Sunday, March 13, 2011

What WE do in Colorado

While most of the travelers at the airport were checking skis, we were checking bags full marshmallow guns and diapers. While all of those travelers were on the slopes we were...

Bowling...
Off roading...
Eating...
(LOTS of yummy eating. And yes, this was a common scene- the kids were stuck to Jameson like glue.)

Horse riding...
(If Ashlyn had her way she would be on them twice a day.)


"Adventuring" with the famous tracker, Uncle Nathan...
Sleeping like deer...
Finding a buck in the backyard...
Listening to Tutu read stories...
Visiting the frog exhibit at the Wildlife Experience Museum...
Swinging like a monkey for hours...
Rock climbing in the basement...
Learning belaying rules from Papa Steve...
Watching 9 great-grandchildren fall in love with their Gigi...
Confining our children to jail when the were ornery...
Okay, so it was really for joy and entertainment in a swing...
Building human towers...
By gender...
Finding lots of these two cuddling...
Let's not forget...
  • Christmas morning (Since it is Carianne's favorite Holiday)
  • And the photo shoot with 18 people (9 of those 7 and under)
  • Running
  • Late night adult game time
  • And a night at the temple while two teenage babysitters watching all 9 kids (whom they had never met.) We felt very guilty upon hearing that all three babies cried the entire time we were gone. However, being in the temple all together was worth it.

And this is how we felt after doing all of these things in one short week...
(Ashlyn fell asleep while waiting for me to come out of the bathroom.)

6 comments:

Amber said...

Sounds like a wonderful vacation itinerary. If I'm ever in Colorado, I'll just print off your list for my family. Would your Gigi let us fall in love with her, too?

I'm glad you had such a great time! Family rocks.

Steve and Patti King said...

It really was so nice to have everyone here! I think I've rounded up the last forgotten item to send back to all you visitors. Gigi wins the prize for not leaving anything at our house!

Jeff Snoy said...

Fabulous family with fabulous kids and grandkids. I know your parents --especially your mom, could hardly wait for everyone to come. She has a smile on her face every time anyone asks about the visit! Yea for all of you. Loved seeing you. I was too nervous for my lesson to talk, so I am sorry!!Love Nanette

MKS said...

you guys are so fun!

Rachel said...

Now that looks like a fun trip. Next time you do Christmas in Colorado, we may sneak in your suitcases! :)

suzi said...

What a fun vacation!!! I want a climbing wall and swings like that at my house! Sounds like you had a blast, and those pictures of everyone are DARLING!