Friday, February 26, 2010

The Big To-Do

Blessed hour (sometimes two) when my boy is asleep. A shower, some lunch, maybe a "must- do" or two gets done. Today that task is bringing you up to date on the happenings in our little world. I told you we went to Colorado (and Washington) earlier this month. Visiting family while we were there was a wonderful added bonus, but the real reason we spent a week in CO was to check out the area and look at real estate. Yes, you read that correctly. We've been given an opportunity to transfer to Colorado Springs (same job, different location), and after some prayerful consideration have decided to make the move across the country. We don't have a specific timeline, as our house is currently on the market and that's a waiting game.

So...I guess the word is out.

We had a number of wildlife sightings...
some very much alive

others not so much :)

Brian enjoyed a surprise birthday cake (thank you Aunt Francie!)

Jacob found his true love. It was love at first sight for him, not so much for Bella. Her tolerance for Jake's amorous displays quickly turned to annoyance, subsequent hiding from him whenever he entered the room, and finally blatant "Go Away!" (in catspeak of course...translate hissing and swatting at him). Poor Jake. His first broken heart.

We visited Garden of the Gods, a beautiful National Natural Landmark of red rocks in the Pike's Peak region of Colorado. It really was spectacular, especially with the snowfall the day before.

While we focused on the layout and general condition of the homes we were looking at, Jake scoped out the toys available to play on. Some of his favorites are as follows.

toy car

rocking horse

and, of course, the big boy toy...a riding lawn mower!
While in Washington, I managed to get together for a few hours one afternoon with a dear friend of mine from my missionary days. Here's the best shot of our three boys, Bradley, Collin, and Jake. (At least two of the three are looking at the camera) :)

Lindsay and her boys

And though I managed to make it home without taking ANY pictures while at Nana & Papa's house, we did have a great time. It was wonderful to spend a week with my parents, my sister and brother-in-law (yeah for their fun new house!), and to celebrate my Grandma's 90th birthday. Thanks for a lovely week...we miss you lots!


David and Kate said...

what a neat shot of the deer! My Dad loved deer so they always bring a special smile to my face. Hope that Jake is all better. I am sure traveling with him not feeling his best was hard on all of you! Good luck with the house selling and hunting!

Luella said...

Colorado! I have a sister who lives in Steamboat Springs, and she tells me it is so beautiful out there! I wish you the very best!

Glenn and Natalie said...

What!? You guys have to come over before you go.

kado! said...

oh! you guys were out of town! FUN!

Tippetts said...

Wow! Colorado is so pretty - congrats!

Holly said...

that would ne great to have you so close! Of course the cat would be named bella...and of course she would be you just need a cat named renesmee.. :)

love you!

Matt and Rebecca Walsman said...

I love the look of those red rocks with snow. so beautiful!