Monday, August 04, 2008

Wow, He Did It!

Before the ride

During and after the ride

On Sunday before heading home we went on a hike near Breckenridge. James' friend Joe came to Colorado and we were able to spend the weekend with him.

James completed the Copper Mountain Triangle. He said he had a great time most of the way until the Vail pass because it had an elevation gain of about 3000 feet alone. He said it was rough and it was near the end of the ride. It was neat to see him coming through the finish line. I was impressed with how many girls I saw finish the ride. Maybe I'll give it a try next year.

We just love the mountains especially when it is close to 30 degrees cooler than Denver. The mountains remind us to take time to enjoy the little things in life. Apparently many other people enjoyed the mountains this past weekend because we were stuck on I-70 for many hours on Sunday. We got frustrated but reminded ourselves that there could be worse places to be stuck in traffic. At least it was cool with amazing views.

I am a little sad that summer is coming to an end. Today I went to my new classroom to begin the process of organizing it for the upcoming year. I was very overwhelmed as I stood in the middle of the room trying to figure out where to place everything. Moving and starting over has definitely not been easy. At times it has been so frustrating dealing with all of the little things like getting our cars registered in CO, finding new doctors, getting lost numerous times while driving, and signing up for new services for the house. I am sure that after some time things will calm down and we will feel more at home.


Kelli said...

I'm a bit overwhelmed with school starting and I've been in the same classroom for 9 years! I am sure you will get everything done. Good luck with the first day of school!

Julie and Dean said...

We love the mountains too. For me, they put life in perspective and remind me of how small I am in the great scheme of things.
I'm excited for your new school year and can't wait to hear about.
Tell James he looked great after the ride; he looks like it was all a piece of cake!

Gail/William said...

Hi Melissa,
Hope all is well with you and James. We are doing well. Getting ready for school. We will surely miss seeing you. Good luck with you new school.

Take care,
Gail and William F.

M and H said...

I've been in my classroom for several days now and still feel like I've got a lot left to do! It's funny how right now things seem so unfamiliar to you in a new place and by this time next year, you probably will feel like it is all "home."