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Cutting open the Great Pumpkin

Happy Halloween From, The Great Pumpkin

Last week, TaRhonda Thomas from 9News asked me if I'd be interested in doing a segment on fun, easy treats for Halloween. Fun? Easy?  Are there any better words to describe me? The problem was Bode's school Halloween party was around that same time so I initially … Read More

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The Carving of the Great Pumpkin

Last year, we had professional carver Michelle Barnett carve Jamie's 1,200+ pound beast Stanley. This year, Skype commissioned her to carve Jamie's 500-pounder. She's working on it as we speak and Skype recorded our call trying to hash out the details (go here to … Read More

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October in Colorado = Glorious!

I had an epiphany: October is my favorite month of the year. Between cooler yet still mild temperatures and gorgeous fall colors, Colorado had its most delicious October ever and all I wanted to do was hike every day. Unfortunately I have this thing called … Read More

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The Halloween Party of Death

When the kids were younger, I threw blowout Halloween parties. Just look at these cuties back in 2006 (Hadley is the Broncos cheerleader, bottom right). And yes, she'd DIE now to ever be dressed as one of those "silly girls." My kids loved those parties but since … Read More


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October in Colorado = Glorious!

I had an epiphany: October is my favorite month of the year. Between cooler yet still mild temperatures and gorgeous fall colors, Colorado had its most delicious October ever and all I wanted to do was hike every day. Unfortunately I … Read More

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Kenosha Pass: Colorado’s best place for fall colors?

Shortly after we moved into our house 10 years ago, our neighbors Lisa and Mike had just returned from mountain biking Kenosha Pass a.k.a. what they deemed "the most beautiful place in Colorado to see fall colors." It has taken us a … Read More

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It’s #BackToSki Week!

Sure, I'm posting about fall this week but I'm dreaming about winter! My friend Mara from Mother of All Trips asked me to participate in her Back to Ski Week at Pit Stops for Kids.  All this week, we'll be sharing tips on packing and … Read More

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