"It isn't what you have,
or who you are,
or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about."
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Still Catching Up....Heading Home After the Wedding
The honeymoon was over, it was time to head home. We picked up A first and spent the night with CK's sister, M. We had a great time and I am so impressed with her family.
The next morning, we headed down from Idaho to Utah, where we picked up K, C, and J and then took A to meet her mom. Here they all are, playing with their cousins one last time.
Then we began the drive to Colorado. It was beautiful. Even thought I drive to Utah from Colorado every summer, I usually take a different route since it is closer to family. It has been about 8 years since I drove this way. WOW! The beauty is amazing. It just goes to show how much God loves us.
We stopped at a rest area right off the river. It was so beautiful.
I love this action shot of J throwing the rock in the river.
Finally....I looked behind me and what did I see? All three of the children doing something electronic to occupy their time. Hmmm....trips for me as a kid? Books. Coloring Books. Sightseeing. That was it. I have to admit, though, that as tired as they were by this point, I was grateful for the distractions.
The next day, we went with my parents and brother to Boulder, Colorado. I grew up near here, but my kids have grown up without mountains and they were just in awe.
We stopped at NCAR, where they have a research center, but they also have interactive science exhibits. It was fun.
There are also many trails right from NCAR through the mountains near Boulder. We had a few minutes, so we hiked a little. It was a hot day, so we didn't stay out long.
That same weekend, the kids played outside in my parents' backyard. I didn't take a picture of it, but it is a LARGE yard, full of grass and trees. The kids love to climb the trees and also find some dirt to play with the trucks in. :)
CK and I had the opportunity to visit with A, my best friend, and her husband, CH. I love them both. We went bowling and out for pie. It was a great evening and we laughed and laughed. The boys ended up bowling extremely well-I think it was the competition factor kicking in. :)
We also went to visit my dear friends, J and N. They moved from here to a home that is minutes away from my parents'. Awesome. At least we get to visit. Here...I am not sure what C is doing, but he looks like he is having fun!
Here are the four kiddos: K, C, Q, and J.
Q loved C and he loved her. I have a half dozen pictures of the two of them just smiling at each other. Maybe she is the reason that C wants a baby sister.
Finally, we got home. And....look what we found as we came in???? One of my dearest friends, J, had contacted our pet sitter and left us a welcome home present. It seriously MADE MY DAY! It was one of the nicest surprises EVER! What a great welcome.
And...Finally...I am getting caught up.....there is still more to come, but at least I am up to August 8, 2011!!!! Just two months behind. LOL.
I am a happily married LDS SAHM of six kids (17-year-old girl, 15-year-old boy, 12 year-old girl, 9-year-old boy, a 3-year-old girl, and a 2-year-old boy). I love life. I am truly blessed to know my Savior, Jesus Christ. I desire to spend my whole life in service to Him. I love my children with all my heart and dedicate myself to being the best Mommy I can be...it is a daily challenge, but one I cherish.