A Busy July 4th!

I know a few days have passed since the fourth of July but we had such a crazy, unexpected day that I thought I'd share some pictures. The morning started with the annual parade in Georgetown, Colorado. We've "marched/walked"  in about three of these parades with my brother, Tim Mauck, who is county commissioner for Clear Creek

A Summer Read: Whiskey and Charlie

I'd like to say that my identical twins are the best of friends and are not at all competitive. While I see first hand both the bond that my boys have--I also have to admit there are signs of competitiveness and strains of tension that are part of their relationship.  Recently when I was introducing them

Summer in Denver

I know that memory is a funny thing. It often gently fogs over the rough corners of the past and sweetly embraces that which was good and fun and worthy of building upon. And, this is how I remember my childhood in Denver. My brother and I would ride our bikes to the public tennis

“Lego” Popcorn (aka popped sorghum)

Even my picky eater will often try something new if I pair it with something he likes. So when I was trying popped sorghum and called it "Lego Popcorn" and required each child to accept the first tasty popped kernel from a Lego figure, ALL of the kids were immediately hooked! Actually this isn't popcorn. . .it

An Alternative to Hotels

I have come to the conclusion that hotels don't work for my family of seven. Actually I realized this a few of years ago when we started the 15+ hour drive from San Antonio to Denver in one day,  just to avoid spending the night in a hotel. We no longer fit in one room and two rooms