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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Maternity Leave Trip to Colorado

While Jenna was on her maternity leave with Jackson, she had really wanted to go back to Colorado. We left on Monday, June 12. We took Jackson with us. Marlow (because she despises her car seat as an eighteen-month old) stayed with her dad and other grandmother.

For the next three days, Rick, Jenna, Jackson, and I saw some of our favorite things in Pagosa Springs, South Fork, and Creed. On Thursday morning, we picked Jared up at the Durango airport. We stayed in Durango Thursday night. Jared and Jenna rode the train the next morning; we met them up in Silverton. Then we spent two nights there. Jared and Jenna rented a RZR and had a great time on the back trails. We also had a day trip up to Ouray which is one of our favorite spots. 

 And then there was this! Salted Caramel Funnel Cake in Silverton.

After spending another night in Durango on Sunday, we took Jared back to the airport on Monday afternoon. We started home as well. 

We enjoyed our time together. Jackson as a six-week old newborn was at the perfect age to take a road trip!  

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Fun Day with Jo and Glo

I took Jonah and Glory to the movie theater in Frisco this morning to see "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul." 

After the movie, they chose Sonic for their meal. Why I'm not really sure as we have one here in town and that doesn't really seem like a treat. Honestly, I was not shocked at their choice though.

After the "Blasts," we walked through a couple of stores in the mall. We ended up at Target for some fun shopping!

They sure are growing up too fast!

Friday, June 9, 2017


Marilyn, Cheyrl, and I went on our summer girls' trip this past week. We went to the Montreal and Quebec City area. We did walking tours of both cities. We absolutely fell in love with Quebec City. The city is so rich in history.

Money exchanging proved to be no problem. Because of previous trips and experiences, the Canadian one-dollar and two-dollar coins (loonies and toonies) were a breeze.

However, we did find it interesting and sometimes challenging to speak to people in the different areas. French and English languages are not too similar! The most difficulty proved to be putting gas in the rental car. Sounds like it would be easy, but trying to read those pumps and follow their directions (in French) forced us to sometimes make new friends at the pump.

Some of the Montreal highlights included:  Rue St. Paul Street, Notre Dame Basilica, and the Old Port.

Quebec City highlights included:  Our Lady of the Cape Shrine, the Chateau Frontenac, The Wall, Montmorency Falls, Saint Anne-de-Beaupre,  and the Funicular Elevator (which takes you from the Lower to the Upper part of Old City Quebec).

The pastries were to die for. 

And somehow...we always find ice cream. This was unbelievable -- a salted caramel dipped ice cream cone!