Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

"Enter into His gates with thanksgiving & into His courts with praise"
~Psalm 100:4

You probably thought I was talking about Christmas...oh, no. For anyone who knows me, Fall is the most beautiful time and is totally my favorite season. Keri, Skylar, Ethan and I made a day trip to see the colors of the aspens, eat at K's and to get the kiddos out of the house :) We drove to Buena Vista, CO to see the autumn season that is upon us. We were not disappointed!

Ethan just recently started to walk. This was his first big trip where he got to walk a lot outside. He was a rockstar!

Mommy and Ethan's hands holding an aspen leaf. A Chaplain I know once told me that aspens on the ground look like little potato chips :) I've never forgotten that.....and I'm sure one day I'll tell Ethan too!

Ethan was not interested in sitting still for a photo. He was on the move and just had to see things! I love that he is so curious! I just like this photo of him and Skylar.


Ethan was mesmerized by the delicious chocolate and vanilla cone at K's in "BV" (as the locals call it!) It was his first ice cream ever. He had lots of fun and I didn't mind at all that it got all over his stroller. I have accepted that boys are messy :) So, I'm just embracing the fun and messy part of being a mommy :) (For anyone who knows me, I'm like Monica off of Friends as far as cleaning. But not as bad! I promise :)

Getting some chocolate kisses from my little E-man! I love his squissy little cheeks!

Seriously, who would not love the beautiful scenery?

We had an awesome day! The kiddos crashed out on the way home from all the excitement and adventures they had partaken in. Skylar and Ethan have become fast friends! It was the most precious thing when they were reaching for each others hands in the back seat! Priceless!


  1. Great pictures! I'm excited about moving to Hawaii but sometimes I'm jealous that Katie gets to go back to Colorado.

  2. These are awesome photos, Mary-Anne. The Aspens are beautiful! What a great day you all must have had! Love, Mom