Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Another Year

Happy New Year 2011!!!!

It is amazing  how quickly time goes by and how much can happen during the span of a year. 2010 was filled with rollercoaster rides in our life but an amazing year nonetheless. Here are just a few highlights:

  1. Ringing in the New Year in our first home
  2. Fun-filled trip to Cancun, Mexico which included a horrible sun burn, trip to the Mayan Ruins, under sea tour, and lots of beach time
  3. Valentine's Trip to visit Liz's family in Nebraska
  4. Our 5-year anniversary!
  5. 3 job changes (at the same company) for Liz - never a dull moment
  6. Having all three of Liz's sisters and their families visit at different times in July
  7. Lots of hiking in the mountains
  8. Mike enjoying a fishing trip with the guys
  9. Sunday visits to a variety of parks in Colorado
  10. Finally owning a piano
  11. Drum roll please....being approved for adoption, an amazing miracle!
Can't wait to see what 2011 has in store.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Colorful Colorado

Fall Getaway! On Saturday we ventured up into the mountains to check out the amazing changing leaves. Last year we missed the leaves because of a cold spell we got but this year it's still in the 80's in Denver. We drove up the 285 and enjoyed the explosion of colors, stopped in Jefferson at the post office because randomly they sell fudget there, then continued on to Breckenridge to have a delightful lunch and spend some time shopping, and ended up in Vail overnight. It was incredible. We stayed at the Lodge at Vail and somehow ended up in one of their suites with a private patio that led to the pool and was nestled directly against the ski slopes. Vail is such a beautiful ski town with their ritzy shops, many ski chalets, and great food. This was the first time we have taken an overnight trip for nearly 8 months and we are so glad we did...even though it took us 6 hours to get home because of traffic!!!!
Explosion of Colors

Welcome to Breckenridge

Enjoying Vail

Liz's Ski Buddy

The patio of our lodge

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Enjoying all Denver has to offer

There are so many reasons why we love living in Colorado. One of those reasons is all the wonderful professional sport teams. Last weekend we cheered on the Colorado Rapids in an awesome soccer game. Liz played soccer all through her youth so it was a trip down memory lane. It was fun to cheer on the Rapids as they defeated Chivas USA 3-0. It put us in the mood to kick around the soccer ball!
Smile for the camera!
Pre-Game Show
Go COLORADO Rapids! We love soccer!
Liz and Mike enjoying the Rapids Game

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Broncos Game

Picture This! Saturday Night, Broncos Vs. Detroit, Lower Section, Row 18, a stadium of orange and blue, cheering fans, and frozen lemonade. If you can imagine that then you just experienced what we did this last Saturday.

Our View of the Field
Liz and Mike
Liz sporting her Broncos gear

Wheatridge Parade - Supporting Adoption

On Saturday we had the opportunity to participate with Families Supporting Adoption in the Annual Carnation Parade in Wheatridge. We had a wonderful time promoting the miracle of adoption. It was great to be surrounded by friends, make new friends, and hear the amazing experiences of others.
Liz carrying the banner
Brielle holding a balloon that says, "Adoption Rocks"
Rachel and Sara
Liz and Mike trying to stay in the shade
Marianne and Doug with their beautiful adoptive daughter

Mike and his empty stroller

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Family Time

We were so lucky this past July because all three of Liz's sisters came to visit at different times during the month. We love spending time with them and since they are only an 8-hour drive from us it's not to difficult to get back and forth. We did all sorts of fun activities from hiking, Rockies games, Waterworld, eating out, cooking in, and exploring the city. It was definitely a memorable month for us.
Liz and Valerie
Enjoying fun times with the family at the Rockies game. Mike, it looks like we caught you with a full mouth
Liz pictured with nieces Liz and Valerie
Liz with nephew, Grant in Colorado Springs
Liz pictured with sister, Shawnelle. This was after a very long hike in Rocky Mountain National Park
Mike hanging with Phil (brother-in-law). It was a Fourth of July meal to remember
Liz pictured with sister, Sheryl. This was right before they left Denver. It was so sad