May through October was a blur this year.
Those "Lazy Days of Summer" are a thing of the past.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. I'm a bit word poor right now, but I've got pictures to spare!
(Feel free to start your own montage music now...)
|Early spring was warming, |
but the girls wore their hats as long as they could.
|We finished up Awana with the Grand Prix!|
|They deserved a treat after all that work!|
|New glasses -|
|for both girls.|
|I'm a mean mommy. We do summer school around here!|
|Joey took the girls to the Pueblo dwellings for one of their|
Daddy day's out.
|Loved our trip to the Denver museum.|
|This was the girls' favorite part!|
|Poppy made a new friend at the zoo,|
|and Shelby loved the wolf preserve.|
|Our brave girl waiting to have a cyst|
removed from her wrist.
|There was definite swooning involved,|
|but she made a quick recovery!|
|Little Maddie sunshine was a great help|
to her sis.
|Poppy loved Garden of The Gods.|
|Joey in the Denver Memorial Day Parade.|
The girls said he was cooler than Batman!
|Echo Lake half way up Mt. Evans -|
|the highest paved road in North America.|
|Ready for the Derby - bring on the mint julep!|
|Old Colorado City farmer's market -|
|and Whole Foods. Two of our favs!|
|Nothing like homemade pesto made with|
hand picked basil!
|Why, oh why, does he roll in the dirt.|
|Crossing the Continental Divide.|
|Water fall in the San Juan National Forest.|
|Durango hotel overlooking the Animas River.|
|Can we trash a hotel room or what?!|
|The Painted Desert.|
|Our fearless trekers.|
|Easter Sunrise Service at the Grand Canyon.|
|Working our way around the South Rim.|
|We had a little surprise on our front porch |
when we got home!
|Took Grandma and Poppy to Focus on The Family,|
|and Cripple Creek.|
|Cripple Creek Heritage Center.|
|Crossing the Divide on the way to Leadville, CO.|
|Leadville was absolutely worth the drive!|
|Testing the headwaters of the Arkansas River.|
|One of the girls' favorite stores.|
|Visitor's Center at Mueller's State Park.|
|We gave the girls mustard seed neclaces this year|
for their 'New Birth' days!
|This was so fun to watch! Almost 100 balloons,|
|and they would take turns dropping down|
to skim the water before rising again.
|Red Rock Canyon.|
|Helen Hunt Falls.|
|Narnia at Focus on the Family.|
|Every month we have a theme night.|
August was Casablanca!
|Also this summer; 'Colonial Williamsburg' and|
'Welcome back Football'!
|Three Amigos cuddling in my bed while daddy works late.|
|So glad the girls love to read!|
|Very moving dedication ceremony|
with the NYFD presenting a piece of the
Trade Tower wreckage.
|Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band!|
|The girls' last year of VBS. Can't believe it.|
|Anniversary at Marigold. Unbelievable coffee|
|Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day!|
Oh yeah, we were there.
|Shelby's cute new 'do' for the symphony...|
|This year we've heard Mahler, Shostakovich,|
Schumann, and Barber. Can't wait for the next!
|This Halloween I had a Ninja,|
|and a mad scientist! |
Guess the princess days are over.
|Unexpected visitors at 'Trunk-or-Treat'!|
|Why call it a 'slumber' party if no one sleeps?!|
|Hope to see more of these . . .|
|And much less of these.|
We've had a wonderful summer. Can't wait to see what the holidays will bring!