more from denver

December 9, 2014 by meg | 0 comments

IMGP8162.jpgusually zach takes a lot of pictures when we go on a trip.  after running through the photos from our camera it looks like he may have been on vacation this time too. :) here’s a smattering of photos from our time in denver.

mama and papa take a trip or two around the ice rink

mama and papa take a trip or two around the ice rink

ducks not turkey for our thanksgiving

ducks not turkey for our thanksgiving

she was a natural on the ice

she was a natural on the ice

gma kitty and zelda enjoying the mild temps on thanksgiving day

gma kitty and zelda enjoying the mild temps on thanksgiving day

uncle austin escorts gma kitty around the rink

uncle austin escorts gma kitty around the rink

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hot dish! pre-dinner hubbub

hot dish! pre-dinner hubbub

zelda demonstrating how to make poticia for gma kitty

zelda demonstrating how to make poticia for gma kitty

fun in the dark with friends

fun in the dark with friends

our thanksgiving table

our thanksgiving table

thanksgiving from pop pop and papa

December 3, 2014 by meg | 0 comments

Bubble Girl
we are just arriving home from our extended visit to denver for thanksgiving.  it was a great time with family, good food and adventures.  pop pop has already posted some of his pictures from the weekend and here are some of our favorites. zach also did some posting while we were in denver.  we’ll be working on unpacking our bags and going through pictures and getting back to it here.  but in the meantime, check out pop pop’s great pictures, including photos of zelda and my first time ice skating and a few highlights from papa as well.Thanksgiving in DenverEasy Does ItLook at MeAustin and DucksLook at the Lights!Caroler WatchSnowglobesTurkey Z
ok and a few of my favorites from my phone too.frozen book and gma kitty piggy rider means life is good.water table fun for zach"careful daddy (who is driving) i have a candy cane." ~zeldagertrude and larry getting acquainted.

fall fun iowa style

October 14, 2014 by meg | 0 comments

IMGP7428.jpgIMGP7434.jpgvisiting a small town fall fest (and brewery) and playing in corn bins. going to the pumpkin patch that’s next to the corn maze. and a pleasant picnic and hike among the rocks and trees. good ole’ fashioned fun that we soaked up last month.IMGP7390.jpgIMGP7445.jpgIMGP7441.jpgIMGP7438.jpgIMGP7479.jpgIMGP7402.jpgIMGP7336.jpgIMGP7345.jpgIMGP7347.jpgIMGP7358.jpgIMGP7404.jpgIMGP7338.jpgIMGP7482.jpg

one giant happy family

October 10, 2014 by meg | 1 Comment

IMGP7066.jpgafter the princess party, we opened our awesome rental home (it has a tree growing through it!) to everyone and anyone. it was quite the facebook experiment. we put out an invite on facebook and waited to see who would show in person. to say it was amazing is an understatement. we saw folks we hadn’t seen in years, including a friend who drove over from chicago to see me for the first time in probably 13 or so years.IMGP7254.jpg what was most satisfying about the whole get together (of about 60 friends and family) is that everyone is doing well. it’s hard to tell via facebook if people are really well or just posting only the good stuff, but in person everyone was giving off a great vibe that they seemed happy and well.IMGP7228.jpgIMGP7224.jpg que was again manning the camera doing a great job. we didn’t get a shot of the crowd, but it was crazy. what he captured instead are great moments. all of our friends and cousin’s kids playing together. nia and the princesses having a ball. bradie mugging for the camera. these are super special.IMGP7009.jpgIMGP7007.jpgthis get together really reinforces to us that our family and friends are really one big happy family that we cherish. we love you all and we loved seeing everyone. hopefully another handful of years won’t have to pass before we can do it again.IMGP7034.jpg

our fifth fourth of July

July 8, 2014 by meg | 0 comments

image-14.jpegwe spent last weekend in homer, alaska. not only was it the 4th of july, but also our fifth wedding anniversary. above is our group shot. zach and i’ve have had our picture taken each year on our anniversary. so far so good, but one year it was a poorly lit selfie of us already in bed under the covers.

gary!

gary!

a wonderful lunch of po'boys and sausages

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zelda captures daddy at the brewery

zelda captures daddy at the brewery

a wonderful lunch of po’boys and sausages[/caption]we had the good fortune to once again spend time with our friends gary and susan. they have a lovely little cottage in homer. it’s so nice to visit places they live as gary and susan are wonderful at really taking advantage of everything a town has to offer. although we have visited homer before it’s nice to get a new perspective and a local one to boot.image-14.jpegIMGP5106.jpgIMGP4953.jpgIMGP5024.jpgIMGP4971.jpgIMG_7832.jpgIMGP4967.jpgimage-17.jpegIMGP5112.jpgIMGP4974.jpgIMG_7830.jpgIMG_7825.jpgwhile in homer we camped. it was our first camping experience as a family since zelda has outgrown the pack ‘n play. let’s just say she’s a bed hog, but also a great space heater. all in all a pretty successful camping adventure.IMGP5018.jpgIMGP5020.jpgIMGP5015.jpgIMGP5010.jpgIMGP5054.jpgIMGP5087.jpgIMGP5049.jpgimage-16.jpegIMG_7856.jpg the 4th was full of fun activities. we visited the carnival and zelda got her face painted, played games and had pie. then it was off to the beach for some tide pooling. and finally off to the parade where there was CANDY! probably the highlight of zelda’s day. she got to eat two pieces at the parade and by the time we stopped for dinner she was fast asleep.image-13.jpegimage-15.jpegwhat a great weekend and i’m sure we’ll return to homer. zelda loved the beach, the boats and well, pretty much everything.