"Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to let you in."

-- Robert Frost

Friday, October 31, 2014

happy halloween 2014

One day you look up and half of the folks under your roof no longer don costumes. 

Carving pumpkins all at once feels like a thing of the past. 

You look around at traditional holiday gatherings and half your peeps are present.  

The madness of school parties and parades begins to fade. 

The last time they even care for your presence, happens, and you didn't know it was the last time.  

So party till you drop ...

Maybe even literally ;)

From our family to yours, we hope your Halloween is Spooktacular!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

beautiful telluride, co

The beauty of this place has got to be the time spent with the people I adore.

But they don't call the stretch of road in, "the million dollar highway", for nothing.

This sleepy little town sits in the most beautiful valley. A rainy snow mix fell as we arrived.

We were seriously in awe of those craggy peaks.

And this little house at the top of this waterfall.

Game nights are my favorite.

And we all get to spend just a little more time.

Following that first day in that beautiful rainy/slushy fog, the weather couldn't have been more perfect and the leaves were at their height of perfection.

We took on all the available off season activities we could.

Christian was thrilled to find a completely private skateboard park. He and Grant were up and gone every morning to perfect their newest tricks.

We tried our hand at rock climbing.

And hiked to the falls.

Our Sherpa did his best. It was a pretty long way.

These markers spread across a hillside near the top.

We had to add our own.

We were not disappointed at the top.

Annie had to practice some of those bouldering skills learned from our class in the climbing gym.

We soaked ourselves to prunes in the hot tub.

And drank in the most beautiful sunsets.

We are kind of a sight on family bike rides and picnics.

Took a bike ride with just my girls ...

While these guys tried their hand at riding the gondola up and blitzing down the steep mountain on bikes.

We made good use of the fire pit behind the rental house.

And marveled over the most incredible night sky.

Then thanked our lucky stars for our time together all in one place.