Originally Posted by rock_dr
are you guys all off doing exciting things this nye?
Our crazy plans consisted of ordering in some not-so-great Thai food, watching a DVD after Willa went to bed, and calling it a night at 10:30
Something tells me that the days of wild, late New Year's celebrations are over for at least a few years.
We did get back from Colorado pretty smoothly yesterday, despite crazy weather both in CO and here in Chicago, so I'm grateful for that. And despite the horrendous trip to get out there, overall we had a great time and Willa did so well with everyone. In fact, it was a big week for her – she learned how to get herself to a sitting position, to crawl, and to pull herself up to standing, all in one week. Crazy. Guess we really do need to babyproof our apartment now!Rachel
, I'm so sorry things have been so rough with Lucien.
. It sounds like it's just been a really hard few months for both you and him. I hope you were able to avoid the hospitalization, and that some of the issues are starting to clear up. i don't blame you for feeling tired. Maybe being out of daycare, now that you'll be staying at home for a while, will help him?
I don't actually live in Colorado - I just wish I did. I lived there for a while (in Estes Park) a few years ago, and worked for a number of years at a camp in Buena Vista, and have spent a lot of time in the front range, and have some very good friends who live in Boulder and Denver. And my family has had a place in Summit County for decades, so I get out there whenever I can.
I haven't spent much time in the C Springs area, but I know a number of people who went to Colorado College there and loved the area, and I know it's quite beautiful. I also think it's a bit more affordable than Boulder/Denver. It's an odd mix of liberal Colorado outdoorsy types and religious conservatives (Colorado Springs is the home of Focus on the Family) but I think you should find lots of good people, and Coloradoans are generally pretty friendly. Do you like the outdoors at all? It's such a great place for hiking, biking, climbing, x-country skiing, etc - and I found when I was out there last summer that hiking with a babe (especially if you have an ergo-like carrier) is a great way to get outside and get exercise.
Sorry I don't have any specific advice as I don't know that area super well, but congrats on DH's new job and move, and it really is such a beautiful area.