The next morning we got to meet our new neice Ainsley Grace! She was born in April, so about six weeks after Kaitlyn. She is so cute and I got such a kick out of the two of them together, for some reason seeing little babies next to each other is adorable! And super neat to get to know Aubrey better. Aubrey just turned two in June. Thanks to blogging we get to see pictures of the girls, but it is so much better to see them in person!
Saturday August 4th was Kevin's 27th birthday. We spent the day catching up, then that evening Mike and Rachel treated us to Chili's for dinner.
Sunday morning Kevin, Kaitlyn and I ventured into downtown Denver to try out this church we came across online, City Presbyterian. As always happens anytime we have ever tried a church for the first time, the main pastor was out of town, but the guy speaking was good, and the people were friendly, but not in a creepy way. :) It was a lot smaller than our current church and right across from Invesco Field.
After church we went out for Ethiopian food at Abyssinia, YUM! Kevin got his usual tibbs wat, and I tried out the shiro wat. Soooooooo good. We also ordered tej, or honey wine, which was different but good. We made friends with the owner, Chuchu, who held Kaitlyn a bunch, and by the end of the meal we were showing her pictures of Yosef, Biniam and Anna, and she was showing us pictures of her two children.
Late afternoon Mike and Rachel took us down to Colorado Springs (shoutout to Brenda) to Garden of the Gods, this area with these incredible rock formations (sorry, I realize these are not technical terms!) Rachel had packed a delicious picnic, but alas, it was stormy and rainy outside with lots of lightning and thunder (I couldn't get over how crazy these summer storms were!) So we ate our picnic inside the van, and watched a bunch of tourists racing to their cars to get out of the rain. The trip back up to their house involved some sort of crying contest between Kaitlyn and Ainsley. :)
And Monday morning we left for Highlands Ranch to go to Woody and Tanya's home for a few days (Tanya is Kevin's cousin.) We had such a great time catching up with Mike, Rachel and the girls--hopefully it won't be another whole year before we see them again!
Kevin and I with our neice Ainsley.