Wednesday, November 2, 2011

New Toy!!

I bought a new TV for a great deal at Best Buy. It came as part of a package with a new 3D Bluray player and surround sound speakers. The TV is freaking sweet too!!! It is super thin and virtually borderless. It is difficult to really grasp its awesomeness in the photos but I tried.

New toy!!

Finally on the wall!!

Friday, October 28, 2011

First Ski Day of the Season!!!!!!

I am a little out of order but I am pretty excited about what I did today! My friends Kim and Leslie and I went up to A Basin to ski for the first time this season! This is the first time I have ever skied in October! Now I can say I did it and will most likely never do it again. The mountain was packed and there were only 2 runs open so we waited in the lift line for 30 min for each 5 min run. We only ran a couple runs because it just was not worth the wait. However, we had a great time and it felt great to get back on my skis. I am hoping that once Breckenridge and Keystone open up on November 11th the crowd will disperse a little. All things considered, today was a good day. Hoping for a good night and a Cardinal's win! Happy Thursday everyone!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Family in Denver

Katie and Jeremy came to visit right after I moved and Mom and Dad shortly after. We did a lot and had a great time! I love when my family can come out here and be a part of what I love about Denver! You are all always welcome!!!

Katie and Jeremy with our eccentric beer man at the Rockies game
Kate and I at the Rockies game. Katie and Jeremy drove through the night and arrived in Denver about an hour before the game started. It was a very long day for them!
My amazingly wonderful tuna roll at the Yardhouse.
Our yummy spread. Russ took this photo. I just noticed there are no photos of him!
Kate and Jeremy with their 'yards'
The three of us went to the rodeo in Cheyenne. It was my first rodeo! ;)
Mom and Dad arrived and on Dad's birthday we went to the Denver Botanical Gardens.
I took this photo at the Monet pool.
It was a very hot day but we enjoyed the gardens
That night all of us including Eric and Russ had dinner at Buckhorn Exchange, which is the oldest restaurant in Denver, for Dad's birthday. I wish I would have taken more photos!! The restaurant is covered wall to wall with animals and old photos and newspaper articles and serves a lot of game dishes that are not common in other restaurants. It was also featured on Man v. Food when they came to Denver.
Mom and Dad wanted to see the rodeo as well so we went back to Cheyenne and this time it was not my first rodeo ;)
We also got to see Train and Maroon 5 at Red Rocks.
It was a beautiful night and we had a great time! Thanks so much for coming!!

Monday, October 10, 2011


On July 20th I moved out of the house I was living in and into an apartment. I swear it was the hottest day of the year and I am on the 3rd floor in my new building! It was a very long 2 days of packing, carrying heavy boxes, climbing stairs and sweating. A giant thank you to Russ and Eric for all of your help! I could not have done it without you!

Minnie was a big help
Eric guiding Russ up to the front door.
This bottle of bourbon belonged to Grandpa Lewis. I have been carting it around with me everywhere I have lived since I left their old house. I put it in a box and the lid popped off and it started pouring out.
She insisted we drink her and we were forced to oblige.
It was a very long couple days!!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Bestie Camping Trip!!!

Hi all!! So sorry it has been this long! My busy month became a very busy several months and all of a sudden it is October! How the heck did that happen!!!!! I have many photos to share and finally a little time to share them! I better get on it before ski season starts! ;) These are photos from the camping trip Russ, Eric and I took to South Dakota in July. This is a very small snapshot. Between the three of us we took almost 700 photos!! I posted many more on Facebook. I hope everyone had a wonderful summer! It has been a very mild fall in Denver up until today. We had our first snowfall of the season today. Wolf Creek, a southern CO ski area, actually opened this week!! Fall is definitely upon us and winter fast approaching. Enjoy the photos and I hope to have more for you soon!!

