The new house!!! Full of unpacked boxes. It took me quite a while to get us settled...
A surprise trip back to Dallas to get the rest of our stuff and our beloved Chewy!!! We played 2 great surprises on the grandma's. It was awesome!!!
Getting the house painted! Who knew that new color on a wall could make someone so happy! That someone was me!
We really started to get out, hike, and discover this new amazing place we now call home!
I know I sound like a broken record, but seriously....look at this place.
So there have been a few things that have totally taken me by surprise here in Colorado. The first was how incredibly windy it can get. I had no idea.... I have never seen trees dance like this before in my life. It's actually a little frightening. Next, school gets cancelled or delayed ALL THE TIME! Confusing...but getting used to it now. Lastly, winter kind of goes into spring and spring kind of gets skipped here. Seeing a temp of 84 degrees was so monumental to me, I had to take a picture of it. After a long, windy winter, nothing beats that warm sun beating down on your body!!!
Paul was able to take a huge step of faith and go to Rwanda with an organization called Rivers Promise. www.riverspromise.com There is a story behind him going, but I will save that for another time. (This is the cliff notes version of our year) God is continuing to pour blessings over our lives from that trip.
We took a hiking trip again out to the Red Rocks Open Space with the Lunn's when they were out here for a visit. We found this awesome rock that looks like a dinosaur head, can you see it??? The kids are standing by its mouth, and Austin is fleeing, obviously scared it may eat him!
Grandpa and Grandma drove in from Dallas for a weeks visit. We had a great time just hanging out, hiking and showing them our new home here in Colorado.
A crooked tree growing in our backyard. We love the uniqueness of it.
The view from our front porch. Most days it's a lot clearer than that, but even still, it is absolutely beautiful.
We love to watch the hummingbirds.
My Halie is a big first grader now! She is growing so fast. Happy and sad all at the same time. Here she is with Mrs. Hunt, her new teacher.
Yes, that is a picture of a bear in our street. Halie spotted it first. She yells out, "there's a bear in our back yard". Hmmm???? Sure enough, walking down the same trail you just saw Nana and Papa on was a black bear out for a stroll!
We had our first Annual Back to School Party this year. It was a great time to get together with all our new friends and celebrate the new year, filled with new opportunities! We have been so blessed with incredible friends since moving here. We honestly couldn't have wished for a more incredible group of godly people to surround us.
We were able to take two trips up to Cripple Creek this year to see the leaves change colors. It was absoultely beautiful to see the yellows and greens on the sides of the mountains. These pictures don't do justice to what these mountains looked like the weekend before. Note to self, next time bring the camera....
We took the kids to an overpriced pumpkin patch :) But most importantly, they had a great time!