Saturday, August 11, 2012

The Billings in CO (August 2012)

It's been a few years since my family has been able to travel or vacation together, and last weekend we made it happen! We were so excited to plan another Colorado trip (our favorite place to go!) with them, and there were several things that made this trip great. Besides all the fun places we went and time spent together, one highlight was staying with Jenna at her house in Colorado Springs, and also having Aaron's fiancĂ© Maria come with us. 

 When we arrived Friday night, Jenna had prepared an awesome mexican dinner for us, and we spent the rest of the evening getting settled and then playing games after the kids went to bed. I love games, and my family never disappoints in this department! We laughed and laughed!

On Saturday we got up and had a huge breakfast at IHOP, where many pancakes were eaten. After that we took off for near Denver to Castle Rock for some shopping. We all managed to find something as we wandered around the huge shopping center, and then ate at an awesome burger and shake place for lunch. 

In the afternoon we spent our time at Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. We drove through, walked around, took lots of pictures and enjoyed the beautiful scenery. 

A couple in love!
Aunt Jenna and Makenah 
 This girl loves her Grandma and Grandpa!
I love this guy! 
Classic Makenah. The squinty eye. 
 Quite breathtaking. 
 Sweet little Logie slept through the entire thing. We'll tell him someday that he slept through his first trip to Garden of the Gods. Nothing like napping in the cool mountain air. 
 Makenah goes non-stop. We are so thankful for family who like to keep up with her, explore, show her new things and take care of her. 
 Uncle Bear is so much fun!!
 Carrying the soon-to-be bride.
 Checking out the view from another angle. 
 We saw some wildlife. Initially this deer was mistaken for something a lot more threatening. :-) 
 We had a full day Sunday as well! More to come...

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