Saturday, February 25, 2012

Miners and BBQ

For the long President's Day weekend, we took a little trip down to Colorado Springs.  One of our favorite BBQ joints has a restaurant down there and we have been dying to get back to some Texas BBQ.

But first we stopped at the Western Museum of Mining and Industry.

We tagged along with a boy scout tour and learned all about mining.  Here they had a replica of an actual mine.  The tour guide had a working drill that she used to demonstrate how incredibly loud it was.  Will's sensitive baby ears decided that he wasn't cut out to be a miner.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Beginning Home Projects

We love our new house.  We are certainly the definition of "house poor" right now.  Moving from a 2 bedroom apartment to a 3 bedroom house left us quite a few decorative holes.  Luckily, those holes left room for decorative projects!

We spent a week or so ripping apart the first of our two wingback chairs.  We are planning to reupholster them both, but haven't decided on a fabric yet, but have a few choices: One, Two, or Three. Any thoughts?

But for now, our dining room/family room is a reupholstery-in-progress room.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Poolside meltdown

Last Saturday we headed to the rec center by our house to take Will swimming.  Of course, when we showed up, I had a swim suit top but no bottoms...  While I was bummed I couldn't swim, (at least without causing quite a ruckus), it allowed me to take lots of pictures.

Will was not so excited to go swimming.  It was really loud with kids running everywhere and he was not digging it.

We headed into the room with the fitness pool.  It was a bit quieter but Will was still upset.  Grant let him kick his feet: no luck.  Backfloats: no luck.  Swimming on his tummy: no luck. 

But finally after twenty minutes or so, Will found his hand and all was well.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


I haven't been taking as many pictures lately.  Things were pretty crazy getting moved into the house & I just haven't gotten back into the swing of things yet. 

Luckily, I have a pretty willing model when I do want to take pictures.

My subject rarely changes, but at least it's a pretty darn cute subject.

I got photoshop for Christmas (yay!) but have yet to start learning how to use it.

Add that to the list of things that will happen when I get on the ball.  Now... first to locate the ball on which I am supposed to be balanced. (A seemingly hopeless task).

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Snow Day

It's been snowy lately.  And we've had a driveway to shovel.  On this day, we shoveled four times- hence the giant piles of snow.  We got 26 inches.  Holy shamolies.

Willister has been enjoying the cold weather. 

And so has Grant.  We're planning to head up to the mountains soon.  But the big question: skiing or snowshoeing?!

Monday, February 13, 2012


We live in a house.  

Yep. A house.

That we own.

When did I get so old?!

Willister loves his new home.

And the fact that he finally has room to circle his giant toy.  

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Taking on the Foodies

Over Christmas, Will got his first taste of food.  It was a glorious meal of rice cereal.  

He was pretty excited about it.

Until I put it in his mouth... 

Best Cousin Birthday Buddies

Will & Gav had a blast together over Christmas.  

They got twinner jammies from Bma & Papa.