Everyone's doing it, so I feel like I must too. Here's a posting of some of our Christmas and Baptism pictures from the last couple weeks. I can't embed a slideshow here, so have to settle for the link.
Many friends from outside the area have inquired how we've fared through the recent disaster in Colorado. Here's an update: Our current place (rental) is fine, though the property we're building on was decimated pretty badly (it's about 2 miles from where we presently live, next to a lake on the St Vrain river). The river is normally 20-30 feet wide and 1-2 feet deep. I could have waded across it no problem a week ago. It was 200-500yds wide when we saw it a few days ago (no typo there). The shot below is our lake, but it's connected now to the river and the next lake over. The water continues for hundreds of yards to the right side of the frame. Utterly amazing. Here's the sign to our neighborhood. Irony is we just changed the street name from Dougla Drive to Waterside Ln. How appropriate. This guy tried to go around the road barriers. Bad idea. Fire department got their engine stuck trying to save him. He gets a Darwi
This is entry #4. Link to entry #3. Jolayne is also chronicling our trip here. I'm writing at 330am Monday as I was only able to sleep about 4 hours and then promptly woke up wide awake. So much for the 8 hours I'd planned. Hopefully I'll get a nap in later. Not sure how many 4-hr-sleep days I'll get before my body stops the mess. Perhaps it's a blessing, though, as I otherwise wouldn't have had any time to write my thoughts before they left me. I find that as I've gone back and re-read my first journal in 1995 that I longed for details which my mind no longer remembers and which I never seemed to write down. Our first full day in country started much earlier than we'd anticipated. Sunday morning (Easter) I'd planned to sleep in a bit and get over the jet lag. Nope. Around 6am trucks started rolling by with thunderous (really) tracks playing from mounted speakers. I thought it was perhaps due to the holiday (and the timin
I took my 8-year old on a date tonight and she chose for her activity--wait for it--Walmart Bingo. She found bingo cards online and after our dinner, we commenced the hunt. The items on the card were mostly outrageous and not likely to find (including "bearded woman"), though not outside the realm of possibility; the "someone buying beer and diapers" came pretty close. Here, however, were some delightful finds I did manage to pick up, even if not on the bingo card: Teenage girl in PJ's Dude with "Shh, this is my hangover shirt" t-shirt Dude with one eye Dude with a mohawk and a mouth full of chew Guy buying worms Guy with a full 1-1/2" gauge in his ear, plus more jewelry on his lips. He looked like livestock Broken bottles on the floor in the drink aisle Mormon missionaries. Maybe they broke the drinks! Luckily they were missing the facial jewelry. Phew. A girl playing (successfully) with 3 hoola hoops at the same time ^^^M