"So promise me you'll never forget...that you aren't an accident or an incident...you are a gift to the world, a divine work of art, signed by God. You were deliberately planned, specifically gifted, and lovingly positioned on this earth...Flooded by emotion, overcome by pride, the Starmaker turns to us, one by one, and says, 'You are my child. I love you dearly.'" Max Lucado, God Thinks You're Wonderful

Monday, December 28, 2009

Fun with daddy

About every other day Blake has taken the boys up our little mountain here for some adventure.

They are usually out for 1-2 hours and at some point I wonder if they've all frozen into Popsicles!

The first few times, we forgot to put the camera in Blake's pocket...but not this last time!

It's amazing what this does for boys...exploring. They talk my ear off when they return as they relive the tales. They talk as if they've been hunting and camping for years.

What precious time this is for us!!!

As luck would have it, they hadn't seen any actual animals before, just tracks, poop and pee (of course that was just as exhilarating for the boys as the real animals!).

But this time, they saw around 8 deer! How cool!
They slid down rocks...

And watched the planes coming in and taking off...

They typically build and then destroy a snowman, but didn't this time!

At one point Blake said the snow was up to Cooper's chest!

Aren't these mountains breath-taking?


Laura said...

Wow...just to see you all get to have such awesome family time...now that was worth all of the effort it took to get to Aspen! Love the rock slide...and all of the animals. WHat great adventure time! Blake is a fabulous dad!

Jamila said...

Keely said: "Wow what an adventure, where was Sadie? Asleep? I love my cousins". She is so wanting to join you, she doesn't understand that you live far away now. By the time she figures it out, you'll be back!

Becki Francy said...

SO cute.....i love the only part coop slid down didn't have snow...OUCH! Didn't bother him a bit though! Love you guys and miss you so much!

Chassidy said...

Every boys dream! What adventures!