Thursday, October 29, 2009

Do WE get snow?

Affirmative! We do...and apparently we're getting a lot of it! (yuck). I should be more positive about winter and snow but I cant think of anything worse than going out into the cold and wet and staying out there to have "fun". Whats fun about being cold? perhaps I should invest in waterproof clothing but even when I have in the past, the wetness of snow always seems to find it's way to my body.




Also, we're making friends with a few families in the area. We're so blessed to have such wonderful people in our lives at this time. It's like having family away from family! The other night we were at the Gourgouris's house and they have this really cool salt water fish tank. They also have a little guy in the fish tank that looks like the shrimp, Jacque, from finding Nemo! They showed me how to feed the fish and when you do, this little guy comes scurrying all over your hand looking for food! it's THE COOLEST THING!

Family, you'll also be glad to know that we've made yet another family love (and hate) Aggravation! That game is like a drug to all who play it! Board games are SO fun!

Any way, I better get going. there's a lot of ice and snow to scrape off my car before I leave for work!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Swine Flu and Chocolate and Rocks, Oh MY!

Well, the angel of Swine flu did NOT pass our door this past week. Instead the angel of swine flu decided to play a nice little trick on me! I don't even know any one who's sick, so how did I get it??!! It's a mystery. But I'm all put back together again. Yay for cleaver immune systems! Tristin still remains intact and as healthy as a hippo (I accidently typed "hippy" before typing hippo. haha. Maybe I should have left it at "healthy as a hippy").

**Side Story now that I'm on the topic of hippies: Thursday I was walking down Main Street in Longmont when 4 hippies (Yes, they were actual hippies with the long hair, glasses and clothing) walked by me. One said, "excuse me miss, I think you dropped your smile." Confused, I actually looked down (Yes, I am that blonde sometimes), realized what their motive was and started smiling at them. I guess I looked fairly serious before. I responded by say, "well I guess I picked it up because it's now on my face." I parted with them as one of them held up a peace sign. Very random....


This past weekend we went bouldering up by Boulder Mountain Park. It was a GORGEOUS day and everyone and their dog was taking advantage of the sunshine up there. We went up with one of Tristins friends and his fiance. I didn't do too much bouldering myself, due to feeling sick and all but it was nice to get out to the mountains again before the weather stays cold for good.

This past week I was responsible for the Young Womens activity. We made caramel apples. GASP* That didn't go down well with my "no chocolate" policy! With $50 worth of candy, chocolate and more chocolate it was a buffet of heaven and hell for me. In the end I did have some M&M's which were followed with a massive sugar headache! I guess my policy is still a work in progress. the apples turned out really well. Those girls are extremely creative. The night was filled with apple-making, New-Moon-Movie-talking and lots of giggling girls.

Other than that life has been really good. Just busy as usual. Tristin's program is going well still and he continues to learn some amazing things....hopefully he'll post more about those things in the near future (hint hint, babe).

So that's about it from this side. As of now Colorado is changing in its seasons as well as the animals that live here. It's been fun to hear and see the flocks of ducks fly south for the winter. How come I never saw that in Utah? Was I really that oblivious to it? I was able to catch a picture (a pretty bad picture) of a flock of 30 or so ducks while on my way to work the other day. They were all standing in a dried up lake, almost all of them standing very still and looking in the same direction. It was kind of cool to see. I wondered if they were contemplating how far they had to fly and if they were dreading it like how we would dread a long plane flight or car trip.