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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

royalty...


this past weekend my sweet friend janae came to visit me from arizona...it was so great to have her here! she flew in on friday and we had lunch at jimmy john's and just ran errands...that night we drove downtown & picked up J-Ru's yummy middle eastern food and met cam at the hospital for dinner...

i could say alot about janae (she is fun, patient, kind, light-hearted, a fantastic mom, has a strong testimony of jesus christ, understanding, determined...to name a few) but more than anything- one of her best qualities is that she is a true, loyal friend...which is very, very hard to come by. i was having a kinda hard week and to have her here for the weekend, was such a blessing. she doesn't need to be impressed and she doesn't judge. she was giving my kids baths, cleaning my kitchen, telling me what a great mom i was and was even laughing at jay leno with me at night. she has been through alot in the past year and i know that good things are headed her way because she deserves the very, very best!

ya we are posing in front of the denver temple!
i finally made it to the "royalty"...the royal gorge that is! the world's highest suspension bridge, yes i know you are impressed. i had to show janae a good time while she was in town (lol!) so i planned a day trip with some of our friends and we drove to canon city, colorado - which is about an hour & half away...it was beautiful weather and despite a slow start (two stops for gas, whoops! and jeff's walk-in order at mcdonald's...yes, the "face of all the tardiness" ha ha) the day went off without a hitch!

check out the bridge in the background...

jeff & mindy...nachelle & jay...janae...me & cam...
and all the cute kiddos of course.

...it was kinda windy...comical.

cam saw this side of the road go-kart place on the way and was determined to stop on the way home...some said it was their favorite part of the day!!!
i must admit, it was legit...

...and he doesn't get out much, above & below...proof.


checked another thing off my to-do-list in denver...luved it...you didn't disappoint gorge.

7 comments:

MerileeAshton said...

Oh the Royal Gorge is super cool, if one isn't impressed by the engineering the sheer drop oughta do it! Definitely a tourist trap, but definitely something on that 'to do' in Colorado list!! Looks like you had fun and got a beautiful day. :)

Dolphinsbarn said...

How do I get drug into this without a mention of our SECOND gas stop (after leaving the gas station)?

Those cars blew my mind. I'd go back to the gorge just to tap those again... just have to grow my ponytail out first...

Sarah said...

your girls are darling. cam is hilarious. and your halloween costumes were too cute. What a fun time...

Kelsi Fullmer said...

How fun!! Looks like we need to take a trip to denv! I love how lucy's dress is flying up in every pic. And you say that you don't have any style? You are HOT! haha so excited to see you guys this weekend!

Melissa said...

Have I mentioned lately how totally jealous I am you get to live in Colorado??!! I swear I live to see your photos :) Oh, and I got to go to the Denver Temple dedication - I was 8 :-)

Rosanne said...

Cool - looks like so much fun!

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