A Month of Love and More

February holds a special place in my heart. It’s the month my husband proposed to me and the month we sold our first home in Parker’s Stonegate neighborhood so we could move out to the country.

Oddly enough, both of those events happened on the same day – and it wasn’t Valentine’s Day. It was February 8.

I know I’m not the only person who got engaged or sold a home in February, but both of those events bring me warm memories during one of Colorado’s colder months.

I’m hoping this edition of Parker Lifestyle will bring you warm feelings as you read about the big hearts of residents in Parker and throughout the metro area.

This month’s stories include the dedication to Parker that was demonstrated by Fred and Gunhild Dransfeldt, as well as a group of comedians who are hoping their shows will make you laugh while benefiting three local charities.

If the heart is still on your mind, you might want to check out nutritionist Corie Goodson’s tips on simple steps you can take to improve your heart’s health or enjoy Nicolette Toussaint’s heartfelt memory of her mother, Myra, who served on the all-volunteer – and nearly all-male – National Ski Patrol.

You’ll also see wonderful photos of the ways in which area residents enjoyed the holiday season – from giving time to the Parker Task Force to traveling to London to be featured in the New Year’s Day Parade.

Please enjoy this issue and this month! Since it’s a leap year, you’ve got one extra day to open your heart to love, health and more.