Sunday, July 05, 2009

Back to life, back to reality...

(Whoa, going old school with that title! Anyone remember that song?)

We're back from Colorado.
It was a fun, crazy, frustrating, and wonderful trip.

In case you missed it in a previous post, we were gone to our cabin.
It's sort of near Colorado Springs, way up in the mountains.

I have about 12 loads of laundry to do now.
And The Girl leaves for church camp first thing in the morning.
I need to help her pack.

So here are a few quick highlights -




The Baby decided he was a dog and woofed at us the entire time.
Look at that dirty face.
Oh, and we found him hiking - barefoot.
Someone should take care of that poor kid.









The sky is so much bluer in Colorado than in Kansas!
Does anyone know why? Really. It's not my imagination.
We wondered if there's a scientific reason (higher altitude, thinner oxygen, whatever.)

I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July!

29 comments:

Spadazzle said...

Trip sounds like fun :) Hey one plus on the luandry side- if you were using our Japanese washer you would probably have 40 loads of laundry........ and then each load would take 2 hours to dry :( I think we may have to try camping sometime but I like the camping with the a/c and comfy beds....I know it's cheating but I like it :)

Clare said...

Love the bright sky in Colorado, we used to go every summer to see my Granddad near Estes Park. The air smell so good there too!

Southern Traditions Boutique said...

Welcome back Beki!!! Love the pictures :) So glad you have a fun and SAFE trip.
Torri

Jeanneoli said...

I didn't know you were in CO. We live in Castle Rock...just 30 minutes north of the springs. The sky is beautiful here...I am sure there is a scientific explaination. I hope you had a great time. Is it your families cabin? How wonderful to get away!!! And yes...I remember that song:-)

Polka Dot Moon said...

My family lives in Denver, as did I for many years. I miss it!!

And as soon as I read your post title I started humming that song ;)

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Great pictures..glad you are back

Erica said...

great pictures! looks like so much fun! your little one and my oldest son would get along... i think his face is that dirty every day ;) haha

Wendy said...

Okay, you really need to stop leaving me like that. It's been miserable since you've been gone. Yes, I've been crying myself to sleep every night. I hope you brought me back a lovely souvenir to make up for it...

Laura said...

barefoot in the woods...are you sure that wasn't MY kid?
glad you're back
I will come over in the morning with coffee and help you out with that laundry

Preethi said...

Nice pic lol......

Chele said...

glad your back and great pics! We all need a break every once in awhile! I agree with the Colorado sky though... what is up with that? Get your laundry done and your daughter packed... we'll still be here! :)

rentz said...

Thanks for getting that song stuck in my head. Great!

Welcome back!

ArtSnark said...

looks like a grand time!

SleightGirl said...

Great pictures! I especially love the one of your daughter with the flowers.

It looks like you had a wonderful time!

Lynn from For Love or Funny said...

I refuse to tell my kids that sleep away summer camp exists... How did The Girl discover her camp?

Olive Rue said...

Hi Beki. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Colorado is so pretty. I had the chance to visit in 95. It was shorts weather one week, and snowing the next. It was crazy and it was April.

alyssa said...

great pictures! i need to get it together & go camping soon!!

Jenny said...

Looks like you all had some good quality family time!! Colorado is one place I would love to visit but have never been to. Beautiful pictures!

Launa said...

Looks like you all had a fabulous time! Love the photos....the dirty face is the best! And that sky....it's beautiful!

Winklepots said...

Looks like fun! And what a beautiful spot in the woods.
And seriously, that song is going to get stuck in my head now. :oP

Jen from Windy Ridge said...

Looks like you had a wonderful weekend too!:)

Robynn's Ravings said...

Oh Beki. These were wonderful photos and you KNOW I love your kiddos but I gotta tell you. I think that first photo with the flowers in the aluminum tumbler is an award winner. I'd LOVE to have that and frame it. It just sort of embodies the beauty of the mountains and the peace it brings. It startled me. LOVE it.

kraftykash said...

I love the pics of the kids! They look like they had fun. Laundry is the story of my life. Im sorting through sheets as we speak....ok, you caught me I took a small break to check out your blog. :)

Fifi Flowers said...

BEAUTIFUL place!

Chedder Fish said...

I love Colorado. I've visited twice and each time was wonderful.

So, since I'm a research freak, and I agree the sky IS bluer (than MD too) haha-

I'm guessing it has to do with the altitude- (like when making rice-a-roni they have to follow the high altitude directions which makes me giggle) but almost every site I found mentions that there is less water vapor in the air.

The 9th one down- http://www.denver.org/metro/media/press-blog?bid=87

Oh and here- under Mile High Altitude- http://www.fuelethanolworkshop.com/ema/DisplayPage.aspx?pageId=Know_Before_You_Go

OK, sorry- I'm a nerd... hahaha.

PamperingBeki said...

WooHoo! A smart nerd, though!

Thank you for the explanation. Very cool.

Kristin said...

Wow! Beautiful photos on your blog. I have just begun creating my own blog for mommies. This is so much fun!! :)
www.mysweetheartmoments.com

Ruth said...

Welcome back! It looks so beautiful up there. And hey that last pic of the Baby is especially gorgeous... one to frame! Look forward to hearing more about your trip :)

Whimsical Creations said...

Welcome back!! Looks like you guys had a fabulous time!