Monday, June 30, 2014

Conversation between a monk and a mom

Humor me for a moment while we pretend to listen in on a conversation between a medieval monk, complete with frock and all, and a stay-at-home mom, complete with flip-flops and all.

 While I know this stretches beyond the confines of time and space and there is no feasible way that a monk and a modern mom would meet…  I would love for it to happen. Let’s blame it on the fact that I’ve been reading The Hawk and the Dove series lately.

Anyway, here’s how I picture some of that conversation going:

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Great Western Adventure - Final Leg!

I think the guys fully enjoyed each day of their big trip, but the last few days sound like they were the BEST.  Exploring Breckenridge and Glenwood Springs, they were able to ride gondolas, alpine slides and mountain coasters -- and large trampoline-bungee things.  They, along with their cousins, watched a World Cup game in mountain-top restaurant full of lively fans.  Then they swam in the world's largest hot springs pool (I think) at Glenwood Spring.  And then, to top it all off, they went white-water rafting for 16 miles down the Colorado River!

Besides all the amazing experiences the West provided, Pete, Strider and Colsen all were thankful to experience a lot of it with their cousins/aunt/sister.  It worked out well that some of the Boyers were able to join in for a lot of the Great Western Adventure of 2014.  I'm sure they've all created memories that will last their lifetimes.

Colorado, I think they'll be back again sometime soon!  And they had better take the rest of us with them next time!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Great Western Adventure: Wild Animal Edition

We interrupt the normal progression of days and pictures to bring you what brings great glee to Colsen's face:  all the pictures of the animals they encountered.  He has asked me to print out all of these pictures for him so he can put them in a book, which I suspect will now be his most prized possession.

Here are some of the creatures they saw in the wild, wild West:

Mule deer:
Bighorn Sheep:

Mountain Goats (who were shedding):

This kind of behavior looks oh so familiar
"Were you wanting to drive here?"

"Alright, alright, you can drive here."

Wild horse:
Unidentified Bird:
Another Unidentified Bird:

 A marmot:

Brown Trout:
(Colsen says, "It looks like it's domesticated because it has that thing on its neck, but it's NOT.  They're just trying to count them.)
Moose, with Elk in the background:

 An aggressive swan, and a gross snake (Western Yellow-Bellied Racer):

These wild things were also spotted along the way!