Monday, July 6, 2009

weekend wrap up

What a busy weekend we had. I am so glad I have nothing to do today... well, except for laundry. There's always laundry to do.

We decided to celebrate our country's birthday by going for a hike. We went to a local state park named Castlewood Canyon and three hours later we climbed out of the canyon sweaty and very tired. It's really not that hard of a hike. I, and a couple of other members of the family, are just out of shape. It was a nice day, though. There was enough cloud cover most of the time to keep us on the cooler side and beautiful surroundings.

(you can click on the above collage to get a better view of each photo)

We went home and took short naps before eating dinner and heading over to watch our local fireworks. We weren't sure the show would go on because of thunderstorms and rain that rolled through during the late afternoon hours. The temperature dropped to around 60 but the rain had stopped and the fireworks were launched. Twenty five minutes of bombs bursting in air was a nice way to end the day.



We spent all day Sunday moving Danielle into her new apartment. She and good friend Meagan will be sharing a two bedroom apartment near her school. The apartment is nothing fancy but I think the two of them will make it cute and their own.

Don and I have decided that this will be the last time we play the roles of "movers." [I think I've said this before.] She will be starting her Senior year this fall and every year we have moved her into a new place. And every time except one, she moved out and stayed here at home for the summer and then moved to her new home. That meant an extra move. Of course, along the way, she has collected more "stuff." From here on out, we will (or she will) have to pay for someone to lug all that "stuff" up two and a half flight of stairs (or whatever it may be).

By the time we got home last night, we were ready for an early retreat to bed. And boy did that bed feel good.

10 comments:

brspeer said...

Help with moving is what friends and family are for...

MightyMom said...

you rebel. I knew that was you on the dam before I blew up the pic!!

:-)

barb said...

Thanks for the pics! At least you're not moving a piano with Dani's moves.

MightyMom said...

to answer your question.

usually we only give her 1 spoon or fork at a time. But Subvet'd put her ice cream in front of her, complete with spoon before I'd cleared her plate and it's accompanying fork. So she grabbed both the spoon and the fork and went to town....just don't ask her if it tastes good! ;-)

thedomesticfringe said...

Moving is always a fun and back-breaking time.

-FringeGirl

Short Stop said...

Oh boy, do I remember all those times of moving in college. And, the stuff - it just accumulates like crazy.

I love the pictures - looks like you had a great weekend. I love how your family really knows how to celebrate - always up for adventure!!

Susan said...

Good luck on her moving herself :o) Maybe Mickey and I are just softies but we are always there and willing to help our kids when they need it......I might say that they return the deeds, too!!!
Glad your fireworks didn't get rained out. We didn't go this year but the big show had some kind of a glitch and it wasn't finished. I think a lawsuit is pending now against the company that supplied them. Lots of disappointed spectators to be sure!!!
Susan

Jamey said...

looks and sounds like you had a great 4th with your family! moving is a LOT of work, how nice of you to help Danielle each time though!! we hired movers for one move in Colorado and it was the best thing we ever did :)

Christine said...

Your dog looks calm. We made the mistake of thinking our dog would like fireworks once. It was not pretty.

Mary@notbefore7 said...

Oh my - yep - time for the friends to be the movers and mom and dad to come by at lunchtime with the subs :)