Thursday, October 29, 2009

Thursday Morning at High Trails

I want to start by apologizing for titling last night's post as Tuesday evening, versus Wednesday evening. We're having so much fun, we're losing track of time.

We woke up to a little more snow this morning, not as much as yesterday. Since it is cold this morning, so we have adapted our all-day schedule. We are going to spend some discovery group time inside today, doing just as interesting activities as we would outside. The students will have an extra discovery group today - instead of having one all-day, they will have two half-day learning periods. All the students are warm and bundled up. We have plenty of extra clothes for anyone that is at all chilly.

The High Trails staff, teachers, and counselors have great activities planned for today! We have even heard a few high schoolers say they don't mind missing a snow day, because this is more fun than they would have at home.

After sleeping in today, the students are enjoying a hot breakfast of pancakes and syrup. Again, we have hot chocolate warming up and fires going in the buildings.

We love reading all of your comments. Your children can't wait to tell you about all of their adventures this week!


  1. Rainie you are so missed! Your brother is going insane without you. I love hearing all the stories of your days and evenings. Im sorry you didnt get to do all the outside stuff you were looking forward to but Im sure your having a blast anyway.
    Love your Family

  2. Hi Sarah,

    We are missing you a lot. Can't wait to see you tomorrow. It is very cold and blustery. Josh and Rebecca are enjoying their snowdays. Have a lot of fun and stay warm. Love you very much. Mom

  3. Hi Abbey: Sounds like you are having a great time despite the weather. Can't wait to hear about all of your adventures on Friday. Stay warm and safe. We love and miss you!
    Love, Mom, Dad, Stacey, Molly and Jezabell

  4. Carl, you couldn't have asked for more. Building snowmen and sledding is right up your alley. You all stay safe and warm.
    Love, Mom, Dad and Sis

  5. Good morning Lily,

    Today we are reporting from a very white Black Forest. We are on our second snow day and the dogs and loving it. Take lots of pictures of HiTrails so we can see how much snow you had and we will do the same. Enjoy your time with your friends and teachers! Love you - Mom and Dad, William, Coda and Sonata!!

  6. Good morning Austin,
    Things are going well here, hope your having fun! Claire has been shoveling the snow for us she is bored without you here. See you Friday.
    Love Dad, Mom, Claire, Jack and Peanut

  7. Cody,
    We know you are having a great time. We all miss you, especially Steph...she has had to start picking on Dad in your absence. We love you and look forward to all your fun-filled stories of the week. See you tomorrow.
    Love you...Mom, Dad and Steph

  8. Hi Ryan,

    Your Mom and I miss you and love you. Sounds like you are having fun. Look forward to seeing pictures of your adventures, be sure to include your friends in the pics!

    Love You, Mom and Dad (Bret and Dian)

  9. Maggie

    It is great to hear you are having a great time. We are anxious to hear all about your trip. Talk to you soon! Love Grandma and Grandpa...

  10. Hi Cooper,
    We miss you but hope that you are having a great time! Can't wait to hear all about everything.

    Love you,
    Mom, Dad, Cole and Jackson

  11. To Chris E...we are missing you and drinking plenty of hot cocoa in your honor. Two snow days at home with the three of us, Dojo and Syd. We hope you are keeping warm!!!! Sounds like you all are having the best of times! We miss you. Seth says he doesn't miss you but then he laughs like crazy, so we are all in on his little joke. Can't wait to hear about it tomorrow.

    Love: Mom, Dad, and Seth

    PS: wear the long sleeves

  12. Thanks for the updates to those of us at home! We are enjoying hearing about what is going on at High Trails. Jack, glad to hear your snow and sledding wishes came true. See you tomorrow afternoon!

    Love - Mom, Dad, Jules, and Sammi

  13. Brian L,
    We are loving reading all about the High Trails adventures. I bet you're having more fun in the snow than ever. We all miss you and can't wait to hear your stories tomorrow. Love, Mom, Dad, Jared, and Abby

  14. Hi there Miranda!!!
    We hope you are having an exciting time! We hope you are staying warm! We miss you and love reading about what you are doing each day. We think you are lucky to be in such a beautiful place. Take lots of pictures! Can't wait to hear all about your adventures tomorrow. Love you so much,
    Dad, Mom, Jessie, Thomas, Boo, Mags and Tucker

  15. Hi Jena-
    I hope you are having a wonderful time. Ja and I miss you so much and think about you all the time. I keep asking her, "I wonder what Jen is doing now?" She just says, "Having fun I bet!" Stay warm, I can't wait 'til you get home tomorrow...I miss you so much.
    P.S. Two snow days and Ja is driving me crazy! HELP!!

