Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Hanging out at the reception with Grandad
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Somehow in the transfer of my Thanksgiving pictures from the camera to the computer they were lost. This video did manage to survive and is all I currently have to show from our trip to Alabama. We enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner at my Aunt Emily's. Surrounded by family and good food we celebrated family and all that we have been blessed with. Edward and his cousin Gus were definitely the highlights and they did a great job of keeping everyone entertained. On friday it was drizzling and gray but it did not stop my dad from roping Andy into helping him built a goat oven. I really wish I had those pictures but you will have to use your imagination (make sure your mental picture includes bricks, tin from the roof of a barn, and a grill rack made from stainless steel shelving). Despite its humlbe appearances the goat oven did turn out some good burgers and roast- yes it was all goat meat. Trust me, it tastes better than you think. I don't have much to say about Saturdays game. My brother and sister-in-law were thrilled. As always time went by too fast and before we knew it we were back in the airport headed home. I have to brag on Edward, he was so good on the plane and slept almost the entire way home. We came back to a couple of inches of snow on the ground and the next morning Edward got his first taste (literally) of the snow. Again, I wish I had those pictures. I hope everyone had a happy thanksgiving and I am thankful for my memories because they can never get lost in the transfer.
Monday, November 24, 2008
We took a little trip to Vail yesterday. We had somethings to take to our renters and then we spent the afternoon in Lionshead and Vail Village. There has not been much snow and we watched some brave souls navigate their way down the white ribbon of death (a.k.a. Born Free). Edward was very interested in the skiers and liked all the activity. After walking around the new Lionshead we headed to Vail and played on the pirate ship before going back to Bart and Yetti's for some lunch. Being up there made me sad that we won't be spending weekends with our friends in the mountains this winter. We will just look forward to some day in the future when we are back, teaching our kids to ski and having even more fun than we used to.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Check out my Nutcase. "I like my brain."
Getting ready to ride
We took advantage of the nice weather this past weekend and took our "early Christmas present" from my parents out for a spin. We went to REI first and bought Edward his helmet. He loves it and wore it all around the store. Edward had a good time in the bike trailer, he went right to sleep. We rode a few laps around Wash park and went to visit Uncle Mark. We are looking forward to next spring and a lot of good riding.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Our good friends Jim and Andrea welcomed their sweet little girl, Madeline, into the world last Thursday. She weighed in at a healthy 8 lbs 3 ozs and s 21/12 inches long. We went to visit Friday night and had a little trip down memory lane as she was born at the smae hospital as Edward. It is amazing to think that only 6 1/2 months ago he came into this world. He has already changed so much and has brought more joy to our lives than either Andy or myself thought possible. Welcome to the world Madeline, Edward will be happy to show you around!
Saturday, September 27, 2008
This has been the month of weddings. We started in Atlanta with our friends Ryan and Robin. It was whirlwind weekend. Edward and I took off on Saturday morning and were back in Denver Sunday afternoon. Then our dear friends the Russells celebrated the wedding of their daughter Amanda, unfortunately we did not make it to Birmingham for that one. Traveling on an airplane three weekends in a row was just not possible. We finished up the month with the wedding of Andy's sister Kelly and her husband Chris. They were married at Devil's Thumb Ranch in Winter Park, Colorado. We had a great time and the weekend flew by. Edward was a hit in his tuxedo and handled everything amazingly well. Here are some other pics of the weekend.
Devils Thumb Ranch
The Bride and Groom!
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
We spent Labor Day weekend in Michigan with Andy's parents and brother. They have a beautiful little cabin on Gull Lake just outside of Kalamazoo. Edward took his first boat ride and got a chance to play in the water and even went all the way under with Andy's help. It was a gorgeous weekend and very relaxing. I managed to get up on my third try and slalom and them made the mistake of getting on the tube. I felt that tube ride for two days, my sore neck and back reminded me I am not as young as I think I am. Edward got to meet his Great Uncle Joel and Great Aunts Jenilee and Carole. He also played with his cousins and some new friends, the Clarks. Andy's best friend Blair and his family (Kelly, Bo, Brooks and Qwynna) drove over from South Bend and spent Saturday with us. Edward was especially fond of Qwynna, we will not trust them to be left alone when they are older! When we got back to Colorado it was cool and already feeling like fall. What a great way to say goodbye to summer and look forward to my favorite season.