Friday, September 28, 2018

Third son

On Wednesday, Carol and I drove up to Greeley to have dinner with Nate and Jordan.
After dinner, we took a few pictures outside the restaurant.
Carol always refers to Ryan and James as her other sons. That means I get to claim Nate, right?
September 2018

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Carol visit!

Carol is back in the United States for a week of training.
On Tuesday night, the kids and I drove out to Southlands to hang out with her.
Ryan wore his kilt... 
and Carol shared some German beverages. 
September 2018

Sunday, September 23, 2018


Darcy, Emma, and I often wander in the mountains on the weekends.  Sometimes, we wander too far.  Jennifer calls it getting lost.  Darcy and Emma and I call it exploring.  I’ve strung together a couple of episodes of exploring lately, returning triumphantly and like people who didn’t get lost but with exhausted and crippled dogs.

This makes Jennifer mad.

Darcy and Emma love exploring. Every weekend they wait with bated breath...

…and in a flash of orange…
…Darcy is ready-to-go.
Emma’s reaction involves a few redirects and regaining(s) of consciousness.  I felt obligated to offer photographic proof of her attendance.
This is one from the screening-room floor.  I’m yelling many permutations of her name and making all sorts of crazy sounds at this point.  It’s when I’m quiet and have put my phone/camera down that she does all of her cute stuff.
Darcy is done messing around.
Quit messing around, Daddy.
Darcy settled-down after we arrived at our destination, Loveland Pass.
Emma and Darcy were leashed the entire time we were hiking.
There were a lot of spring-fed streams.  The really weird part was that the stream beds were very flat, like cobble-stone roads.
We hiked towards the light. Darcy liked it.
Then she remembered that she had been running around for an hour at over twelve thousand feet above sea-level.
Emma was very happy, too.
I think that sleep was that much closer for her when there was that much less oxygen.
They both slept on the way home, one more than the other, and were not lame to boot.

Not exploring just was not the same.

September 2018

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Glamour shots

Part of our annual fall drive tradition is taking glamour pictures of Emma on the mountain. Here are this year's best shots.
September 2018

Wednesday, September 19, 2018


Seth is giving Emma a bath in preparation for tomorrow's festivities.
She is not excited as she should be. 
September 2018

Sunday, September 16, 2018

CU in the city

On Friday, I accompanied Ryan to the CU Denver campus.
We took the light rail. 
So many steps. 
The campus is located right in the middle of downtown Denver... 
Hence the nickname "CU in the City." 
Ryan is a lynx. 
August 2018