  16. Samir and all the 6th graders, counselors & teachers:

    I keep thinking about you out there in the middle of what the national news is reporting as "the worst October snowstorm in Colorado in 12 years" -- WHAT FUN!!!! ;-)

    I know you guys are having a great time, we love you very much and can't wait to see you tomorrow!!

    Leslie Rezgui

  17. Bonnie and Ken GavinOctober 29, 2009 at 9:45 AM

    Hey Colin! I hope you're taking lots of pictures. This is yet another adventure to talk about! Bailey's out in the snow playing without you. Stay warm and have fun!! Hope the Mad Libs game came in handy.

    Mom, Dad and Bailey

  18. Hi Kiara!

    Hope you are having fun and keeping warm groovy girl. I can't wait to hear all about your adventures. Kizzy says woof!

    Mom & Kizzy

  19. Good morning Sarah,
    We all miss you. I hope you are having a blast and keeping warm. Emmy slept on your bed for a while last night. I think she is wondering where you are. It's awfully quiet around here without you. I sure do miss my puzzle buddy during these snow days. I can't wait to see you tomorrow and hear all about the fun!
    Mom, Dad, Jacob and Emmy

  20. Hi Brionna!

    We miss you so much. Even Marshy is looking for you. I hope you are have a wonderful time. Your sister is home today, you all had another snow day. We can't wait to see you. Love you much. Jassmyn said that she misses you very much.

    Mom & Dad & Jazzy & Marshy

  21. Hey Caelen! Sounds like you are having a ton of fun here. We are missing you, and can't wait to see you tomorrow! We have a fire going, Zach has to shovel the snow off both decks (it is getting too high for Kyrie and Robin to get outside!!), so you know he misses you too!! ;) We are saving Haunted Mines for you!! See you soon, boyo, can't wait!!

    Love you, Tim, Heather and Zach

  22. Hi Brianne!!

    We are thinking about you lots and hoping you are having a GREAT time with all the snow, your classmates and teachers!! We cant wait to hear about all your adventures! We miss you like crazy and are praying for you! We love you! Mom, Dad, Megan and Michael

  23. Hey Mattie, Emily, Erin, VJ and everybody,

    Hope your having a great time!!! We have a snow day today and we had one yesterday too!!!!

    <3 ya,

  24. Erin, can't wait to hear about all your snow stories. Have fun and take tons of pictures!

    Columbine cabin rocks!

    Love - Mom, Dad, Adam & toby

  25. For OCHO!
    See? You should have left me buy the BROWN coat! It would have been way warmer! :-)
    Hugs and kisses and you have no idea how much we all miss you! Snow and wind and really lousy visibility here. We're all staying home and drinking hot chocolate!
    Can't wait to see you TOMORROW!!
    Mama, Daddy, Kiro & the rascal

  26. Hey Jon Z!
    Sounds like you guys are having a lot of fun! Stay warm, take pictures and drink LOTS of hot chocolate!!
    See you tomorrow! Snow days are sure different with you not here!
    (Just cuz I have to...) Love you, miss you, see you soon!!!
    Love, Mom, Dad, Greg, Justin & Kira

  27. Evan and Daniel,
    Hope you both are having an awesome time! Ready for that dinner at SaltGrass? Daisy is wondering where her boys are. Can't wait to see you both tomorrow.
    Love, Mom and Dad (Sage, too)

  28. Hey Haley, I am glad to here that you are not snowed in and that you all get to play in the snow and drink hot chocolate... I hope your warm Katee is even missing you and of course so are the dogs even greeny is missing you. Can't wait until you all get home tomarrow. Have fun for me I am stuck at work while daddy and Katee are at home with the dogs today.:( oh well see ya tomarrow. Love ya lots Momma.

