Friday, December 19, 2008

Girls Night Out!

Tues night we decided to have a girls night out with our women's bible study. Some of the girls were not able to come, but we went to the Melting Pot. That was my first time ever going there and I loved it! For those of you who have never been there, it is a fondue restaurant. We got a couple different cheese fondues and a chocolate one. They bring out all these different foods to dip in the fondues....the chololate one was my favorite:)

(Left to right) Laura, Emily, Me, Liz, and Megan

We didn't think to take a picture while we had all that delicious food on the table, but this is our empty chocolate good.

Liz and me! The lights down town in the Springs are so pretty right now!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Christmas Party!

Last Saturday night we had our Christmas Party with our bible study. We did a gag gift exchange and we had a great time! This is a pic of the whole crew! Dan and I were just talking about how God has just blessed us immensely since we have moved here with wonderful people in our lives and has provided for us financially in so many ways! So many people here have been so generous and have blessed us with things that we probably wouldn't have been able to afford. God is so good!

Kurt and Aubrey opened Dan's gag gift. They were thrilled to get a cigar box with a really ugly tie and a picture of Dan with his shirt off that he Autographed for them along with a couple of other silly items! WOW.......

Christy got my gag gift.....a stupid DVD and a shirt that says University of Toledo Marching Band on it!

Shawn got a hat that came from Africa.....he said that it should have stayed in Africa..haha

As you can see Laura is holding an ugly glass decoration that she got in the gift exchange!

Friday, December 12, 2008

My Relaxing Tuesday!

This is a small post that I thought I would share. Tues was the first day I've had off in a while and I was so excited to hang out with some of my girlfriends that I have made here (my midwest friends)! We all made a dish and had brunch! It was so good to just relax and chat in the morning when I should normally be working. I thought hmm......maybe this stay at home mom thing will be pretty fun! I'm sure all you stay at home moms out there can say that it's not just hanging out with friends all day:)

Liz, Me, and Laura

Monday, December 8, 2008


This year for Thanksgiving we were in Woodland Park for the weekend. We couldn't afford to fly home for X-mas and Thanksgiving so we had to pick. We missed getting to see everyone on Dan's side this year for Thanksgiving, as we usually get to do, but we had a great time with the Uher's! They have been so wonderful to us since we've moved here and I don't know what we would do without them! It is just such a blessing to have family around after moving to a new city.

We went out to eat Thanksgiving morning for's kind of become a tradition:)

David and Polly preparing the turkey!

Sitting down for our Thanksgiving meal

We had our first big snow that weekend since we've moved here.
After a funfilled day we fell asleep by the fire.....even Jack wore himself out!

As you can tell this picture isn't from Thanksgiving. We celebrated Polly's birthday at the beginning of the week.

We went out to eat and then came back to our house for cake and ice cream:)

Saturday, November 15, 2008

New Haircut!!!

If you look at our pictures from the previous blogs you'll notice that my hair was getting really long. I thought since we won't get to see our friends and family from back home for a while I would post pics of my new hair cut! I went to Emily's salon on friday and she gave me a new hairstyle! I think she did a great be the judge:)

This picture doesn't really fit in this blog post, but we were so excited to have our cousin Josh in town. He was in the Springs for work and we got to go out to eat with him Friday night. It was so good and refreshing to see him again!

Denver Weekend:)

Last weekend we went to Denver with Wade & Emily and David & Polly to see Dan's aunt Ann's art work. She makes large sculptures out of cardboard and they look really cool! She had been wanting to get her art work into this famous art gallery in Denver for quite some time. She had an open house fri night so we went to that and then stayed at a hotel that night so we could hand out in Denver the next day. We had a great time! We also got to see Dan's grandpa (Poppy) on friday night at the gallery. It was so good to see him and aunt Ann again!

Dan with his aunt Ann....this is one of her smaller sculptures that is covered in bronze.

You can see how big the sculptures are with Emily and I standing next to we are not playing hide-in-seek in the art gallery even though it appears that way:)

This picture was taken from the upper level. The sculpture in the corner is Ann's and so are the squares on the wall. The squares are all different designs made out of carboard also!

Here's Poppy deep in thought while studying the art work.

After we went to the art gallery, Ann's friend she was staying with invited us over for food and drinks. Her condo was so cool, it was an old elementary school made into condos. She lives on the 3rd floor which used to be the gym. The brick wall in the background was the original walls in the gym!
Here are the guys lounging around in the morning watching TV.

Emily and me......and some random guys with some alternative lifestyles:)
(Riding to downtown Denver)

Aunt Ann has some sculptures in a park downtown Denver so we decided to get our pics taken in front of them!
This is her plaque.

It was so fun to just hang out in Denver for the day. We shopped, walked around, and ate at ESPN zone.

This is Brown Palace Hotel. We went in just to check it was Gorgeous! They were making a pyramid with 6,000 champaign glasses. They were just about done when we walked in. I wouldn't want to be the one to accidentally knock that over!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Last 14er for the year!

A couple weeks ago we tried to hike our last 14er for the year. It was still in the 80's and sunny in the Springs, but not at the top of Mt Grays:) We knew there would be snow, but didn't realize how cold and windy it would be. We got close to the top, but the closer we got the more windy it was. It was so strong at times we had to do everything we could to keep the wind from knocking us right on our butts. It was a hard decision to make, but we decided it would be best for us and the dog to turn around before we got to the top. Oh well, we will have to wait till next summer to do any more 14ers.

Here we are at the trail head of Mt Grays.

I like to remind Dan how blessed he is to have a wife that goes on these adventures with him....esp in this type of weather:)

What a gorgeous pic huh?!?!?!

Man's best friend.......
Dan's best friend.......

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Our First Snow!!!

Well we got our first snow on Tues night this week. We woke up on Wed morning and the ground was covered. It didn't last long once the sun came out it was melted by the afternoon. It was pretty while it lasted!

This was taken outside our front door (The mountains are behind the clouds). I will try to post some pictures this week of our house for all of you that haven't seen it yet!

The road in front of our townhouse.

I got a picture while it was snowing of our patio/grill

And this is Jack after going out in his 1st Colorado snow. He loves snow and loves to dig his head in it:)

Pumpkin Show West

Last weekend we went to the Pumpkin Show West! Dan's Uncle & Aunt lived in Circleville, OH home of the largest pumpkin show you have ever seen! Last year we went to the pumpkin show in Circleville for the first time and we couldn't believe how huge it was. This year we had a great time at David and Polly's house eating LOTS of pumpkin flavored foods and hanging out with everyone!

Dan and Emily ready to dig in to all that yummy food!

Emily and me relaxing before the party starts:)

There are so many desserts that I never knew could be made out of pumpkin!

Polly slaving hard in the kitchen

The house was so full of people everywhere that it was hard to even walk through it! It was great!