Owens and Beauprez: “I don’t know if I could love anyone more”

Monica Owens Beauprez and her husband John Beauprez and their 2-day-old daughter, Sofia Frances. (Family photo)
Monica Owens Beauprez and her husband John Beauprez and their 2-day-old daughter, Sofia Frances. (Family photo)

Sofia Frances Beauprez crashed the party a bit early, possibly so she could share a little birthday magic with her grandfathers, former Gov. Bill Owens and former Congressman Bob Beauprez.

Sofia’s due date was Jan. 2, but when Monica Owens Beauprez went to the doctor on Dec. 20 she learned her daughter might actually be late.

Sofia Frances Beauprez.
Sofia Frances Beauprez.

Instead, Monica started having contractions the next night. She and her husband John Beauprez went to the hospital, and Sofia was born the next day, the best early Christmas present anyone could imagine.

Monica’s mother Frances and John’s mom Claudia helped cut the umbilical cord after what Monica termed a “fairly easy” labor. Sofia, who weighed 6 pounds 5 ounces, was born on Dec. 22.

“My dad and John’s dad were both born on the 22nd so it’s great,” Monica said.

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Oh what fun! Another holiday season

Oh what fun indeed. The WestBrooke Group's holiday card for 2015.
Oh what fun indeed. The WestBrooke Group’s holiday card for 2015.
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From Moffat County Clerk Lila Herod and her staff.
Congressman Ed Perlmutter and his wife Nancy.
Congressman Ed Perlmutter and his wife Nancy.

My favorite holiday card so far this season comes from the WestBrooke Group, a political consulting firm started by Monica Owens Beauprez and Hillary Shoun.

“Oh what fun!” the card reads and it looks like they are having quite a first year.

Another card that caught my eye came from Moffat County Clerk Leslie Herod and her staff. It was sent to my boss,  Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams. Beautiful.

And I loved the simplicity of the postcard sent by Congressman Ed Perlmutter and his wife Nancy.

I hope your holiday season is great.