Sunday, April 13, 2014

This Tree

This tree... six years of memories. When we moved in our home, the kids were so excited for a tire swing. This giant old pine was perfect! We used it for pictures, watched it stand tall in the wind driven days, be smothered in snow, and be a figure of  all things Colorado. We wondered for years if it was on our property or the lot that was next to ours. See, that lot is empty. OR at least it was until this spring. Sadly, it sold. Now it has stakes marking the boundaries where a home is going. That isn't so bad except that this tree..

This tree is right in the middle of the new driveway. Soon this 150 year old tree will fall and be no more. We did our best to figure out how to save it, even the builder did but there is no other place for their driveway. It was sad to watch the swing come down but then again, life keeps moving forward and change is inevitable. So here we go. More change.

Oh if trees could speak the stories this one could share.

 All good things come to an end....

Good-Bye ol' Tree

Spring Break Fun

Spring Break... Oh the wonders of a break.
Break: rest, do nothing, laugh, relax
And let's just say we were all ready! Becca came in for some family time and family time it was. We snuck away with the girls for a night and just had fun. We went to a delicious dinner, took in a new flick, walked 16th street, talked, and enjoyed just being away. We also decided a movie marathon was in order for the week so a quick trip on our way back into town to our local five dollar bin at Wal-Mart livened up the evenings too. My folks came in for a few days which we loved too! I could go on and on! The week went too fast.
When is summer?