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

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Colorado Second Half

After visiting family in Denver, Hubby had to be at a conference in Colorado Springs so the boys and I were faced with filling a couple of days - not a difficult thing to do at all!

We visited Focus on the Family and used the Imagination Station (aka the elevator) to go to Odyssey. Wow! This is what we had been looking forward to and it did not disappoint. We played and played - that's me dressed up like "Connie". I even did the 76 ft. bendy slide. We recorded an episode of Adventures in Odyssey (that has played in our car several times already!) and ate at Whit's End. M says he wishes we could get this chocolate soda everywhere, it's the best!

I forced the boys to do a little shopping with me before we went to the Olympic Training Center. It was a really cool day to be there - exactly one year before London 2012! To celebrate they were passing out fish and chips (see the photo for full understanding). Besides the recording at Odyssey, this was the boys' favorite. L. was especially mesmerized by the wrestling and weight training gym.

Wed. night we were able to accompany Hubby with fellow conference attendees for a cowboy dinner and western music show. Before dinner we watched Indian dancers and the boys practiced their lasso skills. It was a wonderful evening.

The next morning the boys and I spent a couple of hours at the Air Force Academy before picking Hubby up to head home. Even if we weren't leaving on a "big" vacation, we could call our time in Colorado a wonderful vacation. Hubby and I want to go back - he has to experience the great things we did and we didn't even make it to all the wonderful outdoor things there! (Side note: with the exception of the Flying W Ranch for dinner - everything the boys and I did was free!)


  1. I love the pic of you and Devon. I had no idea FOF had stuff you can do with kids!! Looks like y'all had so much fun.

  2. I hope you guys are having fun on your cruise. I was in Colorado Springs 15 years ago right after I graduated from high school and we visited all of those same things. So many neat things to do and see. I grew up listening to Adventures in Odyssey and know that was fun for you and the boys. love that picture of you and Devon as well!


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