Monday, January 12, 2015

Dear William (65 months)

Dear William,

Today you are 65 months old!

This is the month we had C H R I S T M A S!

First you got to open presents from Mommy and Daddy.  Daddy got you a new bike helmet and balaclava, which you wore on your last day of school in 2014.


On the Saturday before we left town, you opened the rest of your presents from us!





Then we loaded up the station wagon and headed east for what seemed like forever.  You and Corduroy didn’t mind.

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We ate dinner at a Chipotle in Lincoln, Nebraska.


And then we slept in the pop-up camper.  It was very cold.  You and I shared a sleeping bag. It seemed like a good idea at the time, but I don’t think we’re doing that again.



Once we arrived in Illinois, you had lots of Christmases.



4th gen

Family hug

Christmas morning

Christmas morning

You also did some light sewing with Grandma Nan and made Corduroy a sleeping bag of his own.

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When we got back to Colorado there was S N O W.



On New Year’s Eve, we went sledding at Rocky Mountain National Park.


Blasting snow

Snow sports

You liked sledding so much that we decided we’d take a family ski trip to Snowy Range Ski area in Wyoming.  

You were adorable in your tiny ski gear.

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You took a lesson.



Then you showed us your moves on the slopes.

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Will skiing from Melissa Raguet-Schofield on Vimeo.

You finished off the month with a Gnar Runners organized kids’ trail run out on the mud and ice at Horsetooth Mountain.

FCTR kids trail run

FCTR kids trail runThis. This is why we moved here.


You're the best, William

Love always,


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Happy 65th monther!! We are soooo HAPPY you traveled back to IL and spent Christmas with us!! i. That was a VERY LONG trip for all for you , even corduroy!!! it was soooo much fun!having you here,! you made christmas very special for us!!! I loved having a helper ! Even sewing Cord,a sleeping bag!! you were a big help!!! LOved seeing you ski for the first time! You were AWESOME! πŸŽΏπŸ‚ keep enjoying the exciting things to do in CO! We are looking forward to hearing about them!! loved the 4 Generation! Picture!! amazing!! We love you and miss you. A big hug from Paw paw and grama nan