I know it is not Monday, but after such an amazing vacation with my family, I had to post about the gifts. We spent a week in Breckenridge and had a super good time. I am so grateful.
~LIFE. I am alive. He has brought me– carried me to this place of mountains I dreamed of when I was sick.
~standing on snow in shorts
~my youngest girl and her cousin, discussing Grandpa and Grandma’s generosity to provide this family trip
~amazing food everyday. Nourishing.
~a smile on my face that is hard to erase. How can I keep from singing and shouting His name?
~ a morning, 2- block walk alone to the Amazing Grace Natural Cafe
~granola w/ cranberries, bananas. Soy milk in a small metal pitcher. A ‘just-out-of-the-oven’ scone.
~listening to the locals banter. They are regulars here at this Amazing Grace cafe. I would be too, we would be friends, if I lived here.
~getting caught on my walk in the sprinklers
~candles burning in old church windows
~grandma bouncing grand baby
~brooks, streams and rivers
~grandpa chuckling to himself while reading from his Kindle
~energy to have FUN.
~His BIGNESS! He made these mountains!!
~on these mountains, my eyes seem to see the furthest east to west. This is how far He has removed my transgressions!
~cousins playing board games
~a life that is so very blessed.
~journals and books
~a fancy dinner with my mother-in-law and sister-in-laws. One of my favorite memories made. My heart bursts with love for them.
~the quaint shops of Breckenridge.
~my girls searching for the perfect souvenir to buy with the money Grandpa pulled from his pocket.
~white water rafting. The warmth of my wetsuit (we won’t talk about how they smelled). Safety.
~ my girls squeals of joy when rafting on white water
~Alpine slides and chair lifts
~cordless earphones in the car for our girls. A DVD player.
~ awesome time to bond with husband as kids watch movies in the car
~a private suite within a large family cabin. Our own kitchen and bathroom. Amazing.
~daughter overcoming her fear on chairlift
~alpine treetops. Viewing them from above.
~bumping into friends I have not seen in over 24 years!! So good to see you, Melissa & Jon!
~’fake’ Keens that worked just as well as ‘real’ Keens
~watching nephews rock climb. Their will and determination.
~bro-in-laws. Their unique personalities. Their love for their families. Their wisdom.
~cousins rock collections, their discovery of textures and colors
~the swiveling, wall-mounted t.v. in our suite
~family strolls, family time
~veggie pizza, served on white and red checkered tablecloths
~a leisure afternoon of shopping, when what the clock says just does not matter
~cupcakes with my cuppy-cuppy cupcakes! Sweets with my sweetie-pies!
~a- latte -a- day—-my vacation splurge
~a family train of twenty biking down the mountain. Our splitting up then meeting again creates the rhythm of the day.
~feeling so alive as I coast down the mountain. The words in my head–“The firmament shows His handiwork!!”
~forcing myself to not smile while biking, don’t want bugs in my teeth!
~baby bike buggy
~daddy taking his girls horseback riding so I can shop alone
~kind, patient zip line instructors
~safety on all 6 zips!
~little girls with big courage
~flying across the canyon, celebrating that I can!
~safety. Our trip ends with an ambulance and paramedics. They give our youngest 2 thumbs up after falling onto cement from 5 feet up. She wanted to help pack the top of the car, and proceeded to do so after being told no!! Ugh.
~a sore wrist, but not broken. A raw knee that can still walk. A red knot on her head but no serious head injury. Safe.