We went on a camping trip to Colorado a few weeks ago. All of us had fun on this adventure, and it was a blessing to see some of our Northwestern friends again.
We stayed in a cozy cabin with no electricity for a few days, and really enjoyed ‘roughing it’ in God’s creation. We cooked with a wood stove and hauled water with a yoke and buckets from a nearby developed spring. The weather was cooler and it frosted at least a few mornings. I liked the change for a few days. (-:
Daddy and three of the young men decided to take a hike up a peak which could be seen in the distance. We were at about 9,000 feet in elevation already, and the peak was about 13,000 ft. I think the length of the hike was 15-21 miles, but they did it, and made it up to the peak. Daddy said it was EPIC.
We all had a lot of fun; cooking, hiking, hauling water, being a militia at Papa and Grandma’s house (we met at my grandparents house. This is a joke, by the way (-:), cleaning up and doing dishes camp-style, talking, playing in the nice, cold creek and plenty of things like that. But I think the best part was visiting, conversing, and fellowshipping with family and friends. (-:
On the way to Colorado.
On to the cabin! (-:
An abandoned mining town, CO
Here we are at the cabin (-:
Some cute little girls want to go fishing!
The creek. Yes, it was cold! (-:
Washing dishes, camp-style!
Psalm 147:7-8 (KJV)
7 Sing unto the Lord with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God:
8 Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.
The peak in the background is the one that Daddy
and three of the young men climbed.
Going for water
Some of us went for a hike up a nearby bluff
Looking out over the valley –
Rose and Heather getting water
Back in Missouri, the zinnias are doing well.
We have been getting plenty of cucumbers
and banana peppers from our garden, as
you can see. Skye has been making salsas,
pickles, relish, etc. to try and use up some
Ruby is growing up! She likes to help (-:
One word she has been saying is “Agah”
(‘Agua’, Spanish for ‘water’). She is a
We have so much to be thankful for!
May the LORD bless you,
Psalm 145 (KJV)
145 I will extol thee, my God, O king; and I will bless thy name for ever and ever.
2 Every day will I bless thee; and I will praise thy name for ever and ever.
3 Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.
4 One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts.
5 I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works.
6 And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts: and I will declare thy greatness.
7 They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness, and shall sing of thy righteousness.
8 The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.
9 The Lord is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.
10 All thy works shall praise thee, O Lord; and thy saints shall bless thee.
11 They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power;
12 To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of his kingdom.
13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endureth throughout all generations.
14 The Lord upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that be bowed down.
15 The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat in due season.
16 Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.
17 The Lord is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.
18 The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.
19 He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them.
20 The Lord preserveth all them that love him: but all the wicked will he destroy.
21 My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord: and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.