Tag: colorado

Todd and I took the kids to Rainbow Lakes outside of Nederland, Colorado the weekend before Labor Day Weekend. Rachel’s urn in tow. These are the pictures Todd took. ❤️

julie camping in jeep wrangler 2015 jku

Took the kids camping a week or two ago and had a great time!  Looking forward to getting out there and doing more primitive camping.  We had no problems eating vegan and were all quite cozy.  Julie slept in my jeep, the boys slept in a 2 man tent and Todd and I slept on an air mattress in my Eureka Tent (Colorado made). Julie even took her first turn behind the steering wheel!

The kids are totally stoked with the Halloween decorations adorning the front yard in our little rented home.  It has been nearly a year since I broke my ankle.  A whole year of living in this house.  Another year of Batten Disease taking a stronger hold of my child.  A year of Julie getting taller and more mature.  A year of my boys fighting, getting better at video games and learning how to cook. I love this time of year.  Its bittersweet but still my favorite.

Rachel decided it was time.  She was ready to hold “Rosie” the Tarantula that lives at the Butterfly Pavilion in Westminster, Colorado. They have dozens of Rosies to swap in and out throughout a typical day and this Rosie was presumed to be about 10 years old.  

Rachel, Julie, London and Boston on the dock at Washington Park in Denver Colorado Feeding the Geese and Ducks

This weekend I was determined to get the kids out of the house.  I did some googling and asking around to the very limited number of parents I know in Denver and came up with Washington Park.  I must sound like a newbie because I refuse to call it “WashPark.”  🙂  It was a bit like Boston Common but without the giant buildings surrounding it and there we no “duck boats”. WashPark is situated in the middle of an upscale neighborhood with streets wide enough for me to “bang a u-ey.” I don’t like to push the Rachel and her wheelchair across any street with 3 kids in tow.  

mary and gina with rachel in downtown denver

My dear friends from Boston came out to visit me.  Gina had been booked to fly out for a month and when I arrived at the airport I found out that she brought Mary as a surprise!  

I have to say that I was really impressed. I’ve been a lot of places and seen a lot of things (events, attractions, freak shows) and the rodeo really blew me away. I’ve seen clips of bull riding in my time but nothing really prepared me with the sheer force that the bull riders are flung back at. No way in HELL I’d let my kids do it. I took a bunch of pictures, wish I had taken some video.

The merry go round that is my life seems to be spinning faster these days. John moved to Denver on Friday and is staying with us for 10 days. It is pretty interesting to have him in my home after so many months apart and so many bad feelings between us. This is for the kids and hopefully we will be able to be somewhat nice to each other for them.

Winter is here in Colorado

Its been really cold in Colorado for the last few days it started Monday the 11 November 2014. My Granny was coming from Boston and it was Zero visibility and Zero degrees it was hard for my mom aka creator of this web site to drive there was alot of accidents on the way to to the airport we found 75 UPS TRUCKS!!!!! The next day was Veterans day and the snow was still falling the temperature was 11 degrees at the highest point of the day. On the day granny came we had a chicken dinner. Today it is Thursday and it is very cold but my mother took us to Savers and we got a lot of good stuff. The best thing in my opinion is a VCR player we bought. Tonight is still very cold and icy.

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