"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God." ~ Matthew 5:8

Saturday, September 29, 2012

A Special Day

Today was a wonderful adventure! The Pittmans, our friends the E's and their homeschool helper Peyton, and myself went on a day trip outside the city to hike in the beautiful mountains. The weather was great, the company fun, and the scenery breathtaking! It really was a place to realize how very great our Creator is.  Having grown up vacationing in the Rockies, I absolutely loved the chance to hike, wade in freezing mountian streams, and enjoy the beautiful views.
The guys took public transport and then walked, while the ladies drove the E's car- or rather A did! She is one brave driver; conditions can be pretty exciting here.
Will got to ride in style. He loves being outdoors and (between naps) relished the hike.
My oldest student Anna and me. Anna is a friend as well as a student!

Wendy and Will.
We passed a lot of animals in the first part of our hike.
There was no way I could come close to doing the scenery justice. The mountains here are absolutely gorgeous!
For the first part of our hike, we passed quite a few very nice houses. It was amazing to think of how they got building materials up there.
Katie (6) and Peyton
My friend and violin student, Miss A.
Look back.
Katie and me.
I was very disappointed in myself to discover that I hadn't fully charged my camera; after 90 some pictures, my battery was out of juice. The views only got more dramatic and glorious as we climbed higher and higher! Eventually we stopped for lunch and spent about 2-1/2 hours there preparing and enjoying a feast, talking, napping, and/or wading in the beautiful mountain stream. We had a great refreshing time!
Well, it's taken 3 hours to upload these photos, and it's high time for me to get some sleep. I'm so grateful I got this chance, and amazed at God's creation.


  1. Oh, how I love when you post, dear-daughter-on-the-other-side-of-the-world! Thanks for going to the trouble! So glad all of you had the gift from the Giver of All Good Gifts (James 1:17) of such a refreshing day!
    With deep love,

  2. Ditto what Mumsie said. Your posts provide an update on your life as well as a moment to feel connected across the miles. Thank you for taking the time.

    I'm also so glad you got the opportunity for some personal refreshment. God is so good!

    We love you and pray for you without ceasing!


  3. Hi Alison! You may not remember me, but I use to babysit you when you lived in MN! It's fun to see pictures of you and your siblings and get caught up a bit on your lives! So, I hear you are in Asia, huh? What country are you in? I bet that is an adventure for sure! Take care!
    Angela Jamieson

  4. We are having trouble figuring out how to communicate with you but we are going to try again. We pray constantly for you and love you so much. Grandma and Aunt Jean