Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Meanwhile. . . In Breck

We have loved living in Breckenridge!  There has been so much going on and so many fun things to do!!!

Unpacking.  We've unpacked and unpacked and unpacked.  This picture does no justice to the amount of boxes we have unpacked and organized.  Exhausting, but we are finished!

Visitors.  We've had some really fun visitors (not all visitors pictured).  I'm super excited to be living in Breckenridge for that reason!  ALL OF THE PEOPLE WHO COME VISIT!  Already, in the two months (less than two months) that we have been living here we have had more visitors than during all six years in Durango!  I'm making a fun photo album of all of our visitors during our first 12 months here!

Being in Breck.  We've enjoyed the weather and the town.  We can walk downtown from our house and that has been so much fun!  Another one of my favorite things about living here!
Yes, that is a fox on top of the car at church.

Hiking.  Hiking has become one of our new favorite things to do!  Gabby and BradRay and Baylor are my usual hiking buddies, but we've gone on a couple of family hikes on Sundays.  
School & Soccer.  The littles are going to Upper Blue Elementary and I really like it.  The teachers are great and the atmosphere is fun and friendly.  Tiki is playing soccer and I think he is really finding something he loves!
New Friends.  Oh my goodness!  I feel like God has really blessed me with some great friends (not all pictured)!!!  There are several ladies here that have gone out of their way to make me feel included and to show me true friendship.  I'm excited to see where each one of these relationships goes!
My friend, Shannon, who has been so much fun to get to know and to spend time with.  I feel like we have been friends for the longest time already!
My friend, Megan, who planned a girls night out for me (sequins required).  She is a fellow adoptive mom and I even interviewed her for Kanakuk when she was in college.
10 out of 10.  For me, Breckenridge has been a TEN.  I love it here!  I love being close to Denver.  I love the people.  I love the outdoor fun we have.  I love where we live.  I love the potential my house has.  I love the new start!  I'm so thankful to be here!

HoCo 2K15 (As Maggie Refers To It)

This past weekend was Homecoming for Summit High (since I'm behind, let me do a quick update:  we moved to Breckenridge and Hays and Maggie attend Summit High School).

The littles and I headed to the football game on Friday night (Colorado mountain football is NOTHING like football in the South--interesting.)  We had fun watching the game and laughing at Gabby (she asked if a first down was a home run--clearly we need more football in our lives).  All of us bought some SHS swag since we are the newest Tiger fans!

Maggie has found a fantastic group of friends here in Summit County!  They are great girls and they have been unbelievable about including her in their group without hesitation!  I have been blown away by that!  They are planners (meaning they make big plans but they seriously lack actual organized planning skills) and they love to make stuff happen!  For Homecoming they met at Mia's house to get ready and take pictures--there were girls and moms and curling irons and mirrors and hair spray and selfies and strapless bras and make up and dresses everywhere!  It was so much fun!  The moms brought food and sparkling grape juice and cameras.

Getting ready was supposed to start at 3:00.
Then the girls only pictures were scheduled for 5:40.
At 5:45 dates and dads showed up for more pictures.
After that they were off to Ben's house for a huge dinner (more than 30 Freshman showed up) where they had more pictures and more dads and more dates and then ate before heading to the dance.
Maggie invited a friend, Chase Renner, to the dance.  He goes to another high school and had to have an invitation to go to Homecoming.  Maggie was so thoughtful that she didn't hesitate even once second when she found out that he needed the invitation!  I love her!
After the dance the girls had a sleepover.  Whirlwind!

Hays was the exact opposite.  After no plans for weeks, we decided Erin should come at the last minute and that was a great choice.  (She's adorable and we love her.)

They had a relaxing day of exploring Breck.
Then they got ready in time to meet for the 5:45 pictures with Maggie (they even stopped by to pick up Maggie's date).
What Junior boy does that for his mom and his sister?  He even brought his good camera.  I was floored and so grateful.  I love my boy!  Then he and Erin went to dinner downtown and headed to the dance.  Much to my surprise, he knocked on my bedroom door about 10:20 to say that he was home because the dance was dumb (tons of people just grinding and that is gross).

Could they be any more different?  Nope!  And I love that!