Thursday, July 13, 2006

Vacation Highlights

We had a really nice time together with my family. Here are a couple highlights - I won't bore you with a long diatribe:
~Painting, Painting, Painting (my parents are remodeling their finished basement, so we helped a little bit)
~Blonde highlights for my sisters & me
~Hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park
~Huffing & Pufing through Rocky Mountain National Park (if those little kids could get to the top, so could I!)
~Ice Cream - too many times
~Visitng with my grandmothers
~Watching HGTV & TLC channels
~Visiting my old church & seeing the huge growth since I've left
~Playing a cheesy putt-putt course in a black light room
~Sleeping in a king-sized bed
~Shopping
~Fireworks over the lake
~Eating hamburgers at a 1950s joint
~Bumming around
~Chatting with my sisters & brothers
~Having 3 snacks on the plane - I just couldn't get enough of those cookies!
Overal it was a very relaxing & nice trip. We got back on Monday & I still need to unpack my suitcase! At least it's clean clothes since we did laundry before coming home. Oh, well.

7 comments:

Heather said...

So glad you had a great trip! It sounds like you had plenty to do to keep you busy too!!

Isn't so nice to get away...I always love coming home with a suitcase of clean clothes instead of dirty ones. Less to do to get back into the routine of things!

nate, christina, and connor said...

ok, i need to see some pictures of the blonde highlights....i used to have them. but they were wicked expensive (and my attempt at doing it myself ended up with orange hair...literally).

Alicia said...

I LOVE TLC! We don't have cable and we don't watch tv at all at home (just movies on our computer's dvd player) so when I visit my mom's house I have a TLC marathon. last time I was there I saw way too may episodes of "What not to wear". :)

Glad you're back home safe and sound!

Kelli said...

Sounds like you had a great time with your family. What part of Colorado are you from? I just love the mountains. You don't know how much you take them for granted until you move away. I love coming home with all clean laundry in my suitcase! Glad you are back.

pamela s said...

Kelli,
I was born in Denver & lived in Westminster, but then we moved to Loveland & my parents still live there. Most of my extended family is in Arvada & Broomfield. My parents church is Front Range Baptist in Fort Collins.
I totally miss the mountains, but even more--the open space. I love how you can see for miles & miles to the east. Here where we live in PA there are too many TREES!!

pamela s said...

Alicia,
We watched what not to wear a couple times too and I've been threatened by my fam & hubby to be put on it. I have a tendency to wear "old lady style" clothes. :) It's a little tough for me to find modesty in younger people looking clothes. I'm working on it though!

pamela s said...

Christina,
We did the highlights ourselves & used one bottle of the Herbal Essence highlights. My sisters have lighter hair than I do, but it just looks a little sunkissed-nothing too drastic. Geoff did better when he put red ones in.