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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

AZ. We went, saw, survived (the heat)!

Nothing says hot like a July day in Arizona. We took a trip with all of the Doerksen crew and coincidentally selected the hottest time of the year… Hundred degree temperatures combined with humidity makes for quite the combo.  Flying with two small kiddos is always a challenge but our girls did pretty well and loved seeing the sights of the desert, meeting their great grandma, seeing palm trees and swimming in the pool!

For the first time, Lily was actually a huge helper. She insisted on pushing her sister in the stroller through the airport, both leaving Denver, and returning. It was a hoot! We got many chuckles as we made our way through the crowds. It's kind of insane that we have to pack so much for only three days. I think Robb and I (or maybe just I 😉) need a class in consolidation when traveling…

This might be one of my very favorite photos from the trip! Great grandma sitting with her little great-grandchildren. So precious! She loved each and everyone of them so very much and it truly made her day(s) to have them near. She gave Molly the nickname dumpling… I tried not to take offense, as I know she was just having fun, but I guess she agreed that Molly is not under-nourished. LOL. 

Papa Doerksen enjoyed his time with the kids, as well. We have many photos capturing the joy in all of their eyes, as the kids climbed all over their papa!!

A good trip. We were left a bit exhausted, but that's what fun memories often do.

The rocks

If there is one venue, view and feeling that I never get sick of it's a concert at Colorado's Red Rocks amphitheater!! Robb and I searched high and low and finally landed tickets for the Philip Phillips/John Mayer sold out show at the rocks .... And what a show it was! 

We've seen John Mayer at Red Rocks three times now and he has never disappointed! The evening weather was perfect, the air was full of energy and the show was beyond words!

Most of you know this but one of my very favorite bands of all times is the Dave Matthews band. Philip Phillips, in my mind, is a little Dave, waiting to explode into fame! I loved watching his show and can't wait to see him again!!

Great night! Worth every cent! #memoriesforlife

Monday, July 15, 2013

An app that will make the difference!

Here we are. If you used to look at this blog frequently or even remotely frequently, you'll appreciate that this is the first post in approximately eight months.  What I appreciate is 1) your dedication to standing by this blog and continuing to check in and 2) an app that's now available and seems to be convenient enough that I should be able to update this blog on the go wherever life takes the hive. 

So here's to catching up, staying connected, memories, and life in the hive… Brought to you by an iPhone app and a mom rededicated to making the effort!