Category Archives: Outdoors

Golden Gate Canyon State Park

Drew took a week off work when Amelia was three weeks old and we tried to do some fun things keeping in mind that Amelia is not supposed to be around crowds yet.  We packed a picnic lunch and took a day trip up to Golden Gate Canyon State Park.  It was a great place […]

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Abloom at the Aschmans

This past weekend we started working on beautifying the outdoors.  Usually, we start earlier (around Mother’s Day) but with our vacation we decided to hold off this year.  Here is our progress so far: Here is one of our pretty rose bushes blooming like crazy!  I have been cutting fresh flowers and making vases for […]

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Easter Weekend – Rocky Mountain National Park

Our last day we drove up to Estes Park.  We had lunch on the main street and then went up into Rocky Mountain National Park.  They call this park “The Gateway to the Rockies,” and it is beautiful.  We didn’t get to see too much of it because we had Libby and dogs are only […]

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Walking in a Winter Wonderland

We had our second snow and this time Drew worked from home so we got a few more pictures of Claire playing in it.  She was still pretty confused by it and didn’t really want to much to do with it! The view from our garage Our backyard

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Lower Maxwell Falls

No you aren’t having deja vu, this weekend we did this hike again!  We went out with our favorite hiking buddies and made the trek up.  The first time we hiked this I will admit, I thought it was super hard!  I think I have gotten in better shape though because it was easier this time […]

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Matthews/Winter Park Trail

We had an excellent Saturday with a hike and lunch with friends.  We drove out to Golden to hike and we met our friends.  He is an old co-worker of Drew’s and She is a SAHM of a super handsome 11 month old!  When I was on maternity leave Shelby and I would go on […]

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The Hammock Hanging

Claire, the girls, and I got Drew a hammock for his birthday this year and dad had a little helper supervising the inaugural hanging.  We also got some citronella torches but we haven’t got those up yet.  We have been doing a lot of work in the back yard to fix our foundation problems (yes, […]

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Lily Pad Lake Hike

We went on a second hike with Claire.  This time we were better prepared because we got her a hiking outfit.  A long sleeved shirt that had spf and bug protection, some hiking pants, and a hat.  She was the cutest hiker on the trail!!  At the beginning we didn’t really see too many people […]

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Lower Maxwell Lake and a Visit from "Leeny"

My Auntie came for a visit.  I hadn’t seen her since I was a week old.  I think she was impressed by how much I had grown!!  We had a lot of fun.  (Ok, Claire is done being author because she got hungry so Drew had to take her and feed her) We had a […]

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