Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Dashing Through The Snow....

..well kind of!

The other weekend we made the trip out to White Sands National Monument.  It's one of the world's largest gypsum sand dunes.   Corey was a little freaked out when we got there....it looks crazily similar to huge plowed through snow drifts and he thought that he'd need a coat, not just a t-shirt lol!

Here's just a handful of pics, not much to say about them just lots and lots of fun (and wow, does that stuff get Everywhere!  Shoes, pants pockets...I'm still sweeping it up)

 The sunsets here are so beautiful...my camera is way above my abilities, but every day I am constently reminded how lucky we are to live in such beauty!

Grandma and Granpa are driving out for a visit this weekend, please pray for safe travels for them and that their stay will be amazing (the boys are about to jump out of their skin...the major count down has begun!)   Not sure how much I'll be able to snag Starbuck's internet...or if blogger will even let me on (has anyone else had issues?!?).

Thanks for being patient with me....and if you've emailed and I haven't responded I'm very sorry...no internet at the house and Jim's smart phone from IL is as slow as a rotary phone ;)

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

I'm Here...I'm Here!

What a wild and crazy trip this has been!!!!

We've made it.....no internet, computer issues, and absolutely no time to do things other than clean, unpack, and clean!

Arrived the day before Thanksgiving.  Full trailer to unpack, no table, no chairs, no beds....very thankful for walmart close by lol.

We were so blessed by a friend that I had met on facebook whose family brought us a full blown Thanksgiving meal...so humbled and overwhelmed how people could reach out like that to total strangers!!!!!

It didn't take us long to make a trip to "our" mountains.....
I don't know that this flatlander will ever get used to this sight!   Just amazing!!!!
3 mile hike didn't faze this guy at all!

Number 2 on the other hand is not really an outdoors man ;)  Jim carried him the last 1/4 mile...up the mountain!  We begged and bribed...milkshakes, batteries for the wii, anything to get this kid up there.  Once we turned back from the springs and it was all down hill, he took off like a shot!   (1.5 hrs up, 20 min to get back down lol)
This looks like a tiny hill, but trust me...it's not ;)   So proud of them for making it up and back on their first mountain adventure!
I'll try to be more diligent at sneaking away to starbucks until we can get the whole internet deal figured out!