What a year 2021 was…. So many good things and so much worry and disappointment. Just like in 2020 the best times were when we are together and I love that the most.
January was quiet and cold but we still had some fun. Cannon spent most of the month doing online school but got to return in person at the end of the month. A highlight of the month was visiting the ice castles, I am so bummed they aren’t open this year.
February was looking up we got to go camping and enjoy Colorado Springs. We visited some new to us places in Colorado. We also started our adventure Wednesdays. Cannon had Wednesdays off of school so we made it our mission to go do something exciting like going to a new playground further from home or a hike.
March was one of my favorite months! We started adding some favorites back into our life like swimming at our local pool. We also got to go camping in Canyon City and it was so pretty. We celebrated St. Patricks Day and one year since we started this pandemic. We had the most fun on our spring break trip to Southern Utah, such a beautiful part of the world and lots of nights in the camper. We all loved it.
April was amazing because the weather started to warm up and we got to celebrate Easter with family.
We also got to celebrate Emerald turning three by taking a trip to Dinosaur Colorado and Rifle falls. We also made a special trip to the aquarium and had a small family party.
Cannon played another season of soccer.
We got to camp a lot in May including camping with friends and a trip to the Great Sand Dunes National Park.
Cannon finished his second year of preschool and we celebrated with an amazing trip to Ouray, Silverton and Telluride. This trip really was a dream and an amazing way to kick off summer!
In June we went to Steamboat Springs, visited the pool a lot and celebrated Cannon turning 5!
We celebrated the 4th of July in Aspen, this was another amazing trip! The Maroon Bells are truly stunning.
We also got to camp amongst some Mountain Goats near Breckenridge.
In August we made a quick camping trip up to Leadville and went hiking in Frisco.
Much too quickly it was time to get ready to go back to school. I will readily admit that I don’t love my kids being away at school but I do see how much they love it and grow. Summer for these years I have them will forever be my favorite.
Over Labor Day we took a long weekend to explore Gunnison, Crested Butte and The Black Canyon on the Gunnison National Park. This was another surprisingly awesome trip. I think this campsite was one of Cannon’s favorites!
We squeezed in another camping trip to Twin Lakes and Aspen in mid September so we could enjoy the fall colors.
A big highlight of the year was our big trip to Disneyland to kick off Halloween time and celebrate my birthday.
Cannon played his third season of soccer and Emmy got to play in her first season. Emmy was a little timid at first and wanted Cory out on the field with her but by the end she had made some friends and was excited to play.
We had so much fun celebrating and dressing up for Halloween.
We got to enjoy a very dry fall, lots of time outside and a trip to a ghost town in the mountains.
Christmas was so amazing we got to do so much more than we were able to in 2020. This year we celebrated early on December 18th so we could go out of town on our last big adventure of the year.
Our Christmas Cactus trip exploring New Mexico, Arizona and California was the best way to finish off an amazing year.
Looking back I can’t believe we were so lucky to have such amazing adventures together. While there have been stressful times and lots of things missed out on because of COVID, we were together and we made the best of it.
I am just so grateful. I am not sure we can top it in 2022 but we are going to try, and probably get back on a plane for the first time since 2019 🙂
2019 babies, the last time we were on a plane flying home from Germany.