Saturday, May 4, 2013


My dear, sweet, little Erik turned 7 yesterday!
For 6 years he was my baby and now he holds the title of middle son.
He is kind, thoughtful, my right hand helper, funny, cuddly, and still needs his bunnybear to sleep at night.
We celebrated with a blueberry lemon cake in a bowl ( it is possible to turn cake disasters into something awesome :), and stuffed portobello mushrooms for dinner, one of his favorites!

My heart just overflows with love for this little boy! 7 years has gone so fast.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Operation Colorado

It's been a busy couple of weeks!

We had a wonderful visit with my mom (Oma) and then took a quick but very fun trip out to Colorado to show the boys our new state and to do some house hunting.

I'm happy to say that we did secure a rental, we found a nice 3 bedroom townhouse right in downtown. It's very similar to our current townhouse ( a little larger!). I hadn't really envisioned city living when we moved but I'm getting really excited about it! Having access to public transportation and all sorts of festivals/museums definitely has its perks. Plus I can still do some container gardening on my patio.

The best part of our mini-trip was driving to Estes Park and showing the boys the mountains. They were awestruck as I was too! Amazingly beautiful!

On our drive back to the airport Ivan said he didn't want to leave because Colorado already feels like home. I agree! At one point driving back from the mountains my eyes welled up a feels like I finally found home for good.