 big storms. The second one left about 18 inches on the ground. The kids loved it. They got to play and build some snowmen. JoLynn got to do some more snow sculptures too. The good thing about the snow is that it was melted within 48 hrs and made everything very green. We are now enjoying that. We also found out that the kids like pets. So we caught some flies and worms for them and they loved it. They don't last, but they are free. May usually brings great weather to Colorado, so we are looking forward to enjoying some of that. Kylie can't wait until June, when she turns 5!
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
March was a fun month. We started with Austin's 3rd birthday. We had a lot of fun with it. He is into volcanos and dinosaurs, so his cake had a volcano theme and he got a dinosaur as a gift. He got others later too. The day he turned 3, he also started pre-school. He seems to be enjoying it. Kylie will join him in the same building when she starts kindergarten in August. March was also very dry here in Denver, until the blizzard we had on March 27th. That one dropped a foot of snow with a lot of wind. Two days later we got another 5 inches. Right now we are getting some more snow and we are suppossed to have another strong storm this Saturday. So winter is not over yet. We look forward to general conference in April as well as Easter and warmer weather.
Sunday, March 1, 2009
No much happened in February. This month tends to be a dry and cold one here in Denver. This one was no exception. We actually had the driest February on record in Denver. So, maybe we will get burried in snow in March, which is typically the snowiest month. In the meanwhile, we have been enjoying 60s and even a couple of 70s days. Ariel got to go to his annual snowmobiling trip with work and, as always, it was a blast. Austin has been working on this potty skills. Kylie is always in the middle of that helping. Austin is turning 3 on March 4 and starting pre-school that same day. Kylie will have to wait until August to start school. So March will be an exciting month here with lots going on and hopefully some snow.
Sunday, February 1, 2009
After having a fun New Year day, we started a cold January. There were a couple of days when we were well into the negatives and had no choice but to stay inside. We did, however, have a few days of warmer than average temperatures. During some of those days, we were in the 60s and even close to 70s. Those were the days we took the kids to the park and played bubbles, etc. Other than that, we are all awaiting spring here in Denver when things get greener and we are able to enjoy the outdoors. Austin will be turning 3 next month and he is ready to go to pre-school. Kylie was also registered for school and she will be starting in August.
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Happy New Year! We had a busy December this year. Ariel started with a quick trip to Hawaii. We had our ward Christmas party early in December too and it was a lot of fun. The theme was Christmas in Hawaii. We started getting ready for Christmas fairly early too. Ariel and JoLynn had their 7th anniversary on the 22nd. The kids were very excited for Christmas to come this year. They ended up getting a lot of stuff. They have been very entertained playing with all their new toys. New Year day was fun too. We spent time with some friends and actually stayed until after midnight, which we had not done in a while. 2009 should be fun and interesting with Austin going to pre-school and Kylie to kindergarden!