Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Gearing up for the big birthday bash

The party preparations are in full swing for Kai's 1st birthday!  The party will be here at the farm on Saturday, August 14th, and all are invited to come join in the fun.  Both the Marshallese and Hawaiian cultures make a HUGE deal out of first birthdays, and we witnessed a good number of 1st birthday celebrations when we lived on Oahu.  To celebrate Kai's Marshallese heritage and his Hawaiian birthplace, we're literally inviting everyone we know to come check out the farm, hang out with the animals, and munch on a birthday cupcake or two.  If you are reading our blog and would like to visit, we hope you'll join us for the party.  Just shoot us an email at mitschke@oneworldfarm.com so we can give you the details and directions to the farm.  Hope you can come celebrate with us!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Arlington City Pool

A few pics from our afternoon at the Arlington City Pool on Sublett Road this afternoon.

Friday, July 16, 2010


We are in Colorado this week with my mom and Dennis, my sisters Stefani and Amanda, my bff Holli, and my aunt Sara and uncle Lyndy, and we are having a blast.  We are staying at the YMCA Camp of the Rockies in Estes Park, CO, in a cabin that we've rented for 7 days, and it is absolutely wonderful.  I love it here.  We have been coming here for family vacations in the summer time ever since I can remember, and I love that even now, as an adult, I can share this amazing place with my family, friends, and child.  The weather is perfect, the mountains are breathtaking, and the wildlife is fantastic.  This is a place that rejuvenates my soul and brings me closer to my family and the people I love.  Besides that, we get to do a lot of cool stuff that we never do at home:  ride horses on a mountain, hike through the forest, climb on big boulders, raft down the rapids, paint on silk in the craft hut, and play cards as a family until late in the evenings.  Here are a few pics from our trip.

My boys on our hike to the Baldpate Inn, home of our favorite restaurant ever:

Family portrait:

Amanda, mom, me, and Holli on our hike.

Mom and Kai saw a huge elk on the road near our cabin!