  29. Emily,
    Hope your having fun and staying warm! It's too cold here for Jessie and I to go outside so we are doing whatever. Jessie misses her movie buddy. Love ya lots!
    Breanna and Jessie and everybody

  30. If the roads are bad in the morning, will your return be delayed??
    Arienne Middlebrooks

  31. Michael,
    Hope you are having a great time. They even had your favorite breakfist today. Say warm see you Friday.
    Love Mom, Dad and Chris.

  32. Zoia,
    We miss you! Place is so quiet without you :-). 2nd snowday for Xing and we are all just doing our own thing but going bowling in a bit. Since you don't enjoy bowling we thought today would be perfect. Wear those warm socks when you are outside!
    Love, mom, john, xing and levi.

  33. Zoia,
    . . . and the fish! Xing is feeding them right now.

  34. Mariah-

    We miss you, hope you are having fun sledding!!! Chloe is lost without you:)

    Dad, Mom & Kayla

  35. Hi Andrew!!
    We all miss you back at home!! Sounds like your having a lot of fun over there! We can't wait to see you tomorrow! Make sure to take a bunch of pictures so you can share them with us, okay! Love You very much,
    Mom, Carlos, Marissa, Uises, Dylan & Beth

  36. Mattie B.,

    We are all missing you here at home. It is so fun to hear about all the snow activities up in the mountians. Reid and Mia are really missing their buddy. See you tomorrow!!

    Love ya,
    Mom, Dad, Reid and Mia

  37. Hi Ariana!

    Dad and I miss you so much! We can't wait to see you tomorrow and hear about all the fun you had. Kalli has been looking for you, she misses her best friend.

    Have a great day!
    Love you lots,
    Mom and Dad :)

  38. Sophie,

    Have a fun last day in the snow. Enjoy some hot chocolate for Ian - he is drinking your tea! See you tomorrow.

    Mom, Dad and Ian

  39. Hi Rainie,

    We can't wait to hear all about your adventures. It sounds like you're having a great time in all that snow.

    Love you bunches,
    Grandma and Grandpa

  40. Hi Collin!
    Perfect weather for you, right?
    We know youre having a blast. Avery and Susan said "haha you missed out on two snow days" (they'll owe you)
    Can't wait to see you tomorrow and hear all about your adventures! love, Mom Dad Avery Susan (Gypsy & Penny, too)

  41. Ramirez Family,
    Hi Carlos we miss you lots but know that you are having fun! Stay warm and we are excited for your return tomorrow!!!

    Love Mom and Catrina

  42. HI Daniel!

    It sound like you can put all the warm clothes to good use!
    We really miss you this week.
    Von has been pacing at night, loking for his favorite boy!
    Stay warm, and have fun!!!
    Can't wait to see all the pictures...

    Dad, Mom, Giovanni, and Von!

  43. Hello again Sarah (Scott),
    I made pumpkin bread this afternoon - the kitchen smells yummy! I'll make sure there is plenty for you tomorrow. For dinner tomorrow we're having your favorite - Really Easy Chicken Cheesy!
    I hope you had a great day today.
    We all miss you and look forward to seeing you tomorrow!
    Mom, Dad, Jake and Emmy

  44. The French's


    We miss you very much and you dogs Eddie and Gunny hardly know how to act with you gone. Stay warm and I know you are having a great time and we will all see you tomorrow!


    Mom, Dad, Eddie and Gunny

  45. Maggie D.
    Hi there! Hope you are having fun in the snow! We have been holed up in the house for the most part. Hank and Lucy have been sleeping all day long!! Paige says hi and is happy to also be off of school for the snow. I tried posting earlier but it didn't go through!
    Have fun, stay warm and we can't wait to see you and hear all about your trip.
    Mom (and Paige)

  46. Camille! We miss you tremendously and can't wait to hear all about your week at High Trails. See you tomorrow.
    Love, Mommy, Daddy and Benjamin

  47. Jesse~

    We are missing you like crazy! Sounds like you are too busy to be homesick! We hope you are staying warm, having fun, and learning a ton!! Looking forward to seeing you Friday and hearing all about your adventures firsthand!! We are praying for safe travels home for all tomorrow. We love you so much~Mom & Dad
    P.S. Kinkokai keeps pacing around wondering where you are! You need to hurry home so this boy can snooze!! :D

  48. Brionna I hope you had a fun day today. Your sister really need you home. She don't know what to do without you. Love and miss you!

