Psalm 127:3-5

Behold children are a gift of the LORD,
The fruit of the womb is a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of a mighty warrior, so are the children of one's youth.
How blessed are those whose quiver is full of them

Friday, July 29, 2011

Washing the cars

They LOVE this!
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Tuesday, July 19, 2011


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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Day 7

Our last day of vacation was spent at my Grannas house and then driving home. We went to breakfast with my grandma and then headed to downtown McLean to take pictures in front of my Pa Johnnie boot shop. This is where I spent many summer days playing behind the counter... Sometimes actually helping out... Sometimes just pretending it was my store and I was writing up customers. He had one of those old fashioned cash registers and I loved to here it go "cha-ching"! I have many fond memories of this place and I was excited to show it to my kiddos! They walked right it and started playing just like I used to. They had a wonderful time and wanted to play longer than we really had time for. I am so glad they enjoyed it as much as I did!

We ended the day with our six hour drive home. It was an amazing vacation and we wont hesitate going on another road trip. The children did wonderful and we all made great memories that will last a lifetime!
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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Day 6 1/2

As soon as we got to my grandmothers house we laid the sleeping boys down so we could unload. This is what we found when we got done! :)
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Day 6

Before we left Breckenridge Jimmy decided to take the three oldest on one last gondola ride up the mountain to play in the snow! They had quite a fun time or so I am assuming from the pictures!!

The day ended with the VERY long drive back to my grandmothers house. Twelve hours in the car.... Yikes! We made it around midnight.... Tired but in one piece! :)
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Friday, July 15, 2011

Day 5

Yesterday we had one of our best days yet... I guess we saved the best for last!


Walk along the Blur River through Breckenridge (Anna lost and swallowed her other front tooth at the very beginning of this 3 mile walk)

Ate lunch at a pleasant little cafe on Main St. That serves breakfast all day

Drove to a lookout over Lake Dillion where we could see Breck in one direction and Frisco in the other.... About 12,000 ft up!! BREATHTAKING! !

While at the lookout we took a walk up into the woods and and found a spot to feed the chipmunks! The children had the best time EVER! Ben in particular loved this part!

Sidenote... Serene really enjoyed doing puzzles at the kitchen table and Ben took a little afternoon rest "reading" a book by the window!

It was such a lovely last full day!
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Day 4

We hiked about half way up a mountain to a gorgeous lake and look-out.We stopped to snack and enjoy the most amazing scenery! It was so relaxing up there hearing the river run along our path!

After our hike we had a yummy lunch at a little restaurant on Main.

This was my favorite day because of the incredible views on our hike!
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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Day 3

We had so much fun today....


Hicked a trail thru town along the River

Ate a picnic by the river

Discovered the neighboring town of Frisco and an adorable shop called Rivers Clothing Co. On the Frisco Main St.

Shopped downtown Breck with my Hubby!!... (and Rivies J)... We found a quaint little restaurant that specialized in fried pies. We had the lemon cream as we waited out the rain!

Got take-out dinner from a little place called Soups On!

Had a paper airplane contest off the balcony of the upstairs

Watched Swiss Family Robinson

That pretty sums it up!
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