Monday, June 28, 2010

Family #4

You guys can't even begin to understand how excited I am to be visiting my family this week!! It's a really rough couple of weeks and I am looking forward to getting out of Colorado, regrouping and recharging with the most important people in my life. Here are some pictures of times the Lewis family visited us in IL. Enjoy! Three more nights of work for me then I get on a plane to Jacksonville FL!!!! I'm so ready!!!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Family #3

One of my favorite things about old summer photos are sweaty kids! I wish I had more old birthday photos scanned. Jake's birthday is always the sweaty-ist however I have some photos from William's birthday that are pretty sweaty. Hope everyone's summer is good. Mine is going ok so far. Can't wait to come home and visit!! Really excited!!!!

I edited Jake crying and Dad harassing him out. We were having fun. Peace, Chrissy!
I LOVE this photo because it reminds me of Grandma and her gardens.
Sweaty birthday boy
One of Jakey's birthdays
Us celebrating Jakey's birthday all sweaty and stuff. Happy summer!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Family #2

Today I have assorted photos from some of our trips to visit Tom and Pauly since I will be getting to do so very very soon. I've got some great photos of us! Love you guys! Can't wait to see y'all ;) And Happy Father's Day to all dads. I spent the day with Cort and Connor at Cort's parents' house. We had a good day grilling and enjoying the lovely day. Sorry I didn't take any photos. Cort's family is still not really used to me taking tons of pictures and I just met two more of his siblings so I was keeping it laid back. Enjoy! More family photos to come.

Ha, ha! Us in Florida with Uncle Tom and Amelia. Check out the clothes!
This one cracks me up!! We are both like...'really mom? do we really have to pose in front of the big cannon?'
Georgia visit when Jake and I were in high school
Florida visit. We look thrilled!
Georgia visit

Georgia visit at some waterfall you can hike up. Can't remember the name of it though.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Family #1

I'm insanely homesick and miss my family so much right now. I'll be heading home to visit the first week of July so I'm starting to get excited. I know Jake and Patricia's anniversary was a couple weeks ago but I was just going through some older photos and found some photos from their rehearsal dinner and wedding. I can't believe it's been 5 years!!!!! I may be posting more family photos in the upcoming days as my anticipation of my trip home builds. Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Kate and Willme. So cute.
Butch and Bryan
The happy couple
Another happy couple ;)
Me, Uncle Tom, Chrissy and Butch
Haha! I laugh every time I see this picture. What a cutie!
We had a good time at the rehearsal dinner! Ha!
Lizzy, me, and Kate before the ceremony
Family photo
I love you guys! Congrats on 5 years!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

My Window is Finally Fixed!!!!!

We were supposed to go golfing today but we slept in and I got a phone call right when we woke up that my window regulator and motor arrived at Checkers. The window got broken out (and my ipod taken) on May 9 and the window was replaced May 11. On the 12th I was driving down the road and the window was up and just went *clunk* into the door. I took it by the glass place and they told me the regulator was broken (that's the part that attaches the window to the electric motor that rolls it up and down) and apparently those fail often on Jeeps and Audis and it was a complete coincidence that it happened the day after my window got replaced. So... the reason it took me so long to replace the part is related some to procrastination, some to being so busy with moving and everything, and some to me researching my most economical option. Buying the part through an auto shop was cheaper no matter who installed it and Cort was willing to make attempt before we paid someone to do it. He was so patient today. Les (his dad) and I were both trying hard to get our hands into fixing it and we were both offering suggestions and advice and he just kept working and finally got it hooked up and it works. I can't believe he didn't snap or get mad at either of our type A attempts to control the situation. Thank you Cort!!! For saving me money, working on my car, and putting up with me and your dad! Here are some photos of my window being fixed in Les's garage. Hope everyone is having a wonderful week! Hopefully I'll have some golfing photos for you soon. There's a course within walking distance from us and it's cheap! I'm very much looking forward to checking it out.

