another great weekend with Shelley, Erik, Avery and Owen in Crested
Here are the girls being patriotic to two countries! The girls
show off their red, white and blue outfits made possible by their
"Made in America With Scottish Parts" t-shirts.
||This was our
first chance to see the new house that Shelley and Erik built in
town last summer.
This is the view from their back porch...really tough, huh? (The
mountain is Crested Butte itself.) The house is 3 levels, with bedrooms
on the first floor and living room, kitchen, dining room, and deck
all on the second floor to get the best views and the most light.
They also have a loft area on a third floor with office space for
Shelley and Erik.
They can walk to town and are about to sell the car you can see
in this picture because they no longer need two vehicles!
|| The house
is livable but has lots of little projects left to do, like window
trim inside and landscaping outside. Bill helps Erik sink the lumber
that will outline the front gravel walk and flower beds in front
of the porch.
||Bill is eating
CHIMICHANGAS! Our first night in CB was Bill's first night able
to eat dairy products in 18 years. We decided we had to go to Donita's
Mexican Cantina and let Bill loose.
the extended friends-and-family crew enjoying "Sunset Club"
aka "Let's all bike some beer out to a river and watch the
sun go down."
Shelley and Erik's house is somewhere in the group of houses
in the background. We walked here, pulling a wagon full of girls,
drinks, and snacks. The girls spent the whole evening down at
the water's edge throwing about 1200 rocks into the water.
Bill and I spent the evening hanging out and getting caught up
with folks we hadn't seen in a couple years!
Oh, and drinking the beer!
Shelley's Uncle Johnny flipping Emily head over heels. At one
point in the afternoon Erik had come into the house and said,
"You have to go outside and see the girls."
John taught PE and coached gymnastics for over 30 years and was
having a great time helping Avery and Emily do backbends, walkovers,
and backflips in the backyard!
John said Em was so small and light he could spot her all day.
We got Sarah out to try it too. She wasn't as sure what to do
with all of her arms and legs but loved giving it a try.