...we celebrated Grandpa D's birthday at Rock Bottom (with donut holes, what else?!?):
...this little girl started second grade:
...we took a weekend trip to one of our favorite spots in Colorado:
and spent time with Mike's family at the Ford Cabin (and amazingly got 12 people to look at the camera ALL AT ONCE for a self-timer shot!)
...the kids enjoyed time with cousins (and ice cream cones!)
...we took some hikes to amazingly beautiful places:
...we made Uncle Ben chaparone a round of mini golf:
and I forced my cabin mates to play Trivial Pursuit (where I promptly lost my tiara as reigning Queen of All Things Trivial. I blame it on the beer consumption.)
And after the fun-filled weekend, we returned home where yesterday Hayden headed off on his first day of junior high:
and I tried (unsuccessfully) not to be a weepy, emotional mama.
And today I am adjusting to a VERY quiet house, consoling a moping dog who misses his kids, tackling an obscene amount of laundry and finishing up several projects that have fallen victim to my recent bout of procrastination. I'll be back later this week to share some fun news and a few scrappy projects as well. Until then, enjoy your Tuesday!