Guess what? Only one more week to go and I will be done Colorado pictures! I know to people uninvolved, these are probably boring, but I took about umpteenmllion (give or take a few squillion) pictures, and these were the ones I just loved. So I did try to reduce the number for your viewing pleasure. Just be sure to understand that these pictures and people are rather delightful to me.
We got stuck in a cattle drive on the way to meeting Sunday. Seriously.
Cousins hanging out
Evening light in the rosebushes and boys
Grandpa and Grandma leaving
Elsie and baby having a rest
Silly Gilbert and Brylan
Elsie enjoying her tiny muddle puddle to the very best of her abilities
Poppa and the kids having their after-meeting popsicles Wednesday night
Lily the tree monkey
Brylan and Lily
These two were great pals. Not surprising, since they are only 2 and a half months apart.
Justin wow-ing Aislyn with his rope twirling abilities
Elsie and a snakeskin
Jerad helping Aislyn rope
Evening sky and mountains
Lily and Brylan up to something
Mandy, Loy, and Reba
All the Cotten cousins. Jocelyn has since added another cousin to this mix, though.
Justin and Jerad
Kids at the Fourth of July parade in Paonia
One of Justin's good friends, Nate
A tractor from 1916, steam driven
Paonia has their Cherry Days festival right around Fourth of July, so it is a combination celebration
Smokey the Bear
Those Pearson girls
My sweet baby
The kids made a Happy Fourth of July sign
Hanging out after the parade
Justin carving a replacement die so the kids could play their Pet-opoly game
It wouldn't have flown in Las Vegas, since it was a little weighted towards some numbers, but it worked!
Grandpa and Grandma
Love this picture!
Lily and Brylan enthusiastically getting into the RC car
Rissy-roo trying out the die Justin made
Mick and Grandma
Miles and Riss
Mandy and Loy
Playing their pet-opoly
Grandma and Jocelyn
Elsie trying on Grandma's slippers. Grandma wears a size 4, so the little kids like to try her shoes on!
Grandpa and his girls
Those Cotten singers
Miles showing Grandma a fish he caught. (I think!)
Mick and Dawna
Geoff being mauled