Saturday, December 10, 2011

Weekend in Telluride

Since we live in Colorado now, we plan on taking full advantage of the great outdoors. We went to Telluride the first weekend in December to see what that part of Colorado had to offer. The drive was absolutley breath taking the entire way! It was a 6 hour drive for us but it was well worth it! Telluride is the most amazing ski town I've been to. It reminded us of Germany. It's a little town nestled in the mountains which at first we loved but it made it was difficult to get back home with all the fresh snow!It snowed the entire weekend so the town was covered in fresh snow. We parked the car on Friday and didn't need it again until we left on Sunday. You can walk pretty much anywhere you want to go and if it's on the other side of the mountain, there's a free gondola to get you there. Our hotel was right outside the gondola so we took it a few times over to Mountain Village for some shoping and site seeing.

We didn't have enough time to ski but we decided to take the kids sledding. It played out so well in my head but the reality of the sledding experience was not as fun as I'd hoped! The snow was thick and we had to hike up the side of the mountain to sled down it. This would've been much easier if Allie could walk! She was cold and miserable and did not last long! Hiking up and down wore Emily out pretty fast but she liked going down! Needless to say, we're going to try sledding again when the girls are a little older! I'm so glad that we went to Telluride because it was an awesome experience and we can't wait to go back sometime and go skiing there!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Thanksgiving Weekend around Colorado Springs

We took Travis, Robyn, and Bryson around Colorado Springs to do some site seeing. We went to Garden of the Gods and the dinosaur museum in Woodland Park. The kids loved all of it!


My brother Travis and his family came to visit for Thanksgiving. We had a blast getting together!

We played at the park down the street waiting for the turkey to cook

We let the kids drive the pink car down to the park. Bryson kept hanging over the side to try and figure out how it worked.

Emily likes to help in the kitchen!