Thursday, August 14, 2008

Good Bye Teenage Years

Happy Birthday to a very special young woman.  Candace celebrated her 20th birthday today.
Joe and I are so proud of what she has accomplished so far in her life.  She is so close to graduating from hair school, and is so excited to be able to work in a salon rather than attending school.  We love having her spunky personality in our home.  She has a beautiful smile that is so contagious.  She is always looking for a new adventure last year she tried out for Miss American Fork something that takes a lot of courage, and she did great it was a very wonderful and exciting experience for her.  We are so proud of her and can't wait to see what the rest of her life holds in store.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY CANDACE!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Telluride Memories

After dinner at Allred's located at the top of the gondola
Dotty and Casey downtown shopping in Telluride
We celebrated 3 birthdays while we were there Mikes, Candace's and Bernie's
Day of Jeeping 
Halfway to the top of Imogene
The guys went jeeping up to the power house at the end of town while the women went into town to shop.
This house is at the end of town and yes someone does live in it.  They call this Bridal Veil or the Power house. 
Power house 
This is an arial view of downtown Telluride
Downtown Telluride the only way out is the same way you came in.  The mountain at the end of town is Imogene Pass I still can't believe we drove over it.
Mike and Joe at the power house.

Joe and Tyler playing a friendly game of golf.
Paul, Casey and Mike Girardi day of shopping in Ouray.Mike, Joe, Paul and Tyler exhausted after 18 holes of golf.

We were heading down the mountain and ran across a field of wild flowers the colors were amazing so Joe decided to set up the tripod for family pictures.  We were laughing watching Joe run from the Jeep to the rest of us before the timer went off on the camera.

This was on of Joe's favorite pictures I wanted to take the bridge over the water, but no Joe insisted on driving through it.Tyler tiptoeing through the flowers.
Top of Imogene Pass elevation is 13, 411 it was so cold right after taking the picture a cloud came across the mountain and you couldn't  see a thing the view was breathtaking.  Getting there was very scary for me I like a paved road.
Imogene pass yeah we made it now we have to get down the other side of the mountain.

We had a wonderful time in Telluride.  It was so nice to relax and enjoy time with friends from New Jersey.  The scenery is amazing this trip we did a few jeep trail rides that were breathtaking the entire time we were jeeping on Thursday Joe kept saying I wish Nate could see this.  As you can see by the pictures its amazing.  Hope you enjoy.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Telluride Here We Come

Yeah finally family vacation is here.  We drove to Telluride Colorado today to meet up with friends from New Jersey.  Its been a great day talking, laughing and catching up with the kids and there busy lives.  We are so grateful that 13 years ago we met the Girardi family at Lake Powell.  Joe will have to write down that story its quit entertaining.  The weather is so beautiful its about 15 degrees cooler that at home it feels wonderful.  The mountains are so peaceful if life could only be like this all the time.