Apr 25, 2012

Living the Dream Here in Colorado!

Hey there everyone!  I know it's a big shocker, after nine months without any posts, but I have decided to finally buckle down and give you all the update.  First of all, we live in Denver, Colorado now!  We moved here at the beginning of February so that Clint could open a martial arts academy just south of here in Lone Tree.  It has been so exciting building the school from the ground up...and challenging, as well.  There has recently been a lot of interest in the academy, and we are very grateful for all of Clint's new students.  He is working so hard to teach. train, take care of the business, and continue to be an awesome husband and father at home.  Colton and I are very lucky to have him!
    Speaking of Colton, I probably should give you all a quick update and some awesome pics of our now fourteen-month-old baby!  Holy smokes, it's been awhile.  So, Colton is such a joy to have in our family.  He is very active and energetic - it didn't take him long to go from walking to running, and he hasn't slowed down much since!  He loves to figure out how things work, taking things apart and putting them back together are among his favorite hobbies.  Clint bought him a toddler size plastic car that came with tools in order to "work on" different parts of the car, and Colton takes this toy very seriously.  Often, he will tinker with the plastic screws on the engine, climb into the car, and then look at me with a look that says - "Ok mom, that was easy.  What else would you like fixed around here?"  Colton also loves music and has pretty good rhythm - he loves to dance and has quite the "bop" going on when we turn up the music!  All in all, despite the challenges that come with this kiddo, he keeps us laughing and we are grateful for him.  Here are a few pics to show how big he is getting.


Halloween 2011 - Colton looks like he's thinking - "Really, mom?  A lion  is the best that you could do?
 Colton prepping for Colorado weather - Sledding around in our laundry basket
                                           Christmas 2011
                                                                  Colton walking
  Colton leaving his mark on the martial arts academy - "Have fun cleaning that one, dad!"