Friday, April 17, 2009

We had visitors in March! Will's sister and brother-in-law came to visit us for a fun filled week! If you remember, Hank and Erica got married last October in New Orleans. Caleb was the ring bearer at their wedding. This was the first chance we have had to spend some time with them since their marriage. We did just about everything in our small town, and it felt
great to pretend to be a tourist. Here are a LOT of pics from their visit.

Caleb pushing his own stroller at Garden of the Gods
Will pretending he knows what he is doing :)

Hank and Erica posing for the camera at Garden of the Gods.

We took them up the Air Force Academy to see where we spend some time... and because it is quite an impressive sight. Here is a view of the famous Cadet Chapel. It is made to look like Airplane wings.
Hank, Myself, Will, and Caleb at the Academy.

Will took them up the "Incline"... a ridiculous, nearly straight up climb.

The three of them at the top.

We got a tour of the Navigator property from a good friend. The castle was built by the founder of Colorado Springs, for his wife. The ministry acquired the property for an amazing price, and now it is used for conferences.

Along with the castle, came acres and acres of beautiful land, resembling the rock formations at the Garden of the Gods.

Caleb loved having his aunt and uncle here. He wanted to play checkers everyday!

Caleb had a slight accident on the first morning of their visit. I wish I had a video camera at the moment, because it was the oddest thing! Somehow he fall on top of a coffee cup, putting his right eye into the cup. It left him with a black eye, but if you look closely, you can see the outline of the cup all the way around!

In other news, Will has been taking classes like a mad man! After finishing up his associates from the community college of the Air Force, he has begun to work on his Bachelor's degree. He is majoring in Human Resource Management at Colorado Christian University. It is a very unique program, allowing him to work full time and go to class one night a week. His classes are 5 weeks long, and very intense. But, he will be able to finish his degree by August 2010! He claims he is not going to walk at his graduation, but I beg to differ!

Will is also re-enlisting in the Air Force for 6 more years. He is currently at 8 years, so it looks like we are headed for a career in the military! I am excited for the adventures this will entail. I have to admit that I have been getting a bit restless here in Colorado Springs. Not because I don't like it, but because I have not lived in the same place for more than 2 years since I was 15! A career in the Air Force will guarantee us a different landscape every few years. Now if only he never had to deploy...
Well, this has been a long post, but I hope it has been informative :) With summer coming up, we would love more visitors! There is nothing quite like a Colorado summer! I am looking forward to throwing the windows open, and feeling the cool breeze while we sleep. not to mention the daily trips to the playground, the early morning walks, and BBQing with the neighbors.