I think we had like 20 days in a row of 100+ deg. weather. It was awful! So we made a few phone calls and sent a few emails and soon we were on our way to visit friends and family over an extended Labor Day weekend in Colorado.
The mountains. Cool air. No sweat dripping down your back. Long walks. Beautiful! It makes me want to break out "Rocky Mountain High...Colorado". Come on John Denver fans...
Anyway, it didn't disappoint. The weather was AMAZING and we soaked. it. up! Highs were in the 70's and 80's with lows sometimes getting into the 30's at night.
Thanks to Nathan, The Witler family and Bill, Sally, and Diva Bell for being such great hosts. The Hubley's had a great time!
These deer frequent Nate's back yard. Hannah loved watching them. She kept saying "Dawwg". She thinks anything on four legs is a dog (except cats).
We hiked around this beautiful lake in Nate's little town of Evergreen.
Hannah kept calling the ducks and didn't understand why they wouldn't come to her. They would get real close (thinking we had bread) and them swim away. She would stomp her foot, yell at them, and look at me like..."Why won't they come to me?" Then, she would start calling them again.
Scott and Nate went on a "real" hike while Hannah and I napped. Look at that view! I was hoping he would get his mountain fix...but I think this only made it worse.
We went to visit some college friends, the Witler's, in a nearby town one day and enjoyed hanging out with them and their two kiddos. I wish I would have taken a picture of the kids running around, but we didn't even try to get a 4 yr old, 2 yr old, and a 16 month old to stand still long enough for that. We hung out in their back yard while the kids ran around for literally...about 4 hours and no one was sweating! Normally, Hannah is ringing with sweat after 30 minutes in our yard. Needless to say, it was lots of fun. Here is a picture of the boys.
Saying goodbye to Nathan and Kendra.
I just like this picture because Hannah is actually looking right at the camera AND smiling.
Scott's Aunt Sally and Hannah hanging out on the porch.
Bill hard at work in the kitchen cooking up something delicious!
One day while Hannah was napping at Sally and Bill's, Scott and I got away to enjoy some local scenery.
Hannah playing with Diva Belle.
Me and Sally.
Hannah eating rolled oats with blueberries....mmmmm. Sally adds a little butter and organic honey that makes this breakfast a real treat. I have added it to my breakfast recipes.
Hannah playing at a playground near Bill and Sally's house. Isn't it just glorious!?
She loves to slide.
The whole gang before we left.Thanks again everyone for letting us come visit and escape the Texas heat!