A trip to Nunn for Family and Fun

This month is Aunt D’s birthday (she tells us she’s on her third go-round of her 30s) so we took the kids and trekked up to Nunn for a visit and dinner at the Golden Corral in Greeley.  It’s become a family tradition that we always take her to eat at the Golden Corral in Greeley.  Don’t know how it started, but it’s just how it is for us and we all have a great time and probably eat way more than we should.

Since it was her birthday we needed to take a few portraits.  It’s been quite a few years since she had a new portrait and I really wanted one out in front of the house.  She lived here for more than 60 years.  I love these portraits.  When I think about Aunt D, this is the image that comes to mind–her jeans and her red checked shirt and her smile.

birthday portrait out standing in her field

Before we lived in Colorado, we tried to visit at least once a year.  From the first visit, when our oldest daughter was a tiny baby, we’ve taken pictures of the kids on the porch with Aunt D at every visit.  Because she’s such a petite woman (don’t be fooled by her small stature, she’s a fireball and a force to be reckoned with), it somehow became a milestone in their lives to finally be “taller than Aunt D.”  So, it looks like finally, they have all passed her up. This year is the end of the tradition, though, as it has finally become time for Aunt D to move into town, so this birthday is a little bittersweet.

family portrait multi-generation portrait

Her little farm has long been one of my favorite places to create photographs.  So after the portraits, we did a little wandering.  Suzie and I found this wonderful field of little purple flowers irresistible.

Can you blame us?

purple daisy field

purple daisy

And then there were dandelions and the fields. . .

 dandelion

golden wheat field

wheat field

gate in field

Whenever I remember our visits, this is how I see her little “house on the prairie” . . .

little house on the prairie

And finally, a few shots of Nunn, including its famous water tower.

welcome to nunn

old nunn

nunn water tower

I first published this post on my old blog two years ago on Aunt D’s birthday, but life has changed a lot since then, and it’s still one of my favorite posts, so it’s getting moved over here.

Do you have a favorite family place? I’d love to hear about it in the comment section below.

3 thoughts on “A trip to Nunn for Family and Fun

  • July 11, 2010 at 11:41 am
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    Love love love your pics! AMAZING but then again you were always awesome with a camera.

    Woof

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  • July 10, 2010 at 11:35 am
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    Awesome! I am sooo glad you are able to see AD. I know when I chat with her on the phone it is a bright spot in her day when you and the kids come to visit.

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  • July 9, 2010 at 2:43 am
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    What sweet pictures…and memories…of Aunt D!!! I love them 🙂

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