Monday, May 16, 2011

Heading to the Mountains...

In Pueblo, that is.

Jose has every other Friday off, which is a huge blessing for our family. While it does mean he works longer hours on the other days of the week, those off Fridays are what we need to recharge and reconnect. Last summer we stayed at the Mountain Park Environmental Center in Pueblo Mountain Park. It happens to be the same location where Jose went to summer camp as a kid. They've spruced the place up and added soft, cozy beds. It is a gem. We were so happy to be able to convince Jose's parents and his brother, Jason, and wife and all the kiddos to join us. It was the perfect way to start this warm weather time of year...grilling, s'mores, hiking, and kids running around like wild ones.

Griff signing "tree" as soon as he got out of the car.

He carried his ball from the moment we got out of the car and during a hike. (little Hoosier)

Sitting on the edge of the creek...he would've swum if we let him.

Just my size fridge!

Hiking through the canyon.

Love this one!

Joe taking on the canyon.

Getting a little grandparent love.


  1. Thanks for visiting my blog--I saw the chickpea recipe on your other blog and I'm hooked (but I didn't see a way to comment over there). My husband is an injury prone soccer player too--wishing you an injury free season!

  2. thank you so much for stopping by!!! I am so happy i found your blog too... your family is just beautiful! our family so needs to head out doors more....its my new goal, in phoenix it can be a bit tricky...but my kids need to be exposed to adventure rather than tv! I also saw your other blog and love it! i'm your newest follower for both ;0)