Tuesday, July 7, 2009

It was Glorious!!

I got to spend my 4th of July weekend with Bella and Dylan and their parents.  Dustin and Kayla came along too.  What a fun, family weekend we had....starting with an old fashioned BBQ in the middle of a rain storm!!  Yes, that's my son from Deadliest Catch fame BBQing our burgers on his porch!

Then Miss Bella had to show grandma her princess dress and a few ballerina moves!

The best part was getting to touch those two precious grandbabies onces again.  Little Dylan came right up to each of us and sat on our laps and just smiled.  He was so happy to see ALL of us!

Miss Bella got to spend the night in the motel with us....doesn't she look cute in her Cracker Barrel dress??
Then it was off to the Rockies game for the 4th...BUT of course we got rained on first.  They had a thunderstorm every afternoon while we were there.  

I love that smile!!!

It was such a beautiful day that we took a walk to the park where we had a little family fun.  The guys played basketball and chicken on the low balance beam.  Lots of laughing and fun!

Then it was onto bowling!  Dallas loves to bowl...it's family fun!  Can you tell these two are brothers???

Dallas teaching his kiddos to bowl!  

Dylan got his first lesson and enjoyed it!  Clapping for himself as the ball rolled down the alley!

We had to see a little more of Colorado so we headed to the mountains near the Red Rocks and went for a hike.  It was a gorgeous day with gorgeous surroundings and views.

The remnants of the Walker home high up on the mountain.
Views of the Red Rocks!

Love those clouds and the blue skies!
What a great place for a photo!  
Here all of us are at a place where the people of Colorado were going to build a home for President's to vacation in.  It was never completed.  Gorgeous views and lots of lady bugs...I had never seen so many and they bite!!!
Look at all the lady bugs on this rock and they were flying all around us too.  
My DIL, Selena and I enjoying the view of the Red Rocks.
Bella wanted to show me how she can swim with her floating swim suit or her babing suit as she calls it!

Dylan likes the water too but can't yet float on his own.

It all came to an end too soon but what a great 4th of July we all had!  Thanks Dallas and Selena for your hospitality!  We sure enjoyed seeing you and can't wait to come back again!


Love Being a Nonny said...

Love all the family fun. Ball games and bowling. Family togetherness. I know you were in heaven!

Just a little something from Judy said...

A caring, fun family...time spent in Colorado...precious little ones...and a grandma with a camera...what could be more fun!! I love hearing about your family and the good times you all have together. I do think your little granddaughter looks so much like you. Do others think that? Thanks for sharing your joy.

Joyce said...

Looks like a wonderful holiday...I love 'babing suit'-that's what my daughter used to call hers and we all still use that word 20 years later.

Loved seeing the Red Rocks...my dad was from Broomfield and my grandparents had a farm there so we spent lots of summer holidays in CO...so beautiful!

Lorrie said...

Hi Connie, Thanks for stopping by to visit me. I enjoyed "meeting" your family on your blog. What a great July 4th weekend you had--you are blessed!

Mason said...

I'm so sad we couldn't go with you! It looks like you had a ton of fun and we would have loved to see Dallas & Family! Next time for sure! ;) xoxo Mason's Mommy

Karen said...

Oh YAY! What a fun trip!!! I can't wait until I have my two weeks in Colorado again this summer. Pagosa Springs for TWO ENTIRE WEEKS! One of them all by myself! Then Mark drives back with they boys for a week. Lots of 4wding and fly fishing! And MONSOONS! WHOO HOOOO!!!!!!!
Hugs! :)

skoots1mom said...

what a great time you all had...and the pictures are so good, too!
fun, fun, fun
it is so pretty there!
what a blessing

Kat said...

So many great photos of all the fun. The kids are adorable! I'm so glad you got to spend so much time with them all.


linda said...

What great family pictures! I bet you were in heaven with those two little adorable ones (and their parents too!)

We were in Colorado a few weeks ago and had a wonderful time. I love Red Rocks. I couldn't believe all of the people out exercising in the Red Rocks ampitheater itself, going up and down those stairs...what great exercise!

All of those ladybugs are insane!

Laura said...

What an amazing family event. Your grandchildren are precious.

PS. You have a great haircut!


Cindy said...

What wonderful pictures and family time. Miss Bella is getting big.

I can't believe that my grandbaby will be 5 on Sunday ~ Where DOES the time go?

Blessings to you,

Christine said...

Looks like you guys had a wonderful time. I am so glad you were all able to be together. Love the pictures of all of you and Colorado.

Cheffie-Mom said...

Your blog is always such a JOY to visit! You have such a beautiful family! Hugs!

Nina Diane said...

looks like such great fun Connie! I know you just enjoyed those grandbabies so much. I can't believe how big Dylan has gotten!

LisaShaw said...

Hello Connie,

I enjoyed viewing all of the photos and reading your captions. Thanks for the glimpse into what was a beautiful family time together. So important and special.

Glad I was able to stop by today. Blessings and peace to you and your family.

Lavender Chick said...

Glad you had such a wonderful holiday!

Rain? What is that?

YaYa's Funhouse said...

I see you have a wonderful time with the family. I know you hated leaving those babies.

What's up with the lady bugs? and they bite???

Tea Time With Melody said...

Connie, your granddaughter Bella looks just like you. In one of the pictures she and you had the same expressions......Looks like you all had a great time. I love Colorado, we have good friends in Durango.


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