Thursday, June 3, 2010

memories of memorial day...

for the last few years, my little family has made the trip known to us as the "journey mecca" for the long memorial day weekend we road trip to denver, my hometown

it's kind of a bittersweet trip because it's so short...

we never get to see everyone we want...

the rockies always lose when we’re in coors field...

and there is always something different, a change i wasn't prepared for...

like my granny who looks awesome for 81... but 81?!? how is that possible? I have strong memories of her towering over me with her afterwork fresca-vodka cocktail amd that’s not her anymore

and my city isn’t MY CITY anymore. i’ve been gone so long! it’s growing and absorbing little towns, making it one continuous mass of humanity from ft collins to colorado springs... where are the open spaces of my youth?

(i know they are there, but they are few and far between it seems to this girl!)

and this is the killer... my boys are the BIG boys!

i don't notice it so much here, i noticed it at this sweet bbq (out in one of the last open space communities left) where there were all of these little guys and gals looking up at jacks and ryan. now i had to worry about them being too rambunctious for the little ones--not so much that they needed me to rescue them. then i saw that for years i have been using my guys as a buffer for iffy social situations. i felt lost with my little anchors...

however, this bbq had some of the most wonderful hostswho made me see that some of us are small and some of us are big, some of us are babies and some are grannies but we all grow everyday all of us learn something, even if it is nothing more than never let dave hold your popsicle!

for more pictures of this beautiful place in the city, check out my sweet friend’s blog: http://sweetpeaandbeans.blogspot.com/


1 comment:

Meghan said...

thanks, jh! we had so much fun spending time with your family. all the kids, big and small, played so well together. you have two very good role models for our little ones. next summer we'll have the fire pit! promise!