"The LORD your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you,
He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing. "
Zephaniah 3:17

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Colorado Part 3

This is at the top of Vail Mountain. It was beautiful, but cold and windy. Crazy that it can be that cold in June!

God's work of art! Spectacular!

Our only family picture from the trip. :)

We ate dinner on top of the mountain and then there were a couple of things for the kiddos to do. Audrey did so great on this jumpy thing!

Happy girl!

She was going so high!

Austin is not the biggest fan of heights, but he was having fun, too.

And this girl was just excited she got to do something like her big brother and sister did. :)

Sweet girl!

After that we got to play in the snow!! Crazy! It was fun!

The beautiful ride down the mountain.

Vail Village below

The waterfall we passed (and Andrew partially climbed on afternoon on a run!) on our way back to the house.

One of the days we were there, Andrew and I celebrated 12 years of marriage!! It was a wonderful way to spend our anniversary! I am still so amazed the journey the Lord has taken us over the past 12 years! What an awesome ride it has been! I love you, Mr. Werley! Thank you for asking me to marry you and for being my best friend, encourager and life partner! The Lord has been so good to us! He gives and He gives and He gives!! This trip to Colorado is one we will be talking about for many years! It was a time for us to slow down even when our lives were so crazy. We are forever grateful we had the opportunity.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Colorado and CARS 2!

We went to a different park every day we were in Colorado. Like I said every view in Vail is incredible!!

Here is the view from the first park!

See saw!

This was definitely Audrey's favorite to do that day!


I can hear their giggles now. Moments like these make this Mama very happy!

Austin has gotten really good at the monkey bars. :)

A hill to roll down! Fun!

That night we went to a fun bistro cinema where we ate dinner and then watched the Cars 2 movie. We had one VERY excited little boy! We had been counting the days for weeks until this movie came out!

Audrey was excited too, but mainly because her brother was. ;)

Cool glasses!

The movie was kind of dissappointing and a little more violent than we were anticipating. Ainsley had no interest, so we walked up and down the stairs the entire movie. It was still a fun family memory! No of us had ever eaten dinner inside a movie theater. It was fun.

This boy loves his Daddy!

Not a postcard, but a REAL picture! Amazing!!

That night we went up to the top of Vail Mountain and rode a gondala. The kids loved it!

Mommy and Audrey - love this girlie!!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Colorado Part 1

As many people know, our family has had a major transition happen in our lives the last few months. I will definitely put up a post about how amazingly the Lord called and moved us forward working out all the little details and revealing Himself and His will the entire process. It was one of the most emotional and draining times of our lives, but to God be the glory completely worth it in the end to be in the center of His will for our family serving Him in ministry. In the middle of all this transition time, a wonderful family at our new church so graciously offered us their beautiful home in Vail, Colorado to go to relax, retrat, spend together as a family, and just prepare our hearts for the upcoming season of ministry in our lives. It was everything we were hoping for and such an incredibly beautiful place! Vail in the summer - WOW!

This was the house we stayed in for the week. It was perfect and so fantastic!!

This ws the view from the deck outside!! Incredible!! We were outside on the deck as much as possible! I can still hear the sound of that river.

Another view from the back. Everywhere you looked was breath-taking. We were in awe of God's beautiful creation the entire trip!

These two were excited to explore Vail Village.

Not a sign you ever see in Texas! :)

Love this pic of my precious family!

We saw a lot of this! My husband really wanted to join them!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Ainsley's Birthday at the Zoo

Right after I got back from my trip to South Africa to visit my sister, we took this sweet girl to the Ft. Worth Zoo for her birthday. It was such a fun day together as a family and all 3 kiddos had a blast!

The 3 cuties excited to get on the road to the zoo. :)

Can't believe this kid is about to be a Kindergartener!!

Sweet sisters!

What are they looking at?

THIS! A unique bird with a mouse-friend!

Austin loved all the dinosaurs around the zoo.

This cutie is proudly holding the purse I brought back from SA from her Aunt Zuzu. Thanks Zuzu!

Snake time!

Birthday girl!

A look of pure JOY!

Austin's favorite animal this time was the penguins!

Pretty girl on the carousel.

Riding the train!

At the end of the day we let them all pick out a new stuffed animal of the favorite animal they saw on our trip. These two were so excited to add a penguin and a flamingo to our family. (Ains chose a monkey, but was done with pictures by this time. :)