Thursday, February 23, 2012

This Was Not Expected!

A snow day came unexpectedly today and man, were we caught off guard. It was crazy windy last night and the weather people said "flurries" but this! No, this was not in the forecast. I feel sorry for the weather people in Colorado. They never quite get it right. In my new adventure of working full time I decided to be far more intentional with my time. Today was given to Lina. She loves sledding and I love her. A good match!

I haven't been to our infamous sledding hill in a few years so today we broke out the sleds and headed over to Toboggan Hill. Fresh powder and warm clothes, that's all this day required for some fun runs.

My baby is now taller than me! Is it possible already to look UP at my kids instead of down to speak to them? Where did the years go?

I didn't go as fast down the hill as I had planned but I came home uninjured. That's always a good thing if your name is Tina.

 Check out the beauty of God's creation. Spectacular.

One single car on one snowy day in beautiful Colorado. Okay.. so it was cold but still quite beautiful.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Upper Stupid

 I Know, Right? Who names a trail Upper and Lower Stupid? WhAt eVer!

 Now that we got some snow, what better to do than go hiking? The snow settles and the sun comes out. Charley Girl was all over it and blazin' the trail ahead of us.

 Some places along the way were at least 18 inches. We blazed through the snow lifting out knees high. Okay... I lifted my knees high. Try being 5' almost 2" in the snow that's 18 inches.  We hiked and hiked. After a while I started thinking,"I need a vision here. Where are we really going?" Now I love to hike but hiking UP the whole way is NO FUN. It may have been mid 20's outside but I was sweating like a crazy woman. Puff Puff, take a break. Puff Puff, take a break.

Can you say Wow! Go ahead. It's okay. It is a beautiful place.
Oh yes! We made it to the top and the view: breathtaking. We took a minute to take it all in and then headed back down. I like the "heading back down" part. Feeling accomplished and all. We were the only souls on the trail. Someone had paved the way earlier that day (thank you to whoever you are) but by now, we had the quiet of God's creation to ourselves. Charley loved it, running here and there, a true outdoors man, I mean dog. Oh Colorado. Hiking, blue skies, crisp air. And best part of all.. doing it with the man I love.