So after many hours in front of the computer, I’ve finally finished working on the photos from our trip.
Over the long weekend, we went up to visit family in Brush/Fort Morgan Colorado. It’s a small town about an hour or so outside of Denver. A place where no one uses AT&T for obvious reasons. Yep I was pretty disconnected from the digital world. Not a bad thing mind you. I had that one spot in our motel lobby where their wi-fi worked and it was plenty good for me. And my burger queen Jack-Jack
The plane ride and drive to and from our destination took up almost a full day each. And man, travelling with little ones is no fun. Especially if one of them is Jack-Jack. Let’s just say there was lots of screaming and struggling on the plane and in the car.
Rex on the other hand is a pretty seasoned traveller. Nevertheless he still does not like his photo taken when he is not in the mood
We spent most of our first day just relaxing and hanging out in the motel waiting for the rest of the family to get in. When there is no internet or cell service, you tend to read a lot. Like I said, not a bad thing
While Grizz read, I took one of the two rascals outside the motel see if I could get some interesting shots. It’s not the prettiest of places to photograph, but I did enjoy the change of backgrounds from my usual city streets and sidewalks with trash cans I’m constantly avoiding or photoshopping out!
The next day was the big reunion lunch. We got to kick off the day at church where I got to hold the sweetest smelling little newborn. Oh boy did I question my decision to make Jack-Jack our last
We spent the rest of the day with the family at Grizz’s grandparents’. They are in their mid-nineties and still hold hands when they sit or walk. It melts my heart
And guess what? We even got some family shots taken by my pro-photographer sis-in-law!! Why oh why didn’t I put more thought into what we were wearing?? These are probably going to be the best we’ll get this year….
I just adore this one. This is so us whenever we try and get out picture taken as a family nowadays
Rex and his cousin were in heaven playing non-stop for the 5 days they saw each other. I don’t think I’ve ever seen two boys get along better. Barely any fights.
They did get a little rambunctious at times and had to be sent to have their grandpa read to them to settle down. You can see they’re itching to move on
The weather was just gorgeous while we were there. Sunny but cool. There were times when we got some strong gusts of wind but for the most part it was perfect
We spent just as much time indoors playing on the piano…
As we did outdoors chasing the kids around the rocky dunes
Trying to keep Jack-Jack from falling and eating dirt and twigs
Which by the way, she also found a little partner in crime just her size. They were adorable to watch
It was one of those happy carefree days that only comes around when you’re with family
And where was Grizz while we were catching the last of the sun outdoors? Well he was busy helping his grandpa fix a computer and a clock. Yeah my husband can fix anything
We stayed out till the sun completely disappeared
It takes lots of planning to bring this many people together from all over the country (there were about 40 of us total). I’m grateful to have had the few days we did with everyone. I’m worn out but in a really good way