Many of you have asked if the devastation had affected us directly. We live in Broomfield, and there was some damage here.

Boulder, a beautiful city (15-20 mins away) that we love dearly, was hit the hardest, along with Lyons. We drove through Lyons a couple weeks ago, on our way to Rocky Mountain National Park. Beautiful town. Our hearts go out to the people of the two cities, as well as all those who were directly affected by the extreme floods.

On our end, we are seeing an incredible amount of rain (and keep receiving flash flood alerts on our phones), but nothing we had never seen before. We were incredibly fortunate and all there was around us were puddles–which the kids gladly played in. (The following pictures were taken at the very beginning of the flooding, days ago. Needless to say these puddles are currently little raging rivers)