Category Archives: Personal

Downtown Colorado Springs holds many different photo ops. What with all the coffee shops, cafés, and places to hang out, you’re sure never to experience a dull moment! In fact, a couple of weeks ago, we happened to walk up to an elephant being showcased in the middle of the park! This elephant was SO magnificent and cool. I managed to grab a few shots of her (although I wish I could have snapped a few with Fletcher standing close-by, but alas, Fletcher was flipping out. Turns out, she doesn’t like being close to elephants).Fletcher does, however, like visiting different and unique coffee houses. This teeny tiny coffee house – called Story Coffee Company – is right in the center of downtown Colorado Springs. We walk by it all the time and I decided to take some pictures!The owner of Story is very friendly and easy to talk to. He’s used to having people take pictures of his coffee shop, so he continued to do his thing while I tried my best to make my 35mm lens work for this tiny shop. Although I wasn’t able to bring Myles in (he was in the stroller), Fletcher loved the bar stools! We will definitely be visiting this place again soon!

There are a lot of amazing places in Colorado Springs – and I am only just now realizing that I haven’t really taken advantage of the plethora of cool coffee houses, art institutes, museums, cafés, play houses, libraries, parks, and hiking trails. I could go on and on.

We only have about 5 weeks here in Colorado Springs until we temporarily move to NC for the Fall semester, so I’ve planned a heck-of-a-lot until we take off. Luckily, my kids go stir crazy if they don’t get out every day (I’ve created mini-me monsters). No joke, Marlowe asks me literally every night where we’re going the next day haha.

Today’s adventure took Fletcher, Myles, and me to a place called The Wild Goose Meeting House (Marlowe was in VBS). It’s a really cool and eclectic café that serves the most delish raspberry iced tea! In fact, I’ve been impressed with every drink and food item I’ve had there! If you live in the Springs, you definitely need to check this place out – especially in early summer when they have the garage doors open and a cool breeze flows through the entire place. So relaxing!

Life has a way of flying by, sometimes. I realized today – for the millionth time, so I guess I should say I “RErealized’ – that our time here on earth is temporary. It’s not forever. And material things don’t matter.

People matter. Family matters. Spending time with loved ones is what counts.

Every day, I am blessed to be able to stay at home with my three children, Marlowe, Fletcher, and Myles. I’m going to do my very best to remember how easy I have it – especially when things are chaotic and I am overwhelmed. Those times are the best times to give thanks and be grateful for the life God gave me.