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Mountain Time

Good evening to you all! Sorry, the posts have been fewer and further between. My family and I just returned from a trip to Colorado. A very wonderful friend of mine and his family lent us their condo for a week in Vail. My parents and I drove out with my children and my sisters and thier families flew out. I don’t think even I understood how much I needed a break, to get away from everything for a while. Not that I did much sitting around for sure. Colorado is one of my favorite places to be. I love hiking in the mountains and enjoying the beautiful landscapes. My kids had never been to the mountains, so it was a new experience for them. I beleive Brenden’s reaction to seeing the mountains was, “Holy Smokes!”
They were entertained with swimming, bike rides, hikes, mini golf, bumper boats, trampolines, and go-carts. They both really enjoyed the gondola. It was nice for me to see them with such big smiles on their faces and watch them stare at the mountains in awesome wonder.
I told them the story about how their dad and I had almost moved to Colrado before they were born. I also reminded them that I proposed to their father on a chairlift in Colorado. They thought my proposal was pretty funny. All in all we had a great time.
But of course now we are back and the house needs cleaning, we need to get groceries, I need to go back to work-reality is back. I miss the mountains, the cooler-less humid air, whitewater rafting, and hiking up the mountain every day. Brenden did some serious hiking with us, and of course, never seemed to tire at all.
Thank you to all who helped out with our vacation-dog sitters, lawn mowers, and condo lenders. I couldn’t have done it without you.

I wish everyone a great week! I hope your all enjoying the summer for it’s going to be over before you know it.

Love and prayers,
Karen

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