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Vacation Colorado Style

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Vacation Colorado Style

This year was probably one of the best vacations to Colorado we have had in a long time.

We started down south in Colorado Springs with a customary visit to Garden of the Gods and Manitou Springs. We are obviously bigger fans of the fresh sweets than the spring water. Topping both was the zipline adventures. Jenn and my dad were a little nervous, but Olivia and Mia loved to let go and enjoy the ride. 

Although it embarrassed the girls, we did get our photo at what I like to call the intersection of love.

When we made it up to Loveland our time was spent either enjoying good food and beer, or having fun on the lake. Olivia did a little water skiing, but "couching" was the favorite activity, by far.

To end the trip we watched fireworks over the lake from the comfort of home. Nothing better.

The photos below help fill in the story, or you can see the novel by visiting my Colorado 2014 gallery.

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Barnes Memorial Day Party 2014

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Barnes Memorial Day Party 2014

Great food. Great people. Great fun. The Barnes Family Memorial Day Party does not disappoint. 

To see the rest of my photos from the party, visit the Barnes Memorial Day Party 2014 gallery

There is also a Google+ Story that is pretty fun.

Now, let's dance.

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Cheer On!

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Cheer On!

A year ago Mia joined a friend at a YMCA Cheer & Tumbling class. Immediately she was hooked and worked hard to improve her cartwheels and splits.

Watching her confidence, skills, and flexibility improve has been fun, but having her find her own thing is the best.

The video below is the performance at the Y's Healthy Kids Day. 
Lot's more cheerleading photos at jeffreyphoto.com

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Oreo Balls, Shaving Cream & Cartwheels for Easter

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Oreo Balls, Shaving Cream & Cartwheels for Easter

NOTE: This post is very image heavy, sorry if it is slow to load. I think the photos are worth it.

We may be developing a weird Easter habits. Last year it was photos at a Civil War Prison while this year we stopped by a old warehouse. But first Jenn & Mia made Oreo balls and colored eggs with shaving cream.

Easter morning started with baskets, and yes, even the dogs have a basket. Then it was church before we left for Alton. Of course I had to get some photos of the girls with our blooming pear tree in the background.

On our way to the grandparents' house, we stopped for more photos. Jenn even joined in.  

After the egg hunt at grandma's, the girls were so excited & hopped up on chocolate that they started flipping around the yard.

The more experienced crew, simply sat and watched. 

On the way home we still had the energy for one more stop & photo shoot.

See a ton more images from Easter 2014 at jeffreyphoto.com

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Starbucks with Olivia

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Starbucks with Olivia

I'm sure she would say it is embarrassing, but I love getting photos of Olivia just having fun. Today I took a few minutes off work to spend some time with Olivia and her friend.

The photo above is my favorite, but there are a few more good ones below and all are posted in a gallery on jeffreyphoto.com.

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