    Love Mom

  49. Dear Ava,
    We hope you are warm and toasty. Gracie misses her afternoon walks with you and we just plain miss you! Parris has had a boring couple of snow days without you (believe it or not!). See you tomorrow. We're looking forward to some High Trails tales.
    Love Mum, Dad, Parris and Gracie

  50. Dear Kaila (Ward),
    Hope you're having a terrific time! And staying warm! Building snowmen and hot chocolate, what a great way to spend the snow day. We miss you like crazy and can't wait for you to get home tomorrow.
    Love, Mom and Michael

  51. Hey Camia

    Stay warm have fun take lots of pictures love you and see you soon.


  52. Hey Camia!

    I'm sure you enjoyed sleeping in this morning. We miss you so much but you will be back to us soon. I'm really happy you decided to go and I'm positive you will remember this experience for years to come. Love you lots!


  53. Hi Ashley (Ramsey)!

    Sounds like everyone is having a great time there at High Trails. We miss you very much and can't wait to hear all about your adventures. We bet you made a mean Snowman there! And just how much Yummy Hot Chocolate have you had in the last few days? Love Mom and Dad

  54. CODY!!!!!! OMG i miss you so so so so much!!! come home soon so i have someone to pick on mkay?! :P love you little bro!
    love you TONS & TONS & TONS!
    ~steph! <3

  55. Hey Codes!
    Can't wait to see you tomorrow. We've had two snow days without you (Dad even stayed home). Wish you were to have fun with us. Peter is lost without you to complete his routine in the morning, but he and Lucy are keeping your bed warm for you at night.
    See you tomorrow.
    Love you bunches,
    Mom and Dad

  56. Alyssa (tucci),
    We were soo worried for nothing...awesome pancakes...snow AND no!!! adrianna is crawling a lot more now and even Tony misses u. We even thought today was the day you came home--just wishful thinking..i love you---cant wait until 2morro. stay warm....
    I MISSSSSSSSS UUUUUUUUUUU ..... love u bear!!!

    Mom and the A team...

  57. Hey Christopher Ellis,

    We love you and miss you at the same time.
    Emily and Jonathan have had 2 great snow
    days.Oh Mommy almost crashed the car!
    She was driving to Denver.

    We love you lots!

  58. Angelica,

    All you young people are having way too much fun; it is time to come home to reality. We can not wait to hear of your adventures. Arianna's soccer game on Saturday has already been cancelled. will have to wait to see about your game.

    We miss you and are anxious to see you tomorrow. Stay warm and be safe on your trip "down the mountain."

    Love from Grandpa, Marnie, Arianna, & Rose

  59. Hi Kelsey,

    We miss you, the house has been quiet without you this week. glad to hear that you are having a great time. Hope you have a safe trip home tomorrow, we can't wait to hear all about your trip.

    Love ,
    mom, marcus, and your sisters

  60. Yee &amp; Brad StrathmanOctober 29, 2009 at 9:26 PM


    Hi honey!! We miss you so much and have thought about you every day/night!! Sounds like you're having a lot of fun!! I hope you have been staying warm out there! We can't wait to pick you up tomorrow (we will be there)! I hope you got all of our little surprises in your suitcase!!

    Can't wait to see your sweet face!

    LOTS and LOTS of love,
    Mom & Brad

  61. Jessica, We miss you and can't wait to hear all about the fun you're having. We'll see you tomorrow. Be safe. Love Mom,Dad and Joe

  62. Hi Gregory,
    We all miss you and can't wait to hear all of your stories. The coyotes are howling in the field next door, the dog should go crazy anytime now. Hope you are keeping warm.
    Love, Mom, Dad and Christina.

  63. Goodnight Sarah. Have a good night sleep.
    Keep warm and see you tomorrow!
    Mom, Dad, Jake, Emmy (and Bubbles)

  64. Hey Bryce,

    sounds like you have had lots of fun and good times, cant wait to see you soon and we all miss you and love you.

    Love mom and siblings