Saturday, October 29, 2011

Project 365, October Recap, Part 3

Here we go with the final installment of Project 365 for this month. As I mentioned in the previous posts, we're in Colorado this week. WHERE WE HAD SNOW! Lots and lots of snow. IN OCTOBER. So silly to think we'd get through this furlough without any snow :)

We arrived in Denver Tuesday, where it was raining. But the rain soon changed to snow and by Wednesday morning when we looked out the window, we saw this:
Our nephew lives out in the country and snow-covered trees, fields and mountains filled the vista.

And it was still snowing! The forecast did not bode well for our plans to drive south to visit friends in CaƱon City, but we decided to go for it anyway. Like the unofficial postal worker's creed: "Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night, stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds", we didn't want to let a little -- well, a lot -- of snow prevent us from visiting good friends.

And we're so glad we went! It's always fun to connect with friends where you can just pick up where you left off, isn't it? Our friendship goes back to our homeschool days, when their son and our son were practically inseparable. We had a lot of fun catching up and hanging out.
Before it got too late, Ivan helped Larry harvest this mound of basil and chard. The smell was heavenly!

The next morning when the sun came over the mountain, the landscape just sparkled:

As we prepared to leave, we realized the front of the car had been plastered with a thick coat of snow and ice from the trip the day before:

Back in Denver, we headed to Ivan's brother's house where we've been relaxing and enjoying time with the extended family. Including the newest member, Jadin, shown here with proud parents John and Amanda.

Ivan and his brother went to an aviation museum this morning...
They had a good time, and so did those of us who stayed home and relaxed. It was good to kick back and just visit with Alice. We used to live in the same town, back when Ivan and I first got married, and she was one of my best friends. They moved out here in '84 while we headed to Florida (then Michigan, Uganda and now Argentina) and we've only been able to get together a few times in the intervening years. So we treasure these few and far between visits!

This coming week is going to be C-R-A-Z-Y and I don't anticipate much computer time as we countdown to D-day (departure day): November 8th. However, I will be back with news of the biopsy results. It's been such an encouragement to hear from those of you who are praying! Thanks so much. How wonderful to be part of such a wonderful community of prayer warriors!


skoots1mom said...

love all the pics...the fall colors are gorgeous with the snow

continuing prayer for your biopsy

sara said...

oh my gosh, to see snow when we are still sweating down here!!!! But that first snow is always so beautiful!

praying for you!!!

rita said...

So glad you could visit with Aldo's clan and dear friends. What fun!
And enjoy the beauty of Colorado enhanced by the autumnal snowscapes.

Mari said...

That snow is really pretty, but I'm not ready to see it here yet! Glad you had fun in spite of it. :)
Praying for good results!


SNOW! WOW! I loved the snow pictures. I am not ready for it...that is why I live in the South...but I do love the look of snow. Glad you are having so much fun.

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

You were busy with all your updates.

Snow in October....I'm afraid I am just not cut out for the cold weather. It just makes me cold looking at it!

I had to do some back up reading to find out about your biopsy. I have had similar situations with abnormal pap test in years past and a history of cervical cancer so I know how waiting for test results, scheduling surgeries and all that fun stuff that comes along with it can be a chore, not to mention a bit nerve wracking. We will defiantly be praying for positive results and for healing!

and prayers

The Bug said...

Gorgeous snow (since it's not here). I'm glad it didn't stop you from visiting!

momma frans said...

more beautiful pictures. you've been on a climate roller coaster!
prayers sent up for you!