Cutty’s Hayden Creek Resort

Our family went on vacation last week and had a great time.  I’ve said it before – just driving out of town now and again feels so good.  Leaving behind the traffic and concrete and going somewhere new.  This time we headed to the mountains and enjoyed several days at Cutty’s Hayden Creek Resort near Coaldale, CO – under two hours away.  We rented a luxury covered wagon in the woods and so enjoyed our time away.  

The wagon had beds, a bathroom, and air conditioning, which was such a blessing.  A small deck nearby had a sink, mini-frig, and a propane grill.  We loved being in the woods but having these comforts.  We’re not big campers and decided paying a little extra to have a bed and bathroom was totally worth it.  
Movie night at the campground…

The wagon was just up the hill from the creek and we loved being that close to the water.  It was beautiful and so relaxing.  

Some things we enjoyed while at Cutty’s:
* Sitting by the creek  – any time of day, but especially in the mornings, drinking coffee, reading, listening to the rushing water
* Swimming at the indoor and outdoor pools – every day and sometimes twice a day
* Hiking through the woods
* Playing mini-golf, tennis, and cornhole
* Walking through the campground and enjoying the view – the mountains, the sunset
* Building a fire and making smores
* Eating most of our meals outside (on one very windy day we ate inside instead)
* Sitting outside and doing nothing – Kenny enjoyed laying in his hammock too
* The kids enjoyed playing hide and seek in the woods at dusk

We took the following photos of Anna drinking Coke (a rare treat) because she reminded us of Fuller in the movie Home Alone drinking Coke all the time. 


We loved our time in the mountains and highly recommend the covered wagons at Cutty’s!  


Several weeks ago was parent observation week at Anna’s ballet studio.  Kenny and I were so impressed with Anna’s progress this year.  She is such a hard worker and shows such determination and perseverance.  Her classes continue through mid-July, she has four weeks off, then the fall semester begins mid-August.  Anna, we’re so proud of you!  

Tie Dye PJ’s

Rest time Dress-Up

Anna & I had our picture taken in a flower truck at a Graduation party

May 2022

Anna with her Sunday school small group and dear teacher, Miss Erika, who is moving away.  These girls love Erika and will miss her!

Kenny attended a Sales Force conference in San Francisco in April and I failed to include that in our April post.  Kenny loves conferences and always comes away having learned as much as he could.  He races between sessions catching the beginning of one and the end of another trying to absorb everything.  And they found some time for fun while there too – visiting the pier, eating great seafood, and catching a Giants game.  

Alcatraz Island

Pier 39 – known for its sea lions

Mother’s Day 2022

In May, Kenny and I had two different lunch dates.  Since he started working from home a couple of years ago, it’s been much easier to do this.  One day we grabbed lunch and then headed to Home Depot for sprinkler parts and a few plants.  Another day we picked up lunch and watched the Thunderbirds perform for the USAFA graduation.  

I had a great view of the Thunderbirds practicing the previous day while in the car pool line at school.   Beautiful snow-capped Pike’s Peak after our late May snow.