Post Bomb Cyclone Walk

I used to really love the winter. In many ways I still do, but as a parent it changes things a little bit. There are inherently less things you can do to entertain your kids. Especially when you get hit with a bomb cyclone, you end up being inside a lot. Somedays, like today, you just need to get out and walk a bit, even though it is still cold. We lasted as long as we could before the cold got to us, especially Ardens hands, but the fresh air was great.

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River is getting so big, so fast. It makes me incredibly proud but so sad at the same time. She is turning into a little lady.

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I won’t let a power outage keep me from having coffee. Coleman camp stove and Aeropress to the rescue.

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The Bomb

This past couple days we got blasted with something known as a bomb cyclone. Best I can tell it is basically a hurricane over land that brings very low barometric pressure and with it some crazy storms. Colorado recorded a record low pressure and a winter storm like I have never seen. I have lived in Colorado almost my entire life and this storm was something other. Incredible winds, no visibility and a ton of snowfall. It really was ridiculous.

I worked early in the day and had to make my way home from Longmont and it was not easy.

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These photos are from after the storm was mostly over. This storm was unlike anything I have ever seen. Closed multiple highways and stranded over 600 cars. Pretty nuts.

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We Love the Zoo

We had an exceptionally warm and beautiful weekend so we decided to get out of the house and head to the zoo. It is one of our favorite places and you will likely see a lot of photos from this place this year. The kids love the animals, but it is also just a beautiful place with lots of amazing plants and trees. As a family we just really love the zoo and we feel very blessed to live in a place like Denver that has such a cool zoo so close to home.

My camera ran out of batteries half-way through, but here are a few shots from our visit.

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January and February Portraits

I can always tell when life has gotten a bit busy and I have started to slack in my role as “Official Family Photographer” when we got to the time to post the monthly portraits of the kids, and I don’t have a lot to choose from. These last two months were one of those times. These are perfectly fine photos and will work for the project, but definitely not my best work and I need to up my game for March.

In case you don’t know what I am talking about, I have an ongoing photo project with each of my kids where I try to take at least one decent picture of them every month, and I have done it since they were born. You can view River’s gallery here, and view Arden’s here. To me it’s really cool to see the way they have changed every month since the day they were born.

January

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February

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As you can see, a lot of staying in jammies all day seems to happen in these winter months. I hope you all are staying warm and enjoying the season.