Deschenes Family Photos at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge

I met the Deschenes family at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge for a mini family photo session. It was a beautiful day! Their kids were full of sweet hugs and giggles.

Trish shares, “My husband Andrew and I met in Arizona almost 15 years ago! We decided to expand our family there with two Boston Terrier puppies. Lilly and Lucy were our first babies and instantly filled our souls with love. In 2009, we moved to Colorado to start a new adventure and immediately knew why people love it here so much. We quickly became acclimated, found jobs and wonderful friends. We had a destination wedding in San Diego in September of 2013–who doesn’t love the beach, right?! Fast forward…we now have two incredible children, Joey (5) and Addie (1.5). We are beyond blessed, they are truly wonderful kids. Our hearts and home are filled with love, two kids, two dogs, a lizard and a fish! We love to explore Colorado, visit mountain towns, ride our beach cruisers to nearby restaurants and play outside.

The holidays are a very special time for us as we spend time with those we love, and our kids especially love to be spoiled by their grandparents. Once we had a family of our own, we wanted to start our own holiday traditions and spend Christmas at our house in Colorado. We typically spend every holiday with Andrew’s parents… this year will be different because of the pandemic. This will be our first year without the grandparents, although we will continue our traditions, extending from mine and Andrew’s childhood. The kids will wake up to a cozy Christmas morning breakfast and presents under the tree. Their favorite part is when they hear the Christmas song by Nat King Cole which signifies that it’s time to open presents. We will spend the day playing with our gifts, cuddled up on the couch watching holiday movies and cooking a big Christmas dinner. We will miss having a big family celebration, but are excited to create new memories and special moments with the simplicity of just us.”

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