One of our favorite restaurants in Denver this past year has been the Mercantile in the Old Post Office building. The food is so good and unique, and the restaurant never is all that crowded or loud. It checks all the boxes. | Mike and I loved spending time in Denver during one of their summer music festivals. | Emma joined the Coronado boys and coach Lisa to an away meet in Nebraska to run the 1600m one last time for the season. | Madeline has been fascinated with worms and always seems to find them whenever we go out walking. | It is always such a treat when I get to go eat lunch with my favorite running friends. We celebrated Dionne’s birthday this time. | Madeline always asks to go and get ice-cream at Lulus. She was so excited when we finally made the time to take her there. | It is always such a treat to have Madeline as my little buddy. She went in for her eye appointment today and was all smiles and not nervous at all. | Madeline loves to go anywhere with me, even the grocery store. One of her favorite things is to collect the fruit and put them in the bags. | Abby and Emma had fun playing volleyball and other outdoor games at the Murdocks for the combined youth night. | Madeline and Easton spent the afternoon eating at Wendy’s and then heading to the Space Museum. That museum has become one of Madeline’s favorite places to visit. | It’s a rare occurrence when I am found with my hair in a ponytail. My hair is finally long enough to pull it all back. | Madeline finds joy in all the toys we’ve saved from the older kids. She even loves the cars. She and Emma put together some of the tracks and had fun shooting the cars through the obstacle course. | Every once in a while we get lucky and see a double rainbow. | Abby does such a great job babysitting Madeline when Mike and I go out together. They watched a movie together on my bed with lots and lots of stuffies. | We met up with some friends from our Japan days. It was nice to catch up with the Shupes while they were in town visiting. | Mike has loved playing the new Legend of Zelda game on the switch. Many evenings are spent watching him decompress from his day while playing this game. | Madeline was able to join Easton at Lifetime for some swimming. She loved being able to go somewhere else other than the club that she usually swims at. | Madeline has the longest lashes ever. Sometimes the random photos on my phone that she takes of herself are my favorite. | It’s always a good day when Madeline gets to go to Scheels with Mike and play games and ride the Ferris wheel. | Abby figured out how to do bubble braids on Madeline’s hair. It has now become one of our favorite hairstyles to do on Madeline’s hair. | We got a surprise call from Peter not on his p-day. It turns out he was in the hospital. All was ok and he still was in good spirits. | Many Sunday afternoons are spent at the park with Madeline. Her favorite park lately has been Black Forest Regional Park. | Somehow Madeline snuck her way back to Scheels to play the car game with me. | Mike always gets complemented on his awesome calves. It has become quite the topic of conversation as of late in the OR. | This summer Madeline has become good at going down the waterslide at the club all by herself. It is so fun to watch her try new things. | I love it when the girls can be fun and creative when washing the dishes. They finished up by giving themselves soap beards. | I was able to sneak away one day and head to the temple with my friend Emily. | Abby got home from girls camp on her birthday. Mike picked up a cake and we had fun celebrating with her. | Emma finally made it home safely after almost 3 weeks in Jerusalem.