“O sing unto the Lord a new song: sing unto the Lord, all the earth.
Sing unto the Lord, bless his name; shew forth his salvation from day to day.
Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people.
For the Lord is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods.”
Many weeks of anticipation, planning, and lots of packing all led up to the day! Little people were beyond bursting with excitement as they could be spotted wearing their back-packs over a week before the departure date and asking the question, ” How many hours until we leave”! ;) Our bus was cleaned, schedules were carefully collaborated, last minute work wrapped up, and then we were off. Over the mountains and through the hills to Colorado we went! The drive was LONG but the destination was well worth the hours spent traveling. :) The Rocky Mountains in all their grandeur exploded with the sight of aspen leaves in the loveliest shade of persimmon, crisp mountain air that allowed for sweaters and scarves, and a plethora of the cutest pine cones[ so I might have enjoyed the sweater-weather and pine cones a little too much… we don’t have them in South-central Texas! ;)] Time was filled with family hikes, shopping, mopedding with sisters[It was our first time and SO much fun], horse back riding with the little people, and lots of good food. The scenery was breathtaking and I was so blessed to be able to spend the week exploring God’s beautiful creation with my family! It truly was a fantastic and unforgettable time! As I viewed the mountains, I was constantly reminded of Ps 46, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea“. ←♥! After much deliberation, I decided to post all the pictures in 1 post since I have a few family members who have been rather eager to see ALL the photos[I will leave them unnamed but they know who they are] . ;) Without further ado a billion pictures from the Mountains! Brief descriptions may proceed photos, most from the camera and a few from the iPhone! ENJOY :) ⇒
“Honour and majesty are before him: strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.
Give unto the Lord, O ye kindreds of the people, give unto the Lord glory and strength.”
PACKED UP AND READY TO GO!! :)
»Day 1 was spent settling in, fishing, and doing some souvenir shopping! Pumpkin Spice Lattes & Candied apples were definitely a must. ;) «
»↑↑An early morning walk ended beautifully with this gorgeous rainbow!↑↑-
-↓↓Because good nutrition is necessary before a mountain hike! ;) «
»↓MOOSE WATCHING↓ :)«
Still trying to get the hang of a selfie-stick. ;)
«Feeding the chipmunk was the highlight of our day! ;) »
«↑↑ Micah, Grace, Lydia, and I decided to be spontaneous and rent mopeds! It was completely unplanned but we had such a fantastic time! After a donut stop ;), day 3 was spent riding through the mountains in the National Park and the views couldn’t be beat! We did get stuck on the mountain in during a
little huge rain shower but the view was completely worth the wet! :) ↓↓»
Under a tree waiting for the rain to pass! :)
«Day 4 was the most challenging yet exciting day of the trip! While the younger crowd stayed back at the cabin to fish, the older crowd took a 13 miles up to Lawn Lake and back down. Exhausting but well worth the energy once we had made it to the top!»
«Resting at the top!»
“O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth.
Say among the heathen that the Lord reigneth: the world also shall be established that it shall not be moved: he shall judge the people righteously.” PS 96:9-10
«Day 5 was our very last day in the Mountains but perhaps the best day of Emmi’s life! ;) She had her wildest dream come true when she got to ride a horse! :) »
“Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof.
Let the field be joyful, and all that is therein: then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice
Before the Lord: for he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth: he shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with his truth.”