Monday, September 27, 2010

Camping at Vallecito lake

 While they were here visiting we decided to go camping for 3 days. We had a lot of fun but prior to camping we have not had rain for months and the three days that we decided to camp it rained and rained and rained some more.  So we had to get  a little creative in the tents.
 This is a little hike we did on our last day of camping. It was really pretty.

We did some canoing
We ate icecream

We played games of baseball

We looked for lots and lots of bugs

So this is our tent.  Not a good time to find out that we need a new tent. We had to improvise a little for all of the rain we got.  Mind you this tent is almost 9 years old, it was leaking pretty good.

This is our beatiful sight before it started raining

We did some fishing and swimming

This is basically what our sight looked like the rest of the time.  I call it space camp. We had to buy a really big tarp to go over the top and then we used space blankets for the sides and puuled each of our vans on the sides to block the rain from coming in.

 Also not to leave out the first night we were there, we had a little visitor in our campground at about 1 in the morning. Jeff was no there that night, so I was in my tent alone with the kids and Becky was in her tent alone with her kids, and I awoke to a loud bang in the garbage can. Which  by the way was really close to our sight. Then i started to hear some growling, man that Bear was mad. I was SOOOOO freaked out, i could hardley move, I don't think my heart has ever beated so hard.  I was praying and prayin that the bear would not come over to our tent, but after the garbage can, I heard him come over to our campground and he started playing with our chairs we left out under the canopy. Lets just say that was a little to close for my comfort. To hear him growling feet away form our tent without jeff there was more bear than I need to hear.  Needless to say he wandered down the road, but it took me at least 2 hours to fall back asleep. The funny part was that Becky didn't even hear a thing. Good thing though because I have never been so scared. All in all it was a very fun trip even though it rained the whole time.


This summer was full of fun and as always we love having visitors.  Near the end of July we had Jeffs Brothers family come and Jeffs parents and his 2 sisters for about a week and a half. We had so much fun together and love having them come. Here are some of the things we did.     There is a really fun little river in town and its perfect to tube down for the kids. It's really shallow and they have so much fun.

 Here are the boys working really hard at making a dam.
We decide to take the kid up to hike chimney rock, but when we got there we found out it wasnt what we thought it was and it wasnt really for the kids so Grandpa took the kids on a little nature hike before we left, so we decided to take the kids over to Pagosa Springs and found a fun hike there.

Here is our little hike we found. We actually saw a bear too. 

Monday, September 13, 2010

Boating at Navajo Lake

So this summer we got to go boating. YEA!! I have not been boating in way to long to even say, and the kids have never been. We have some AWESOME friends who got a boat and invited us and we had a BLAST, the kids keep asking me when we can go again.  So as you can see Matthew, Ashlie and Davin trying out the water.
Here is Jeff Knee boarding for the first time ever, and he got up on his first try.  We were so proud of him =)

Here I am knee boarding for the first time as well.  I got up my first time, but man getting over the wake is scary when you have not done it for a while. But, not half as bad as trying to come back.

 Here is Jeff water sking for his first time as well. He did so good and got up on the first try, and even went in and out of the wake.  And... then he crashed!
Just thought this was a cool picture. This is my friend who had a cool crash!

 Here we are tubing. Matthew got on for about 3 min and wanted to get off right away. Then ashlie tried it, and LOVED it. She would have gone all day if we would have let her.  And here is my little Brandon soaking up some sun. He didn't want to try the tube, but he loved jusmping in the water. My kids tell us very often that we have to get a boat now.

The lake i can't remember the name of=)

We were driving around trying to find a good place to camp, and came upon this lake. It had a really fun campground and then we decided to take a little hike around the lake. The kids had a blast and found this fun log to play on. I love colorado and the beautiful mountains we have.