Sunday, September 28, 2008

The kids visit cousin Trevyn

The family piled into the car for a trip to Laramie yesterday to see my sister's family and Andrew & Elizabeth's newborn cousin Trevyn.

Jeff (dad) and Trevyn

The Swansons and Trevyn

The cousins

Lynette (mom) and the baby

Andrew and Roscoe play fetch

For the drive back, we employed our favorite tactic of waiting til the kids bedtime so they'd sleep in the car. Ahh, sweet silence!

Tiny town

Yet another delay post due to my laziness! We finished our labor weekend a month ago with a visit to the famous Tiny Town Railroad just up the hill from our house. This is another great spot to take the kids for the day. Besides the train that loops around the pint-sized village, it also has a regular playground - great when they get tired of exploring the tiny buildings and riding the train.

Rifle Falls

I never got around to writing about our family trip to New Castle on Labor day weekend - almost a month ago. Besides the obligatory visit to the Glenwood hot springs pool - which the kids love - we spent a half day at Rifle Falls State Park, near Rifle. It's an impressive falls over a limestone formation that also has quite a few caves to explore. Unfortunately we didn't know about the caves, and didn't come prepared with flashlights. It's a worthwhile daytrip if you're in the area. One of my dad's neighbors in New Castle has a boy, Colin, who is Andrew's age and he joined us - including my dad - for our tour of the falls.
Dean (my dad), Colin, Andrew, Elizabeth, and me.
Dad and Elizabeth from behind the falls.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Nephew #2

I'm an Uncle times two today. My sister Lynette had a baby boy! Trevyn Jeffrey Morris was born at 1:10am on Sept 7. He weighed in at 6lbs, 10oz, 19 3/4 inches. Congrats, Lynette and Jeff!

Monday, September 01, 2008

Photo from Pikes Peak

I finally received my photo from the Pikes Peak Ascent. You can barely tell it's me, but it is. If you're thinking it looks like I'm not even running, you're right. The last few miles of the race are more like a fast hike - for most people, anyway.