Saturday, July 11, 2009

Denver: Days 1, 2 & 3

Wow, I feel so late in blogging our trip.

We got home late Friday evening and if feels like I hit the ground running. We've had swimming lessons each day, among other errands to run, activities to participate in (tae kwon do, bike rides, strawberry picking-- I want to be very intentional in spending time with my kids this summer, because it is going to fly by!), so blogging, unfortunately gets put to the bottom of the list.

I did however want to share some pictures of our trip... but I might spread it out a bit, if that's okay. (Like you have a choice! LOL!)

Here are photos I took from the first three days...

The kids, travelling in the van:

They did very well. I had packed some toys, but they were mostly content to read and play Austin's DS. I did bring the Chronicles of Narnia on CD along to listen to and I listened to The Magician's Nephew as I drove through South Dakota.

We stopped for the night at a Quality Inn in Omaha. I thought it would be a little nicer, but I guess the name doesn't say WHAT quality it is. Ha. Ha.

Day two, driving though Nebraska.

We stopped at this little tourist attraction/gift shop in North Platte to stretch our legs just before lunch time.

I thought this sign on their door was too funny!

A silly pose from my oldest.

We arrived in Denver around 3:30pm. We went to Denver to visit my SIL (my dh's sister) and her family. She has seven kids. Here's a picture of the cousins, from tallest to shortest:

After a very yummy supper of chipotle, we went for a walk around a lake near their house. Denver is such a pretty city-- so many lakes and trees, as well as mountains!

Day three: we spent most of the day shopping & running around. Then, for supper, we were invited to a family bar-b-q at a private beach:

Cameron & his BIL, Andrew, get along really well.

As did Josephine, my SIL, and I. I had a great time sitting around and talking with her and two of her other SILs-- very comfortable and fun!

So there are the highlights from our first three days. I'll try to post day four tomorrow sometime.

Thanks for looking!


Andrea Amu said...

Great photos! I love that door sign you saw, lol! And how cute is that photo of all the cousins lined up... really neat!

I have always wanted to visit Colorado. My dh says it's so nice.
Glad you had an enjoyable vacay with your family.

Tam said...

Love the photo of all 10 kids! Looks like a beautiful place to visit!

Diana said...

looks fun- love the picture of all the cousins! So cute

deryqueen said...

Great pics Leigh, looks like you guys had a great time. I missed you while you were gone :)

Heather said...

Sounds like you had a great time. That photo of the kids all in a line is great. It probably won't every happen again.

ellen s. said...

looks like a fun trip! and that sign is so funny about the espresso and puppy!!!!

Marcy said...

That sign was AWESOME! LOL

Sherri said...

These are some really great pix Leigh! Love the unattended children sign the best!