Baby Bird’s First Solo Flight

flying solo

  The first time I ever stepped foot in an airport I was 20. I flew to Las Vegas for Spring Break with my college girlfriends. Had no clue how airports worked and was completely stressed out by the whole experience. In contrast, our now five-year-old daughter, Reagan, is a pro at flying, having taken […]

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An Evening with the Outlaws

Denver Outlaws game

  Young boys are tossing around a lacrosse ball with sticks as we pull into the parking lot of Mile High Stadium. Once inside, more kids with sticks sit with their families ready for the action to begin. Many of them in signed Denver Outlaws jerseys. It’s clear lacrosse has caught on in Denver, with […]

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Escape to Forbes 4-Star Winning Ritz-Carlton Spa, Denver

Ritz-Carlton Denver front drive

  Valet park your car for free and saunter in for your spa treatment at the Ritz-Carlton, Denver, a two-time recipient of the coveted AAA Five-Diamond award – the first and only in the Mile-High City. Where else can you ex’beer’ience the Mile High Malt Scrub & Microbrew Massage: “For even the most discerning suds sippers — […]

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Elitch Gardens and the Usual Calamities

The Tea Cups at Elitch Gardens

  The night before she was so filled with anticipation, even a soft, comfy bed after a long day couldn’t contain her. I had tried to keep Saturday a surprise, but it slipped. We were going to Elitch’s! After seven long months of waiting, and waiting and waiting, Elitch Gardens was finally re-opening, beginning with […]

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Baby Girl’s Fat Tuesday Birthday in the Crescent City!

Argus parade in Metarie

  5:00 a.m., Fat Tuesday, 2007: Water broke. 3:30 a.m., Ash Wednesday, 2007: Our baby girl was born. It was a no-brainer that we’d celebrate her first birthday to fall on Mardi Gras Day in New Orleans. What kid wouldn’t love a parade on their birthday? Luckily for those who live in the Big Easy, there […]

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A Valentine’s Day Advent Calendar

Valentine's Day Advent Calendar

  Remember when you were little and had no concept of time? Christmas and birthdays felt like they were never going to arrive. That’s what makes Advent calendars so great. You can “see” exactly how many days until the much anticipated Christmas morning. I think they were invented more for parents than for kids so […]

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The Year Santa Almost Missed Our House

Reagan

  Because of technology, we can now not only track Santa Claus as he circles the Earth, we can get personalized video messages from him and even iPhone updates to know whether we’ve moved from his naughty list to his nice list. Seems like a good idea, doesn’t it? Ever since Reagan has been old […]

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Our First Christmas Tree

Our First Christmas tree ornament

    It wasn’t until we began bickering about whose responsibility it was to do what while putting up our tree the day after Thanksgiving that I realized, this was our first Christmas tree together. As husband and wife, and as a family. After 10 years of marriage. We’ve always been on the move, and […]

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