winter white

three feet in three days
and aspen is looking lovely
town is literally buried
they will be digging out the snowbanks for days
but in the meantime we will play


George Frank Jay
born at 9pm 12/12/15
5lbs 11oz, 18 inches

how quickly a month can go by. he arrived three and a half weeks early. we were walking along the rio grande trail with Charlie and Jenny when the painless contractions started. they came on slowly and stuck around all afternoon and around 5pm got to be just a few minutes apart. at 6 we went to the hospital to check things out ~ not thinking that we would be having a baby that evening and then with about an hour's notice, it was on. it has been three plus weeks of the triple-threat feeding plan, oxygen tanks, sleep deprivation, super cold January weather, Charlie's cold, coughs, climbing out of his crib and giving up his naps... but it has also been a wonderful month with our new addition, christmas, family in town, winter walks and lots of love and happy moments all around. we are very grateful.


saltwater for the soul

so grateful
it was magical


pumpkin patch

a fun adventure
over in paonia
pumpkin patch
hay rides
raspberry picking
apples and juicy pears
life is good

into the woods

i have said it before
and i will say it again
i love living in a world with octobers
(and septembers too)
especially when i live near aspen
in the woods with my family
is the best place to be


stowe in september

our adventures on trapp hill road
riding ponies ~ alfie and burr
fresh apples
farm fresh eggs
the gardens
the cows
the lighting
all with the best of friends
and a few fall colors