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New Plants

There’s a couple in our small group that decided to grow all their plants from seed this year, hydroponically in the basement. We were over there last week-what a cool set up! They had tons of left over starter plants & gave me a whole flat to take home! I was so excited! All my little plants are so happy & they make me so happy every time I see them.

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Mexican Market with Mamacita

Last weekend was soooooo busy! I was up past 2am every night that I spent in Denton. I haven’t done that in at least 5 years. We shopped, prepped, decorated & baked to our hearts content for Riley’s party. Mom & I had to make a stop at the Mexican Market. What a treasure that place is! I don’t know why I hadn’t been there before. It was really fun to see all the great meat,Ā  produce & specialty goods they offered. I really wanted to get Riley one of those candles with the virgin saint on it but I resisted. We bought a few cases of jarritos fruit punch & mango sodas & a dozen churros for a touch of mexican decor on the dessert table.

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Deciding on good quality beer for the party.

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Boulder Farmers Market

Two Saturdays ago we ventured out to the Boulder Farmer’s Market despite the rain. We pulled up & I began to bounce up & down in my seat like a child. “Produce! Plants! Food trucks! Music! Wierd people! I love it here!” Luke looked at me skeptically. His workplace has infiltrated his mind with negative stereotypes of Boulder & its inhabitants. But i was on cloud 9. We bought produce, a few herbs to plant in the garden, fresh bread & Boulder popcorn for the popper.

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Dog Days

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Today the weather was gorgeous so we decided to check out the dog park. I’m not gonna lie, the aroma was a little overpowering at the entrance, but once we got on the trails it was gorgeous. The kids enjoyed jumping across & splashing in the creek. Kolbe ran free & made new friends. It was a great hike. I’m in “training” to climb a 14er when Lauren comes so Luke made me run hills while we were out there. šŸ˜‰

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The 5 Minute Cast

***I wrote this weeks ago***We went for Jossi’s follow up xray on her arm last friday. They said it lookes good, but they wanted to go ahead and cast it. Assuming they new best, I said “well let’s do this!” So brave Jossi (who doesn’t show up too often) picks out hot pink & doesn’t bat an eyelash the while time. I was so proud of her! As we’re finishing up I notice her hand is blue & point it out to the dr. They have us go to the waiting room to play for a little while & see if it in indeed too tight. Hello. We didn’t even sit down in the waiting room because Joss started saying how hot it was & it was getting tighter. She’s getting louder & starting to panic. I pick her up to calm her, see the hand, now purple with blue splotches & swollen to the size of little sausage fingers. I’m about to panic now. We go in & they cut off the cast, she’s freaking out “please dont do this!!!” After that I said no thanks, we’ll stick with the splint. Poor girl.image

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Wild West Kitty

My sister gave us the 2 best kittens ever for Joss’ birthday present last July. The brother is on an adventure in Texas at the Hilltop house (wink wink) and the sister came with us to Co. People in our neighborhood said she wouldn’t last long. Most of the dogs around here have never even seen a cat! The neighbors all talk about her bc she follows us on walks like a dog! Her name changes almost daily. It started out Speedy, then Merliah, then Louella, Buttercup, and now i think it’s Sweet Lily. She has turned out to be quite the mountain kitty. I think it’s partly due to her momma who was a wild cat my sister took in. Here’s a few of the little surprises she has left me in the last 2 days. Those mountain mice don’t stand a chance with Wild West Kitty on the prowl!

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A Weekend of Family & Fun

My mom & Kelli came this weekend-woohoo! It was a much anticipated visit for me. I had so much fun preparing for their arrival. I decided I would just clean & then we would nest once they were here. I was having some issues with theĀ arrangementĀ of the living room upstairs & a total creative block on the downstairs living room. I knew I needed my mom’s help for several things around the house, to help make it feel like home. Ā So Thursday evening we picked them up from the airport and after many hugs & maybe a few tears we headed to Golden to meet up with Luke for dinner. We had a great dinner, then headed to the house. TheĀ deliriumĀ set in here, for mom that is. We were on the ever so slightest incline just outside Golden onĀ HwyĀ 70 & mom says ” Ok, I’m ready for your car to stop making that climbing sound already!” I shot her this are you kidding me look & we all cracked up laughing. I told her she was in for a long haul, so just pop aĀ DramamineĀ & sit back. Friday we enjoyed cranberry orange muffins & strong coffee and then hit the mess…we moved a couch out of the living room, down the stairs, outside, down the porch stairs, up about 3 stairs into the downstairs living room. We are women here us roar. And moan. and grunt. I wish someone had gotten pics of it! So we tore up that living room, bouncingĀ ideasĀ around & finally turning it into a real room. I am so please with how it turned out. It’s going to be the perfect family room, especially this summer when it’s hot in the upstairs, with no ac out here. So here’s a few random pics from the weekend. Saturday we had an amazing day of wild life spotting, but I will let Luke make that post.

 

Good family time šŸ™‚

 

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Kolbe, who followed Kelli's every move around the house & even slept right beside her.

Trip posing on the stairs