Monday, April 26, 2010

Trip to the Royal Gorge and Bridge

As our last few months are winding to a close, we knew that there were a few more natural wonders that we needed to see here in Colorado So over Spring Break we headed down to Canon City to see the Royal Gorge and Bridge. I know this sounds like loads of excitement, but it was actually quite fun, and scary. The snow makes it look really cold and dramatic, but it wasn't that bad.

This Bridge turns out to be the highest suspension bridge in the world. We walked across it three times. There is also an aerial tram that goes across the gorge, and the worlds steepest incline train. The aerial tram was a little freaky for me. It's back and forth swaying made me wonder if the little cable could really hold that much weight. Also some of the windows were opened, and I worried someone would jump out. I always visualize the worst! I'm just crazy like that.

I guess this area is full of history. A lot of olden day movies were made here, and even a war was fought over who could lay the railroad the fastest and claim the only route through the pass. And as always, the girls loved the carousel ride the best. Anything to ride a horse. The Bridge in the BackgroundThose cables don't look very strong! I love the arrow pointing the way...The incline railwayIvy full of crazy excitement. (always)The only picture of meThe Arkansas RiverThe Aerial TramOn the Tram My baby about to jump out of an open window, thousands of feet above the river. See what I mean?

Friday, April 23, 2010

home news

Well it's been a whirlwind of a week, and we've had more blessings than I can name. First off, after a grueling search in Tucson, we finally found a home. We, of course, had heard that the houseing market has been hit hard, and we were anxious to make a deal with all the foreclosures. But it was hard to find one that we liked, and that didn't have offers already on the table. Some areas were great, others not so much. We really had to trust that we would be led to the right area for our family. And after much consideration, ended up signing a deal for a new home, still being built. All the builders have had to compete with the foreclosures so the prices were about the same. But here's the bonus, it's a floorplan that I really like, and works for our family. We were able to pick a lot of our own colors, plus the incentives were really really good. Our home ended up being in a cul-de-sac, just down the street from a park, and pool. Plus I prayed for back yard neighbors. Yea! I hate feeling spyed on! Here's a link to the neighborhood in case your interested. It is Go check it out, but be warned I may just be trying to entice you to come visit! Come in the winter when it is 65 degrees outside...
The other happy news, is that our house has been on the market for 8 days, and we went under contract today. I about went crazy with all the showings and trying to keep this place clean. My kids were about to form a mutiny. We worked hard, but it was worth it. I never realized how much babies are like walking windstorms, especially during meal times. They can make two messes to everyone I can clean up!
So things are lining up just perfectly. I guess we really are meant to move down there. Or it wouldn't all happen this way. It's also proof to me that the Lord hears and answers our prayers!

Park and pool just down the streeta lot greener than I expected it to be!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Moving is hard!

Life has been crazy! I feel as though I have spent far too long cleaning, and re-cleaning this house to prepare for it selling. It has been on the market for 3 days now, and we have had two showings. It has been stressful for me. And I am feeling very torn about our up coming move. Tucson may be a nice place to live, but I'm a little more sad about the few close friends that we are leaving behind, and the threatning thought of trying to make new friends. Sure this is probably on everyones mind when they move, but I don't make friends easily at all. Especially the kind that I feel comfortable enough to be myself around. I should be used to this by now. This will be the 3rd move with the company, 4th if you count the move to Herriman, Ut to be closer to the store. Geez, people joke that we move more than those in the military, which is true. My kids are a little annoyed, but we have loved moving around and seeing the sights. This one is a little harder though. This place has felt a little more like home than the last few. It's sad to leave this house that we have worked soo hard to improve. Sigh, oh well, I'm sure there will be many more experiences like this one. Many more moves that take us out of our comfort zones. We'll survive, we always do. I just don't know if I'm getting any stronger.
Tomorrow Kel and I fly down to AZ to find a place to live. The sad part is he stays down there to work, while I fly home by myself. Who cares if they haven't had a manager for 2 months or more. I need a little more time processing this....
Lol, ok, my whining is done. Wish us luck finding a place to live, and to sell this house in time.