June 2015

Mother’s Day weekend was, as usual snowy here in Denver. The gardening rule in Denver is you cannot plant anything with a frost danger until after Mother’s day weekend.  I have tried in the past and often times the snow wins.  This year was no exception.  At our house we got maybe 8 inches of snow that morning, and of course it was completely gone by evening.  Nick made it a special Mother’s day by letting me sleep in, letting me pick dinner and movie, cutting some delicious smelling irises and giving me very special new earrings made of Ivan’s birthstone.  Here’s a few pictures of the day!

Memorial Day Weekend is usually a weekend we spend camping, often with our church.  With the rain, cooler weather, and Ivan I was not sure if I wanted to have our first camping experience with him be cold and wet. So instead we stayed around Denver and enjoyed some family time.  We went on a hike at South Valley Open Space park, and grilled a delicious lunch. The other momentous thing we did was to dress Ivan up in some clothes that Nick wore as a baby and do a photo shoot.  I think he had fun!  We also had a crazy storm that evening, but it resulted in a beautiful rainbow.

Over a month ago Nick’s sister, Leia and her family came to Denver to visit. They live in Italy and it has been about 18 months since their last visit.  It was so good to see them again.  The kids have grown up so much and they enjoyed meeting and playing with Ivan. We had fun visiting and playing around the house as well as going various places around Denver.  We went to jump street, Chatfield Botanic Gardens, and the Museum of Nature and Science. The Coates came in to town as well to help celebrate Sophie’s birthday!  The cousins all had a blast playing together.