May 31, 2009

Colorado Trip Spring 2009

I took the kids with me to Colorado a few weeks ago to spend the week with my brother who lives at home with my parents, while they went on a much needed vacation. We had a great time visiting and got to do some fun things and see some special friends.

Gloria and I went to Colorado State together. She was a freshman when I was a senior, but we clicked so fast and became good friends. We haven't seen each other much over the past 8 years or so, but we've kept in touch and it was so fun to get together in person and meet each other's kids for the first time. Gloria is such a great mom to her sweet 3 boys and loves her husband dearly and seeks the Lord daily, I really admire her and wish we lived closer so we could get together to play more often. Carson had such fun with her boys, digging for bugs in the back yard was a highlight of the afternoon. Thanks for making time to hang out with us, friend!

Livi had fun in the sandbox in Gloria's backyard.

We got to spend some time with my friend, Angie, and her 3 sweet kiddos. The kids had fun painting and playing outside. Angie convinced me to go to her Zumba class with her and it was so much fun! We took all the kids and put them in the childcare at the rec center and off we went to our class. I'd been wanting to try Zumba for a while, so it was super fun to do it with her for the first time. I stumbled along, but had a great time. The music is fun and I can see it could be a really great workout once you get a hang of the moves and work it. Angie works it. :-)

We spent a wonderful day downtown in Boulder at the Farmer's Market and then walking all around Pearl Street, where the tulips were absolutely stunning.

Don't the kids look thrilled that someone was nice enough to take our picture together on Mother's Day weekend?!

Livi enjoying some ice cream on the back of a snail

Carson and Livi had a great time dressing up in Grandma's robes and snuggling up or doing some martial arts moves with their blow up baseball bats from Chick-fil-A.

Our plane was delayed about an hour returning home, so we spent lots of time going back and forth on the moving walkways. The kids did so great on this trip. I feel like they are at such easy ages to travel with and it makes it so much more enjoyable!


Amy said...

Sounds like you had a great trip! So glad. I'll call you the way, thanks a TON for my sweet b-day card and b-day chocolate. You know me well. ;)

Marcy said...

Fun to see pictures from Colorado! That one of you and the kids is classic - isn't that how it always is when moms are in the photo. Looks like everyone had fun though. I am longing for the day when my kiddos are at a good traveling age!

Angie said...

That picture of you and the kids on Mother's Day is cracking me UP! LOL! We sure loved playing with you guys. It doesn't happen often enough. C'mon July!!!

You with us said...

The tulips!! I can imagine how full your heart felt. Plus, Gloria and Angie. What a great trip.

Rachel said...

so fun you were in colorado my friend! and neat to see gloria... i haven't seen her in ages! thanks for the pudding tip! you are a great mom & i hope we can see each other soon! love you!

the mathisons said...

Glad you had such a nice Mother's Day! I have never been to Boulder but plan on making a day of it with Alicia this Summer. Hopefully the tulips will be around!