We made it home safe and sound. It was so amazing to get away for a few days, but I do love coming home again. I’m just a homebody, I guess.
We played and played. The kids had the best time. Anthony and I got to hang out with the little people we love the most in this life and just enjoy every minute with them.
It’s fun to stay at the YMCA. “Come on Dad, just take the picture–can’t you see the dang sun’s in our eyes?”
I had my first ever experience of seeing elk. A live one, that is–our neighbors are huge hunters and I do occasionally get to see a piece of an elk while they do whatever it is they do to it in their garage. Ugh–so NOT my thing. I’ll stick to the live ones, thank you very much.
In our part of Colorado we only get little deer. There may be a few together–but never as many in a herd (that is what it’s called, right?) as in this neck of the woods. They were absolutely everywhere. A hunters paradise I tell you. Run for your lives, sweet things!
My hubby’s stunning photography.
It was so seriously cold. I mean like 17 degrees cold!
Packing for a four day vacation for seven people is an art. I’m convinced. As much as I plan and try to remember everything, there is always something that gets left behind. Looking at the pics of the kids–can you guess what I completely forgot to bring?
That would be our mother–on one of the coldest days of the year she decides it’s a perfect picture moment. And we’re freezing. All because she forgot to bring something you should never ever be without in Colorado!
Yep–I completely and utterly forgot to take coats! Who in the world even goes outside at the end of November in CO without a coat on? Well, as you can see–we do! When all else fails (and there is no Wal Mart in sight), you just have to layer (and layer and layer). We survived, but man alive, it was cold.
We are so thankful to the Lord for the gift of a little time away.
But now it’s back to real life and all that brings. A house needs to be cleaned from top to bottom, a mountain of laundry awaits, many decisions need to be made, Thanksgiving is tomorrow, e-mails need to be returned, friends need to be called, fund raising for Hailee needs to get back into full swing, a dossier needs to be put together, kids closets need to be repacked and organized, a room needs to be painted, the yard needs to be cleaned, Christmas lights need to be hung….
Putting one foot in front of the other and following His lead.
Thank you for sharing your hearts and your thoughts with us on raising boys. Wow! So many fabulous ideas and resources. We will absolutely look into them all. We’re so thankful that so many of you took the time to share your wisdom and encouragement with us.
Did I tell you guys you’re a blessing? Well, you are!