Monday, December 26, 2011

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

What a delight to see Christmas through the eyes of a toddler. We had lots of "Whoa" and "Wow" and "Yea!" and could not have felt more love. Christmas festivities were not even close to a "silent night"; however, the noise, the activity, the family, and the frenzy reminded us how grateful we are to have so many people that we love.

May 2012 bring new life and refreshing to you and all your families.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Our Windproof, Winter Jackets put to the Test!

Whenever we agree to follow Darin G. on an adventure, we expect a memory! This year's post Turkey snowshoe hike certainly delivered. We climbed Mount Eva to burn all our fuel from pumpkin pie. We certainly burned the pumpkin pie, our hamstrings, our calves, our glutes, and our quads! A huge storm moved in right as we got above tree line. We felt like true mountaineering folk...what we didn't feel was our finger tips or our toes. The clouds parted on our descent to give us a clear picture of the Winter Park Valley. What a reward for our day's work. Thanks Goods for helping to create an adventure we'll never forget.

Thankful Hearts

Our Gratitude list (abbreviated): Family visits home from Julie and Kevin, two turkey dinners with people we love, a game of "Reitsema Football" with no twisted ankles, the words and phrases Lia has picked up that make us smile, adventures with friends who love us well, and understanding that what feels out of our control is held with loving purpose in the hands of our Father. Hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday!