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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Baby Boy Hoffman Ultrasound

We had our 20 week ultrasound on Friday to make sure the baby is developing properly and of course, to find out the gender :)  We all wanted a boy and we are so happy that we are gonna have another one!  I think I knew it was a boy, but I didn't want to say.  Whenever I thought about the baby or talked about it, I always said "him" or "he" without even realizing it.  When the ultrasound tech told us the gender, she said "You are gonna have another mohawk!"  It was adorable since Chris was sporting his.  Now we can get the nursery finished and get rid of stuff we don't need! 

We weren't able to get a digital copy of the ultrasound pictures, but I took some of the printouts.  They aren't perfect, but you can make things out.  Here is our little boy!

He gave us a thumbs up!  Chris thought it was cool and keeps doing it :)

He loved showing off his cute little feet!

It's a boy!!!

Long legs.

It was so fun having the kids at the ultrasound!  In the past, it has just been Joe and I.  We are always concerned and serious, making sure everything is ok.  The kids made us laugh the whole time.  Chris said the baby has a big nose like Daddy!  He was also good at picking out the feet, which we saw a lot :).  Lexi was good at picking out the face and saw it every time.  Before the ultrasound, Lexi said "I hope the baby has 10 toes and 10 hands."  We burst out laughing!  It definitely made for a fun day.  

Yesterday, we followed up with the doctor and everything looks great!  Only 20 more weeks until we meet him!

Monday, July 18, 2011


The kids visited Grandma and their cousins in Nebraska for a few days.  Cousin Evan got a mohawk and Chris decided he wanted one too.  His hair is long enough, it is perfect!  Here is his new do!

Joe told him he can have it for a week.  I told Joe he is so cute with it and it fits his personality.  I hate to see it go!

Buena Vista and Aspen

Julie and I took a trip to Buena Vista and Aspen last weekend.  I rented us a cabin in Buena Vista and it was so cute!  I can't wait to take Joe and the kids there.  I love BV and would love to live there one day.  It is a small town of less than 6,000.  It has so much to do right there in town and very close by.  The Arkansas River runs through the town and a lot of the houses have the river right in their back yards!  I love listening to the river flow.  We didn't even see any bugs by the water.  There is fishing at a small pond in the center of town.  You can kayak anywhere you see water.  There are mountains everywhere, perfect for hiking.  You see kids and families out everywhere.  Cars are not needed in town.  The houses are beautiful.  Here are a few pics from our trip.

Our cabin.  It had a full (but small) kitchen, dining area, bathroom, living room and 2 sleeping areas.  Outside in the middle of the complex was a hot tub, horseshoes, tetherball, lounge chairs and volleyball.  The cabin was pretty much right in town, but it didn't feel like it.

The Arkansas River.  We hiked along it our first night there.
Julie and I the first night getting burgers at a popular place in town.  They had the best onion rings!

The Maroon Bells in Aspen.  It was an overcast, cool day, but still beautiful.  I can't believe we have lived in CO for 10 years and have still not been to places like this!

A Marmot on the rock.

The drive up Independence Pass to get to Aspen.  This pass is closed for half of the year because it is too dangerous to drive.

Independence Pass

We spent one day in Aspen, but I didn't take any pics of the town.  It is very quaint, cute and remote.  I loved it as well.  You have to have money to spend any time there!  There is shopping and restaurants galore.  Huge houses on the mountains.  I was a little disappointed we didn't see anyone famous :)

The next day we spent at the Mt. Princeton Hot Springs.  A great day for relaxing!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Other Photos from NE

Lexi is keeping her little brother safe :)  I love these moments.

Dirty feet!

Playing with cousin Barrett.

Little Barrett - 3 months.

Lexi now says she wants a brother.  I wonder if this little guy has anything to do with it?


Family Photos

Grandpa with his grandkids

With his kids/spouses and grandkids

With his kids

The brothers and sisters

I think they turned out great!  It is so nice to capture these memories.


We took a break out of our trip in NE to do a little fishing.  This pond was stocked so full of fish, the kids were catching them without bait!
So cute to watch!

They were pretty big!

Chris has been bugging us to go fishing since Christmas, so I think we found the right place!