My little campfire meatloaves. Just hollow out a large onion, stuff with your favorite meatloaf recipe, wrap in foil and throw into your campfire. (If any of you are familiar with South Park, these guys were cracking me up because they look like Terrance and Philip. Not many people got my reference though).
On the road with Eric and Russ (my besties). Russ and I left straight from work so we had a very long day.
We made a McDonald's stop in Cheyenne. While we were in line Eric leaned over and whispered "Have you noticed how there is only white people in here?" We had all had a very long laugh. Russ and I assured him that if anyone gave him trouble we would claim he was our hired Mexican chef for the trip.
All set up on our campsite at Custer's Gulch Campsite in Custer, SD
The meatloaves were a hit
The first night after setting up camp. Russ and I were well over 24 hours without sleep but the 3 of us had a great dinner and a lot of laughs
Day 2: Taking in the scenery
Wind Cave tour
Mt. Rushmore
We ended the day with a few beers at a very small local bar (with a sawdust floor) and left our mark on the wall
Day 3: We drove to Deadwood to hit the casinos and take in a little Wild West history
And we got some old timey photos that I just adore!!!

Day 5: Flat tire as we were packing up to drive home. Good thing I had the boys with me :)
(A little out of order) Day 4: We drove to Badlands National Park. Beautiful scenery! The boys were making fun of me for setting up the tripod but I got a lot of great photos of the three of us. There are more on Facebook!
It was a great trip with so many memories I will not soon forget!!!!!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Hello All!

I know it has been forever! So much has happened in the last several months that it will be difficult to post everything. I am in the process of packing so that I can move from the house I am living in to an apartment. It is a great place in a great location not far from where I am. I will be losing internet access at home for the next couple weeks during the move but it will not be too long. Plus I have my fancy new iPhone so I should not miss too much. Next Sunday, Russ, Eric and I will be leaving for a four day camping trip to South Dakota then I move on the 20th. Then Katie and her boyfriend visit and then Mom and Dad. July is gong to be very busy but very fun! Here are some pics from what has been going on lately in no particular order. I hope you are all having a wonderful summer and I will try to get back to this blog by the beginning of August when things slow down a bit. I miss you all!!! Happy Summer!!

Last night the boys came over and we cooked out on the grill.
This bestie photo is courtesy of my brand new iPhone with the camera's flip feature so that you can see your self portrait on the screen as you are taking it. The pixel quality is not as good but it is still awesome!!!!
Beers, burgers and besties. Great night!!
And to make it even better we played my newly purchased used copy of Mortal Kombat Armageddon. Finish Him!!!! Fatality!!!!! How much fun is that!?
My fancy new phone! I went with the white one because I feel like less people have it and it looks great with my pink case :)
Russ and I went to two concerts in the last couple weeks. Natasha Bedingfield and Alan Jackson. It was a great start to another great year of concerts with my concert buddy!
I saw fireworks at Civic Center Park on July 3rd. Very cool!
I got a photo of the building lit up in Green Bay Packers colors (or US Army colors, however you want to look at it).
This is me on my way into Civic Center Park in downtown Denver
Russ has been helping me pack all week. Thanks bestie!!

Sorry about this one but I had to brag about my wounds. :) I took up rollerblading again this year after I found out one of my closest friends Kim is really into it. My first day back out I took a nasty spill and ended up with very minor road rash and some pretty wicked bruises.
Russ and I went to a Rockies game last Wednesday. They lost :(
Then two days later on Friday (the 1st), Amanda, Josh and I went to another Rockies game. They shut out the Royals 9-0 then we got to see fireworks after the game.
Fireworks after the game. One of the best shows I have ever seen! (I got to see 3 fireworks shows this year for the 4th!!!)
I was kidnapped and taken to the casinos in the mountains against my will before my last trip home to IL. This a photo of my captors. You can really see the remorse.
My view out the window of my flight to IL for Lizzy's graduation and Jose's wedding
My little niece graduated from high school Memorial Day weekend!!! I am so proud......and so freaking old!!!
While I was home I got to help babysit my brand new niece Bella
I also went to Jose's wedding and had quite a fun and interesting night. Starting with the boys left to right there's Jimmy and his son, Chris Koski, Jose, Clint, Nick and Ryan.