09 August 2007

Happenings of the Daily Kind

Most of our time since we got here has been filled with unpacking boxes, trying to find things and getting lost but there have been some highlights that I thought I would share over the next couple posts...

1. We spent our first Sunday, after the kids and I arrived, at Rocky Mountain National Park. It is a favorite spot of ours and we were anxious to return there and take the kids. It wasn't until we were exiting the car at the spot we had chosen to hike that it dawned on me that this was going to be a very different experience than what I remembered from 10 yrs ago. WE HAVE 3 KIDS UNDER 5! I quickly let that sink in. Seems funny to me that I wouldn't have thought of that sooner! Ethan and Owen were thrilled to be cut loose on the trail and Audrey was perfectly happy in her sling close to mama. Mark and I were basking in the reality that we could do this every week if we wanted to and that we were together as a family!

2. We have A LOT of work to do in the yard. We negotiated a break on our rent for August in exchange for some hard labor. We must rule and subdue some major overgrowth and weeds. These are pictures of an area in the back corner and our helpers. They were mostly good at pouring and drinking the iced tea! (1st and last picture are of the same area.)

It would take more time and money than we have to make our back yard a prize winner, but we have made a drastic improvement and will keep working at it as the weather permits. Mark heard that the last couple years there has been snow in September!

3. It has been really hot. 90+ nearly everyday since we arrived. Because we do not have air conditioning we have four fans running nearly all the time. It gets really bad in the late afternoon while the kids are resting, so they strip down all the non-essentials for a cooler rest time. We are thankful for the nearly 30 degree change in temperature in the evenings and the pleasant sounds of the outdoors. It makes it feel like we are camping when it is time to go to bed.



Blogger Amy said...

That yard is very interesting! I love the sleeping boys pictures cause it gives a glimpse of your new furniture. I request more home/furniture pictures. I know we'll be there soon, but it's nice to picture where you are.

August 10, 2007 at 6:08 AM  
Anonymous Don said...

Grateful you're sharing your thoughts, Lorrie. You brought back memories as you mentioned the kids on the trail. When our kids were that small, I had a habit of taking their pictures next to hazardous cliffs, etc. I was always telling them to back up some to get everything in the picture...and Cynthia was usually freaking out at my stupidity.

The adventure begins...closer to the clouds. We're excited for you.

August 11, 2007 at 9:07 AM  

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