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. . .