6.02.2008

Home Again

"Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. And today? Today is a gift. That's why we call it the present." ~Babatunde Olatunji

We had a wonderful trip to Denver. We had a ball at Casa Bonita with the family [I think Maya and Daniel's favorite part was when they got to dress up like bank robbers and had their picture taken], we hung out with Chris and Tara and boys [and celebrated Ben's 3rd birthday with a candle in his breakfast pancake yesterday], and enjoyed visiting and time with Mark's parents and various family members. Mostly, that was my favorite: the times when we were just able to sit and visit and catch up on each others' lives. That's the best part for me.

I'm sure Natalie will have lots of pictures to post but as I look through what we ended up with, once again I realize that we are picture-taking challenged. We really are. Mark did get a couple of very sweet pics of the kids playing together at the mall, and several good shots of the fabulous playplace at the Cherry Creek Mall where all the climbing toys look like breakfast foods. Also, the above where you see one very tired little boy, snuggled into his Mama's shoulder. But as for real, family pictures? Not so much. Sigh.

We had such a great time, the flights were all on time and smooth, and it was wonderful to visit with loved ones -- but I'm so glad to be home.

18 comments:

Hayley said...

welcome back!!! i missed you!

Marilee said...

Sounds like it was a fun time. A couple more months and you get to head even more north!

MiaKatia said...

The Hubby's parents are just north of Denver so we head to CO a couple of times a year. We have yet to take them to Casa Bonita, we should probably do that next time we are there! Glad you had a great trip and glad that you are back.

Emily J. said...

Yay, Jan is back! I'm glad you had fun!

Jori said...

So glad you're back and that you had fun. I am always too busy having fun, so I miss out on a lot of photo opps.

Emily said...

Looks/sounds like you had a great time! Family get togethers are always my favorite :) Love the pic of your cute Mason!!
Welcome home!

Kristi said...

I love that picture you posted, Jsn.It's sooo sweet. I'm glad you're back as well and glad you had a great trip. It's so wonderful to spoend some good times with family.

Sarah said...

I'm so glad you had such a good time. And it's so true that the best times at events like these are the ones just sitting around shooting the breeze.

Natalie Scott said...

Oh I am SO glad you're home. Primary just isn't the same without you! Glad you had such a wonderful time.

Nat Lud said...

Glad you're home safe! Can't wait to hear all the details--whether from nat or you! ;) I sure hope someday I'll be able to talk kindly about my in-laws like you do . . .

Melissa said...

Fun to catch up with family that we haven't seen in awhile. Glad you had fun.

Christina said...

Sounds like you had a great trip! Welcome home. I know that feeling- no matter how good the trip is, I'm always happy to be home!

Home Sweet Home with the Englehart's... said...

Ah...great to spend time with family! Sounds like you had a great time! Its nice to be away from home and enjoy it!

100 Percent Cottam said...

it was a great trip, wasn't it?

Tiburon said...

Glad you made it back safely! Are you guys all going up to Alberta too?

hoLLy said...

glad you had a great trip! family reunions are lots of fun! that casa bonita place looks really neato!

Cammie said...

I'm so glad you had a great trip. I love catching up on your family fun via yours and Nats blog. What a great family!

Phogles said...

I'm picture challanged, too! Usually, I'm running around like a goose, taking photos of everything. But with Sarah and Chris and Chris - and me being preggo - I figured I'd let someone else do the work. And now I'm wondering, do I have anything to show for it at all? But it was an awesome reunion, and I'm just like you: the best part is just sitting and talking and telling jokes and stories. That is the best part of getting back together.