Monday, October 20, 2014
My children look forward to our trip to Breckenridge every year. We usually arrive a day early, so we don't have to wait in the forever long check-in lines and we can leisurely unpack. Showing up a day early gives us an extra day to swim and we usually have the entire pool to ourselves. The hotel has this awesome pool that is half indoors and half outdoors. Swim under that wall and you'll be outside. Brr!
This is a view of the hotel and conference center from our room. It's like a huge maze trying to find your way around, but now that we've been coming for years we're old pros!
The conference usually begins with an opening service. This year, with the extra children in tow, we filled up and entire row. It's important to arrive a little early to claim your seats or you'll be stuck standing in the back of the room.
There is a game room that keeps the little ones quite entertained. You don't have to give them money or tokens, and they still feel like they're playing the game. It's a win-win for me. Free is good and they're enjoying themselves.
There's also a random cow in the game room that turns milking a cow into a game. The little ones were quite intrigued. You don't have to stick any tokens in it to make sounds come out of the cow's mouth. They think her mooing is udderly hilarious!
Nine holes of mini-golf can keep children busy for hours while they learn proper form and/or get the balls into the holes.
This is for you, Summer! I'm jealous that Wendy is probably hanging out with you right now, but we sure missed you in Breckenridge. Thanks for sharing your friends with me. :) We wives had a lovely evening hanging out while eating brats and drinking beer and wine!
After a lovely dinner I went on a hunt to find my family. Guess where I found them? It was snowing, but that didn't stop them from hanging out in the hot tub.
We spent a lot of our time in the game room and I even got a chance to play a little basketball against Carlos. Can you guess who won?The cold and snowy weather was perfect for fires every evening and morning. Winter is on its way, people! Well, hopefully not in the city, but I think the mountains are getting dumped on these days.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Every year we head to the mountains for a church workers conference. The conference usually occurs just as the leaves are turning their colors.
Since I like to view beautiful scenery and because there was road construction being done on our usual route we decided to drive on the scenic road of Boreas Pass.
I think we caught the tail end of the leaves changing color and falling off the trees. Nonetheless, it was still pretty.
Did I mention that Boreas Pass is a bumpy, dirt road? I think it added about an hour to our drive. My children were thrilled.
The weather seemed to turn colder earlier this year giving us snow-capped mountains on our arrival to Breckenridge. The snow usually pays a visit on the last day of the conference.
As we continued down the road less traveled we spotted a deer. It scampered away too quickly, so we weren't able to get too close.
We found a random little lake with snow-capped back drop. I think I could live there, maybe. Could you?
And, that's about as much 4x4-ing as we were able to do in the bad boy of a tank. There was no jeeping for us this year, but that's ok. It was a fun tradition while it lasted. ;)
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
We also added a teenager to our family. What? How did that happen?
Our new teenager surpassed me in height years ago, but currently stands at 5 feet 6 inches, which means I need to buy higher heels now. Lady Gaga send me your heels, please!
We had a small celebration at home and then it was off to dinner
Monday, October 6, 2014
Have you ever seen the penny thing? You stick a penny into the machine above. It gets melted down into this. Pretty cool, huh?