Monday, August 20, 2012


The day after the quads’ birthday, we traveled with the Steece family, to Colorado for a wedding. Granna and Auntie JuJu babysat the quads for 5 extremely LONG days. (Thank you SO much~ LOVE YOU!!!)


We headed to the airport with Ed (Joe’s youngest bro) and Jess (Ed’s girlfriend).

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Savannah drew me some pictures to take on the plane.

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Waiting in the Denver airport for everyone else to arrive

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Our rental car crew~ Dan (Joe’s middle bro) and Dani (his wife)

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We stopped in Golden, Colorado for a little field trip…

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Anyone who has ever met Joe, knows that his absolute favorite beer is Coors.

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I personally can’t stand beer, but came along for the ride.

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Free samples…like a kid in a candy shop

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After the brewery, we headed west to Beaver Creek… took this picture for the boys~ it gave me inspiration for the train tunnel that I built for their bday party (stay tuned for that post).

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It was such a beautiful drive! Very different than staring at dead yellow grass on the sides of the interstate.


We stayed at The Charter and it was incredible! Dan and Dani were sweet enough to give us the 2nd master bedroom. True love.

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That night we ate an amazing dinner at The Beaver Creek Chophouse.

Diddy, Joe & Dani

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Dan, Kate & Suz

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Love these guys~ Joe, me, Dani & Dan

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Friday morning, the fellas went golfing and the gals had a girl’s day in Vail Village.

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So beautiful to look up and see the mountains! Surreal.

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Davy Crockett’s long lost relative… isn’t she cute, folks? Dani would make a brown paper sack look good.

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Friday evening, Joe and I were able to go on a real date! Just the two of us! We enjoyed a nice glass of wine and lovely Sinatra tunes at the Grouse Mountain Grill.

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We met up with everyone back at the hotel

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My girls~ Jess, Dani & me

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The beautiful bride and groom~ Trevor and Stacy

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Ed was Trev’s best man

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Love these crazy kids~ Ed & Jess

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LOVE my bros~ Ed & Dan

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Jessie and Joey

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Grampy & Grammy~ still sweethearts! Love it.

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Saturday morning, Joe and I woke up early for a nice walk around the Beaver Creek Village. It was absolutely breathtaking. MUCH DIFFERENT than the triple digit weather in TX.

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Colorado folks, PLEASE don’t EVER take these views for granted. Gorgeous.

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I couldn’t get over the beeeeeautiful flowers everywhere. Made me SO happy.

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Back to Vail Village…crazy cool car made of Legos.

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Some extremely smart people sitting on a bench…

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We had a wonderful lunch at Tavern on the Square

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Our view…I mean, seriously?!!!

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Saturday afternoon was the wedding.

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The ladeeez…

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…and our nude colored shoes (apparently these are “in” right now~ LOL)

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Look at this view! What a perfect Colorado wedding.

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The whole gang

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Me and my hunny

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Dids and Kate, such a beautiful couple!

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Diddy and his boys…(there’s a clown in every group, can you find him?) LOL. Love you, Kevin.

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…and their lovely ladies! Such a great group of gals.

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The cute bros…Edward, Daniel and Joseph

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Ed & Jess

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The bros with Trev Bev

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Eddie and me

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Kate and Sonya~ gorgeous Mother of the Groom!

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The last night in Colorado, the fam headed out to Splendido~ an incredible fine dining restaurant.

I took some pretty pics of everyone on the balcony

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Seriously the BEST food I have ever eaten. I broke the ole diet just a smidge on this one…

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On the plane, headed home…

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Thank you SOOOOOO much to Diddy and Kate for a trip of a lifetime. We had a BLAST! LOVE YOU SO MUCH and everything you do for our family.


And to the Hursh and Casterlin fams~ thank you for letting us be a part of such a special weekend. It was magical and perfect in every way.


Stacy and Trevor~ God bless you guys and your new journey together! It’s a blast, hold on tight to each other. XOXO

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Brandy said...

Love the pics! It looks beautiful in the mountains. My brother just graduated from Colorado School of Mines so you were in his territory!

Where did you get the blue dress? LOVE it!


Suzanne said...

hey brandy! very cool about your bro! and the blue dress is from francescas collections~ my fav store of all time ;)

Anonymous said...

Where were the kids all this time?

J.P. and Danielle said...

Great pics Suz. What is the name of the camera you use?

Suzanne said...

anon~ at home with my mom and aunt

j.p. and danielle~ canon elph!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful guys make such a cute family. I love your in laws they are adorable. Now if the other brother could just get married it would be complete. She looks like a keeper. LOL

Monica @ CreativeGator said...

Wow, what a gorgeous spot for a wedding. You all looked so beautiful and handsome. I thought you mentioned once that Joe is a twin? I know your mom is but thought you said you had twins on both sides of the family.

Suzanne said...

hey monica! thanks so much for the sweet words! yes, joe was a twin. unfortunately, his mom miscarried.

Taylor said...

Beautiful pics. Love Colorado! That was so generous of your inlaws to give you all such a nice vacation! Your hair looks so cute with curls and that reddish color. How did you style it?
Love your nailpolish! Is the color called Negligee by any chance? And, are your sister in laws real sisters? They look SO much alike!

Hamilton Family said...

I have been following your blog the past few years and I'm not sure that I've ever commented but this post called for it. I work at the Coors brewery in Golden!! It was crazy to see that you were there. It would have been even more crazy to run into you. Talk about surreal. I'm so glad that you enjoyed our amazing state and had a wonderful vacation!!

Anonymous said...

Suz...You look soooo good! Not that you didn't before but that diet must really be working for you, you look amazing!

Anonymous said...

Does Joe have any other brothers that you haven't told us about? Because I'd love to marry into this family! Haha

I love reading your blog because you all always look so happy. It seems like you truly enjoy spending time with one another and don't take what you have for granted. I would consider myself lucky to have half as many fun, loving, supportive in-laws in my life someday. All the best to you and your family, Suz! Let me know if another brother turns up...

April said...

so fabulous!!! I live in Denver, and honestly think of one day running into you and just saying OMG I read your blog, and your whole family is just beautiful!!! (I've been reading since the quads were newborns.) that weekend you were here, I was flying to Seattle, and was seriously trying to spot you when I was at the airport, thinking surely I can spot four 5 year old's (my main focus was trying on spotting Savannah). And now I read it was just you and Joe.
Anyways, love your hair! and I've done all of those CO things..the brewery, and the Vail Village!!! So glad you had a good time and got to enjoy our mountains!

Anonymous said...

Loved this post Suz!! You always have so much fun together and I love seeing that. Family is SO important and I am so blessed with mine like you are yours :)
You look amazing by the way and I love love LOVE you're new hair style!!! Please tell me how you style/"curl" it like that!? I have hair that is SO strait and thin and I would LOVE to style it like that to give it some body :)

Blessings to you!

Charla said...

Okay, girlfriend, you are HOT!!! Haha! Seriously, you are looking so great; I hope you know it!

Looks like y'all had a blast! Love me some Colorado and its been way too long since I've been! :)

jayme said...

what a beautiful family! my fiancé (we're getting married in two months!) has two brothers too and i hope i love their future wives as much as you all do! they're both single as of now. i'm sure i will but you all are just so cute! xo

Jaclyn N Lil M said...

You and Joe are so cute :) Glad you got a real date night

Kelly said...

You have a beautiful family!!! We live up in Fort Collins and after 12 years, it still catches my breath to look up at the mountains!!

Barbara Manatee said...

What a fun weekend away!! You look amazing and your family always looks so happy together!! What a blessing!

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