Sunday, August 28, 2011

A daytrip to see a glacier via the fall river road

A snowball fight in August!

You know me too well. I can't stop discovering my surroundings! We finally had a free weekend for our little family of three. I suggested a hike followed by a picnic. 
To get there, we drove about an hour or so west of Denver to the town of Idaho Springs. Then we hiked for  less than a mile? Let me tell you, walking uphill at an elevation of 10,000 feet was not easy, but then again I was only carrying our lunch, hubby on the other hand was looking after Beli.

snowboarders descending from the snowfield.

 I noticed many of the trees had its roots spreading outwards.
 Collecting flowers.

 Time for our picnic.
 Enjoying the beautiful view.

 Ready for the snowfight?

We are!

 We made it back to the parking lot just as it was beginning to rain.
It was a great day! Beli was exhausted and within minutes she fell asleep.
How is your weekend going?

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Colors of Summer

Lately, have been inspired by arts and crafts. 

My friend took her niece to a family art class and invited Beli and I to join them. We happily said yes!
The theme that day was seahorses.

Much talent.

Beli did an amazing job sitting for almost two hours. She kept asking me for more colors.

My friend drawing a seahorse. I wished I had taken a final picture of the painting, it was very cool!
Beli's art work.

Ta, da! this lovely canvas is proudly displayed in our living room. A perfect gift for my birthday!

I had to work on my birthday (it happened last weekend) and I was nicely surprised by hubby and Beli with a cake and candles.
Hubby  told me that Beli patiently waited for me to arrive so she could have some cake. Awwww.
I blew the candles and made one wish.
One wish only.

Strangely, I feel that I still have so much to learn about life. 
Thank you for all your comments about suggestions for my photos. The packages keep arriving in the mail and I'm running out of space!LOL 
 I have been so busy adjusting at work that when I come home, I barely have time to make dinner, bond with Beli, and prepare to do it again the following day. Maybe it's because I have been out of the workforce for so long that I still can't accept that this is how it's going to be. 
At least, it's a happy chaos!
 Beli keeps us grounded. 
Her smile, her innocence, her giggles remind me to stay in the present and stop thinking about the past, about what our life was before returning to the States. 
Sometimes I feel so isolated.
Strange hu?
How do you stay  in the present?
What keeps you grounded?

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

windows of a palace

Wouldn't it be great to live in a palace?
It's possible. 
In Split, Croatia.
I'm finally getting around to ordering prints for all the photos I took when we lived overseas. 
found a  great deal: 9 cent prints with free shipping.
My next debate is this, once I receive the photos do I put them in photo albums, leave them in a box, or only select a few and make a scrapbook.  there are thousands.
what are your suggestions?

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