Sunday, September 19, 2010

A Week of Vacation

So, our family doesn't vacation too often. But, amazingly enough, this past week, our family went on a vacation to beautiful Breckenridge, Colorado. After three days in Breckenridge, we headed off to Twin Lakes to camp for a night, hike Mt. Elbert (a 14er), then head home. We had a WONDERFUL time, swimming, hiking, biking, walking, reading, running, bowling, ice skating, and just enjoying the wonderful company and fellowship of the most wonderful family God could ever have blessed any of us with. ;) Here are some pictures from Breckenridge and Twin Lakes:

There were flowers all over Breckenridge

I thought it was just such a wonderful house for a pizza parlor, I had to take a picture of it!

The inside of our cozy little town home

Robin and Mommy on one of our many walks in Breckenridge. It really is an adorable town!

The outside of our town home

Robin and Margaret (best buds)

Margaret (I love swimming)

Maria - waiting in the car, ready to head out for Twin Lakes

Anna - sliding down the playground bar

Okay, admit it. Water is amazing.

Robin the pro is bowling! *Round of applause*

Who doesn't love Uno?

Anna the bowling beast

Margaret (here goes the 7th-in-a-row gutter ball!)

Yep, can you believe it? We had our own private bowling alley. :)

How could you resist hamburgers...

and watermelon?

We had a fox show up to beg for food. When he didn't have much success, he laid down a few yards away from where we were sitting.

He was a decent fellow... not the type that would eat chickens... Ha ha, just kidding. ALL foxes eat chickens.

Camping, here we come!

Anna got some leaves from the bottom that she carried to the top then "planted" in the dirt up there. ;)

We're headin' to the top!

A lovely morning for some lovely hikers

Time to warm your fingers up!

I slept outside, hence the red nose.

Oh, we're so close, yet so far away! (you normally hear that about a million times on 14er hikes)

Maria - at the top of her 2nd 14er

Also, at the top of Mt. Elbert, we met a rather fat chipmunk. He was friendly, and we guessed he probably got most of his dibs off of the soft-hearted hikers that made it to the top.

He wasn't too opposed to eating out of our hands

At the top!

I can hardly believe summer is almost over! This was the 3rd 14er for this year for me. There probably won't be any more until next year... Well, do have a wonderful fall!


Family Camp 2010

Well, it has been a long time since we posted last, so here is a new post. In August, our church put on our annual Renewing the Family Camp. This time, though, in stead of holding it at Glorieta, NM, we had it at Cherry Creek State Park in Colorado. Here are a few pictures:

Family Olympics - The Bucket Race

Robin and Noel

The Hula Hoop Race (we got 3rd place in this one)

At the morning session

Anna (so cute)

Anyways, I have to get on to more exciting things in the postworld, so I will leave you with those pictures, and these few words: We had a lot of fun, running, biking, swimming, playing sports, and so on. Do have a lovely week! And, if you're still alive, we would appreciate a comment of some shape or size. ;)

~The Sisters 4