Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Heavy Heart

My heart is so so heavy thinking of the children, families and community of Newtown, CT.  Continuing to pray for all those affected by yesterday's tragic event.

Deuteronomy 31:6  Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”

Til next time ~ hug your kids tight, and hug your kid's teachers.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Tis the Season

Hope your holiday season is off to wonderful start!

Til next time ~ find your joy!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Being Thankful

There are so many things I'm thankful for. . . my husband, my kids, family, friends, food, a roof over our heads, laughter, beautiful Colorado, my camera. . .

On this special day set aside for expressing gratitude, I hope it's a day spent with those you love, doing what you love, creating memories to last a lifetime. 

And, hopefully, it's just the first of many days where we express our gratitude.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Til next time ~ find your joy!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

A glimpse of Halloween past...

Happy Halloween!

Til next time ~ find your joy!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Saturday, October 27, 2012

New Wheels!

Hubby has a new set of wheels!

Ha!  I gotcha.  You thought it was a new car, didn't you?!?!

His new job is only a couple miles from the house so he decided he would give this whole green and healthy thing a try!

Of course he has a helmet.  He was just taking it for a ride up the street - it's called practice.  It's been a few years since either of us has ridden a bike!

He rode it to work one day and then it snowed, but he should be able to ride it come Monday.

Isn't he cute?

Til next time ~ find your joy!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

First Snow!

We received our first real snow overnight.  I love snow.   Yeah, I'm that girl.

Marcus the Carcus (photo taken at mid day, the snow was melting)

I'd say we got between 3-4 inches of the fluffy white stuff, but a good amount of it was gone by mid afternoon.  Just in time to get our second wave tonight!

That's the good thing about Colorado (unless you live in the high country), the snow melts within a day or two!  It's the best of both worlds--one with snow and one without!

Til next time ~ find your joy!

Saturday, October 20, 2012


Sunrise this morning...

God is great.

Til next time ~ find your joy!

Fall Adventure | Luna's 1st Mtn Hike | Hiking Eldorado Springs State Park, CO

A couple weeks ago we took Luna, our 2 year old Great Pyrenese/Collie mix hiking in the mountains for the first time.

She loved the hiking!  The car ride, not so much.  She managed to puke three times, luckily it consisted only of dog food so it didn't smell and it landed on the rubber mat in the back of the truck (thank you WeatherTech!).  TMI, I know.

Our intent had been to go up to Rainbow Lakes, but that was more than an hour drive and we quickly realized Luna wasn't going to handle that well.  We made one stop at Boulder Canyon so we could clean up mess #1 and give her a small break from the car, then headed to Eldorado Springs State Park.  Much closer and better road.

Luna, not enjoying the ride in the back of the Explorer.

Boulder Canyon

Boulder Canyon

 Eldorado Springs State Park.  How far does this trail go?

Needing a drink of water. 

These up close and personal self portraits have to stop.  They are not flattering, lol.  But I love them.

See the shiny stuff?  Pyrite.  Fool's gold.

It was a beautiful day and Luna really enjoyed the hike.  We'll just have to figure out what to do about her car sickness.

Next time we'll bring Bleu, our standard poodle.  Unfortunately, Libby, our golden retriever, lost her eye sight about 6 months ago to glaucoma.  She does fine in the house and on our daily walks on the pavement with the other dogs to guide her, but she can no longer go on trails and uneven terrain.  We leave one dog home with her while the other gets to go on an adventure.

Til next time ~ find your joy!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Fall Adventure | Fall Colors | Hiking Eldora, CO

We started at the Hessie Trailhead.  It's not too far from Eldora Ski Resort, which isn't far from Nederland, CO.

 My sweetie.

This is what the majority of the trail was like, very rocky.  It was a great cardio workout on the way up and strength training on the way down.

 The maiden hike for my new shoes.  They were awesome!  My body ached, but not my feet!

 I think this is my favorite photo.

Another half mile.

Gorgeous aspen leaves.

 Lost Lake.

 That's me!

It was a wonderful hike!  Four miles round trip and we climbed about 800 feet, starting at 9000 feet and ending at about 9800 feet.

Til next time ~ find your joy!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Fall Adventure | Fall Colors | Nederland to Black Hawk, CO

Hubby and I have made a couple day trips into the mountains to view the fall foliage.  I thought I'd share some of the wonderful fall colors over a few posts!

 Aspen and Poplar trees.

Old Cemetery in Central City.

Old abandoned mine in Central City.

 Creek in Nederland near dusk.

A small grove of maple trees amid the aspens and evergreens.

Til next time ~ find your joy!