"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

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

We are HERE!

Oh my goodness! So much to say and update on!
We are finally in Aspen to stay for 7 weeks! We are all unpacked in we fit into this apartment comfortably. I really can't write out how much God has paved this path for our family and how incredible this has been already.
We just got internet today, so I feel a bit out of the loop, but it's been nice to just chill here for a while and enjoy the quiet. Our apartment is on the north side of Aspen so its quiet here. I will attach lots of new pics of the kids because I know that's really what my family wants to see!
Silly girl...still only has 6 teeth!!!

Cutest snow bunny ever!

The front of our apartment complex....you can see Buttermilk mountain.

The walk to our apartment. This is the mountain the boys have been climbing.

Does she not look TOO cute in that snow outfit!?!? Sadie loves eating snow, and if you don't feed it to her she'll pick it off your boots or lick it from this salt barrel out front. She too is enjoying the snow and doesn't seem one bit bothered by the cold temps.

Coloring and doing some "homework". Not really, but we are trying to have more structure in our days.

Just playing in the snow!

The boys in their room as we are unpacking. When we got to Aspen there were Christmas packages for us ready to be put under our 3 foot tree we brought! What a fun surprise!

***Sorry for the pictures not being in order or making much sense, but I am too tired to sort them out!*** This one above is us in Breckenridge.

My parents with 9 of the 10 grandkids. Greyson was napping!

We have LOTS of wonderful snow to play in, although it's not been a good snow in Colorado's view. But for some Okie's this is PERFECT snow and provides lots of entertainment for lively boys! We have a "mountain" that Blake tells me is really just a hill right at our front door. Again, a dream come true for boys. We saw two elk yesterday afternoon and the boys can't quit talking about the reindeer they saw!
If you are still reading. I have a favor to ask. We don't have an oven here, and I am needing some ideas for simple meals to cook without an oven. I lack creative ability with cooking, but just some other minds might help me out! Thanks in advance if you have any "recipes"!!!


Courtney said...

a stove? a crockpot? whatcha got...i'll get you some recipes!

Yaya said...

Oh FUN!!!!!

Laura said...

Hi sweet family! Love the pics! You could make lots of soup...it lasts forever and would be yummy in the cold!

I will send you some ideas!

Love you!!

norma murphy said...

Thanks for the pics! We miss you SO much.... Great to talk by skype!!! Know I will be looking for you when I'm online... Love you all, Mom

(Send an address we can mail to in Aspen!!)

Jamila said...

They look so much bigger already. I too need you to send an address to send Cooper's b-day present.

Ann McNellis said...

Tell us what cooking supplies you have ... crockpot would be great ... Everyone looks cute in their snow gear. We miss you but know you'll be back before you know it!