Monday, September 30, 2013

Times of Rest

Last week was a week of rest, spent with the one I love the most here on this earth. My hubby and I traveled to the Denver area for some Cru planning meetings, and as we had more vacation time available for us, we stayed on in Colorado for an extra week, just the two of us. It was all that we wished for ... 

a night spent in Winter Park (reduced rates because of being off-season - so fun to stay in a ski town, and we even woke up to snow on the ground, so beautiful!)

a four-night stay in a cottage by Grand Lake
the feel of a treetop cottage, with windows on three sides and a deck
overlooking the other cottages, with a view of trees and the lake
gorgeous, sunny weather the three full days that we were there
relaxing and reading in the cottage
beautiful views as we walked along Grand Lake
driving to the nearby lakes of Shadow Mountain, and Granby
a beautiful 4-mile hike around Lake Monarch
the vibrant, changing colors of the aspen trees
hiking the trail to see Adams Falls
driving into Rocky Mountain National Park
hiking the Coyote trail

restful days
days to listen to God, and to each other
reading, journaling
being refreshed for the days ahead
a gift from God; just what we longed for

"The Lord is my shepherd;
I have all that I need.
He lets me rest in green meadows; 
He leads me beside peaceful streams.
He renews my strength."
(Psalm 23:1-3a)

After an exceptionally busy past few months, we are thanking God for the restful days that He gave us in such a beautiful setting. The day we traveled to our cottage, and the day we left our cottage were cooler, rainy (with some snow!) days - but our three full days there were gorgeous, perfectly warm and sunny days. A beautiful time of year with the aspens taking on the brilliant colors of fall. We could not stop taking pictures at every turn. You'll be seeing many of these photos in the weeks to come here on my blog ...


  1. What a lovely place for rest and relaxation. Gorgeous pictures! Makes me even more excited about fall. Blessings!

    1. We are continuing to thank God for leading us to this place - it was perfect for relaxing. Enjoy this new season of fall!

  2. looks lovely, mom! so glad you guys could have that time away...

    1. Thanks, Carrie - it was such a restful, refreshing time! So very thankful!