It was so much fun being able to spend time with relatives in Colorado.  One evening we had dinner with family.  We wanted to get a group shot and I asked Uncle Lawrence and Uncle Bill to be my models while everyone got ready.  This one is what I call my “smile picture”.   A picture that makes me smile just because.


Whenever the kids went exploring, they would carry a shovel around with them. We had been told by a few people to be especially careful roaming because the weather was hot!

Opa and Adrian found a rattler while they were working on the yard and Audrey saw one while exploring. Thankfully, my children are less concerned about finding a snake than I am and they spent many hours roaming Grandma’s “backyard.”

Pink Cactus

We are rarely in Colorado in June. But this year, we were able to see so many flowers during our trip. We were told it was an extra pretty year too. These might be my favorite of the cactus flowers, but all were beautiful.

I think that this is a purple pincushion cactus.