Sunday, August 2, 2009

Colorado 2009

Sadly, this year's trip to Colorado trip will not go down in the record books as one of the best. Ben and Elizabeth took turns being sick - which meant Mommy spent lots of time cuddling and not so much hiking. And the weather was pathetic. It rained all but two days we were there. However, even if you have to sit around all day, there is no better place to do it than a beautiful place in the mountains.

So while this doesn't have a top ranking of vacations, we still had a lovely time! Here are a few highlights!

Mamo enjoying a cup of coffee on the deck.

The boys hanging by the tent. Just relaxing. . .

Ben loves to try and fill "big shoes". He says he is ready to go hiking! Omom is ready to go too!

Brian making dinner for the troops. We each take a night to cook dinner, to try and cut back on cost! 15 people is a lot of cash at a restaurant!Still so in love. Still so cute. :)

Kevin colored until his hand would do no more. :)

Hiking around Bear Lake with the four cousins. . . and they are good buddies too!

Seriously, even with cold weather (note the sweatshirts, coats, and jeans), the clouds, and rain, you cannot beat views like this one. God really outdid Himself in Colorado.

This one just makes me laugh.

Our happy little family. . .

55 degrees or not, there is always time for a water fight!

Elizabeth was given a task to rake up some pine needles. . .not only did she do it, she did it better than any adult I know would have done. She would not stop until all pine needles were cleaned up!