Sweethearts Dance

As I progress through this whirlwind adventure called ‘parenthood’ I always try to stay conscious of the big picture.  In particular, those moments that both define me as a parent, and also remind me what the point of all this is.  Saturday night was definitely one of those moments.  Ellie’s Brownie troop had a Sweethearts Dance to celebrate...

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A Fantastic (and frigid!) New Years!

Talk about starting off 2011 with a bang! We had such a special end to 2010…and it honestly ranks up there as one of my favorite New Year’s celebrations ever. Usually we spend NYE at home with friends and family, but this year I decided to mix things up a bit. I surprised the family with a little trip to Estes Park, and we stayed in a condo just outside...

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Thoughts For A New Year

Happy New Year everyone!  It is hard to believe that not only 2009, but the entire ’00′ decade has come to a close.  And while there is still no real consensus on what to refer to the past 10 years as (Zeroies? Double aughts? Oh-ohs?), I am filled with amazement, pride, and satisfaction at what they brought to the Oldweiler family.   Looking back to when I...

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Merry Christmas!

After a truly memorable (and oddly relaxing) Christmas Eve, we are ready for the chaos that Christmas brings.  While it is chaotic and crazy, we are careful to remember just how special this day is and how lucky we are to have such an amazing family to share it with.   We wish all our friends and family the most memorable and special Christmas, and we hope we get to...

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My Favorite Christmas Book

One of the best parts of the Christmas season is all the wonderful books and movies that we only get to watch and read for one month out of the year.  While there are a number of movies that are a ‘must’ each season…there is only ONE book that I absolutely have to read at least once each December.  That book is the magnificent Red Ranger Came Calling...

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Lights…Camera…Oldweiler?

December is upon us, and with it comes the Christmas shopping season.  In the spirit of giving, I decided to give myself a brand new HD Camcorder  To be fair, the gift was for our family in hopes of getting better at recording our wonderful kiddos as they grow up.  While we have 20,000+ digital pictures, we have very few videos.  So…I’m about to change...

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It’s beginning to look a lot like…

After an unbelievably busy Thanksgiving weekend, our family is knee-deep in Christmas spirit.  And while I’m so sore I can barely move, I am thrilled to have the house decorated!  This past year has just flown by, and I can’t believe it is already time to celebrate Christmas.  But before we get ahead of ourselves, perhaps a little rundown of the weekend is...

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Happy Halloween!

We want to wish everyone a safe and spook-tacular Halloween!  It should surprise NO ONE that the temperatures in Colorado are downright freeeeeezing, but we would expect nothing less for trick-or-treating.  As you can see from the picture above, we have our house all decorated and ready for a fun night…what else do we have planned? Let’s see, after running...

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Cameron Turns 8!

At 10:09pm, August 17th, 2001, Cameron McKinley Oldweiler was born.  Now, here we are, 8 years later and little Cameron has grown up to be such a wonderful and amazing young boy.  Please join us in wishing him a Happy Birthday! People utter the phrase “…time flies…” so often that I feel it really loses it’s impact.  But I have to say, I...

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A Happy Mother’s Day

Mother Nature did her best to put a kink in our annual Mother’s Day celebration…but she ended up failing miserably.    Despite cool temperatures and a rainy morning, we were able to not only get to the garden store and pick up all the necessary goodies – but we were also able to get them all planted as well!  It was a wonderful, productive and...

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I Need A Vacation

Jen’s Birthday?  CHECK! Cory’s Birthday?  CHECK! Matt’s Birthday?  CHECK! Easter?  CHECK! Yes, we have tackled all of those major events in just the past 13 days.  Throw in some soccer games, ballet, major changes in both Jen and my workplaces, and a stomach bug for Cory and you can begin to understand the title of this post.  Without a doubt,...

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Why Is Everyone Drinking? (Who Cares!)

Well bust out the bagpipes and corned beef, cuz it’s that time of year again!  St. Patrick’s Day is here!  I really get a kick out of this holiday each year because it seems to be celebrated by EVERYONE, even though no one can really explain what they’re celebrating.  Don’t get me wrong…I have nothing against...

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