Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Castlewood Canyon

The only thing standing between Carol and a college degree is one geology class. Today she and I went on a self guided field trip to Castlewood Canyon State Park in Franktown, Colorado.
We stopped at a Starbucks on our way to buy today's newspaper.
This was necessary to prove the photos were current and not leftover from some long ago family outing. 
Here's Carol with her newspaper at the Bridge Canyon Overlook.
There's the bridge...
and there's the canyon!
Next we headed to the Lake Gulch trail for a short (about two mile) hike.
This trail provided great views of Pike's Peak...
and the valley below us. 
Carol wasn't supposed to be looking at the views, however.
She was there for the rocks.
there were lots of rocks! 
We followed the trail down to the creek... 
where we found...
and lots... 
and lots... 
of rocks!
I am not a geologist...
but this was a good way to spend a day!
April 2015

Carol and her grandbaby

April 2015

Monday, April 27, 2015

Fifteen years

Today is Ryan's fifteenth birthday. 
More candy! 
Socks (always a favorite)! 
April 2017

Saturday, April 25, 2015


James was inducted into the National Junior Honor Society on Wednesday.
The ceremony opened with a few words from the faculty adviser, Mr. Newell, who is also James' math teacher. 
Each new member was called to the stage. 
They signed their name in the register... 
and received a certificate and lapel pin.
What a ham! 
We're so proud of him.
April 2015

Friday, April 17, 2015

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Two kids + two dogs

April 2015

Three dog family

We could be a three dog family.
Riley likes it here. He's even the right color scheme.
I wonder if Cara would let us have him? 
 April 2015

Monday, April 6, 2015

Prairie dogs

I know they're pests and I hate what they've done to our trails, but I still think prairie dogs are cute.

April 2015