RV Life

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This spring we decided as a family that we needed to hit the road a bit more. When we started going to Leadville, we only went to Leadville. It is nice to have a home base in the mountains but it closes your mind to anything that is too far from home. So we started looking at campers. We shopped for travel trailers. Then went shopping for 5th wheels. Then went shopping for new trucks to pull those heavy monsters. Then shopped for Class A RV. Then went back to trailers. Then someone finally told us what we needed because we didn’t know what we wanted. A Class C RV.

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The kids and the dogs get to just hang out while we put the miles in up front in the cab. You have all the nice comforts of home. I can drag any toys, tools, and accessories I want. It has Wifi so it is like a mobile office. It seemed like the right addition to our family. The dogs agree. They stand guard when we get out and it looks like this when we return.

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We had to take it on a test overnight to just see if everything worked. A recommended practice by the dealer before you try and go far away for a long time. We headed up to Estes Park. Not too far but close enough. Just to practice backing into a camp site, hooking everything up, and seeing what 101 things we need that we don’t have. It is a mini-house so you gotta outfit the kitchen, shower, bedroom, etc.

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The kids enjoy the campground life.  There are always things to do.  Places to ride your bike.  Games to play and more.

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Dinner time.  We have a pretty nice kitchen inside with our grill outside.  Kim can whip up a meal that everyone will eat.

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Remember, the dog mention?  Yeah, they like it too.  Riding around with the whole family instead of being at some kennel.  That’s a good life.

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End of the Season

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I was a bad social media soccer parent this past season. I didn’t photo every game my kids played. Sorry fans and child who reads this later on. However, I tried to make up this weekend by getting some shots at the end of season tournament game.

The team didn’t do well in the tournament. The actually lost all their games. But they played really hard and the quality of play was better than we had ever seen. Showed the progress over the course of the fall and spring season. The girls love this team and will be back with them in the fall.

Oh, and there was a special appearance by Reagan but you will have to read about that on her blog.

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Graduation

By BrandonSchoolLeave a Comment

After switching schools at the start of middle school, 3 years has flown by. Suddenly, we are sitting at a graduation ceremony watching this group of kids get ready to separate and head out to various high schools.

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Sydney seems pretty proud and maybe a bit overwhelmed at all the goings on.

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There she is on stage getting her diploma.  There is a slide on the screen with info on her and a quote but the camera couldn’t pick it up.

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Sydney’s friend group after graduation is over.  Heading to the dance!

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Pre-graduation photo shoot at home.

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Guess she grew up.

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Well, off to high school in the fall.  See you with another graduation post in 4 years!

Talent Show

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At the end of each school year, they have a talent show. Sydney sang a solo in the prior year and got 2nd place. This year she paired up with her friend, Ester, to sing a duet. They had a few technical difficulties but that is what you get with live shows. Always a challenge to get up in front of a full gymnasium of students and parents and have everyone stare at you.