Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Back at it!

My very first "Made in Colorado" item, and it's made in my very own craft room! I started this birthday present for someone with a birthday in November... although, I'm not going to share who, or what it is. I'm not even going to tell you if it's knitted or woven. I'm not even going to let you see what colors it will be. You'll have to make all those guesses yourself!


Here are some of the activities from the last few weeks here in Colorado:

My sister came to see me!








Puddle splashing!


Visited the gorillas at the zoo:


Driving a tractor

Lots more home cooking going on here now!


And of course, we enjoy the outdoors every single day!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

And the crafting has begun!

Before we left Arizona, I had discovered printing my own t-shirts and it was so much fun!  While unpacking, I came across 2 more shirts I needed to make for David before he outgrew this size (probably in Oct we will make the size switch).  I love this little robot, and decided to print opposites on it.  And then the white bike shirt is a repeat from one I made him in June because the original shirt size (18 mo) was one size too small (more like 12 mo fit), even though it was marked as his size (18 mo).  These shirts are the next size up (24 mo), and they are the same size as his current size (18 mo).  I took a sharpie and made the corrections to all the shirt's labels so when the next kid comes along I won't be confused!

And here is a random pic of him reading.  More and more lately he asks to read a book!  It's so wonderful!  I love it when he comes running up to me with a book in his hand and wants to sit in my lap.  I stop whatever I'm doing and read with him.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The week in pictures

I'm slow to set up my weaving room, but we are having so much fun outside!  Unpacking the boxes has become a low priority, although for sure we will be getting some storage stuff figured out this weekend and that will start boxes moving!  We have discovered so many parks and so many beautiful lookouts this week in Colorado Springs!  I am so proud to call this place mine!

David laughing in the grass because it tickles!

View from the Palmer Park lookout.  You can drive there, but this view made biking 45 minutes uphill totally worth it!

We discovered Wildflower park, which has a small walking path in it.  Like many of the trails in Colorado Springs, it follows a creek.

David said, "oh wow!" when he saw the very small waterfall in the creek.

We discovered a free splash pad here, too!  We discovered it after a hot bike ride, so we were a little unprepared.  We didn't have towels or sunscreen, but we played for a few minutes anyway.  David wanted to play more!  It's his new love in life!

We bought a zoo pass so we can go 365 days a year!  We have definitely used it enough to pay it off by now, and it expires a year from tomorrow!  :)

I am loving the sunsets here!  They are totally amazing! This is how the Rocky Mountains do sunsets.

David entertaining himself while I take pictures of sunsets...


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

busy settling in

We have been super busy settling into our new house in Colorado Springs.  My craft room is still pretty packed with boxes, but we will be tackling that this coming week!  

In the meantime, here are some images from this last week.

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, world's only mountainside zoo and a very cool place to be!

Great mountain views from the zoo!

Lunch at Steak and Shake, a very cool restaurant with tons of shake flavor choices!

Sunset from our house.  The sunsets here are amazing, just like Arizona!

I found a community garden on one of our bike rides.  This was a little gnome house!

We stop and play at every park we can find.  

Rainbow at Garden of the Gods

Sunflower along the bike trail

The mountain views are incredible from everywhere in town!

July 22 sunset.  Refreshing like pink lemonade!