• Activities,  RVing

    RVing – Colorado National Monument

    Rim Rock Drive Colorado National Monument was our next big stop on our 5 day RVing trip, and it did not disappoint. In fact, even though we didn’t spend as much time there as Dinosaur, we enjoyed it even more. The lack of mosquitoes probably played a big part in that, but the views were absolutely breathtaking. Some call it the Grand Canyon of Colorado, and it definitely deserves that title. We chose to do the historic Rim Rock Drive. It’s an easy way to see all of the canyons and many of the main rock formations. Spectacular doesn’t do it justice; it was that and more. Detour in Grand…

  • Activities,  RVing

    RVing in Colorado – Dinosaur National Monument

    Happy 4th of July! Or, well, it was when we went RVing to Dinosaur National Monument and Northwestern Colorado anyway. We left in the afternoon on July 3rd and made our way northwest for a 5 day road trip. This is part 1 of the trip: Dinosaur National Monument. St. Louis Creek Campground We stumbled on this campground while growing increasingly tired and ready to stop. We hadn’t driven far, but traffic slowed us down considerably. This campground is not far from Fraser, CO and is first come first served. We got the last spot and couldn’t have been more thankful! On The Road: Small Towns on the 4th of…

  • Riding a motorcycle in the Colorado mountains
    Activities,  RVing

    Riding in the Colorado Mountains

    Jeremy has always wanted to go camping and riding in the Colorado mountains for Father’s Day. So this year, we managed to pull off a trip. We went to a familiar spot not too far from Colorado Springs. Our parents camped with us and some friends came up for the day on Saturday. The weather was beautiful and perfect for dirt bike riding. We were thoroughly impressed with how our oldest took off on what had been his grandma’s motorcycle. He’s been riding a smaller motorcycle for several years, and he was definitely ready for a bigger bike. It just took a little bit of riding with Jeremy, and he…

  • Mountain Views in White River National Forest
    Activities,  RVing

    Colorado RVing: Silt and Glenwood Springs

    One of our favorite things to do is go RVing in Glenwood Springs. We make sure to take a trip every year. This year, we planned a week long camping trip near Glenwood Springs in White River National Forest. Since the area was new to us, we decided to continue our summer trips and go on a scouting trip. This post is about that scouting trip. RVing Near Glenwood Springs Video Check out our YouTube video of our trip. When you’re done, read more details about our trip below! Where to Stay When RVing in Glenwood We decided to try the KOA in Silt, CO since it was both close…

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  • Geocaching Near Salida
    Activities,  RVing

    RVing in Colorado: Salida

    Several months ago Jeremy discovered a full time RVing family’s YouTube channel. He watched their episodes night after night. I admit I thought it was pretty goofy and that he was nuts for watching them night after night…until I happened to watch an episode with him. Now we we’re both hooked! They inspired us to do more RVing in Colorado this summer, make more memories, and document them along the way. We took more pictures, more video, and more trips than we have before, and we’d like to share it all with you. We’ve had a blast making memories RVing in Colorado with our boys and hope they look back…

  • Our Boy Life - Tropical Discovery at Denver Zoo
    Activities,  Holidays

    How To Have a Fun Spring Break With Boys

    The key to a successful Spring Break with boys in our house is a balance of fun and relaxation time. We don’t want to be so busy that we’re overwhelmed, but too much boredom breeds fighting in my experience so far. We usually stay at home (in town that is), but we plan little activities throughout the week. Here’s how we had a successful (for the most part) Spring break this year. Days to Relax We took Monday and Tuesday to relax and hang out at home. Most of us are introverts (the jury is still out on the youngest little man), so we need time away from big crowds…

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  • Our Boy Life | Thanksgiving Thankful Tree
    Activities,  Crafts,  Holidays

    Thanksgiving Thankful Tree

    Every year our family likes to reflect on what we are thankful for. I think it’s a good way to get the boys to think about all we have and how much we are blessed. We usually do a Thanksgiving Paper Chain¬†and have even done a Thankful Jar but this year, I wanted to do something different…something bigger. A big Thankful Tree was perfect. Creating the Tree I found this tree, decided I could make something similar, and set to work. Using that tree as an example, I used 30 inch wide craft paper to draw a tree with pencil. Then, I painted over the pencil drawing and filled in…

  • Activities,  Crafts,  Holidays

    DIY 4th of July Flag Shirt {And Our 4th of July Fun}

    This year we stayed home and hung out at our house for 4th of July. I didn’t want to make a big production of it like we did for Little Brother’s birthday party, but I still wanted the day to be special. So I planned a few little activities to do around the house, and we had a few people over to just hang out and relax. My favorite activity of the day was making these cute DIY flag t-shirts. I found the idea at the last minute the day before 4th of July, but we were able to whip them together easily on Independence Day morning after breakfast. Supplies:…

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  • Activities,  Birthday

    How To Plan A Thomas the Train Birthday Party

    Since Little Brother loves just about anything that “goes”, we decided a Thomas The Train Birthday Party would be the perfect choice to celebrate his 3rd birthday. I did a lot of planning and searching for ideas, and I’m sharing them here, so you can easily plan a Thomas the Train Birthday Party too. Let’s get planning! Scroll on for more details! Entry The first thing our guests saw at our Thomas the Train Birthday Party was Thomas on the Track on our front sidewalk.I found the idea for the “3 YR OLD CROSSING” sign and duct tape tracks both on Pinterest. The tracks take a lot more duct tape…

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  • Activities

    A Day Out With Thomas

    Recently, we went to “A Day Out With Thomas” at the Colorado Railroad Museum. I actually chose Thomas as Little Brother’s birthday party theme with this event in mind since I already had the tickets. Little Brother loves Thomas even more since his birthday, so it was great planning! There were several activities to do and trains and cars to explore before our departure time. If you love trains, this is the place to go! They even had a scavenger hunt of sorts with a prize at the end. The Railroad Museum allows you to bring a picnic lunch, so the boys did that while we picked up some barbecue…

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