Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Spring in Colorado

We woke up this morning to just over an inch of snow. It was a beautiful morning!

I did see the mail blue bird around the box this morning. Also had a swallow on the deck.

Monday, April 25, 2011


Photo Contest-Need Votes!!

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Saturday, April 23, 2011



Well, I realized that I took NO photo of my mom's surprise birthday party...what!?!?!? I guess it must have been because we were crazy busy.

With or without a photo, we had a WONDERFUL night!!!

Thursday, April 21, 2011


A Single Flower

On my way back from the mailbox I noticed that a single tulip had made its way up out of the rocks.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Spring Flowers

As I was leaving for work this morning the daffodils resting in the sun caught my eye.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


First Storm

Well, today we had our first "storm." I was out for a walk during my lunch and noticed that the clouds were rolling in fast. I cut my walk short and just in time...the rain and hail began just about 4 minutes after I got inside. The hail was small and I was able to enjoy the smell of the rain.

This morning I also saw my first pair of swallows hanging out on the deck.

Sunday, April 17, 2011



We finally gave mussels a try! We were at The Union here in Castle Rock. The mussels were steamed in safron chile broth with a baguette and garlic aioli. We both liked them, I think me a little more than Chad. I am anxious to give them another try.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


Outdoor Education - Final Day

During our time at High Trails, I have been working with the students in the Trapper group. During our time in the forest, students had the opportunity to build their own lean-to structures. I came across a number of very cool fallen logs. I've enjoyed my time with the kids, but I'm anxious to get back home. I will say that being out in the mountains makes me anxious to go camping this summer.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Outdoor Education - Day 2

I was very excited to wake up to beautiful, clear skies this morning! We were up early for our morning hike. This was the view looking east towards Pikes Peak.

Monday, April 11, 2011


Outdoor Education

Today was the first of three days at High Trails just outside of Florrisant, Colorado. This is a camp for the 6th graders - I went as a chaperone. We had great weather for our first day. This is a photo of an aspen tree...I loved the texture.

Sunday, April 10, 2011


Downtown Urban Field Trip

The weather held out for my photo field trip class in downtown Denver. There were 10 of us in the class and we had the opportunity to get some pointers in using our cameras and then headed out to walk around and take some photos. This was part of a sign.

Thursday, April 7, 2011



As many of you know, I have purchased the two Hello Cupcake books and have enjoyed baking some fun and creative cupcakes. A student at school delivered this cupcake for her birthday and I just had to take a photo.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011



I know this photo of my car wheel probably seems random and isn't of high quality, but I was so thankful that it was still intact. This evening while I was traveling through an intersection here in town, another driver ran a red light and hit the car right in front of me. Fortunately, no one was hurt.

Sunday, April 3, 2011



Well, it is 50 degrees colder than was 81 degrees and we were out playing golf - actually got a sunburn! Today it's all about keeping from getting blown away and not getting frostbite! Gotta love spring in Colorado!

Saturday, April 2, 2011


Spring Golf...Again

We were lucky enough to make it out the Ridge again for some golf. The wind started off very calm, but ended up making an appearance. At least it was sunny and warm...80 degrees!! With all of these wind days I won't know how to play in nice weather.

Friday, April 1, 2011


Dusting Off

It's April 1st and the outdoor furniture has made its appearance!! They are calling for snow on Sunday or Monday, so I'm sure that it will get a little wet. Since the weather was so nice today, I was able to enjoy a little time sitting on it, watching and listening to the birds. (Still looking for those darn blue birds!!) I even broke it in with a Fijitini!! So looking forward to summer!!