Monday, October 13, 2014

Breckenridge 2014

Breckenridge, Colorado was the site of the Aderman family reunion this summer.  We got together to celebrate my Grandma Kitty's 90th birthday!!! Wow!!  The cabin was at 10,500 time we need to meet at a lower altitude.  However, we wanted to make the most of the family time so I'll let the pictures do the talking...

We played tennis two evenings,
Cousin Cate was giving James and Jack some lessons
from a pro.  Another night Nathan and I played 
each other, and remembered we liked that game 
before we had kids:)

 GAC and Jonathan Carl, her namesake :)

There was lots of time at the awesome cabin
...playing with cars, reading, enjoying the afternoon storms...

 Cousin Bill with Jonathan, there was no
shortage of people willing and wanting to hold the babe.
There was altitude sickness abounding.  
Poor cousin Bill didn't feel well from the beginning, 
and had to go down after a few days 
because he just wasn't getting better.
They decided to head home (they were driving!) after
only a few days, but a few days of sickness is rough.
I'm so grateful that Bill and Rosie came all the
way from New York, and I am hoping that we can 
make it out there soon to visit there.

 The boys enjoying the attention of the adults

 Cate holding Jonathan while on a walk

 Everyone took turns cooking in the evenings,we enjoyed each
other during the storms in the afternoons, and all were able
to relax while enjoying and catching up with family.

Rosie lovin' on Jonathan

 More good times...
Uncle Kyle and Nathan went on a mountain bike ride too!
We are excited he's getting into that.
At that elevation, both were sucking air during
the single track ride.

 Another with Great Aunt Carol and Jonathan

Out on the porch was wonderful, and we put that grill to use!

We took a hike, that rock we are standing on 
seemed really high.

Our cute little family
I didn't feel the best, so every few steps would
be something different: either fine, dizzy, nauseous,
then back to fine.  The altitude was getting to me,
but I was able to hold it at bay thankfully.

 Nathan did a few bike rides...

...including a century ride.  He was coming up to the finish line,
but was told he missed a turn and so missed a whole pass
he had to climb.  Instead of being done, he went back out.
We met him at the top of the pass at Arapahoe Basin,
and he called it done there as he had in the total miles :)

Some of the people there:
Jessica and Meghan, Boompa and James
Uncle Dana and Uncle Kyle and Great Aunt Carol,
and of course Grandma Kitty!

Hot tub time!

Kirstin and Mom took a drive up to the 
Continental Divide
 Kirstin and Cousin Cate climbed a 14k foot mountain!
Mt. Quandry was right behind our cabin.  
So high ended up giving Kirstin altitude sickness
the worst, and Cate wasn't feeling the best either.
Kirstin had to go down to Denver early because she wasn't
getting any better either.
There was even an oxygen tank in the closet of the cabin
for situations like this that was utilized on her and Bill
  (administering O2 is a remedy for altitude sickness,
but the sure way is to get to a lower altitude)

Boompa and Grammies going on a walk with the boys
and their dog Ellie. 

Some of us at the cabin 

 Great Aunt Carol trying to get Jonathan to eat some 
baby food, he had just started solids a few days
before this trip

On that Saturday night we had a birthday 
celebration for Grandma Kitty's 90th!!
Wow, what a milestone!
Our gift was a slideshow of her life that
everyone contributed to. That was neat
to see so many memories packed into the 
slideshow.  So much love throughout the years!
Grandma Kitty with all of her children:
Julie, Dana, and Kyle

Birthday party for Grandma

 Great Aunt Carol and Jessica showed up to 
see the slideshow in crazy matching footwear!

 My grandma has been a huge support in my life,
and I am so blessed to be her granddaughter.

 Blowing out the "90"candles :)

We went to the top "fun park" with a lot of the fam,
the gondola was free! 
Grandma wanted to ride the zip line!  So everyone
got the tickets, and we got her up to the line to take the
lift to the start, and they closed it due to lightning in the area :(
We did get a refund, but still discouraging.  
James and I were able to ride a coaster together, and we had a 
nice lunch before the afternoon storms started again.
 Adventures at the top fun park

Waiting to see if the lift for the zip line would be reopened...
too bad because Grandma was going to be the oldest
ever to have ridden it!

Gondola ride up, I love Jack's expression of joy :)
Thank you to everyone who came and helped with food, lodging, and overall made this reunion a hit!! Now where shall we go for 2015?