Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The past 39 days or so....

Hi there!
I think I need to play a little catch up since I've last blogged.

First of all, I turned THIRTYONE. Ahhh And I didn't even comb my hair.

 A group of my girlfriends & I have been meaning to see the Chihuly Exhibit at the Denver Botanic Gardens for quite some time, so we turned it into my birthday celebration!
I had to consult my human memory, Roey, because I swear I'd seen a Chihuly exhibit before, and sure enough, we saw his work in Chicago!

 We got a chance to see a good portion of the gardens before we were completed rained out! It added a little bit of drama to the evening.

 Oh my gosh - then I met Gideon and had a wonderful, adventurous weekend with the Frey's. Karley is just so good for my soul...and she makes killer mojitos.

And it's getting to be crafting season! I've been doing a lot, a lot of crocheting and a touch of sewing.


 {Above} Adam, Loren & I ran the Symphony 5K! Whoop!
Kari does an annual "toast to fall" hike at Kenosha Pass and this year, I tagged along. It was beyond gorgeous!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Slow Blogger = Perfect Timing

I'm always a few weeks behind on blogging, but HEY, I think it will actually work out this time, because today is BETH'S BIRTHDAY! And what could better than a birthday post recapping the most super fun weekend we had in Denver earlier this month!
Some of our best times including watching horrible reality television in matching pajamas, but hey, Amos Lee and Yoga on the Rocks and a girl's night out and shopping ain't too bad either!
Happy, HAPPY Birthday Beth!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Northwood Trip!

Last week, I took a little trip back to North Dakota. My trip happened to coincide with Northwood's Old Fashioned Saturday night, so I got to see quite a few high school classmates as well as my family! Speaking of my family, here they are!

When I was younger, I was extremely obsessed with kittens. I used to take rolls and rolls of photos of strictly cats with a few dog photos sprinkled in. Well, as the years have gone by, I thought I was over cats and just obsessed with my dog, but my photos proved otherwise! I just couldn't get over how cute & playful they all were. I managed to sneak in a few photos of actual people, so enjoy!

Love these wide open spaces!

Joey's hockey game!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Drag Racing, Smag Racing

 Yesterday, I joined the Buchanan family for the Mopar Mile High Nationals at the Bandimere Speedway.
I'll be completely honest with you - it was a rough day for me! The nitro fumes combined with the heat & the noise/vibrations really got to me, so I spent most of the time watching the races from above the bleachers.
After I started feeling better, I enjoyed myself much more...and friends bringing me my most favorite ice cream makes me smile!

And seeing a little dog that looks like my dog also makes me smile!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Fun Times with Kari: Early July Edition

I had a fun little 4th of July at Kari's place up in the mountains! We had the *best* meal, I got to shoot a potato canon and we made s'mores. What else could you want?
Here's a little clip of the action! No matter how hard I tried not to, I screamed every single time!

 I got 2 free Rockies tickets for doing a the Rockies 5k for the Homeless a few months ago. It rained & sleeted during the run and it was just all around miserable! The silver lining of that race was the super fun time we had at the baseball game.
And we were even on the jumbotron! I'm adding that to my bucket list, so I can cross it off!

Monday, June 23, 2014

the weekend!

This weekend was a nice, full one! I spent Friday night soaking up the sun (and beer) on the rooftop of Merle's.
On Saturday morning, Loren, Adam, RJ & I ran the Summer Breeze 10k. It wasn't my best run, but Loren & I got to catch up and burn enough calories for a great brunch!
Speaking of...we went to Jelly afterwards, and it was so, so good!

Later that day, after a nice little nap, we met up at Punch Bowl Social to celebrate Loren's 30th birthday with some bowling! I don't think anyone will get offended if I mention that we are not very skilled bowlers, but I think we really started to improve by the 2nd game. I snagged these pics from RJ!

A few weeks ago, I had mentioned that I wanted to spray paint my kitchen chairs, but with an apartment, it'd be difficult to find space. Jaime offered up her backyard/alley and yesterday, we got to business! In this scenario, I had your classic "wing-it" attitude, but Jaime did some google-ing and the chairs turned out pretty well! Unfortunately, one of the paints stopped spraying and it started to rain, so we're going to continue the project this week!
I'm also re-doing a bar cart, so I'll be sure to post pictures of that!