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Colorado Gold


Colorado Gold

This weekend: Guanella Pass for aspen spotting. It’s a fall must-do if you live in Colorado (in my humble opinion).


Aspen Forest

Pure Joy: Walking through this aspen forest I made a wrong step and twisted my ankle. Don’t worry because I made a quick recovery with a Jason Bourne-style shoulder roll to the ground. It wasn’t graceful but at least I saved myself a trip to the ER with a broken ankle.

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Aspens at Guanella Pass

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Clear Lake

Throwing rocks in Clear Lake.

Mountain Flowers

Yellow Mountain Flower

Mountain Flowers: A little mountain flower.

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At Clear Lake


Watch your step! Trust me.

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Echo Lake Picnic

echo lakeLast week we threw some sandwiches and drinks in a cooler and headed to the mountains. I really needed my mountains-fix.

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Mountain duck taking a dip in the lake

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The girls getting along…for now

scoripion pose

Alexandra’s scorpion pose

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Purple mountain flower

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Blue mountain flowers

On the way down the mountain we stopped at my favorite place to explore near Mt. Evans. This river, with its many little waterfalls, is just off the main road on the Idaho Springs side.

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Love this to be my backyard

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Heart bark

scorpion pose

Another scorpion pose

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Portrait near a fall

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They really wanted to take their shoes off…later they did

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The water is so cold

I feel truly blessed that in under one hour I can be in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. This is why I live here.

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Free Day at the Museum

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View from the 4th floor.

Free day at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science  |  View of the Denver Skyline on the 4th floor. Why have I never known about this view before now?

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Girls…take care of your skin!

“Expedition Health is about YOUR human body-how it is constantly changing and adapting in ways you can see, measure, and optimize through the choices you make.”

Hands On  |  At Exhibition Health you can see how you may look in the future if you smoke, drink or don’t use sun block. All I can say is, “Girls take care of your skin!”


What is your mph when walking?

The girls walked in front of a blue screen and the image was captured on a monitor hanging on the wall. It measured their speed while walking, stride length and energy. I thought this was cute to see their pictures on the monitor, little sister following big sister.

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Little scientist.

In the lab we performed experiments on water fleas. We first tested the affect caffeine had on the heart rate of the water flea, then tested alcohol.


Poor little water flea.

Alexandra was more into it than Parker. But it was still cool. We would have performed more experiments but Parker was bored. There were many to choose from.





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Lion Pride

I am a little weirded out by the  “stuffed” animals in the displays. It is so real looking that I expect the animals to move…and then they don’t. Creepy.

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Go, See, Do | 2013 Free Days in Denver

Denver Zoo

  • Monday, November 4th
  • Friday, November 15th
  • Wednesday, November 21st

Denver Art Museum

  • Saturday, June 1st
  • Saturday, July 6th
  • Saturday, August 3rd
  • Saturday, September 7th
  • Saturday, October 5th
  • Saturday, November 2nd
  • Saturday, December 7th

Denver Museum of Nature and Science

  • Monday, June 3rd
  • Monday, July 1st
  • Sunday, July 21st
  • Sunday, August 11th
  • Monday, August 19th
  • Sunday, September 8th
  • Sunday, October 6th
  • Monday, December 9th

Denver Botanic Gardens (York Street)

  • Tuesday, July 9th
  • Tuesday, August 27th
  • Monday, October 7th
  • Saturday, November 2nd

Denver Botanic Gardens (Chatfield)

  • Friday, June 7th
  • Friday, August 2nd
  • Friday, November 1st

Denver Children’s Museum

  • Tuesday, June 4th from 4 – 8 PM
  • Tuesday, July 2nd from 4 – 8 PM
  • Tuesday, August 6th from 4 – 8 PM
  • Tuesday, September 3rd from 4 – 8 PM
  • Tuesday, October 1st from 4 – 8 PM
  • Tuesday, November 5th from 4 – 8 PM
  • Tuesday, December 3rd from 4 – 8 PM

Denver Firefighters’ Museum

  • Saturday, August 3rd (Fun at the Firehouse)
  • Saturday, September 7th (Grandparents Free Day)
  • Saturday, October 12th (Fire Safety Week)
  • Saturday, December 7th (Holiday Open House)

Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys

  • Sunday, June 2nd
  • Sunday, July 7th
  • Sunday, August 4th
  • Sunday, September 1st
  • Sunday, October 6th
  • Sunday, November 3rd
  • Sunday, December 1st

National Parks Days (Nation Wide)

Lamar’s Donuts Free Donut Day

In celebration of National Donut Day, LaMar’s Donuts is partnering with the Salvation Army on Friday, June 7, to offer one free donut with a hole to each guest, with no purchase necessary.

Kids Eat Free in Denver

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I {heart} snow days?

project life freebies

It was a snow day yesterday. The first snow day of the school year. I was all excited until 10 a.m. when the fighting started. Fighting. Over. Markers. {sigh.}

And, the forecast had everyone scared we were going to get 14″ of snow that the school districts cancelled school before even one snowflake hit the ground. Um, yeah, we got about 6.5″. That is a waste of a good snow day.

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P working on her math timed sheet…with her new favorite hat.

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Alexandra working on her new Frank Lloyd Wright inspired house on SketchUp.


The base for the “Hello Winter” Project Life Freebie (above) can be found on Leslie Miller’s blog.

Did you see Scary Mommy on the Today Show this morning? I’ve been reading her blog for a few years. She is hilarious!

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Project Life | Week Four

Finally! It’s snowing. I have the flu but I couldn’t resist take a few quick shots of the snow on the way to drop the kids off at school this morning. Would you say that is dedication or an illness?

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Our street

snow on trees

The trees in our backyard


Parker put on 2 pairs of socks and leggings

Parker got a tattoo this week. Yep! It’s a full tattoo on her back. Thankfully it washes off…


I blame her father

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