Saturday, November 15, 2008

Our Trip

As I said before, we had a wonderful vacation! If I'm being honest, I was a little scared to go. The idea of packing all the things we use daily for Marie, formula, bags, syringes, medicine, baby sling, stroller, diapers, medical folder, Do Not Resuscitate order, all of these things must travel with us and it's a little overwhelming.

Still, we packed up and we went. Our cabin was perfect, and Rocky Mountain National Park was all ours most of the time we were there as we visited during the week. It was a little cold, but both girls had fun, and Marie enjoyed being out and about far more than I would have expected. I'm really grateful for that.

It was funny, away from our day to day lives, I felt so much peace with where we are right now. I keep using the word grateful because I really am. We don't know how long Marie will be with us, right now she's doing so good, but it could all change in the blink of an eye. We were so blessed to be able to show our baby a little of the world. I know that what we have here pales in comparison to Heaven, but as you can see from our photos, God has made some awe inspiring things.

As for Josie, every trail must be walked, every rock must be climbed, she would prefer to be in the lead thank you very much, and she saw two foxes, got some shiny rocks for her rock collection, and a big box of salt water taffy. She was over the moon!

Do you know the old country song? "If God doesn't live in Colorado, I bet that's where He spends most of His time". We could definitely feel Him with us every step we took.

  • Psalms 34:8 NIV

    Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.

  • Psalms 84:5 NIV

    Blessed are those whose strength is in you, who have set their hearts on pilgrimage.

In no particular order:
Lily Lake

A good resting spot.



Moraine Park


Bear Lake Road, near Glacier Gorge Junction


Sprague Lake

Sprague Lake

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melinda said...

The pictures are so awesome! Absolutely breathtaking! We have nothing like that here and it is amazing to see that part of the US. I even brought my husband in here to see them! He loved them too, especially the elk! It is so great to hear you all had a good time and a safe trip. Stay warm!

The VW's said...

Wow! What beautiful sights you saw! I'm so glad that you had such a fun and peaceful time away! I can relate to the packing dilema, with all of Gavin's stuff, but it's always worth it in the end! Blessings sweet friend!

Michaelene said...

Oh it's gorgeous and so are those girls faces all cheeky rosy and red dots on their noses! I've not been up to Estes Park in probably 5 years, but it is truly God's country. Matt saw the pictures and said (of the elk) "Oh, they must be on private land where the elk are safe to bed down like that!" Ha - he's just mad he had to hike in the mountains nearly 25 miles in 2 days to make his kill :) My grandfather went out this morning on the first day of his hunt and killed one right off the bat! Hooray - eating like kings!
I will send you some pheasant recipes - I like mine breaded, fried and served over a bed of wild rice with pepper gravy over it ... MMMMMMMM!!
I missed you guys - glad your back within range of a computer so I can check in on you! Is it snowing in Denver yet? Maybe I can get a trip together before Thanksgiving to come out to see you.
Hope you're feelin' better.
Love, hugs & of course, Prayers!

Mindy Pfohl said...

Wow! Absolutely beautiful pictures!!!! I'm so glad that you guys got to go! I remember when bubby was on the ketogenic diet with and how stressed I was at taking every thing! I know how it goes! Hugs to you guys! So glad you went! We pray for you ALL THE time! Sorry I haven't been by in awhile. My gallbladder is acting up and I've been doing only what I have to do to make life go forward! Later! -Mindy

Holly said...

Glad you guys had a nice time.. if anyone deserves a nice vacation you guys do. I am so glad the girls enjoyed themselves. Thanks for sharing the pictures.. I love seeing all of your smiling faces. HOpe you are all getting over your colds and feeling better. :)

RC said...

such beautiful pics Shan! I love the photo of Lily Lake. So happy you guys got away...