so, it's been, um, 2 months since we took our family vacation to colorful colorado. but, you know, the whole blog thing hasn't been working out for me lately. as promised, here is a short (or not so short) summary. if you want the detailed version, come over for coffee and i will give you a slideshow.
it was a treat to be able to spend 9 days in colorado. we had a lot of places to go and a lot of people to see. i'll be honest, i could have spent a month there! we were joined by both of my sisters and their children, who made the trip from pennsylvania. :)
jacob and kate's first plane ride (since they were infants) was SO exciting!
on our 1st full day in colorado springs, my dad hosted an open house for friends and family to visit with us and meet our kiddos. it was great to see lots of scruggs family that we hadn't seen in years!
that evening, my dad took my sister and i to a bruce hornsby concert at the coolest outdoor concert location, the denver botanic gardens. it was a beautiful colorado evening, with great music!
monday, the kids and i had lunch with my childhood bff and her little boy. :)
tuesday we packed up the truck and headed into the mountains for 3 days. the 11 of us stayed in snowmass village, co, right outside of aspen. we spent lots of time in the pool, hiked up to crater lake at the maroon bells, bungee-bounced, rode a gondola, and played (ah-hem) several rounds of bananagrams. no need to mention who was champion. :)
(somehow kate slept the entire 2.1 mile hike back down. grandpa and i took turns carrying her)
friday we returned back to the springs and spent the reminder of our trip with the vollbracht family. saturday we met cousins and aunts and uncles for a picnic and hike in the garden of the gods. later that night, the grandparents babysat so the cousins could have a night out- definitely a highlight of the trip for me. it was great spending that time together! :)
sunday was a vollbracht reunion. we spent the afternoon out at the farm. jacob was in tractor heaven at uncle fred's house. he even got a ride on the bulldozer!
great trip. great memories. ready to go back for another visit. :)