Saturday, July 31, 2010

The Mountains


Whoooa. Now that was fun. Four-wheelin in the mountains with our two teens. Graham and Dw had been able to go before, but it was a first for Emmy and I. The scenery was breathtaking and we had a blast...and for those of you who don't live in the mountains...soak in the beauty! As I looked at the pictures, I was again convinced that we live in one of the prettiest parts of the world....


Columbine - our state flower....isn't it so intricately made? And purple {my personal favorite!}


One very, very sweet house we passed on a road before we actually got to the four-wheeling path....can you imagine the view they get every morning?
Graham was my chauffeur, which he loved....and it freed my hands up to take pictures!!

Could the Colorado sky get any more blue?
Aspen trees...so unbelievably gorgeous!








A meadow with daisies

I am a rock nut. I love rocks. I think they are amazingly gorgeous in their own right. Just all by themselves. We actually had a sweet friend, who is in excavation and one time brought a giant rock to our little farmette in Virginia. He said, "Okay, show me, Linny, where you want it." Seriously? Anywhere? And then he hauled it into our woods, where I would pass it on a 1/2 mile path that I had made with the kids...and each morning I would run back and forth, back and forth for 3 miles{those were the days my friend, we thought they'd never end}. I loved that rock and every time I passed it I would pray for him and his future wife that God was going to bring him one day. Years later, I asked him if he would move it to Colorado with us. He declined. Party pooper. Still love him and his wife anyway.






Am I the only bloggy girl out there who thinks it looks like fun to climb around on that rock, or what?
Looking at this picture I realized that that 15 year old Graham is quickly approaching his daddy in heighth....
Emmy and I sitting by the mountain stream...surrounded by such handiwork of Almighty God...





A storm was rolling in as we were ending our two hours...and there is nothing like a storm coming into the mountains - I love it...but you definitely don't want to get caught in it....it started to pour before we reached base and there were gigantic puddles everywhere in no time....Graham turned to me, "Mom - do you mind?" I screamed over the top of the motor, "GO FOR IT!" And we went racing thru the water...it was AWESOME!

25 Simply Sweet Words:

  1. OK, if I jump on a plane right now can you guys take me out??? Looks like soooooo much fun and oh so beautiful.

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  2. Thank you for sharing! What a great day with your big ones and beautiful photos! (I definitely would have gone through the puddles, too!)

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  3. Okay that's it. I'm packing up my house right now. You can expect us in about 15 hours.

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  4. Oh these pictures are amazing! We are planning a trip to Colorado Springs in late Sept to see our son who is stationed at Ft. Carson. I can't wait to see the mountains!!!! I think it's even going to be worth the 20 hour drive with a four year old! :)

    Blessings to you and yours!
    Monica

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  5. awesome pictures, Linny, I'm glad that you enjoyed God's creation :)

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  6. Your such a fun spunky Mom Linn! What a blast you had with your big kids! So fun.. and great pictures. I miss you. I feel like I haven't seen you in forever. Praying for you lots and lots. God bless you girlfriend. lv, jen

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  7. Absolutely stunning!! Glad you had such a great time. Hugs

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  8. that is awesome! especially the racing through the puddles part :D

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  9. Wow - you took some gorgeous pictures!! I'm impressed by the beauty that you captured......and I live here!!! Glad you had a wonderful time with Dw, Gr & Em!! You deserve it!!

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  10. So much beauty! God really set us up nicely didn't He! and when you think about it, the beauty is just for our pure enjoyment
    You have your mountains and we have the ocean.
    And I'm such a shmuck! I got teary reading the last line of your post. WHY? I don't know! it touched my heart as a sweet moment, glad you said, Go for it!

    Haven't missed any posts! Sending many prayers your way!!!

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  11. What an amazing time with your two bigger children and dw. Your pictures are stunning! What a beautiful place you live in and I can tell you appreciate and love it. Makes Florida look very boring! And so very hot!!

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  12. WOW your pictures are amazing.what kind of camera do you have?

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  13. We mountain biked the Hermosa Creek Trail in Durango a couple of years ago. Breathtakingly beautiful. You live in an amazing part of the world, my friend.

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  14. For sure a place I want to see with my own eyes...and God delights us with rain puddles!!

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  15. Breathtaking!! A great place to visit and enjoy God's AMAZINGNESS!!!!!! But...I live in Michigan, and even our winters are not as long as yours... ; )

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  16. Hey Jackie, Since you asked....my camera is a SONY Cyber-shot 10.1 mega pixels...not anything fancy...I can just tuck it in my pocket and take it with me...I would love to get a big fancy one someday, but for now, this works okay...and it does take beautiful pictures {probably more the prayer than it is the camera!} ha!

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  17. Okay- I want a pic of you two after the mud puddles!!

    I loved your pics and it sounds like a blast!! I love to enjoy the big kids and the little kids! How blessed are we!!

    I have to say that I feel the same way about our home state of MN (except in the dead of winter- I like to run to Florida!!) I feel so thankful that on our way to church we pass prairie grasses, lakes and beautiful farms- horses, llamas, goats and cows!! I am amazed at God's handiwork each time!!

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  18. Beautiful scenery, beautiful time spent with the big kids! Our creator God is truly amazing! Truly! I want to come visit sometime. I soooo do!

    Love you,

    Tina

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  19. You truely do live in beauty! What great pics! And what a fun time. Can I come? haha! I'd love to climb those rocks with you. :)

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  20. Beautiful scenery and what a lot of fun!

    We live in the most beautiful area of the UK - it's breathtaking too... what a privellidge.

    Thanks for sharing Linny, nothing more lovely than seeing family have that great time together. x x x x

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  21. I have only been to Colorado a couple of times, but I've always said that Colorado is God's Country.

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  22. Thanks for the pictures. I always miss Colorado, but especially in the heat of a Virginia summer! Take a drive over to Lake City for me some time!
    Lyn
    www.4kids4us.wordpress.com

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  23. Okay.....I am most definitely sold! Abolutely breathtaking! Being from the eastern shore of Maryland, we don't see moutains unless we drive 3-4 hours. Love it!
    Love Them Like Jesus,
    Dorothy

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  24. Thanks for sharing your outdoor adventure in Colorado. A beautiful state, indeed. I was there a couple months years ago in Air Force training. Loved the photos!

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