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.......