Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Hangin out at the Homestead!

A great part of summer at the Homestead isn't just the camping it is the family history
and the stories of great great Grandma Thomas homesteading through the winter without
her husband (who was working down in the valley)  and modern
conveniences in loads of snow, so they could acquire this land through the homestead act.
We love it here!
The kids love swinging on the gate and feeding horses.  I loved watching humming birds,
seeing all the beauty of  nature, taking pictures of my family, watching my hubby build a
campfire (they lifted the fire ban just in time for us) toasting marsh mallows, and eating
corn from the coals of the campfire, walking with my husband and seeing the stars.

Down by the Conejos River. I sat on a lovely old fallen tree and watched the girls 
trying to skip rocks listening to how Grandpa Lou would come and fish all summer as a boy here.

Checking out the boundaries and the marker for the mountain property. 
It's hard to see but it says 1937.

Awe my little E fell asleep on her Auntie's shoulder on our little walk.

My little girl was such a ham at the parade. here she is kickin' back to watch floats.
We are so fair I set up seats in the back of our car so we could stay out of the 
sun as much as we possibly could.

The cabins there have a meadow that was filled with wild flowers this year. 
With the mountains coming up around us I couldn't help taking lost of pictures 
of my lovely children surrounded by loveliness!

I love the old cabins and the weathered logs. They have a beauty that I couldn't resist
trying to get into my pictures.  So my son obliged me.

here we have my best/back-side lovingly photographed by my daughter.
When I told her to delete it she protested "but mom you look so-ooo Good!"
Okay maybe she knows something I don't....
(here she got me with my hears nearly closed)

I also got to enjoy the first taste of preteen personality "weirdness".
Hope you enjoyed my photo journal here.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Happy birthday baby girl!

My baby is one now! I can hardly believe how fast time goes by.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

LJ's and sister time!

My little sister had a baby this March!  For our Spring break we went and visited.
I got to see my new niece.  She is so tiny.  I had forgotten because babies grow so fast.
My baby 9 months is standing up and while we were there even took her first steps.
My sisters baby is a tiny 7 pounds.  A little peanut.  You really do forget.

I love getting together! Mom set up a game on the chalk board table. All the cousins had fun playing.

I love spending time with my sisters and just talking and sharing our lives together

Friday, April 13, 2012

Spring Break!

Drove out to see my sisters!  Let my M take pictures on the way...

She had written a report about UTAH so she was excited to take pictures

I believe this is the Bountiful temple

below Check out the mountain in Brigham City

Here is the Brigham City temple closer.  It was under construction.

It was neat to see snow covered mountains.  Lately Colorado has been with out much snow.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


I was delighted my M cleaned her closet and organized it! 
How often does that happen? 
She even decorated her shelf there!
I love that she took great pride in doing this too!

Monday, April 9, 2012


Thursday, March 29, 2012

spotlight M

Sometimes my girls want to be like their mommy and wear my things or put on make up.

This sweet girl is 10 years old.
 Loves reading books with mom. 
Loves to crochet and knit with mom. 
 Loves to put on moms lipgloss. 
Here she is with my hat on and strand of pearls. 
Isn't she just so lovely.
 I see such beautiful things ahead of her!

Thursday, March 15, 2012


Such a nice spring day, we all played outside. My girl is crwling around here!

Little W loves to drive his cars around in the dirt.
The girls played icecream drive up window! 
I drew some sundaes on paper and they colored them in, 
 cut them out and had their little sale make believe time.