Wednesday, September 8, 2010
We surprised my Mom the day she arrived in CO with a weekend getaway to Breckenridge in celebration of her birthday. God's provision for our lodging in a beautifully quint town was an affirmation of His love for us. We are so thankful.
On the day of my Mom's birthday she awoke to the kids singing 'happy birthday' alongside many strands of crate paper and colorful balloons around the condo. The kids were so excited to celebrate with her and made her feel special the entire day.
After a yummy breakfast we rode the gondola up the mountain.
When we got to the top we took another chair lift up higher and rode the Alpine Slide down the mountain. It was thrilling!That evening I cooked an Italian feast for my Mom's birthday dinner. I made this delicious Chicken Saltimbocca alongside wine, pasta, salad and bread with homemade pesto sauce for dipping.
We topped it all off with mom's favorite chocolate brownies and mint chocolate chip ice cream. It was a par-tay!
We spent the rest of our weekend relaxing at the Lodge, swimming, trail walking, taking in the sights of downtown, and just spending time together in God's creation. It was a weekend full of sweet memories.