A Little Colorado Getaway

Good morning!! How was your weekend? We spent the last week visiting a few friends in Colorado, which turned out to be a bigger blessing than we realized. We were able to avoid the big snowstorm in Texas and thankfully everything was fine at our house. We had a few friends stay at our house last week since they were without power, but miraculously our house never lost power or water. We had a little water damage to our bathroom cabinets, but we are just so grateful it wasn’t anything worse. We are letting them dry out and will be able to fix them up so no big deal! My sister in Dallas also had power the whole week and didn’t have any pipes burst or any damage either. So thankful! We are thinking of all of those affected in Texas… what a crazy week.

We stopped by the grocery store yesterday and the shelves are still bare. Hoping they will be restocked soon or there will be a lot of takeout in our near future. 🙂

Our friends from AZ invited us our to their parent’s house in Colorado for the week and with covid still going on, we all decided to drive to be extra safe. Yes, TX is a LONGGG drive from CO. LOL. It took us about 19 hours to get there and 16 to get back. We left on the morning (2 Friday’s ago) the snow started in TX and we had to drive SO slow for about the first 3 hours and then it was a pretty uneventful drive until the last 30 minutes. It started snowing soo hard in CO and we had to pull over and put snow chains on our car. Fun times. :). But we made it!

Riley was the lucky one and got to go with us and meanwhile Callie and Riley both stayed with some of our friends in TX. They had a blast with their puppy friends. Callie, ofcourse, was the most excited to see me and Tito was more excited to see Callie than me or Jon. 🙂

It was COLD in Colorado… like single digits cold. We were able to get in a few good walks, but Riley preferred to be carried. LOL. About halfway through the week, we realized he liked being outside, but preferred to be zipped up in my jacket for long walks. I told Jon I should have brought a baby carrier to carry Riley to prepare for carrying the baby in a few months. 😉

Even though he prefers the heat and sun, he was a good sport and had a good time. 🙂

Our friends have two big dogs and their sweet daughter just loved Riley. Aren’t they just so cute together?

The boys did a lot of skiing and the girls did a lot of hanging inside and cooking. :). When you go on a trip pregnant, it helps to have another pregnant friend there too. No skiing or hottubs for us. 🙂

We had a lot of practice preparing us for parenthood with our friends’ little girlie.

I am ready and I think Jon is exhausted. 🙂

We brave the cold for 1.5 seconds to get a cute pic! Love my sweet Riley.

Last week marks 21 weeks! I am getting very anxious and excited to meet our little baby, but I am also just trying to enjoy the moment right now. I am still feeling really good – I honestly have no big complaints right now so I am just appreciating that. Before we left for our trip I had a really bad headache for about a week (a few days into our trip), but it seems to be gone now, thankfully!! I also am still sleeping pretty well so I am soaking that up since I know that won’t be the case soon. We have another check up in about 3 weeks so hoping it is still smooth sailing until then.

Time to get this week started! Tell me the highlight of your weekend! Did you get hit with a lot of snow last week?

2 thoughts on “A Little Colorado Getaway

  1. So glad y’all got in a little Babymoon! And to Colorado, no less—one of the prettiest states around 🙂 I love the photos of y’all in the mountains—snow is so much prettier on mountains than in the flat parts of Texas! Although I have to say, we’ve gotten snow twice this year, and it’s been a special kind of magical to see the world we live in and walk the dog in everyday covered in fresh white powder. There’s a special peace and magic to the snow and, having grown up in Texas, it is particularly special to see it on otherwise ordinary scenes.

    I am impressed you drove to Colorado, particularly in the beginnings of the winter storm. You must be good drivers :). I’m guessing you drive frequently so you can take the pups? We got the aforementioned dog about a year ago and find ourselves driving a lot more now so we can take him with us. I don’t mind long drives as long as I have good company, but I absolutely hate doing long drives on my own.

    Glad to hear you’re feeling good! You seem like a great sport about life in general, so I’m not surprised that optimism is leaking into your pregnancy. Hope everything continues to go smoothly, and looking forward to the next update!


    1. Thank you, Taylor!!! A change of scenery was good for the soul. The snowy driving was a little scary, but thankfully the drive back was completely clear! It was a longggg drive but we met our friends in TX and they drove the rest of the way with us so we had some help. With covid and our doggies, we have driven a LOT this year. 😊 we only took our little dog Riley on this trip and our other two stayed with friends so they were in good hands. But if we have the option to drive and bring pups, we always do too. 😊 I am so looking forward to a little more traveling once things get back to “normal”. I hope you are having a great week!!! Xoxoxo


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