Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Miss it already!

 As we like to now call him... Mountain Gourd:)
Just outside Estes Park Colorado.
 Hungry kids after lots of fresh air:)

 Caleb, Jojo and Anna on a hike in the Rockies
 Lou on Bible Point!  This was a really cool place.  It was on the Y grounds.  And the story goes that there was a young man who had done lots of mission type work.  Almost 100 years ago, he died at the age of 19 and is buried up there.  His parent put a mailbox near the make shift cross on top of Bible Point where people can write their thoughts or a prayer to God.  It was really neat.

Hopie... on top of the world:)  Doesn't she just look like she is up to something:)  Love that little wild girl!

Our sweet Oklahoma Grandma, Grandma Deena moved to Boulder... we were extremely blessed to stop and spend a quick hour with her on our way home... As we walked up the drive Anna yells out, "She's baking, I can smell it!!!"  So Grandma Deena... she is one of the best cooks I know... On the way there at 7:45 Jojo says, " I hope she makes her cream corn!"  Hello??? at 7:45 am???  It cracked me up.  We loved seeing her even if it was super short.  We miss her so much around these parts!

I miss Colorado and the beautiful mountains.  Honestly, I don't think that there is anyplace more beautiful.  I love God's amazing creativity in forming this world... the beach, ocean, prairies, badlands, canyons... but I think for me, I find the snow covered mountains the most gorgeous... They are just so majestic!

So we are back to the heat of home... We have a couple weeks left of school to finish up.  Most of the older kids may end up doing some Math all summer.  That would be good for them anyway... Normally, we totally take a break from school but we have had some projects and vacation that have kept us from finishing up early like normal.  So we will plug away for the next few weeks.  I can't tell you how bad the kids want to just be outside with all the neighborhood kids... Soon my little ones... soon! 


Becky said...

Yep, your family takes the cake when it comes to nicknames, too funny! Love it, Levi's expressions are so sweet and love to see how big the kids are getting, wowzers~ Hope your school year ends strong, and still praying for some sweet summer news in a couple of areas for ya! Love you guys!

Hannah Rose said...

I found you on Tesha's link-up.

Your family is precious! My dream is to be a stay-at-home wife and mother one day.

I lost my daughter, Lily Katherine, in March 2010. She was stillborn at fullterm. She is with Jesus with your sweet Samuel.

I love the name Hope Jubilee. I have a big heart for adoption as well. My cousin, Hope, was adopted from China sixteen years ago. Also, one of my dearest friends, Bex, placed her son for adoption.

I'd love to have you follow along on my blog as well. I have a story of the redemption of Jesus.

Hannah Rose

Tesha said...

We end on Friday! I am so thankful and look forward to the break. I love the beautiful pictures of your trip. It is really Amazing there. Thanks for all of your love and support!