31 October 2006

30 October 2006


Grandpa turned 60 over the weekend.
The fam gathered for a desert rendezvous in Scottsdale to celebrate.

20 October 2006

a beautiful day

We spent the morning with the Vatos at Anderson Farms in Erie.

Cole in a train

Maya's best frown face


Brynna and Cyndie

A Colorado Buffalo

Kevin, Cole and Brekyn

A New Zealand (I think) Highlander

The boys and that highlander

It was a great time!


They've all turned and fallen now, but we had such fun while they lasted.

11 October 2006


Happy Birthday, Dad!

09 October 2006


John and Katy, our dear friends from California, spent the weekend with us.

Eight years ago, through a random set of circumstances, KTB and I became colleagues, then friends. Since then, our lives have run parallel in many ways - in spite of the distance between us. We have been kindred spirits since the beginning. She has always been precious to me - even more so after this weekend.

John on Cinnamon Toast Crunch

New friends

Josiah and Cole

Katy and Maya saying goodbye

Me and KTB

06 October 2006


Last weekend was Paul's 32nd birthday. The kids and I kidnapped him for a day, and together, we celebrated early in Estes Park. It was a PERFECT day.

Maya and Cole each enjoyed their first ice cream cones...

... EVER!!

And later that night, after naps, dinner and a family dance party, we ALL enjoyed Maya's birthday cake masterpiece for her daddy.

Saturday was the big day, and I got the birthday boy all to myself! Paul and I spent the afternoon at Fossil Trace, an AMAZING golf course in Golden. That evening, we enjoyed a romantic dinner for two. Here are some snapshots from another beautiful (and REALLY fun) afternoon...