Saturday, May 27, 2017


Naomi was really into twinning last week. Here are two of the outfits she was able to match with other family members.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Sometimes you sneak out into the garage after a diaper change, put on your rainboots and try to ride your bike...

Thursday, May 25, 2017


I was recently chasing Drew around our cul-de-sac and saw a worm. I picked it up with a stick but then he just grabbed it with his fingers. He was completely fascinated by it and showed it off to all of the other kids playing outside.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Last Snow?!?!

This is our ninth spring in Colorado and the first time that it has snowed after Mother's Day (on May 18!!). Several years it has snowed on Mother's Day, but usually you (and your plants) are safe after that.

It was a really wet snow, but there was enough on the trampoline that Naomi and Davey wanted to go play in it.

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Cinderella Play

A few weeks ago, the girls and I got to go see a high school production of Cinderella with our friends. It was such a fun experience for all of us. The girls were so happy to meet Cinderella after the show.

Thursday, May 04, 2017

DR Day 11

Day 11, was our final full day in country (we flew out early the next morning). We spent the morning packing up and swimming and then our family drove back to Santiago which is where we flew in and out of.

Final swim.

Lunch at our favorite waffle place before leaving Cabarete.

Drew spiked a fever on our last day which made him a little grumpy and sleepless. Thankfully those were his only symptoms and we made it home without any issues.

Leaving the Horst family (who were incredible hosts).

We arrived in the DR at night and had to make a two hour drive through the mountains in the dark. It was terrifying (especially since there are hardly any road signs, it was raining and we weren't used to DR roads yet). Driving that same road in the daylight, after Andrew had mastered DR driving was a delight. We could not get over the views. These pictures don't even begin to capture the beauty; it was stunning.

We stayed at a hotel right by the airport because our flight was early the next morning. We swam in the pool and reacquainted ourselves with warm showers, air conditioning, etc.

We had to grab dinner by ourselves that night and landed at KFC. Santiago is so much bigger than Cabarete and we were overwhelmed and tired with decisions so we went with familiar.

So that was our trip. It was pretty amazing. We are already dreaming of our next big trip.

DR Day 10

Sunrise from our balcony (Alli and Chris's house is to the left there).
We adventured into Puerto Plata to ride the Teleferico...

... which is a cable car up to the top of a mountain.

At the top they have a mini statue of Christ the Redeemer.

The fog rolled away while we were at the top and we got some fantastic views.

We got in a little beach time with the older kids while the littles napped.