I spent my free time reading books and watching movies. I went to church, Bible study, and dinner group with Christina and her friends, which was a wonderful time spent with some fellow believers. (It was just so great that I can't even attempt to put it into words.)
I even managed to go for a 3 mile "run" (reality: walk/jog) one evening... something you'll never find me doing back home.
Notice the little white speck in the middle?
That's the Air Force Academy's Cadet Chapel off in the distance.
As most of you who follow my Instagram know, I was obsessed with taking photos of the mountains, specifically Pike's Peak. As we drove around the city, I'd stare outside the window at the mountains in the distance. On my first full day in Colorado, Christina let me in on a secret: the elementary school playground behind her house has a great view of the Peak.
One Sunday evening while Christina was at work, I decided to go for a stroll around the playground. I left before the sun began setting, as I was getting a little chilly. (Christina called it "Kentucky cold.") Around that time, Christina's sister Kelsey had a friend over who was leaving the house; she called Kelsey to tell her that it would be a great sunset and that I wouldn't want to miss it.
A great sunset, indeed! Kelsey and I ran outside of the house to soak up every second of it. Despite my insistence that I would never leave the house without wearing makeup ever again, I insisted on posing for photos during this beautiful, once-in-a-lifetime sunset.