Saturday, January 28, 2012

January Stuff.

As the New Years passed, next came my birthday. I always try to do someting fun and I did it this time...
I made a weekend trip to the Mile High City...Denver to visit my relatives. :)

James and Cyndi..and Joey took me to the FlatIron Shopping was lovely.

Birthday Dessert!
The little attention stealer!  :)

My  Birthday weekend started on Thursday night when my coworkers gave me an inpromptu party. It was so sweet!  Unfortunately, no baby was born on my birthday!  (Again.) After work, I took myself to breakfast and tried to stay awake. But I still needed to pack and clean up a little, so I took a afternoon flight and got into denver about 4 pm, their time.  I wished I took a picture of the denver airport...but it is a massive place.

See?  :)

I can't believe it....56 Happy Birthday messages on my Facebook! I love the birthday love, even though my friends get reminder from FB that it is my birthday..oh well.  On my day, how many hours did I stay up for? 24.  Go ME!!  Woot-Woot!

Saturday was my Trip to  "The Springs"
Love this picture, but I did not go at night..and a little snowier.

Uncle Dean and Aunt Barbara. Of course Uncle Dean had to get his camera, LOL!

We had a nice lunch...wish I could have spent more time. But a storm was a comin'!!  :)

This is such a sad picture of was of some snowflakes..pathetic. And its what I posted to facebook.

But the roads REALLY looked like this!! I'm not going to take a picture and drive, people! ;)

So what should have been a 1 and a half hour drive, turned into about a 3-4 hr drive, with a stop to compose myself. And...

A shopping trip to Tar-Jeh.  ;) I needed to compose myself.

Me and Joey...check out his gear.  The big game between Broncos and Steelers was on tomorrow.
Dad and cute!!

We went to Cyndi's mexican hangout, food was good. We stopped at Jodi's and a stop to the store with an interesting conversation took place about these two guys the car we had a discussion about Disneyland and how Travis and Jody met Bono. I immediately rolled with, well, I saw Carrot Top at Albertsons. I still think it was pretty hilarious, I mean I HAD to one up Bono!  ;) I guess you needed to be there. LOL Sunday was church and then after...was the big game between the Broncos and Steelers.

Doin' the Tebow pose....  ;)

This was at church..someone made this steeler's hat just for Joey, LOL.

We spent my last afternoon there eating at my Aunt Cordie's favorite little restaurant, just memories. <3

I went to visit my Aunt and Uncle's grave and realised they were right next to the Columbine Memorial in Littleton, CO.

Here's a tribute video I liked on youtube.

Last birthday dinner at my Macayo's...sniff. The staff sang to me too  :)
 And lastly.....DONNY!! You don't want to know how long I waited in line. But Donny was so nice. Happy Birthday Lilly!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

2 am Ramblings I am up again. I haven't blogged in awhile. Whats been going on? New Years came and went, went to see fireworks on the strip. I been working..and I am finally taking Christmas down in my house, because my self imposed rule is: Christmas stays up until after the birthday! What if I kept the tree up year round? Think of all conversation I would get on it..I could make a valentines tree, st patricks day, easter, 4th of July. The thought of that makes me giggle.   I have been discovering oils lately and loving it. I have been sketchy, but until I tried them, then I knew. Its an expensive addiction..but as I told a friend of mine, " So what if I don't buy every month, do I get kicked out of "The Club" ? Ha Ha. With being a new year, I want to make healthy changes, not new year's resolutions. I never keep to those anyway. I made it to the gym Monday, yay me. If I can only make myself go on a routine basis, thats the hard part for me. That, and I feel tired. Excuses, Excuses  ;). Birthday came and went...a post on that will be coming shortly. I got to see family in Denver. It was so fun to see them, I missed them and Denver. I went back to Colorado Springs in 2008 I think, but didn't get to visit Denver. Its so pretty, lots of snow...Take Me Home Country Roads as Theresa told me, Ha. I have also discovered  a new addiction,  PBS'S Downtown Abbey, reminds me of BBC Pride and Prejudice. I also found that the Church is really a small world. As a friend who is preparing to move to New York, I thought of my only friend in NYC and told her maybe she would meet her (not really),  and lo and behold a friend told her to meet her nephew's wife who happens to work as a nurse also...and knows me!  I think I need to plan a trip to New York....:)
All for now, I know this was a super exciting read..hope I didn't put you to sleep...but it kept me awake.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

December Rewind

Wow, where did December run off to? Happy NewYear. Here's a recap of my month. So much to do and so little time.

                                            Holidays mean the start of my baking..pepperoni rolls!
Next up..a little later in the month, another tradition i've started. Pumpkin Rolls!
Theresa is teaching her babysitter the fine art of pumpkin log making...:)
Ready for wrapping, we cranked out 6 or 7 of these babies!  ;)
The dramatic part. Hoping as we tightly roll that our cake doesn't fall apart, LOL.
Success! Holding our  "babies",  :)

Next up was a dinner with friends to this place.. I always thought, someday I'll be sitting up there...

View from our window! No matter how long i've lived here..sometimes its fun to play tourist. :)

Allie and her Alison Miche Bag!

My present, LOL. I prefer journaling through my blog, but I do love Twilight.
Nighttime View.
Amazing food!

I tried to lighten us up....

Our waitress was celebrating her birthday, and I told her mine was soon too. She made me my first card! ;)

Bellagio Conservatory


Some more holiday goodies for the big cookie swap

Hee-Hee..water was turned off at work around 2 coworker wrote this sign, LOL. Made me giggle. Also ,
a nurse wrote comfart instead of comfort, I about died laughing!  ;)

Me and Crystal...New Year's Eve

Diego trying Just Dance

                                                                Becky took a swing at it...

                               Fun picture, except I turned Becky into lil orphan annie, LOL
                                               And I took a crack at Just Dance, it was intense.  ;)


And lastly, I was spontaneous , hit the Strip for NYE'S with 45 min to spare. But we stood on top of a parking garage. It was great!! :) December was over in a blink of an eye, but I kept up with traditions to help me through the holiday time, and visited with some friends. I ended up making 12 cookie packages, it was fun but every year I say i'm done for the year.  Is it too late for the christmas cards, well my decorations are still up, so I say no.  :)