Wednesday, August 31, 2011


My sweet girl.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Just one of those days

I was looking back at my summer pictures last night, while searching for a pic that Alice needed, and I came across these shots.  It might have been one of the best days of our summer.  You know those moments, when you look around at your family and everyone is happy, not a care in the world and everything is right, just for those few precious moments.  Kids are laughing and having pure fun.  This was one of those afternoons when we didn't need a Wii or an ipod or even a book to entertain us.  We had  tree stumps, wide open spaces, wild flowers and even one big pile of snow on a hot summer day in the mountains.

One of those kinda days that we wish could go on forever.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Back to School

I am never ready.


My three biggest went off to school today. 

For another year.

Why do they do this to me?

Back to school.

I never look forward to it.


Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Our last ten days have been filled with lots of family time. 

Two long days together traveling in the car.

Two adventurous days at Grandma and Grandpa's MI house.

Five fun filled days with Scott's family at Houghton Lake.

One day visiting with Scott's Grandma and Aunt Betty in Birmingham. 

We were also blessed to get to spend time with some family and friends that we don't see very often.  My aunt Judy and cousin Amy visited us while we were at the cabin.  Friday night we had dinner with one of my college roomies. We lived with or near each other pretty much all the years I was at CMU.   Love you Summer! It was also great to visit with high school friends Mark and Nikki,  and watch Mark's band play. 

As usual, I took an obscene amount of pics.  Enjoy!

Well, in the spirit of Wescott craziness, I must close this post and go get my kids ready to start school tomorrow.  Yikes! 
 See ya later summer, hello fall.  Just like that.

Monday, August 1, 2011

One Man's Castle

Today, with great friends, we headed southwest into the San Isabel Forest to Bishop's Castle.  This place is a hoot. It is a castle on the side of the mountain being built by one man. He started this project in 1969. When I say a castle, I mean a huge, massive place with towers and a dragon.  My description is not doing it any justice.  Check out the pics.  Thanks to Kristin for taking three of my kids, along with her three kids, up to the tippy top of two towers.  This was no easy job because the spiral staircases were made of metal and had no handrails. 

After the trip to the castle we headed back down the mountain to the San Isabel Rec Area.  We had a picnic on the beach and the kids spent the afternoon swimming wading in the lake, throwing rocks and enjoying our time together. 

Have a great Monday night!!!