Tuesday, August 14, 2012

From the Honeymooners

Its a cool, rainy day here in Kansas - a rare diversion from the blistering heat of the past month. Alan and I have been putting in long, happy days working cattle, pouring cement, corn harvest, and settling into our sweet new home. But that is all news for another post.

And speaking of another post....many of you have been asking if we will be starting a blog of our own. Alan and I have talked about it and decided that for now I will be posting "Farm Journal" posts here on the family blog. So I hope you stick around and I'll do my best to share a bit of our adventures here on the farm!

But before we jump into farm life news, here are a few of our honeymoon pictures. Alan took me to Colorado where we enjoyed the breathtaking sights and possibilities for exploration. It was a memorable, blissful week...but then again, married bliss just keeps getting better and better with each passing day!



Enjoying the Riverwalk at Estes Park


The Royal Gorge


This bridge is quite breathtaking to cross -- suspended 955 feet above the river.


So happily married!


A side-view of the bridge.
 


We also stopped at the National Sand Dunes. Over 30 square miles of sand dunes, reaching 700 feet tall. It was an awesome challenge to climb a 'mountain' of sifting sand!
 


And finally, we ended up in southern Colorado where the landscape was simply lush.


We headed out on a 6 mile hike through the mountains.

 
We reached our destination -- the 300ft waterfall -- just moments before a huge rainstorm hit. We ran most of the 3 miles back and arrived at our car completely drenched! It was a perfect week.


"Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness
And for His wonderful works to the children of men!"
Psalm 107:8


11 comments:

Arnie said...

Gorgeous photos!!! The giant chair picture keeps making me laugh! :-D

You two look really wonderful together! Most enjoyable. Thanks for sharing these!!!!!

- Arnie

Marjo.....B. said...

Thank you for sharing pictures! I love Colorado- great choice for your honeymoon!
I continue to rejoice for you in your marriage- God Bless!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful photos! Thanks for sharing. I love how you've color coordinated your attire for each day ;-) What a sharp couple!
Diane H.

His Way Services said...

Oh, looks like a beautiful, refreshing place to go. I like your destination choice for your honeymoon. How nice that you had to bring jackets! Thanks for sharing. You two look cute together.
God bless! Rebecca K.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much Rachel for the post. =)=) Was wonderful seeing some pics of you and Alan's honeymoon. Looks like lots of fun!!!

The Mayo Family said...

Dear Rachel~
Nice post!
Glad to hear all is well!
Nice pictures! :)
Blessings~
Maggie...for our family

Tania said...

Aww so so happy for you both and you were smart to make sure you had pictures of the two of you together on your honeymoon. We sadly have way more pics of scenery and very few of us on our honeymoon. (-:
Look forward to all of your posts!!

Darling S. said...

Awwww :) So many times I've seen the same views from these pictures. Perfect right?
I will have to add: two people made those pics even more special :D
Thanks Rachel :D

Elizabeth said...

Thank you so much for sharing, Rachel! =) I'm excited for your farm journal posts, Lord willing! =) I was at another family's home when we saw this post was up and you should have heard how excited we were when we saw the recent post was from Rachel about the honeymoon/an update. =) Blessings!

Blessings!
Elizabeth

Becca said...

Thank you for sharing with us, Rachel! I'll look forward to more 'farm journal' posts!

Blessings,
Becca

Shaylyn said...

Aww! I love the pic of you two in the huge chair, that is just too adorable! :)