Monday, October 19, 2009

Denver Conference Trip

Nathan had the opportunity to attend a work conference in Denver the 11th-14th, which was wonderful because I got to go along and visit my side of the family! We went a little early and had a nice little vacation :) We did many fun things, including staying with my Grams at her new place on Friday and Saturday night. On Sunday Nathan had to check into the hotel downtown, the Grand Hyatt, for the conference, so James and I got to go along and stayed there with him. Monday we visited with some old friends, Russell Coleman, had a sandwich in the park, and visited Cinnamon our horse too. That night Nathan and I got to go out on a date while Grams, Mom, and Dad watched James. However, due to a parking ticket mishap downtown, I wasn't in the best of moods, so we went out to eat, then beat most of the traffic from the Rockies/Phillies game back to Gram's place to spend time with family. Tuesday Mom, Dad, little James, and I went to the Littleton Historical Museum. It is a living museum, and they've added on a lot since the last time I was there. I really liked it, and it was neat bringing my babe to places that I remember as a little kid :) I also got to visit with my old Young Women's leader and good friend, Kristine Thorpe. It is always lots of fun catching up with old friends. Tuesday evening Uncle Kyle and Aunt Carol had us over for dinner, and we were able to spend some good time with them. Wednesday we checked out of our hotel, and were able to go out to eat with Mom and Dad before Dad had to work, then out to Gram's to say goodbye before heading to the airport. It was a great visit with family, although always too short. I loved visiting during this season, and can't wait to go back again. Thanks for the fun everyone :)

James on his first airplane ride, at 2.5 months, and we got to fly first class because Nathan was bumped up, and we were traveling with him.

Eating dinner at Grams' new place

Visiting Cinnamon

A four generation picture, I remember I have one with my great-grandmother

At the Littleton Historical Museum, I think this was a child's chair

Grandma Julie and James, at the Littleton Museum

Mommy and baby on a fall day

James and his Great-Grandma Kitty


The Van Epps said...

that little guy is just getting cuter and cuter ;)

The Manwarings said...

I am so glad you had a chance to go see your family. That is always some of the best times! Such cute pictures!

Kate Bailey said...

I'm glad you got to go visit your family! Even though it was too short, you packed a lot in. Isn't it fun to take your little guy back home where you grew up? I love taking to RI. I hope he did good on the plane for you! Lucky that you got to fly first class! I think our only complaint flying with Hannah when she was an infant was that there wasn't enough room for our legs and all of the gear we needed! At least your flight was short, though... forgot that part. :) Flying when they get older is a different experience, though. :) Love all of the photos of James. He's getting so alert! And his eyes are soo blue... which was to be expected, but still. He's adorable!