RV Life

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This spring we decided as a family that we needed to hit the road a bit more. When we started going to Leadville, we only went to Leadville. It is nice to have a home base in the mountains but it closes your mind to anything that is too far from home. So we started looking at campers. We shopped for travel trailers. Then went shopping for 5th wheels. Then went shopping for new trucks to pull those heavy monsters. Then shopped for Class A RV. Then went back to trailers. Then someone finally told us what we needed because we didn’t know what we wanted. A Class C RV.

RV Trip #1

The kids and the dogs get to just hang out while we put the miles in up front in the cab. You have all the nice comforts of home. I can drag any toys, tools, and accessories I want. It has Wifi so it is like a mobile office. It seemed like the right addition to our family. The dogs agree. They stand guard when we get out and it looks like this when we return.

RV Trip #1

We had to take it on a test overnight to just see if everything worked. A recommended practice by the dealer before you try and go far away for a long time. We headed up to Estes Park. Not too far but close enough. Just to practice backing into a camp site, hooking everything up, and seeing what 101 things we need that we don’t have. It is a mini-house so you gotta outfit the kitchen, shower, bedroom, etc.

RV Trip #1

The kids enjoy the campground life.  There are always things to do.  Places to ride your bike.  Games to play and more.

RV Trip #1

Dinner time.  We have a pretty nice kitchen inside with our grill outside.  Kim can whip up a meal that everyone will eat.

RV Trip #1

Remember, the dog mention?  Yeah, they like it too.  Riding around with the whole family instead of being at some kennel.  That’s a good life.

RV Trip #1

I Ski Black

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Kayla had been making big moves on the slopes. No fear in this kid. She sees her sisters go down blacks so she must try as well. Today was the day.

Ski

CDL #20 is Sydney‘s favorite run. Here she goes.

Ski

I shot video evidence!

Fall Soccer 2016

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Soccer Fall 2016

What a season!

Soccer clubs nationwide moved to birth years for teams this year so Kayla was forced to find a new team. Luckily, she found a perfect fit! She was put on a team that turned out to have the Dad of girl in her first grade class as a coach. The girls became friends at soccer and at school. And the coach was terrific!

They really had fun at practices and at the games. The captain changed each week and with it brought the big responsibility of naming the team for the week. Each kid picked something crazy with multiple words.

Kayla has several goals over the course of the season. Sometimes multiple in one game. We lost track. However, we did find her being less aggressive this season that in the past.

All in all the team ended up winning every game they played! Even the final weekend where they played 2 games back to back and had the record on the line. There are no real standings at this age level but when you win all your games to go undefeated…that is pretty cool!

Kayla will be back on the field in the spring with the same team trying to keep that record alive.

I do feel like the bad dad at the moment for not posting tons of pictures but it was just soccer every weekend. Maybe in the spring I will be a better historian.

Mother of Geckos

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After the big sisters got new pets, Kayla got a fish. That only lasted so long. Fish can get boring quick. On a visit to Fort Wayne, Cousin Ryan introduced geckos. He raises them and explained the care of them. Kim and I both had iguanas back in high school so there is some reptile experience. We found a good local dealer and got a cool tank setup.

So introducing FLIP and MOJO! Two ladies that Kayla now keeps in her room. Daily duties include feeding and watering down the cage. She gets them out and they crawl around on her.

Geckos

Geckos

Geckos