and daddy spent their first
days together on the slopes!
Hudson loved skiing and spent all
summer asking when there would
be more snow so he could ski again.


1 Hudson’s love for
dinosaurs led to hours of
reading books about
dinosaurs and watching
documentaries. A
highlight for Hudson was
this traveling dinosaur
exhibit in Colorado
Springs where there were
“real dinosaurs!”

Amber really loved
watching Hudson learn
each week as they did
homeschool preschool
for age 3, both bible
stories as well as
science, math, art, and


Despite his Texas
roots, Truman loves
winter and enjoyed
making his first
snowman with Hudson and sharing their
first snowman building experience together.
also spent a lot
10 We
of time outdoors


A highlight of the year for
Amber was serving &
shepherding moms in her
MOPS (Mothers of
Preschoolers) group as a
table leader.

and hiking this
summer, including
several visits to
Rocky Mountain
National Park! We
love our beautiful

We enjoyed a spring visit
to Texas to visit family and
supporters. Hudson loved
getting to spend time with
his cousin, Jacob!

7 Celebrating 8 years of

marriage, Amber and
Truman were blessed to
take a getaway to
Cancun…our first multinight trip away without
Hudson. We laughed a
lot, caught up on sleep,
read on the beach, and
really enjoyed time
together to connect as a

One of our favorite summer activities was
bike rides, as a whole family or daddy

8 Hudson’s love of learning

found us spending lots of
time exploring our local
museums! His favorites
are the Museum of Nature
and Science and the
Children’s Museum.

and Hudson adventures. By the end of the
summer, Hudson was also cruising on his
balance bike!



Hudson loves
helping mommy in
the kitchen! Lots
of muffin baking
and pancake
making together in
the mornings.

At our summer staff
conference, Cru 15,
Truman was recognized
for 16 years of service
on staff with Cru!


We took our first family
camping trip! Hudson’s
favorite part was campfires
and roasting marshmallows
for allergy free S’mores!


16 We were
Hudson is
a Christian
preschool two days a
week this year at age 4
and loves going to


We love family outings to the
Denver Zoo, and this year a new
exhibit opened where we could
feed the giraffes.

thrilled to
find out that
we had an
addition to
our family
on the way.
We can’t
wait to
meet baby


Lots of memories were
made on our family
vacation to Disney with
Truman’s family after

We recovered from Disney with
two relaxing days at the beach,
filled with lots of playing in the
sand and waves.