New Boots & Nana’s Pond

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Adler’s Great Grandmother’s don’t get to see him often. They live about an hour and a half from us, and let’s face it, life is busier than we would like it to be at times. Joshua and I have made an effort to visit them as Adler grows, so they can see his milestones. It brings joy to their lives and warms or hearts to see them interact with him <3.

While we were at Nana’s we decided to utilize a little extra family time together (which is rare with Joshua’s work schedule), and prepare for the upcoming Duck Hunting Season. Joshua is training our Weimaraner, Sprocket, how to retrieve out of the water. Adler and I tagged along for emotional support. If you’ve never heard of the Weimaraner, they are rambunctious, hyper, stubborn creatures, but we love our Sprocket non-the-less. We also had ourselves a little photoshoot since the weather was perfect, and I had just so happened to purchase the new “duck boots” I’ve been wanting before we took our trip.

dsc_0930dsc_0928dsc_0922dsc_1004You can’t be outdoors in the fall without a good flannel. I love this one I picked up at Forever21!

dsc_1003The infamous duck boots. These are the Sperry Top-Sider version. You can find them at several different store locations. They run true to size and are extremely comfy!

dsc_1008dsc_1011dsc_1017It’s not always skittles and rainbows :). This is shortly after he managed to eat half of a leaf that threw me into sheer panic. All is well now, the leaf managed to make itself into Adler’s stomach before I could fish it out of his mouth…We do our best as parents right?!

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Catching Up in Colorado

Joshua and I took a belated Anniversary trip (along with Adler) to Pueblo, Colorado this year. We got to catch up with his brother, Luke and his girlfriend, Haley (who happens to be a life-long friend of mine). They were fabulous tour guides, and we got to see some amazing things! If you are planning to visit Colorado any time soon, I am going to post all of the MUST SEE places to visit while you are there! The best part, all but one attraction was FREE!

# O.N.E. : GARDEN OF THE GODS- COLORADO SPRINGS (ABOUT 50 MIN FROM PUEBLO)

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For more visitors information for Garden of the Gods, click here!


# T.W.O: BISHOPS CASTLE- Located in the San Isabel National Forest (About an hour drive from Pueblo).

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I had to snap a picture of this cutie. You can purchase this baby look for him at Gymboree. Get the flannel here and the football bodysuit here.

dsc_0732dsc_0743dsc_0744This place was amazing! The castle was hand built, and is still being worked on! You can hike to the tip top on winding metal stairs! You have to be a bit of a thrill seeker for this one. It is probably one of the most daring things we have done (and we did it with an 8 month old). You get to feel like you are exploring a secret all on your own. No tour guides, and you get to go wherever you are brave enough to venture to. This was an excursion to remember. Here is the link to the official website.


#T.H.R.E.E.: The Royal Gorge Bridge- Located near Canon City

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This is the only attraction we had to pay for! Your admission includes a ridge across the gorge in gondolas! You can also pay extra to zip line, which we opted out of. The gondolas are about the same thing, you are just enclosed! You can find out more at their website here.