Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Tour of our home in CO

There are many who wanted to see what it looked like where I am living now. I did a camera recording for those who are interested.

Colorado Rental from Kristi Farr on Vimeo.

We are renting this home for now. We still need to sell our house in NV before we can buy another home. We really like it here so far.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

First day of school!

Today was the first day of school. It starts really early here in Colorado. I did notice that they get out on May 20th though. Also...they have short days here. Every Monday they get out of school at 2 pm. The rest of the week it is 3:30 pm. I remember having short days when I was in Elementary School (Although our short days were on Friday, which (in my opinion) makes more sense). The kids were extremely excited to start school. They met their teachers on Tuesday during open house and brought all of their supplies to put in their desks. I can see the school from my backyard and the kids can walk every day. Here is a picture of them in their new "back to school" clothes.
Jordan-Fifth Grade
Kaylee-Third Grade
Lexi-First Grade

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

A task long overdue!

We've been meaning to teach Lexi how to ride a bike without training wheels for a loooong time now. Doug finally taught her last Saturday. She is sooo excited!

Lexi without training wheels from Kristi Farr on Vimeo.
Way to go Lexi!
(This is my third post for today...so be sure to check out the next two posts)

Sunday Drive

After church on Sunday we decided to take a drive up the canyon. It is only a 30 minute drive to the mouth of the canyon. The drive up the canyon follows the "Big Thompson" river. We stopped and walked around a bit. We saw a duck in the river (which surprised me a little bit), and we also saw a beaver. (I wasn't fast enough to get a picture of the beaver, so all I got was the dam...drats!). We were there at dusk and we saw A LOT of fish jumping. It would have been a great spot for fly fishing. I can't wait to go camping!

Visit from Stacie

Sometimes I can be persuasive. Mostly I leave that up to my sister Stacie. But I did persuade Stacie to fly to my house from Minnesota for a visit. We normally get together and scrapbook, but this time she just came for a quick visit. My mom was still visiting from Utah, and my sister Marilee lives only an hour away from me...so it was a great opportunity for all 3 girls and my mom to be together. The first night she was here we decided to try Geocaching. My friend Amie told me about it a long time ago. It sounded fun and I thought I would give it a try. I don't have a GPS, but my parents do. If you've never heard of Geocaching, it is super fun. It is like a treasure hunt. You type in the Latitude & Longitude coordinates into your GPS and then you go find whatever is "hidden" at that location. It is very popular. The first night we tried Geocaching, we arrived at the first location and it started raining. We did find it, but then had to return home for the evening. The next day we went out and did a few more.

This is a picture of my Dad, Jordan, Lexi & me. My dad is holding his GPS, and I am holding a rock which was the item we were supposed to find with more coordinates. Stacie is taking the picture. My mom, Mason, and Kaylee were walking around at the time. If you haven't tried it....it is worth a try. My advice...wear tennis shoes and long pants.

The four of us girls wanted to spend some time together, so we all went over to Marilees house for a sleepover. We went to the movie "Julia & Julie" and out to eat at a Mexican restaurant. We had a fun time together.

Good Times!

Friday, August 7, 2009

My Mom

I was really lucky to have my parents visiting in town during my mom's birthday. My sister Marilee had a birthday party at her house and we all had a great time. We ate dinner and Cherry Cheesecake (Yummy!). While we were there the girls decided to put on an impromptu dance. They made invitations and passed them out to the entire household. Mason joined in on the chaos as they "danced". All of the adult children went in on an ipod with my mom's name engraved. She loved it. We then played some group games and had a lot of fun. Happy Birthday Mom!
My mom opening her new ipod

My sister Marilee and my mom

Moms 66th birthday from Kristi Farr on Vimeo.

Saturday, August 1, 2009


We're in our new house! My parents are here helping us get settled. They have been extremely helpful. We are getting everything unpacked and trying to get ready for school too. School starts here on the 13th so we don't have a lot of time. We live in a culdesac, and with our kids, there are 15 kids total. Our kids have ended up playing with their new friends every day and have had a blast. Most of them are boys. I don't have Internet until Tuesday, so I'll post pictures of our new place and a posting about my Mom's 66th birthday that we celebrated yesterday sometime next week.