Six Months Later...

This month, we will have lived here in Cozy Colorado for a whopping 6 months already! Can you believe it?! So much has happened, and continues to happen. On top of the amazing new friends in our life, we have really come to simplify and downsize our material possessions, giving us more and more time to focus spending with each other as a family.

Apartment living has really made a positive impact on our lives in so many ways. I love how it immediately gave me the chance to identify stuff that didn’t serve us anymore. It has also given us the opportunity to look around and decide where we want to officially plant our butts. Most recently, we decided to look into building our dream home, and have realized how completely do-able it is. We have a couple different ways we can go with this, so I will keep you posted on that as it progresses (or doesn’t!).

Our new driver licenses came, and they both look great. We just need to register our car and we will be good to go! Did you know there are a bazillion different license plate options out here? For real! They have a plate for everything, the way that Apple has an App for that. We still haven’t figured out which one fits us best.

Lately I have been getting back to what I love, creating! Painting, drawing, and WRITING! Yes! I have been writing again… it must be something about the energy where we are. It’s finally coming back to me. Little things have been inspiring me lately, like looking outside and seeing our little porch garden. I’m so proud of it! Getting my hands dirty and planting food really connected me to myself again.

There is still chaos in our life. Brien has been struggling with a back injury both from the Army and his current job, and we are waiting on a few different doctors to figure out what to do. It’s not something we really want to share a bunch about, only because the story is long, and not very exciting. Plus, we are doing what we can here at home to help with pain management.

My parents came to visit in August and that was incredible. I’m so grateful of the time we got to spend together as a family. So many wonderful memories! Outside of that, Daen really enjoys being in the good outdoors, looking at trees, animals, rocks, and living water (streams, rivers, etc.). It’s really nice to have the Cherry Creek State Park within walking distance, because he has all of those things right at his fingertips. More to come soon, just wanted to share how happy we are in Colorful Colorado!