Owen's monster face. Not sure if you can hear but at the end of the video Owen told me he wanted me to take a pic of his monster face. That's a pretty mean monster face if you ask me!
There was only one incident where one whacked another with a sucker. Bad call, but they had some pent up energy (not to mention a lot of sugar during the car ride...sorry, but it does make a trip easier!). We actually made the 15+ hour drive in one day! We left our house right at 7 and got here at midnight. The kids only got out of the car once!!! Blake and I were completely pooped when we got here just after midnight, but we were so thankful to have had a safe and uneventful trip that we didn't care. So we were supposed to spend the night in Denver and then head to Aspen on Monday, but once we got to Denver and checked the weather for the next day it appeared that the snow storm was coming in earlier than expected. So we fed the kids, bathed them, put them back in jammies, let them run off some energy and headed back out two hours later.
Since we were coming into Aspen earlier than expected we first checked to see if there would be a place for us to spend the night. As God would have it, the resident that was at the apartment before us just happened to leave early and left the apartment unlocked. Isn't God good?
The apartment is smaller than last year, which we didn't think was possible. But once we got everything in and unpacked it feels quite nice. A small place makes less to clean ;) And we get to see more of each other...you can't hide in 500 square feet! Yesterday when the kids woke up Owen told Blake that the apartment was different than last year. Blake asked him what was different and Owen said, "Its teensy weensy tiny!"
Today was Blake's first day to work and he didn't have to be in until 9! What a treat! He made us all waffles too. We are already feeling so blessed to be here even though it was hard to leave family and friends. It's just hard to put into words the gift of family time, new adventures, lots of memories, down time and the culture of Colorado.
We'll be taking lots of pictures and hope to do more updates. I also want to talk more about the last post and Black Baby White Hands. I loved your comments and thank you so much for all of your encouragement. Hope you like the video! Love you all!