Saturday, July 24, 2010

Estes Park Colorado

This past week, the kids (and my nephew Jacob) and I headed to Estes Park, Colorado. It is about an hour drive from Fort Collins. When we got there, the weather was beautiful, then all of a sudden, there was a huge down pour of rain, I have never seen it rain like that and I lived in the northwest!! It was awesome. Becasue we were in the mountains, the thunder and lightening were very intense, the kids loved it, me, not so much. Of course, they were running in the street and I was trying to hide myself so I wouldn't get struck by lightening.

A visit with my sister in Frisco

Me and my sister, Liz
Me and my Mike

On Lizs' upstairs deck.

This past January, my sister moved to Frisco, Colorado, it is about 15 minutes from Vail. My kids are very excited because they love to snowboard in the winter at Copper Mountain, and that is only 2 miles from my sisters place, so we have a place to stay (FOR FREE!!!) sister has quite a touch with her decorating, I didn't take many pictures of the house because my kids came in and dumped everything on her floors!!! What can I say, they do the same here.....I felt like I can touch the mountains when I was on her upstairs deck, it was absolutely beautiful, it is a cute little town.

Waterworld for Brenton birthday

For Brentons 13th birthday, he wanted to go to Waterworld down in Denver. Our family loves to go there. It is the biggest water park in the nation. It isn't too expensive and the best part about it, is the park lets you take in your own food. We had a great time, and for once I was smart and put on a ton of sun screen so I didn't burn!!

My purchase from a giveaway

A couple of weeks ago, I won a giveaway from Melaine at My Sweet Savannah, it was a gift certificate from TJ Maxx. I wanted to buy a shirt that she had, which I loved, but I searched and searched, I even went back 3 times to look, but they didn't have it. So, I decided to purchase a new lamp for my bedroom. I have been looking for a lamp for a while for my room, we have no over head light, so we really needed something to brighten the room up in the evenings. I got the lamp that is in the first picture, it is perfect. I wanted something simple and not too big. After I got it home, I decided to clean my room and take pictures. I love my new lamp, thank you Melaine!!!

Friday, July 2, 2010

New pillows and new friendships

Lately, I find myself getting very bored with my living room, it is kind of an odd shape and I really don't have many walls where I can put my sofa, or arrange the rest of the furniture!! So, if any of my bloggy friends have any suggestions on furniture placement, let me know. I have been tweaking the living room lately with accessories. I ordered the 2 pillows from Anne Holden(she was a vendor at Farm chicks), and they arrived in the mail this past week!! I adore them!! I moved my huge candle holder into the living room and also added an extra lamp. It does feel very cozy in there, it is my favorite room in the house...maybe that is why I am getting bored with it, because I am always in there!!!

I know that I sometimes complain about living here in Fort Collins, but lately, I am trying to count my blessings!! I do miss my friendships in Vancouver so much. But I feel so blessed with the friendships that I have made here lately. These flowers were given to me by some of my new friends and I absolutely love them. These friends actually have thanked me for the things that I have done for them, but in reality, they have done so much for me. Just when we decided to put our move on hold to Vancouver, these new friendships came into my life. Actually, I have alot to be thankful for in the area of friendships.