Perfect Moment Monday: Dross into gold

August 25, 2013

I should have been suspicious when the tent showed up on our front porch in May, shipped from Costco. Weeks later, the UPS guy dropped off several sleeping mats, also from Costco. What was this? Could it be that my husband was conniving to take our family on a camping trip? Why would he do […]

Top 9 reasons: I’m my father’s daughter because…

June 4, 2013

9. We both repeat things ad nauseum just to annoy our kids. 8. We both know that repeating things ad nauseum to kids annoys them now but they’ll thank us for these words of wisdom someday. 7. We are both authors. His is an economics and political book calledĀ The Total Power of One in America […]

Winter fun for families at YMCA of the Rockies

February 5, 2013

Recognizing the need for balance in the seasons, the YMCA of the Rockies invited my family for a winter weekend at its Winter Park location, as it did half a year ago for a summer stay at its Estes Park location. And once again, we had an exhaustingly good time. YMCA of the Rockies really […]

Worded Wednesday: My family went to the 1920s

November 28, 2012

Over Thanksgiving weekend Roger and I took the kids forĀ  a day in downtown Denver. We started out by throwing a football around at Civic Center Park on a gorgeous and sunny late-morning (Reed’s pick). At Tessa’s urging we then we switched to a volleyball, counting to see how many volleys we could get in […]