Sunday, August 24, 2014

5 year anniversary

^ a very posed photo from our anniversary

we celebrated our 5th anniversary by attending church together, watching movies on the living room floor (for old times sake), and cooking an amazing dinner together. on the menu: jalapeƱo poppers, steak with horseradish sour cream sauce, mashed potatoes, blue cheese salad, and cajun delight for dessert. it was so special to spend the day together, with our baby, on our 5th anniversary. i'm so happy with where we're at in life! i've got the best life as a mom to a beautiful baby and wife to a hardworking, handsome man.
^ garrison would say "mister fynn...mister fynn, come here" and harper would crack up like it was the funniest thing she's ever heard!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

frisco, colorado

usually we try to find free "dispersed" camping, which often entails driving at least a few miles up very bumpy dirt roads. this time we settled on peak one campground, overlooking the marina. it's funny that we planned to spend the afternoon walking around breckenridge, but ended up enjoying frisco quite a bit more. if the summer was not nearly ending, i would want to come back here and stick our feet back in the sand.
^ i love to compare this pic to when she first went camping at 2 months old

in the morning, we hiked part of north tenmile trail. it was such a lovely, easygoing hike, but we were so excited to get started that we forgot to grab diapers or snacks. 5 months into this parenting thing and we still sometimes fail!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

snapshots of the week // summertime

some snapshots from june, july + august...
^ this had me wishing i had planted my own wildflower patch
^ picking rhubarb for a rhuberry pie ... love that bright pink color!
^ mister fynn was pouty when we got back from a long vacation
// homemade ice cream to celebrate cherry season!
^ peonies will always make me smile // 
^ an afternoon at the "beach" and lunch at slow grooving' bbq with mom friends
// couldn't decide which fruit to buy so i got them all!
^ the usa pro challenge bike race came through our town!

(for more, follow @brookefield on instagram)

Saturday, August 16, 2014

harper // 5 months

it was another great month with our harper bear. she has become a pro at rolling over and does it almost immediately each time we lay her down. (this sometimes causes problems with sleeping through the she rolls over she wakes herself up and then becomes very vocal in the middle of the night...we are working on this!) this month we camped in telluride, visited a beautiful swimming hole, attended mountain fair, went on our first backpacking trip with a baby, and a family sunset hike on red hill.
^ garrison requests that i text him a daily "harper gram" 
which is a fun excuse for me to take even more pictures of my baby!
^ she is really starting to be interested in this guy
^ sleeping babies are one of the most precious things
^ peek a boo!

red hill at sunset

it's easy to get into the habit of eating dinner, cleaning up, walking the dog, and then watching episode after episode of mind-numbing tv each evening.  ...we are trying to change that! so this evening we switched up our regular neighborhood walk with a hike up red hill. as the sun began to set, we decided not to go all the way to the top, which gives us a perfect excuse to hike it again soon!

ps: harper is exactly 5 months here, and here she is hiking red hill at almost 1 month old.