Monday, August 3, 2015

Whirlwind Vacations {Nebraska to Colorado}

This has been the craziest summer yet. We are living with another family of 6, and when we're not home we've been on the road traveling.

Our biggest road trip yet happened a few weeks ago.

We first traveled to Nebraska to lay James' Grandpa to rest. He died on June 25th, his 84th birthday. The world lost an amazing man that day, but Heaven gained an amazing man of God. We were so, very close with him; his loss is really hard for our family. I'll be sure to post more on what he meant to us later.

He had two funeral services, one here in CO and the other in his hometown of Brady, NE. The family decided to celebrate his life as a superstar athletic trainer by wearing red (his favorite color, based on his favorite team the Huskers) tennis shoes. He would have loved it.

After the service in NE we headed to Kansas City for the 4th of July festivities, and visited World's of Fun on the way. It's always such a great time to play on the water and spend time with the cousins.

We had no idea who this unusually tall man was; naturally we asked to take a photo with him.

James' uncle's house is on this lake, and this is their yard. Oh my word!! His aunt designed their backyard and it's pretty much my kinda paradise!

Both of the boys got up on their first try at knee boarding, it was adorable!

We then headed back to CO to drop off my kids with my parents and then headed to Breckenridge, CO for a little r&r with James. I read two books in a row, 2 BOOKS!! It's amazing what can happen when kids are not interrupting you every 2 seconds.

We got to spend 2 days in Breck with my sister and her husband, and we played giant Jenga and shuffle board and ate tapas and drank martinis, it was fabulous!

Me and my sister. Yes, we are biologically related. Yes, we have the same parents.  She told me I looked Armenian in this photo.

This is her very non-Armenian husband, Sean.

This was just the beginning of our vacations. More to come later.

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