In His hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to Him. Psalm 95:4
Grady and I just got back from Colorado. We had a GREAT trip! It was very relaxing – the town was dead – that’s how we like it. Some nights at dinner, we were the only ones in the restaurant! We enjoyed the river, mountains, good food, and each other. We really enjoy just hanging out together. Grady spoiled me rotten – we stayed in a great hotel, he had 33 (that’s how old I’ll be on Oct. 29th) roses in the room when we got there, and a birthday gift EVERY NIGHT – can you believe that!!! I told him that we should start doing this every year :). We had an amazing view from our hotel room and I painted from our window every day. Below are some of those quick sketchbook type paintings I did while there – none are really any good but they sure were fun to paint. We were surrounded by mountains. There is a song we sing at church (I can’t remember the name of it) that has a phrase I love and sing often – it says, “My Savior, He can move the mountains, My God is mighty to save…” I LOVE the song and sang it (to myself) all week. My Savior not only created the mountains, but He can move them if He wills – He is mighty – that’s for sure!
Here are some other pictures from our trip…
1. View from our room
2. 33 roses
3. We went up to the top of the mountain the first full day and had lunch and I painted – Grady took this shot of me painting – notice the snow in the picture – it snowed the first night we were there!
4. The last day we hiked down the river and Grady walked around while I painted – he took this picture of me painting too…
5. Grady and I taking a picture of ourselves.
6. This is the creek that was right by our hotel – that’s me on the bridge.
This is testament to a very sweet, attentive and patient husband. You are blessed. Happy Birthday!
The first painting of the mountains is my favorite.
Yes, Marge, Grady is a sweet, attentive and patient as they come – he’s as good as they get! I am blessed beyond words! Thank you for the birthday note!
Gloriously, Happy Birthday to you, Sandi!!!!!!
I LOVE your paintings and it makes me happy every time I check in and see another of your creative expressions from your love affair with JESUS and His creation. My favourite mtn painting is the last one….I’m crazy about your choice of vibrant color! susan n.
Thank you Susan!!! I’ve been thinking about you and wondering how you’ve been – it’s good to hear from you. Thank you for thinking of me on my birthday and for the sweet comments about the paintings!
this is amazing
Oh Emily, you are too sweet! I’m glad your Dad passed the blog along to you. We had a great conversation about you and your many talents yesterday!