Tuesday, July 29, 2008


We have had some amazing thunder storms this week.  A couple of nights ago we watched the whole valley getting struck by bolt after bolt of lightening for a couple of hours.  Fortunately, the storm brought some rain as well, which we really needed.  

We also experienced quite the rain storm on Saturday night when we went up on the Mesa to get Kirk's dirt bike that we had to leave up there when he had his accident.  As soon as we got on the four-wheel-drive road up to the cabin, it started to pour.  By the time we reached the cabin, it was hailing.  We got the bike loaded up and strapped down and headed down the trail.  That is when I got to find out how good of a driver my husband is.  The road got so muddy and slick that we were very close to sliding off several times.  I was thankful that he was able to drive because I'm pretty sure we would have gone careening down the mountain had I been at the wheel.   

My time off is definitely coming to a quick end.  We are headed to Denver this weekend where Kirk will be officiating our friends' wedding, then we'll stay there for a couple of days to celebrate our fifth anniversary.  I just found out this weekend that as soon as we get home, I have to attend a two day training because I will be mentoring one of our new teachers.  We will have five new teachers at our school this year, which is almost half of our classroom teachers.  Not all of them are new to teaching, but all are new to dual immersion, so we will have lots of work to do with them.

On a fun note, our neighbor brought us a box of apricots from his parents' orchard, so I get to make freezer jam today, which I love to do.  Their peaches will be ripe soon and they always bring us boxes of seconds, so I will be making peach freezer jam in a few weeks.  I'm sure I'll be baking with peaches and getting them ready to freeze too.  Sweet, juicy Colorado peaches are always a highlight of the end of the summer for us.   

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