Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Monday, May 28, 2007
Our Camping Trip
Daisy and Oscar were good little campers. There were two little boys next to us who LOVED the pugs! They kept coming over just to pet them. Needless to say, the pugs loved that! So cute!
One of the many scenic overlook areas
Daisy wanted to see too!
You can't really see it in this picture, but there were a herd of elk grazing in this meadow. Off to the right of the herd, there was a momma coyote nursing her baby coyotes.
A beautiful mountain valley with a stream winding through
See, you all need to come visit!!!
Happy Memorial Day!
We are having a GREAT GREAT GREAT weekend--I wish every weekend was a long weekend! Friday night we ran errands and rented "Catch and Release" with Jennifer Garner. It was okay, I wasn't overly excited about it. The storyline didn't develop well, but it had a happy ending. Saturday morning, we slept in and then went for a bike ride. Yes, I started my biking career this weekend, and it is pretty hard work! We are planning to ride in a 30 mile ride at the end of the summer for the American Diabetes Association, which is good incentive to get out there and practice. I hope I can make 30 miles by then! Saturday afternoon we took a LONG (like 3-4 hours long) nap, which was much needed! I can't remember what we did the rest of the day, but it must have been enjoyable and relaxing!
Sunday was church and then errands and then leaving for an overnight camping trip! This trip was spur-of-the-moment, which is not typically like us, but Jason has been so excited to camp this summer. So off we went! We stayed in a KOA campground (I know, hardly roughing it) in a cabin with a real bed! And there were real bathrooms and showers there! We made smores and sat by the fire then went to bed. Today, we made a run to Starbucks and then packed up for a drive through Rocky Mountain National Park! This is the first trip we have made there but in no way will be our last. It is so beautiful! Dogs aren't allowed many places there, so we kept the trip short, but we definitely plan to go back for hiking and camping.
It has been such a great weekend, very relaxing and just what we needed. Now back to work--but only for four days!
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Seattle Day #4
In the backyard at Jason's parents' house. Isn't it so green?!
I had a great time loving on the dogs. The little one is Zoey and the big one is Ebony. They are so sweet!
We flew out Tuesday evening--the Seattle airport has had some renovations and is really beautiful! There is a great food court and lots of fun shops, plus a huge window to watch the excitement outside. We arrived back in Denver late Tuesday night and came home to our puppies, who had a wonderful long weekend with Moxie! It was a great trip, and we can't wait until our next visit!
Friday, May 25, 2007
Seattle Day #3
We saw the sea otters (I think that is what they were)--so cute!
We saw the fish from "Finding Nemo"
At the end, there is a really cool display where you can touch a variety of sea creatures. I touched the starfish--they were really hard and bumpy!
Pike Place Market! This is truly one of my very favorite places in Seattle. All of the people, the smells, the food, the fish, the flowers--it makes me so happy! So many different cultures are represented in Seattle, so there are many different types of food in the market. I love it!
I love the floating bridges in Seattle. I had never seen anything like this before I went to Seattle, so it is pretty cool. This one goes over Lake Washington and Mercer Island.
Monday evening we went out to dinner with Jason's parents and sister and her husband for ALL YOU CAN EAT CRAB! YUM!!! As silly as it sounds, this is truly one of the highlights of our trip each time. The crab is so fresh and so good--much better than you can find anywhere in Denver. We stuff ourselves silly, but it is worth it! Monday was a great day!!!
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Happy Anniversary to Us!
Our marriage continues to get better and better each year, and we are so excited to see what the future holds for us. We are going to see the musical "Wicked" tonight to celebrate--everyone says it is phenomenal. I love you, Jason, and I look forward to many more years with you!
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Happy Birthday, Daisy!
We will be celebrating in the next day or two with doggie cupcakes and yummy treats. I love you Daisy!
Sunday, May 20, 2007
Seattle Day 2: Mother's Day
Saturday, May 19, 2007
Seattle Day 1: Birthday and Baseball Fun!
Looks like I was enjoying the party!
Tracy (Jason's sister) and her family have three little foster kitties--they are so cute!
This is their dog Sadie, a Westie
We even learned how to play a Wii for the first time! We had a fun time at their house! Then Friday evening, we rode the bus to downtown Seattle for a Mariners' game.
Inside the stadium. Can you see the Space Needle in the background? I really love this stadium because you can see the water and some of the Seattle landmarks.
What you can't see in this picture is that we were freezing! I didn't realize how chilly it would be in Seattle and didn't pack many warm clothes. Thankfully, the last 2 days we were there were pretty warm. But we were cold this night! We ended up leaving at the start of the seventh inning, when we were down 7-2. No one else scored after that, so it was a good time to leave.
The highlight of the game for me--garlic fries! What more could you want that greasy, deep-fried potatoes covered in salty garlic? YUM!
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Monday, May 14, 2007
Happy Gotcha Day, Oscar!
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Friday, May 04, 2007
The Most Wonderfulest Husband.....
Seriously, throughout this stressful time, I couldn't ask for a better husband. He has been SO incredibly helpful around the house without even being asked. He has done laundry, dishes, vacuuming, and much much more. He has done all he can to help relieve my stress and help me focus on the ladies' tea and my upcoming test. I love him so much and am thankful to have him as my husband!