Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Hook the deer

Our personal Halloween mascot.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Trunk or Treat

I was a bouquet of flowers!  The soldier checking IDs to get on post totally laughed at me. 
Nurse, flowers, witch, Frankenstein, and nerd.  We're a diverse bunch.
Pimp my trunk.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Pink Nose

Did you know that in the winter some dogs lose pigmentation in their nose, and they get "snow nose?" I had never heard about this so it made me nervous when Eda's nose started changing color.  It really is no problem though, I just have to be sure to put sunscreen on it so the pink skin doesn't get burned.  Silly, huh?

Monday, October 22, 2012

Halloween Crafting

Things are getting a little spooky around here!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Clowning around

My dear friend and fellow blogger over at Good Old Days, created this awesome post with pictures of her past creative (and hilarious) Halloween costumes.  

I was inspired to show this little gem of photo with you.

Are homemade costumes not the greatest?  Thanks ma. 

Grandma and Grandpa Howell Visit Colorado Springs (Part Two)

On the second day Grandma and Grandpa were here, we went exploring Helen Hunt falls and the trails around it.  Here are a few pictures from our lovely day together.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Grandma and Grandpa Howell Visit Colorado Springs (Part One)

Grandma and Grandpa Howell were so kind to go out of the their way to come stay with us for a couple days as they made their way from MN to CA for the winter.  They arrived at night, and the next day we drove up Pike's Peak.  It provided us with wonderful views, but boy was it chilly!  On the way down we found a sunny spot guarded from the wind, and had a little picnic.
Did you  know the North Pole is actually located in Colorado? ;)
Feeling a little cold at the peak!
So neat!
On the way down we were able to see Big Horn Sheep!
I discovered yet another similarity between Jake and his Grandpa on this visit.  They are both explorers.
Lunch time!

Thursday, October 18, 2012


Eda needs to relearn who is boss.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A Walk Around the Broadmoor

The Broadmoor is a beautiful hotel located near the base of Cheyenne Mountain in a wonderfully unique and luxurious community.

We had a wonderful time talking about the architecture and landscape around the hotel and surrounding neighborhood, but as usual we especially enjoyed the wildlife here in Colorado.  

Monday, October 15, 2012

I Love Fall

I found this pattern on the awesome blog 'one sheepish girl' and tailored a few things down to my crochet skill level.  :)  I'm learning.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

My Big Fat Greek Restaurant

If you ever get the chance to go, get LOTS of pita bread... and Saganaki (flaming cheese).  The presentation is almost as amazing as it tastes. 

Katlin, Lizzy and me.

Jake, Anthony ( Lizzy's fiance) and Ricky (Katlin's husband).  They both work with Jake.

Jake got SO much food that not only did he enjoy it for dinner that night but he brought the leftovers to work for lunch the next 2 days. 

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Eda's New Pals

Sometimes when I make friends... Eda gets friends too!
Here she is with her buddy Landon.  He stopped by last night after he made a trip to the PetSmart by my house. (One of his fish ate the other one.  A sad story, but quite hilarious when he tells it).

Today Eda got really spoiled with a puppy play date.  Meet Bristol (the shepherd) and Barney (the husky in the middle). 

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

We're a little corny...

My parents with my nephews, Dexter and Dashiell.  It was sure windy in South Dakota this weekend!

+ my sis, Diane

Sista, sista

Coming soon to a theater near you: "Mother of the Corn!"

Monday, September 10, 2012

Laura's Wedding

This weekend I made a quick a trip to South Dakota for my cousin's country wedding.  She was stunning, the ceremony was beautiful, the reception was full of adorable details and fun. 
the bride
the chapel
the altar
my grandparents (such a great example of a strong, loving marriage)
my parents (another great married duo)
the wedding party getaway
my dad and i
the details
What an amazing day, celebrating the marriage of Zach and Laura!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Apples and Oranges...err... Peaches

Our peaches and apples were ready and needed to be picked before the creatures got to them.  We got TONS, and there are still a lot left on our trees!  We don't have a lot of freezer space so we bought a dehydrator and have been busy making dried fruit.  It is so easy and delicious!

Anyone want to stop by for some peach cobbler or apple pie? 

Monday, September 3, 2012

Labor Day Weekend

We had such a wonderful 4 day weekend together!  We saw friends, cooked, did some housework and yardwork, but mostly, we enjoyed just hanging out with each other.
We met some friends at the dog park and came armed with peaches.  We have an abundance to share!
Eda is so tired and soggy after a good trip to the dog park.  I think we went there 3 times this weekend.  Lucky pup!