And the month is flying by!! We have been having absolutely amazing weather here in Colorado! The sun has been shining brightly and we have been soaking up the sunshine and loving the warm weather. The first weekend in February Jen and I went with Brian Martin’s family to Glenwood spring for the weekend. They took us for our birthdays. That was a lot of fun! Our hotel had a pool with a nice waterslide, so we swam for awhile in the afternoon. Then we ate supper at a Mexican restaurant. After that we rode the tram cars to the top of the mountain where there is a fun park. We didn’t do any rides, but we did watch the fireworks that were being set off in the Valley. The next morning we went to the little Mennonite church where Brian’s cousin Lisa and her husband Merle attend. That was interesting. It is not a conservative Mennonite church. It was very small, maybe around 20, plus our group. After lunch with Merle and Lisa, we headed back to Olathe where we attended Sunnyview’s evening church service.

This past week on Tuesday, Jen’s sister Lorna and two friends, Kelly and Lois, came out to visit. We very much enjoyed their visit and were sad to see them leave today. On Tuesday they did a surprise lunch for Jen’s birthday. That was a lot of fun. Wednesday evening Jared’s and Wendall’s came over and we had a celebration for Jen and my birthdays. We had delicious enchiladas with chips and fresh salsa. For dessert we had ice cream cake. We got some very nice gifts! I was shocked and very happy to get a serger from Arlin and Becky! Thursday we went to Junction after school and went to Bananas. We did the Go Carts and Mini Golf. Then we went to Sonic for supper.

Friday after school we went to Ouray. We went to the Hot Springs in the evening. That was amazing! Then we spent the night in Ouray. Saturday we drove up to Ironton so the girls could get a better look at the Mountains. After that we took our time and strolled the streets and shopped until we were hungry. Then we went to Buen Tiempo for lunch. I had spinach enchildas which were very good. Then we went to Cascade Falls and spent some time there enjoying the beauty of God’s creation and the warm sunshine. After making a stop at Mouse’s so Lorna could get some chocolate, we headed back to Montrose where we did a little more shopping and then had some frozen yogurt. All in all it was a very fun weekend!


The mountains by Ironton, an ice climber we saw on our way


Cascade falls