We wearily arrived back home at 9:30 last night. We had a terrific weekend get-a-way at Rob’s house. I think we were able to help make some great memories for the girls. Isn’t that really what it’s all about? Memories of fun childhood adventures are priceless. James and I enjoyed seeing the Colorado mountains, too. They are so incredibly breathtaking. Especially, Sunday morning, as the clouds cleared, revealing enormous white mountains behind the beautiful foothills. Rob’s place is just a few minutes drive from the foothills.
Friday, we arrived around 4 o’clock and took over Rob’s home–or so it seemed as we carried our immense van load of necessities into Rob’s neat, little bachelor pad! We got settled and the girls had a slumber party in the living room. They were so excited! We ate pizza and popcorn and watched the Incredibles and Iron Giant on Rob’s wall. Yeah, no kidding. He made a giant movie screen for his wall. It’s really incredible! The kids were in awe of it!
This picture doesn’t do it justice. The room was totally dark except for the movie being projected onto the wall. It was really high quality!
Bless Rob’s heart, he gave us his room for James and I and Anjelia’s portable bed, and he slept on the sofa in the living room with the girls!
Saturday morning, we had breakfast and headed out for the day. We visited a park and McDonalds and then headed for the foothills, where we visited Red Rock.
James and Rob looking at the mountains.
We walked up to the top of Red Rock. We were very out of breath, as the air is so thin up there. I am no longer in denial about my asthma, because I had a scary attack by the time we made it to the top! Rob, saved the day, and ran all the way down back to the van to retrieve my inhaler.
Awwww, my family. Wow, I forget we ARE a big family!
The kids were excited and worried at the same time. They thought we were going to head for the big mountains and start climbing! Anjelia kept pointing at all the mountains and saying, “Fall down. . .fall down. . .”!
I know the kids wore Rob out! They wanted his attention constantly. He was lots of fun for them!
Saturday evening, I did something I’ve never done before. . . I met someone in person that I’ve only known on-line! Sarah has been posting on my blog and I on hers. You’ve probably read her comments on here and if you want to visit her blog it’s called Cool Cucumber. It’s listed in my links. She discovered Rob’s blog, on another blog, which is how she found my blog! Does that make sense? In other words, we’ve all been posting on each other’s blogs. Sarah and I have even e-mailed each other a few times! Needless to say, I really like her and the chance of us meeting was perfect timing. She lives in Colorado and was in Denver, Saturday, for some teacher training. Her brother, Mark, lives just a few minutes from Rob, and they both stopped by to meet us and visit. It’s a small world after all!
We put the kids to bed early and had some much needed adult time. We drank coffee and visited and ordered take-out Chinese. It was fun making new friends, although we kinda felt like we already knew each other. We all agreed it was odd, but in a good way. We had a great time!
James took a picture of us blog pals!
Yesterday morning, we headed home for a somewhat long, tiring drive. Well, especially for Anjelia. Poor baby. In another year, traveling will be so much easier for her, and as a result, easier for us! The big girls behaved wonderfully and did well keeping themselves occupied on the road. I am very tired today, but very grateful for our adventure.
“I’ve learned that everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.”