Get ready for a little bit of random...
We went up to Estes Park for Elk Fest on Saturday, leaving the house by about 8 and getting home just as it was getting dark. Such a fun day! We went two years ago and stayed for the weekend with some friends--and went with the same friends this weekend.
Two years ago, we saw lots more elk and lots more rain and it was lots more cold.
I love looking back to see how much the girls have grown. Though it makes me miss my pigtails.
This year, it was sunny and beautiful and we had a picnic by the river, walked around Sprague Lake (well, Emma and Alec ran around the lake), and oohed and aahed at the leaves.
While we were in town this year, the nice gal at the great coffee shop told us about a glassblowers we had to go see. So we did. And we all agreed it was one of our favorite parts of the day. While we watched, she told us all about what she was doing. Fascinating! And HOT. Makes me think about Shadrach, Mesach, and Abednigo. (I think I totally spelled those names wrong.)
On the way up, I downloaded the Hipstamatic app for my phone and played with the different options all day. Kinda fun. The sky was not nearly this ominous in real life, but it sure looks neat.
This is an elk jam. When the traffic does this inside Rocky Mountain National Park, you know it's time to get out your camera.
As fun as the effects are, sometimes you just need a picture to show what fall in Colorado really looks like!
We'll be adding the next two verses to Psalm 91 for Memory Monday this week and practicing Psalm 91:1-10. And I need to change it on the sidebar before I forget!
And here's some random photos from my camera, just because...
Saw this out the window the other day and it just made me so happy!
And this helps me learn--putting blank charts and such inside sheet protectors so I can write on them with a dry erase marker. It works great for learning maps and multiplication tables too. Anything you need to test again and again without wasting tons of paper. Going to use this for the girls and grammar, I think.
Okay, think that's it for today. Toben's stirring and I'm off for another cup of coffee.
Hope you had a great weekend and happy Monday!