Wow, I just checked my last post…it was almost 3 weeks ago! I am somewhat back. Still a bit tired from my excursions to every mountain in the Rockies! It’s funny, two months ago I was excitedly awaiting the arrival of June when I would see my nephews and brother. Now, that week has come and gone, just like that *sigh*. We had a great time and it was so nice to see the boys or rather men, and to meet our newest addition to the family, my nephew’s wife.
We had breakfasts and picnic lunches and still came home for dinner. Exhausting but so much fun. There was constant laughter and giggling, and jokes galore. My children had a great time too. They have missed their uncle a lot and so they were ecstatic to have him for a whole week. Laith really enjoys the company of guys (makes a change from his bossy sisters) and so he really had a good time with his cousins. The Saturday they all left, my husband insisted we go to a movie because he didn’t want me moping around the house. I was hesitant at first because I felt like moping; I missed them and I wanted to sulk, but I realised it wasn’t any fun for him, so I agreed. My house is still too quiet and I feel a bit lost. However, I do have another visit to look forward to in July; my best friend from Houston is coming!
Today’s post does not have a recipe and that’s only because I haven’t really got my recipes and pictures ready yet. My house is still a mess and all the bedding and linens are strewn about waiting to be washed and packed away. I really need to tend to that first. I just wanted to post something so in case anyone was wondering where I’d got to…
|Big Horn Sheep at Rocky Mountain National Park|
|Dipping toes in the icy water|
|Pondering the meaning of life?|
|life at 10,000 feet|
|My birthday flowers|
|My birthday cake…cut at 12,000 feet|
|Echo Lake at Mount Evans|
On another note, it’s finally summer in Colorado! After weeks of rain and snow, we finally have sunshine and beautiful blue skies. The farmers markets are in full swing and I had the opportunity to visit a few this week. Some are still very light on produce and that’s because of Colorado’s growing season, but there is plenty of local dairy products, honey and bread to be found. The Boulder Farmer’s Market had a big selection of spring greens and vegetables, more than the other markets I visited and that maybe because there are quite a few farms surrounding Boulder.
|Offerings at Boulder Farmer’s Market|
|Pearl Street Mall, Boulder|
|A very big Rustica loaf we picked up from the market|
|Sprague Lake at RMNP|
|A frozen Bear Lake at RMNP|
|My nephew’s and brother’s birthday cake|