Tuesday, January 8, 2008

10 best memories

I haven't done a 10 for Tuesday lately so I headed on over there to see what today's prompt was. It's the 10 best memories of 2007. I think I can come up with 10. Let's see...

During Danielle's spring break in April, she and I spent three days in a cabin up in Estes Park. We had a great time. I love the mountains and I enjoy spending time with Danielle. We did a little shopping and visited the famous Stanley Hotel (where The Shining was filmed). It was a perfect little get-away.
In the beginning of June, the whole family plus Jake's girlfriend, Hollee, traveled to California. We enjoyed being near the beach, sight-seeing, seeing family, my nephew's graduation, and even a trip to Disneyland.
I was able to attend our church's women's retreat in August. It was a great weekend because it was up in the mountains (Grand Lake) and it was time spent with God and a bunch of lovely women.
One of Jake's cross country meets was at a park next to Columbine High School. Visiting the newly dedicated Columbine memorial had a great impact on me and one I won't soon forget.
I always enjoy going to Jake's band's performances. And with booking, their show improves from the previous one. One of the best shows they've had, in my opinion, was at a local venue by the name of The Gothic. It was exciting to see them up on that stage because a lot of big names have also played there. They were one of the opening acts and they were awesome. They even caught the eye of a local promoter and are now working with her.
I'd have to say one of the best memories was Rocktober. That would be the Colorado Rockies winning so many games to get them into the wild card playoffs, sweeping the division series and the league championship series. It was an exciting time for Rockies fans, which I am, and all that lived in the Denver area.
It was bittersweet to watch Jake run his last season of cross country. He's ran all four of his high school years. It was great that his team qualified for state and to watch him run in that meet for the second year.
It's always a pleasure and thrill to take a trip over to Hawaii. So Don's and my trip in November was no exception. We had a great time and visited sites we had not seen in previous trips.
Our second night in Hawaii, we were evacuated from our hotel due to an electrical fire in the kitchen. Needless to say, it was a scary time and a memory that will stay with me forever.
And that brings us to the end of the year and another special memory is having my sister and her family come to visit and spend Christmas with us. It was so fun having my little niece and nephew here and spending time with my sister was priceless.

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Penless Thoughts said...

Lots of neat memories for you in 2007!! Thanks for recapping and sharing.

Just Mom said...

"We did a little shopping and visited the famous Stanley Hotel (where The Shining was filmed)."

I shuddered reading that. That movie gave me nightmares. Still does. Just so you know, I probably would have visited the Stanley Hotel too.

I did enjoy re-living your memories with you.

Melissa said...

What wonderful memories you have of this year! And you have amazing pictures to go along with each one! I hope 2008 is as amazing as this last year for you!

Dana a/k/a Sunshine said...

That was a cool recap. I think visiting that hotel would creep me out (that the Shining was filmed in..) - that movie creeped me out!!!

MammyT said...

That was a nice reflection. I ALWAYS enjoy your photographs. I would never watch such a movie because I already know it would give me "willies", but I've seen photos from the Hotel and it is impressive.
I'm looking forward to your next offering.

Lynne said...

Looks like you had a lot of good times in 2007 and I hope you have many more in 2008.

I would love to visit the Stanley Hotel, but not at night!

piper of love said...

Wonderful photos! Wonderful blog!!

Lori said...

I really enjoyed reading about you best memories from 2007. Those are some great memories.

Barb said...

Cool blog!

Mary@notbefore7 said...

Awesome reflection on the past year! Great memories. I love that picture of the rainbow over the water - wish I was there.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the pics of Estes Park and Hawaii. I've been to Estes Park, but unfortunately, not Hawaii. It'll be a while yet...
Great pic of your son, too. You must be so proud!

Anonymous said...

Great list. I am up waaay past my bedtime, so I must be good and log off. I will be back to catch up on all the things missed since I was last here.

I started something that has seemed to snowball and take over my life. I am deciding whether to stay with it or step out. I really want to be just Me: Wife, Momma, Teacher and Encourager. On my time, with my families schedule and nothing else. Well - not true, I do want to become a true Student of God's Word, which has not been a priority for way toooo long. Time to get that straightened out.