Thursday, June 19, 2008

Colorado Rocky Mountain High....

The amount of pictures on this post might blow your mind. There, you've been warned.

We have had a great couple of weeks, and I am going to tell you about it in calendar order so that I can make sense of this smörgåsbord of a post! (I just did spell check, and that is what came up for how I spelled 'shmorgasbord'. So I am going with spell check on that one!)

Moving on...

The first order of business is to congratulate two love birds! Sarah (Zach's sister) and Matthew got engaged the day before we left for Colorado! These two have had a whirlwind of a relationship, and it has been so fun to see it all unfold! They met back in December through Zach's sister Terah. They started talking over the phone because she lived in Lubbock and he in Phoenix. Long story short (really short), they traveled a long ways to see one another, talked a lot on the phone, fell in love, and they are engaged!

The smitten kittens.
OK, we arrived in Colorado on Wednesday night and hit the ground running! We had a blast helping with wedding plans and getting ready for the rehearsal dinner.

pedicures for all the girls. loved it!

the rehearsal. this picture shows the amazing 'backdrop' of the ceremony. it's an old school that is just beautiful. the school faces a large mountain range. it was just breathtakingly beautiful!

whit getting ready. again, just beautiful!

I didn't get many pictures during the reception because I was either in line for food, holding a boy, or dancing! But if I can get a hold of someone else's pictures I will post them!

the 'too good lookin for their own good' couple. the first dance.

Levi taking over the MC'ing for his dad.
yup, they wore their suits again, except this time they had green ties to match the wedding party.

After the wedding festivies, we met my parents for camping in the mountains and Gini & Shelley joined us! We got to hike, wade in frigid rivers (only those brave enough i.e. not me), walk through an old ghost town, sit around a fire, and share a sleeping bag with a 13 month old during the nights. We all had a great time!

this picture cracks me up because Zach & Levi really look alike. same expression, same eyes, same ears. ha!

who knew that two containers could be so fun?! the boys played with/in these for hours!

Gini & happy camper Will

Shelley & Levi the hiker.
our campsite. dad at the grill.

mountain men.

Levi with a funny smirk.

Will in his flannels.
dirt on the face and a pile of pine cones- what more could a kid ask for?!
we stopped at Bishop's Castle on the way home. some guy has built this thing by hand, and he is constantly adding on to it. A moat is being built right now. He is kind of off his rocker, but it's still fun to stop and walk around the castle.

bye bye mountains. we already miss you.

Alright, that is all I have time for right now.

On another note, Zach's family leaves for Zimbabwe, Africa tomorrow. If you keep up with the news, you know that things are fragile in that country right now (to say the least). If you think about it, PLEASE be in prayer for them and the rest of their team. They will be there for about a month. If you are interested in going or know someone who might be, please check out our non-profit org's website. PAPA Missions. Also, if you are looking for a good place to support monetarily, please consider us! That's the end of my plug. And this post.

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Candy said...

Great post!! We're sitting in a cool hotel room in Phoenix where yesterday we got a picture of the car thermometer measuring 125 degrees!!! Seriously - I wish I was in the mountains at that campsite! On our way home tomorrow. Praying hard for the Zimbabwe team. They'll be pretty much consuming my heart until they get home.

Kate said...

Great pictures of a whirlwind of a week. So much exciting stuff going on!

JENNY said...

Great pictures!

*Courtney* said...

Looks like y'all had lots of fun! :)

Kenli Shea said...

We need to hang out since you are back from the wedding. Glad you guys had a great time.

Shannon Burton said...

Didn't we have fun?? I miss the mountains already! And the hike with your folks looked incredible. What a special time to spend with your boys and your parents....