Most years my parents make the trip out to Colorado during the fall. It started back when I was in high school and we would drive out to see my aunt and uncle for the elk rut. Now it’s been years since we’ve gone to Rocky Mountain National Park for the rut, but we may try another visit there next fall. Micah doesn’t even remember ever doing it!
We sure enjoyed our time with them! We did a lot of normal life stuff – both parties getting work/school done. They even joined us for a day at CC. E and Grandpa went birding most mornings. Micah and Grandma did some more work on sewing projects – I think Micah has about 20 camo rice/sand bags. We spent time with Mel, Joel, and the others. Grandpa and Micah did some work in the yard preparing for winter. We also played a lot of games, made a lot of music, and enjoyed some pretty great meals. One night Mike and my parents made various seafood dishes. Another time Micah made peach cobbler for everyone. My mom made my wreath into a fall wreath, sewed some more Packer napkins, and also made me fall pillow cases! I don’t think I took a picture of the finished product, yet, but will add them when I do.
We had one Sunday all together and had a pretty fun Packer picnic. The following Sunday, after my dad had driven home solo (to get back in time to teach his Sunday School lesson), we went to the Packers/Broncos game. This was the first NFL regular season game the boys had ever attended. (Years ago Aunt Jen and I took them to a Packers/Broncos pre-season game.) We had great seats (two touchdowns scored in our end zone – only one we cared about!) and a wonderful time (but, obviously we were sad about the result).
We snapped this picture before Dad left. We wondered whether E would be taller than them by Christmas or next summer. He’s gaining quickly and we wanted to capture this *maybe* last time that they are taller. =) Micah is growing quickly, too, but we should still have a couple years with him. His hands and feet are about my size, though!
Thanks for always making the trip out to see us! We look forward to it every time and are sad to see you go!