Saturday, June 27, 2015

Downtown Denver, VBS Kickoff Celebration & Anniversary Dinner

Saturday (6/13) was a different kind of vacation day but it was really awesome.  We kicked it off by heading to downtown Denver to check out this crazy giant blue bear that looks into the convention center.  

 Then we headed over to Union Station to check it out.  It had some cute little stores and restaurants.

 Then it was off to Riverside Church to help with their VBS kickoff celebration.  This is the "sending' church for the Sanford's church plant.  We were excited to get to help them staff the carnival.  It was great to get to serve others on the trip.  The kids enjoyed playing on all the inflatables while Matt and I monitored the obstacle course.

 It was a super hot Denver day (like 85 degrees) so after the VBS celebration we headed over to Little Man Ice Cream which is a famous Denver ice cream shop.  They had some really interesting flavors that was super yummy.
One of the things Kate loved the most is that the Sanfords had a litter of kittens in their garage.  She was in love with the little kittens!!  She would hold them and sing to them and put on shows for them.  So sweet!!
 Eric and Amanda were sweet enough to offer to let the kids spend the night with them so Matt and I could enjoy a night out for our anniversary.  The kids had so much fun and we had a blast getting some alone time!  After almost 2 weeks of constant family time it was great to have a little alone adult time.  We headed to downtown Denver for a fun evening together.  We ate at a trendy Denver restaurant called Vesta Dipping Grill.  It was so good!!!  The specialize in special dipping sauces for their meats.  We loved getting to try different ones.  It was nice to get to spend some time together celebrating 12 years of marriage!

Even though it was a different kind of vacation day but it was awesome.  Loved getting to serve Denver at the VBS kickoff and celebrate 12 years together!