First day of school with kids and for the kids!

We are so excited to spend the year together at University Schools! 
#bulldogs #firstdayofschool

First day of school with...

These time hop photos! 
They grow so fast... snuggle them while you can... kiss them while they'll let you... spend all the time you can with them... be present.

Pretty soon you'll blink and they'll be grown and not need you anymore.

These two will be in 4th and 1st grades in 4 days. 
I'm blessed to be able to take them to school and even teach in the same school with them this year.

#grateful #mom #momlife #teacher #universityschools #growinguptoofast

These time hop photos! They...

I painted the back deck today... one more coat tomorrow ought to do it...

I painted the back deck...

🌊 Such a perfect family day at Water World! Kids had so much fun... So did the parents! 🌊

#waterworld #waterworldcolorado #familyfun #ridethewave

🌊 Such a perfect family...

These kids!

Tea party at Carolyn 's house... they've been looking forward to this for weeks!

Thank you, sweet Carolyn and Lois, for a fun afternoon for the kids... and time for this mama to get a pedicure! ❀😁❀

These kids! Tea party at...

Pray for the impact God will have on your students, your school, your district and your community this school year.

#schoolchildren #schoolstart #schoolstarts #startingschool #students #teachers #schoolsupplies #schools #prayforourschools #prayforteachers

Pray for the impact God...

Feliz dia Peru!

It's Peruvian Independence Day today! 
Celebrating in Denver with the family!... Daddy performs soon!

And... Jalea... my favorite Peruvian dish... what a treat!

#peruvianindependenceday #peru #peruvianfood #peruviandance #incakola #jalea #guino

Feliz dia Peru! It's Peruvian...

Oh my gosh! Such an amazing day! Beautiful hiking weather! Beautiful hiking companions!

This was our last hike of the summer small group session at Rez Church... and we had to be a little flexible due to a full parking lot at Bridal Veil Falls Trailhead... but Jon found us a great trail to hike today.

God had something great for us today... just LOOK at all those wild flowers! 
Looking forward to leading this group again next summer. 

Oh my gosh! Such an...

Ok... so I kept going... ended up almost in Timnath 😳

So round trip today was about 38 miles. 
Can you believe it!?! 😲

#rezstaycation #bikeride #riverbluffs #workout #poudreriver #poudrerivertrail

Ok... so I kept going......

Nothing like coming around the last corner of your hike and seeing a big bull elk headed up the trail in your direction... Beautiful day for a hike in Estes Park... Gem Lake Trail.

Beautiful people... great fellowship... amazing views.

It's been a great summer for hiking with my Rez Church small group. One more hike left for this small group session if anyone wants to join us on the Bridal Vails Falls trail next Saturday.

#rezsmallgroups #rezstaycation #hiking #estespark #gemlake #gemlaketrail #rezchurch

Nothing like coming around the...

Proof Santa Is Real

Just a funny, quick little story that reminded me about how it really doesn’t matter how much you teach your kids… they’re still going to form their own opinions and their own beliefs about life.

So… ever since my husband, Alex, and I were married we always agreed that we were not going to tell our kids that Santa was real


Santa is not a bad thing, but we just didn’t want to tell them that Santa was real and Santa brings them gifts at Christmas time and all that jazz.


So we’ve never done that with them and at this point my my son is almost 9 and my daughter is 5 …


The other day we went to Subway and somehow we got into this conversation with my kids about Santa Claus. I don’t even remember where that conversation came from, but Patrick my son, says to me with total confidence, β€œyou know what, I know Santa is real.”


To which I said,”what what do you mean? Santa’s never brought you any presents before. We talked about this before.”


We don’t tell the other kids at school that Santa is not real, but we don’t believe Santa’s real.


He’s a fun Christmas thing to do… a fun game to play at Christmas time… but he’s not real.


Then Patrick said, β€œyou know what, I have proof that he’s real.”


… and I was like, β€œwhat’s your proof.”


And Patrick said, β€œI don’t remember, but I know I have proof.


So… whatever it was that happened in his head… he just knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that Santa Claus is real… even though we had never told him that he was real.


This was a good lesson for me…


A great reminder that our kids are small humans and they’re forming opinions and beliefs about their environment around them… the people that they’re hanging out with… We want to be able to control what they believe… but all we can do is guide them in the direction they should go. Some things they just have to discover for themselves.


Just a fun little story to show just you that kids are going to form their own opinions and beliefs about life… and we as their parents help form and guide them.


Do you have any Santa stories with your kids that you can share? Just right in the comments below and I would love to to hear those, and see what’s going on with you.


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Have an amazing day and remember…


Your kids are small humans and they will form their own opinions and beliefs your job is just to guide them.


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