Romans 12:1-2

So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You'll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you. Romans 12:1-2

Friday, July 29, 2011

Colorado First Half

We spent a long weekend in Denver with family and had such a wonderful visit. They said having company gave them an excuse to do activities/things they haven't seen yet. They were wonderful tour guides!

On Saturday we went to a wildlife refuge. My little camera doesn't do them justice, but right now I don't have access to Uncle J's wonderful photos. In addition to these tigers, we saw bears, wolves and Bolivian lions. A lot of the day was spent with the cousins playing. Perhaps that was best of all - hearing their laughter! We ended the day with all you can eat delicious Italian food. I'm not a big Olive Garden fan, but Cinzetti's was wonderful - fried zucchini and bruschetta you can't beat!

We spent Sunday in the mountains riding a train and touring a mine. Besides the beautiful views and sheer delight, we loved the cool, cool weather. What a relief to what we have at home!

Hubby the boys and I took Cousin M to the aquatic center on Monday. Wow, Colorado water is much colder than what we have! You can tell in the picture that Cousin M is freezing! We all enjoyed the not so lazy river and the bigger boys liked seeing if they could flip the raft with me on the slides. Little did they know I am quite talented at preventing flipping in anything that has to do with water. We ended our time in Denver with a quick trip by the park and visiting Uncle J at his work. We had lunch at the 16th street mall downtown. Downtown in such a big city is quite an experience for suburbanites such as us....

For a long time I haven't used many pictures on my blog or they have been from others. On this trip we fixed our camera problem (which was battery) and I just downloaded over 300 pictures from the week! When I was considering writing a wrap up of our trip, I realized it was way too much to do just one. I'll have to do Colorado Springs later.

We have to get busy with more laundry and some errands (for a suitcase and sunglasses) before leaving again tomorrow. I am so thankful for Aunt being a willing house/dog sitter!


  1. Looks like you had a lot of fun :)

    Have a wonderful weekend, Tamara

  2. It's so awesome for you to share these photos with us. It means so much to me. It looks like you had an amazing trip!
    Thankful that you are home safe. See you tomorrow night. Thank you for your blog.


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