Hoping you had a pleasant Thanksgiving!
I haven't been online much for the past 3 weeks. My mom passed 3 weeks ago and all the confusion of my step-dad and his overwhelm, my fears of "all the stuff to go through" and knowing family would be coming I hadn't seen in 20 yrs, well...let's just say I decided to back off from being very social.
Until Thursday! My girls and sister-in-lawwanted to host this year and all I had to do was make my popular Pecan Pie made with maple syrup. I can do that!! So after mass Thursday we decided to start a new tradition and went on a short walk (some folks say a hike, but I'm not physically to that point - yet).
We took Max and he had so much fun. On our way back my husband spotted purple catcus'. I didn't know Colorado HAD cactus'. He got some amazing pictures.
|Tiny purple cactus all over the hillside. Isn't my husband an amazing photographer!|
|Max wanting to know why we stopped. We didn't get much past those shrubs ahead. Bears are still out and about and it was early enough I didn't want to see any.|
|This cliff side was made of a bazillion rocks. So fascinating.|
|Daughter and grandchildren with her ducks. I hear they are supposed to be Christmas dinner but not sure that's going to happen.|
|Making the paper chain with nephew and grandkids.|
Have a lovely week!
PS - We went to a gathering of couples from Church and one couple bought a 30 lb turkey at the school auction, but the person that showed up for Thanksgiving was vegetarian! So she thought of me and brought a whole bag of turkey. Yeah! I love leftovers and getting creative to use them. I hear Turkey enchiladas are very tasty.