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Next step from checkers

Nora plays checkers in after care periodically, so I thought it might be time to introduce chess as well.  I checked out a book on chess aimed at children and left it in her bathroom for a bit.  Unbeknownst to … Continue reading

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Decorating the tree

Each year we have a different theme for the Christmas tree and this year’s theme is “Woodland Creatures.”  Amanda and Nora made salt dough and made a variety of animal ornaments.  I think it turned out to be our best … Continue reading

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A Visit from the Hoinski’s

Mike, Kathy and Jane flew up for a visit this weekend.  We didn’t have much time, but we did manage to get a couple very good beers at Avery Brewing.  As you can see above, Nora and Jane definitely hit … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

For Thanksgiving this year, we went over to Matt and Christine’s house.  Their sons William and Nate are in first grade with Nora.  After an excellent meal, we braved the cold and walked around the neighborhood.  It snowed the night … Continue reading

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Mt. Sanitas

We tried a new trail up to the top of Mt. Sanitas today, but we ran out of time and had to head back to the truck.  Along the way, we collected various objects to build a mobile.  It turned … Continue reading

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Strawberry Park Hot Springs

We spent Amanda’s birthday week at some amazing hot springs outside of Steamboat Springs.  The cabin was extremely rustic without water/electricity/plumbing, but fit with the overall vibe of the place.

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Another Coffeeshop

Nora and I were both of today, so we hit up a different coffeehouse.  This time it was Proper Grounds in Lafayette.  Their coffee was incredible and reminded me of Houndstooth in Austin.  Obviously, the hot chocolate was tasty as … Continue reading

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Birthday Week for Amanda

We started Amanda’s 40th birthday week celebration with a gift this morning.  Somehow Nora decided the packing material was a gift boa for her.  Happy Birthday Week!  We love you very much!

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NCAR science day open house

We met up with a couple of Nora’s classmates at NCAR for their yearly science open house.  They had tons of hands on exhibits and crafts for the kids as well as the adults.  The face painting person had a … Continue reading

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Dushanbe Tea House brunch

We biked down to the Dushanbe Tea House this morning to celebrate Amanda’s 40th birthday brunch.  We all enjoyed our meals and Nora is now converted to tea with a bit of honey and milk.  Afterwards we stopped by the … Continue reading

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