Tuesday, September 25

Simon Vacation

A few details to go with the Colorado pictures I posted (and some more photos). . .

Reason for the Trip: To celebrate Betty and Wolf's 35th anniversary, Betty's significant birthday, and Brandi's 30th. My 24th birthday also happened to fall on that Sunday. (The trip also "conveniently" gave us an opportunity to meet Ruble, Brandi's boyfriend.)

Trip Highlights: We rented a cabin in the mountains, so it was a great weekend of small hikes, stargazing, wood fires, and the unmatchable Simon Uno game. And, since it was vacation and just about everyone's birthday, we encouraged each other to do what we really enjoyed. For me, that meant reading - really close to Eric.


Birthday Highlight: I'm sure that Brandi and Ruble had a good laugh at us city folk and our fascination with the birds, but I thought it was nice of the Lord to send me a gift for my birthday.




It was a great trip, and I am completely blessed to have a family like the Simons. It just keeps getting better. Brandi and Ruble are coming to Kansas City this weekend, so the fun continues. . .

4 comments:

Mark said...

What a cool trip. Loved the bird, and that first pic of Brandy and Ruble looks like a couple of models selling the good life, they look good together. Asd for sitting next to the person you love, doing what you like to do, I know all about that.

Scott, Co-Owner said...

You're holding a bird IN YOUR HAND. What are you, some kind of crazy Christian magician? (Feel free to use that as the title of your autobiography, by the way.) You and Eric DO enjoy reading within close proximity to one another. It's almost as if you like one another almost as much as you like reading. Ah, nerd love. It's a beautiful, beautiful thing.
-- Scott Guldin (please disregard the "Co-Owner" thing. It's a fantasy football thing that Google won't let me drop.)

cassie said...

wow, that is an awesome birthday present... so is the cd. man, i hope i get cool things like that on my 24th! So... do you like brandi's bf? he has an interesting name.

Angie said...

Hey, Susan! I commented on one of your first blogs...it's Angie Wong (formerly Schleper). Wasn't sure you knew who it was, and for some reason I didn't want to put my whole name on there...who knows why! Anyway, I hope you're well! I just put a link to your blog on my own blog so I could find you easily again. http://aspiringbeauty.wordpress.com/
Love ya! (And, literally, we live in each other's backyards. We should do something sometime...