Saturday, August 30, 2008

Mt. Bierstadt

OK - so i realized i didn't say anything about these pictures! This was my fist 14er to climb (google 14ers) after being in Colorado for one week! It took us 6.5 hours to climb and it is one of the "easier" one's. There are about 54- 14ers in Colorado!!  They are called 14ers because they are 14000 ft above sea level. Some people get really bad altitude sickness climbing them, but surprisingly, i didnt! (im a little proud -hehe)! I did have a splitting headache at the end, which i think was mostly due to coming down so fast- (ok, thats basically altitude sickness - but it didnt stop me!) :). And it went away with a few Advil and a nap. :) I wish you all could be here to see it. The picture with me pointing at the Gold circle on the rock it the summit point! They mark the summit with some sort of plaque on this one - so i had to take a pic with it! :) 

Oh i went to Boulder this past weekend - brought back lots of memories of our mission trip there in like circa 1996- knocking on doors, going to the celestial tea factory  - and oh yea, mom breaking her knees while Dayle and I screamed from the ski-lift -thinking mom had broken her neck! haha - and then there was that whole long journey home on the bottom of the OBU bus!! lol oh good times in Colorado - we are going to hope I have better luck skiing when i finally get the chance! haha well, i better go - more later! lots of love sistas!xoxo

OH - this was the song that was in my head the whole day - and mostly anytime i see anything beautiful here but don't have a camera/or my camera can't capture the beauty of the place in the pics i do take... (its of course, john mayer - one of my fav's)

I'm writing you to 
catch you up on places I've been 
You held this letter 
probably got excited, but there's nothing else inside it 
didn't have a camera by my side this time 
hoping I would see the world with both my eyes 
maybe I will tell you all about it when I'm 
in the mood to lose my way with words 
Today skies are painted colors of a cowboy's cliche' 
And strange how clouds that look like mountains in the sky 
are next to mountains anyway 
Didn't have a camera by my side this time 
Hoping I would see the world with both my eyes 
Maybe I will tell you all about it when I'm 
in the mood to lose my way 
but let me say 
You should have seen that sunrise with your own eyes 
it brought me back to life 
You'll be with me next time I go outside 
just no more 3x5's Guess you had to be there 
Guess you had to be with me Today I finally overcame 
tryin' to fit the world inside a picture frame 
Maybe I will tell you all about it when I'm in the mood to 
lose my way but let me say 
You should have seen that sunrise with your own eyes 
it brought me back to life 
You'll be with me next time I go outside 
no more 3x5's

14ers Weeners

Ok - so im stoked! Tonight i went downtown with Kaci, Caleb and Topher. We had a good time- it was gorgeous because they had all the trees decked out with Christmas lights. We got some coffee and walked around and then listened to some live music on the streets. I love that scene. 

anywho - TOMORROW (aka 3.5 hours from now... yes, at 4:30 am) i am waking up with Kaci because we are going to hike a 14er! ... ok, look up Basically, there are 54 mountains in Colorado that are 14,000 ft high - all different classes. Kac and I are going to do Beirstadt tomorrow. I love love love hiking and so i can't wait - but the killer is that we have summit by Noon, which means we need to be starting at 7 or 8. The weather can turn bad really quickly, so you have to be down by 1 or 2. Anyways - I can't wait - I will take pictures so you can see what im talking about. It should be really beautiful! 

Colorado is gorgeous - i still love waking up to mountains and walking out my door to a trail! There are trails everywhere here! I really need a bike. :) 

i love you guys and miss you so much! Can't wait to show you the pics tomorrow! all my love... xoxo


Sunday, August 24, 2008

3rd Day's a Charm

So im almost on my 3rd day of Colorado living - and already i have gotten to have a picnic and hike at Pine Valley. It was beautiful! Sadly, we missed church. Caleb was supposed to play a show at some coffee shop with some friends, but it got cancelled and by the time we found out, church was over. :( next week, for sure! But a day in the mountains was well worth it. I put up a few pics from our day. There are also some hilarious pics of Christopher and Zac playing cowboy. (notice: topher's horse is actually a T-Rex .... sweet!) haha

Tomorrow is my first day to be semi-alone with Christopher! ah - im a little nervous, but it should be fun. We are going to go to the park and play, which im excited about. And thankfully, Zac is here, so that makes me feel better. anyways, i'll have to let you know how that goes! 

p.s my $10 dresser smells so much like must and cigarettes i wont put my clothes in it, and my whole room stinks! lol isn't that lovely :)

Welp, lots of love - i miss you all stax!! xoxo

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Rocky Mtn. High

So i finally made it to Colorado! There were a few glitches along the way, but you could consider them minor, seeing as how i got here alive and with my car in one piece, (almost). :) i have several pictures of the trip - leading up to it, and then when my car decided to jump off the tow dolly while we were driving! Scary! But there were only a few minor bumps and scrathes. eek!

Colorado is so nice. No humidity, and i can see the mountains right out my window... well, if i look past the interstate. haha. But seriously, its about 70 degrees- ah! The altitude is strange- i felt out of breathe walking around Target today - that was a first. haha. Oh and i did two big things today - firstly, i bought a $10 dresser from a garage sale (of course!) and then Kaci and I haggled the mattress king down from about $500 to $300 on a mattress. Im impressed! But i dont get it until tuesday. boo.  Anywho-Topher is hilarious for a 3 year old - he's got a mind of his own. and Zac is alot of fun with him. Its nice to be here, but so strange to be so far away from family. Being around Topher reminds me that i dont want to be far away from my niece(s) or sisters/parents forever. Im already looking forward to Thanksgiving/Taylor's birth!!  I love you guys so much!!  - i'll put pictures up tomorrow. Its pretty late right now, and im emotionally pooped. Not to mention i have Karoline and Britt's cold. (But im not complaining, im just glad i have a little bit of you guys with me!) haha