Day to Day Adventures


A Day to Acclimate to High Altitude


Living in Missouri in the summer is HOT!  At home the temperatures are at least in the 90s and we’ve been seeing the 100s lately.  Makes for great days at the pool!

So to be in Colorado right now is quite the switch.  Today I wore jeans and a sweatshirt!  Not complaining it is just kind of odd!

Yesterday it rained off and on all day so we spent it getting used to the high altitude.  Some were headachy and all were tired.

We are pretty close to Hoosier Pass which is 11,500 feet altitude. 

But the view is AWESOME!(if not a bit cool)

Michael played games with his newest friend, Lancelot(don’t ask). 

This morning his cousin came for breakfast.

We were all well rested and ready for adventure after our day of down time!

Getaway Vacation


It has been a three years since we’ve packed up the kids & enough groceries & clothes for a week. 

Last time we went to Yellowstone & I was pre hip surgery so walking & sleeping on anything besides my bed was not a happy thing!

We saw some amazing country and had a lot of fun!  So as we planned to getaway this year we thought of going several places.  There are some who prefer warm beaches & salt water(ME!) and there are some who yearn for cool pine forests and mountain vistas(Steve)! 

Since Steve’s taken me to a beach for the last several years for his continuing education trip I didn’t fuss(much) when Colorado was the vote from every one!

One BIG difference this year is that Grandma & Grandpa Brush declined our invitation as they’ve had a very busy summer. 

They’ve gone with us on many of our trips and we always enjoy having them along for the trip.  The other difference is that we have Rebekah along for all the fun. 

So far we’ve seen some beautiful mountain vistas and amazing rocks that all the kids want to climb. 

After arriving at the house we rented, we had a desire to just chill out for a day.  It is a good house for that.  Lots of room & places to gather or hide out.

So games, naps, puzzles, reading & munching on popcorn are our goals for the day.  If we get motivated we might venture out and find the local grocery store or go for a hike.  But only maybe.

Embracing Vacation

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The sunset was amazing. 

The water was like bath water. 

We couldn’t resist getting in. 

Love my family for posing for a very cool shot!

School is just around the corner, planning time needs to be found, responsibilities are looming, commitments are on the calendar

We didn’t go far, we didn’t do much, we just enjoyed every moment together.

Wish I could go back.


Pomme de Terre Lake


Oh I love doing nothing.  Not all the time because just sitting around does get old.  But if I have the opportunity to just grab my book, a glass of tea & sit in the sun for an hour by the water.  Oh yeah I am all over that. 

Especially at sunset

A lot of times we use our vacation to go & see this fabulous country that God has created or to see where history happened.  We originally planned to find a beach to visit this year but that plan fell through so instead we searched out some water closer to home.  Lake Pomme de Terre fit the bill & we found a great house on VRBO which is a great site by the way.

We were there 6 nights and I am pretty sure I didn’t do a lick of work while we were there.  Well okay I did do a couple loads of laundry so we had clothes.  But two load for 8 people for 6 days—well I am okay with that.  Here are the highlights!


Playing games


On the water




more fishing


Playing in the water

more fishing


Learning new games


Time alone


Time together

We live in such a fast paced world that I cherish every moment where we can just hang out together, be thankful for each person & enjoy the time.  There is just nothing like it.