Over the Mountains….


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.”
Psalm 96:1-4

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.”
Psalm 96:6-7


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»Day 1 was spent settling in, fishing, and doing some souvenir shopping! Pumpkin Spice Lattes & Candied apples were definitely a must. ;) «

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»↑↑An early morning walk ended beautifully with this gorgeous rainbow!↑↑-
-↓↓Because good nutrition is necessary before a mountain hike! ;) «


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«Family Hike!!»

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«Feeding the chipmunk was the highlight of our day! ;) »

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«↑↑ 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! :) ↓↓»

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«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!»SP || CO 2015-9

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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

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«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! :)  »SP || CO 2015-1

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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.”
Psalm 96:11-13

About Rachel

"Come now, and let us reason together," says the Lord, "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool. If you are willing and obedient you shall eat the good of the land; but if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured by the sword"; for the mouth of the Lord has spoken." Isaiah 1:18-20

16 thoughts on “Over the Mountains….

  1. Love ALL the pictures! :) Colorado is one of my favorite places, and looking at your family pics brings back alot of our family memories in the mountains. What part of Colorado is this?

    1. Thank you so much, Leah!! God ‘s creation is beautiful and I thank Him for giving me the ability to capture a bit of it. :) We had. FANTASTIC time!! ;)

  2. I love these pictures. You look like you all had such a great time! Colorado is amazing. The autumn leaves are stunning. Thank you for sharing and also breaking it into days. I enjoyed reading what you did each day!

  3. Thank you for sharing this beautiful adventure with us… It took me a looong time to scroll through the post because I was so amazed by the quality of the pictures you took… And the verses along the way, so precious <3
    I hope this trip left you energized and with many great memories… Have a blessed day !

  4. Been looking forward to this post and all the pictures!! They are SO fun to see!! I am so glad you all were able to get away for such a wonderful time in Colorado. Love the “mopeds” adventure pictures!

  5. I LOVED all the photos! Colorado is beautiful and you have the cutest family ever. You took some amazing shots! How fun to rent mopeds; I would love to do that some day. Aren’t family vacations the best?

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