Today, O and I went on a hike with my gal pals Ellen and Tara and their daughters, as well as the 7-year-old twins of Ellen's friends Sue and Scott.
Scott is dealing with a recurrence of brain cancer and is being treated at the Cleveland Clinic. Ellen took care of the twins for the past week while both of the twins' parents were away. They seem to be managing the stress of their dad's illness quite well, but they need lots of time and space to play, run, climb and forget about the heaviness in their lives. The rocks, trees and trails in Boulder's open space were just what the doctor ordered. We got out and got silly - click on the image above to see the next shot in the series.