Saturday, August 21, 2010

Our Trip Day 6 continued...

again it speaks for itself....

Atlantic side

Pacific side

crossing to the other side

Do not travel beyond this point when bighorn sheep are present.

yes, they were that close!

just beautiful!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Our Trip Day 6

I think Day 6 speaks for itself!

More to come......

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Our Trip Days 4-5

We enjoyed our surroundings while staying in Estes Park and of course my time with my family. One morning hubby and I went on a nice walk/bike ride. I walked while pushing Jonathan in a stroller and hubby rode his bike. It was pretty steep in some places. It took us a total of 3 hours. We walked/biked the 6 miles around the lake and walked/biked around town. It was so much fun. The interesting part of my walk with my beautiful red head was the "concerned" people stopping me on my trail. People would flag me down to let me know that my son is not only red but a red head at that. They were really "concerned" about how red he looked and thought that I had forgotten the sun screen. I would politely tell them "yes, he has sun screen on but he is hot natured. that is one of the reasons he does wear a hat on days such as these." Then they would take a step back to say " oh, well you know that red heads burn easily." My evil side wanted to say " Yes, m'am the red headed manual they passes out at the hospital seem to indicate that as well." However, my good twin won over with a polite "thank you for your concern."


our view while on our walk/bike ride

I'll  live in one of those.


looks like fun

After our fun day around town by bike and stroller we had dinner with my brother and his family. It was such a great time! I have missed my brother so much but count my blessings that he is still with me here on this earth. Plus, my sister in law is the best. He did good by picking her. We are so grateful that God sent Amy to us.


basketball with Uncle John David

Troy and little man

just a little wrestle time

It was really neat to see my little man with the cousins. He really enjoyed playing with older boys and would want to model what they do. I just wished we lived close by each other so we could enjoy more moments such as these. I am so grateful to savor every moment. It also reminded me of how little man seems to really enjoy the company of other kids around him. There is something to be said for having brothers and sisters around you when growing up. I love that he has so much fun with others.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Our Trip Day 3 Estes Park

One of the most beautiful things about Estes Park was you walked everywhere. You walked to get breakfast, coffee, the movies, to town (which was 1.3 miles to the center), to rent bikes, to the kids community playground or anything else you can think of. We loved it! I actually lost weight on this trip! I enjoyed the fresh air and the positive attitude of the people in town. People were so friendly! Here is a thought, most of the people I met were either locals or from TEXAS. Yep, many folks from Texas "summer" in Colorado. Crazy! We did meet some folks from New Orleans. It was very interesting. Our first official day in Estes we enjoyed the beautiful surroundings and relaxed!

Even McDonald's is prettier!

Flowers were planted all around the town center.

Just part of our beautiful walk!

Kind Coffee and it really was good & kind!

Hat buddies!

at the playground

love my boys

Just me and my boy

loved our walk!

perfect ending to a perfect day!

beautiful sunset!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Our Trip Day 2 Goodbye Kansas, Hello Colorado!

Once again we woke up at the crack of dawn to leave beautiful Wichita and get to Colorado! Here are a few more pictures of our long drive out of Kansas. We did make a big pit stop in Kansas so little man could stretch his legs. We were blessed that the gas station where we needed to fill up had an awesome play area. I think that is key when traveling with little ones is to stop at places so they can run and play. We made many play stops along our way since we knew most of our day would be in the car for this trip. I am proud of him! He did really well in the car!

Good bye Kansas!

Yep, we're not in Kansas anymore! Colorado's sign is beautiful!

Colorado's visitor center. It was small but clean. We like stopping at the visitor centers because you get all kinds of free information about the state. Trust me it is different then when you call them and ask them to send you free pamphlets. They only send a few and this way when you do stop you get to pick and choose. We did stop here for awhile to stretch our legs.

The nice thing about this visitor center was the play area outside and inside. It wasn't nothing special but a nice place to roam. What is it about boys and trees?

Yeah! We made it!

God did good!

Uncle John David and cousin Troy