Monday, October 13, 2014

Vail Valley 2014

Prior to the mass influx of children we acquired we used to go to Vail, CO in the fall for a soccer tournament that Brett helped to ref yearly.  The best part about this trip, other than it's immense beauty, is that our Condo was free since Brett was a ref.  And if you know anything about Vail, and the type of condo's and properties they have you must know that every place we have stayed as been nothing short of amazing.

Although the director of the tournament said that they do not accommodate large families for the tournament, when Brett inquired about putting our family up for the weekend, the director said she would be sure to get us a 2 bedroom condo with a kitchen this year.  My heart smiled, as we did not deserve this but our family so desperately needed a little get-a-way.  On top of that, the director only scheduled Brett a few games in the later afternoon, so he essentially got to spend the whole time with us.

Vail is one of those places that when you think of what beautiful Colorado looks like, it looks exactly like that!  It's nothing short of breath-taking DSC_1173 

Here are some of my favorites. And can I just say I loved everything about the weekend! The trees. the weather 
the kids 
the food 
the ability to eat both in our room and out of it (with lots of planning) 
the sky 
but mostly the uninterrupted time with family vail12 vail7 vail3 vail8 vail4 DSC_1186 vail6 vail11 vail9DSC_1174
vail5 vail13  Vail is known for there amazing parks, so each day we hit up several and they were nothing short of AMAZING! the girls squealed with delight everything we got to a new park. The parks where creative, fun, modern, beautiful, huge and free!

I tried to grab a few photos of some of the parks, but really the photos do them no justice

IMG_9151 IMG_9128 IMG_9156 IMG_9162 IMG_9152 IMG_9086 The pirate ship park was the favorite of the girls! 

And at one point I grabbed a stranger to take our photo and they captured this. Honestly it melts my heart everytime I look at it. If I ever feel unloved I just need to see that little Levi and the way he is staring at me. He loves me vail1


  1. Love those baby overalls. I've never seen any like that for over 12 months!

    Your blog is inspiring to me.

    Megan (Heath's wife)

    1. Megan, it was so great to hear from you! Thank you for the kind words and yes those overalls on Levi are to much 😘😘😘

  2. Love everything about this post. And I love that The Lord blessed you guys with such a deserved weekend...yes I know you said you didn't deserve it - but Jenn, if you could see what all of us see in you - you deserve it. You are a true example of grace, trust, faith and love.

  3. How fun, and these photos are gorgeous! I don't know how you always manage to get such great family shots. Usually one of our kids is crying in all our family pictures!


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