Happy last day of October! (Aaaah! - because that means it's less than two months until Christmas, which is totally exciting and a little stressful all at the same time!)
Eric and I just returned from a four day trip to Colorado to help my brother move. It was crazy (because last minute packing!), it was busy (because so much to move!), it was exhausting - like every single muscle in my body hurt kind of exhausting - (because lots of stairs and even more heavy boxes!)
Each day we were up early and worked late into the night. My goal was to get his home functional before we left (you know things like beds with sheets and pillows for a good night's sleep, bathrooms with essentials, and closets with all clothes hanging so come Monday, his morning routine would be stress-free, and the kitchen and laundry rooms set up for immediate use.) That was a tall order, but we did it!
It was suggested that since we had worked so hard, that we should take a little side trip to Garden of the Gods since we were in town. Our last morning, we did just that.
After finding a terrific coffee spot, we drove up the highway to check it out.
It was really beautiful. I marvel at God's unique handiwork. So many different textures and patterns.
Below are some (ok, a lot) shots I took. I hope you enjoy. And if you find yourself in Colorado Springs, you should take a little side trip to Garden of the Gods. If you arrive early (when the sun is rising) - the colors are magnificent on the red rocks!
We are thankful for the opportunity to serve my family in this practical way. I am also thankful to the Lord for keeping us safe and giving us the energy we needed.
I thought I'd link up with these fine photography blogs.
Image-in-ing, Simply Living Photography, and Life 'n' Reflection
The photo challenge: Texture Twist