A little blurry but this is Cort working on my window
I took this photo so you can see what I had to do to keep my window up for that last month or so. It took A LOT of Goo Gone to get all the tape marks off my car!
Almost fixed

Good as new!

Monday, June 14, 2010

More Camping

Sorry it's been awhile. It's been a hectic week and I haven't taken many new photos. I have worked a lot lately and Cort had Connor this weekend so any time I haven't been sleeping, we've been watching cartoons and rough housing. I'm so thrilled that I'm now included in that, haha... I woke up Saturday afternoon before going to work by having my feet tickled by a 6 year old (Connor had a birthday on June 1). Here are some more photos from our camping trip last weekend. I don't know if everyone knows or not yet but I got my vacation time approved!!!!!!! Can't wait to visit Georgia and Illinois!!!!!! I miss everyone sooooo much!!! Enjoy my photos! Hopefully I'll have something new for you soon. Happy Monday everyone (for me it's Friday, yay)!

I LOVE my car! I am so happy that I bought it! Despite all the issues I've had with it, it was totally worth the purchase! (Did I mention the check engine light is on? Hope it's nothing serious, haha)
A lesson in gun safety by Zach. Zach brought his guns with him and so we had to take them up the road and shoot them. I still don't really understand boys and guns, even though they are kind of cool.
More education
These are Nick's parent's dogs that are the same breed as Lambeau, norwegian elkhounds. They are very cool dogs
By the way, Chrissy, we did get rained on! I forgot to tell you. It rained while we were on the ATVs on Saturday (A drizzle, not too much). Then it rained late Saturday night as we were all thinking of going to bed. The weather decided for us and it rained and the wind blew all night. I didn't get wet in the tent but I don't really ever remember being warm.
Dirty!!! I don't remember the last time I've been that dirty. It's kind of fun but it would have been more fun if I could have showered right after getting that dirty!
The rain clouds on Saturday, view from our site
Zach was chopping wood for the fire with an ax and a piece came up and hit him right below the eye. He's lucky we didn't have a major emergency on our hands! I don't do eyes!! The next morning he woke up with a shiner. It's hard to see in this picture.
We were so tired when we got home that we just passed out after unpacking the car. Cort passed out before me so that I could take the photo (which he hates. he is actually standing over my shoulder complaining that I'm posting it, haha!)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

4 Wheelin

On Saturday, Nick's aunt, uncle and cousins met us and brought along their ATVs so we had 4 total. We went on a couple trips, had a few technical diffculties, got extremely dirty, laughed a lot and had a blast. I hope you enjoy the photos!

Me and Lindsay in our way cool helmets
Cort and I ready for action
Me and Cort
We got soooo dirty
Cort and I, Linsay and Zach, and Nick and Ashley


Finally!! The first camping trip of 2010 from Friday night to Sunday. We went with Cort's friends Nick and Ashley and Zach and Lindsay. Nick's parents met us up there. They have a 5th wheel and ATVs and all kinds of fun toys. This is from the first night. We were all tired and crabby from too much fun the night before but we made the best of it.

Ashley unloading the chairs
Cort and Zach started a fire
I took pictures (I helped unload and set up too ;) )
Chilling around the fire. Much needed relaxation.
Beautiful night at a beautiful campsite

More photos from the rest of the trip tomorrow.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Rockies Game

Here are some photos from the Rockies game Nick, Ashley, Cort and I went to last Friday night. It was HOT, even at 7pm! We had fun though. I didn't get a ton of photos because Nick and Ashley are even less used to having their picture taken than Cort and I started getting a lot of faces and such. I got a few good ones. So far the plan is still to head to the mountains and go camping this weekend. Hopefully I'll have many more photo ops and things to share for next week ;) Have a great weekend everyone!!!!!!

Nick and Ashley on the way
Me and Cort
I love baseball!
Even though it started out hot it turned out to be a gorgeous evening
This photo was taken on my Blackberry (have I mentioned that I LOVE my phone?). If you saw the picture taken right before this one you would understand why I'm laughing and I actually have a rare genuine smile from Cort caught on camera. It's hard to come by with him!