Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Christmas Memories 2010

This Christmas, my family came to Colorado to celebrate with us.  It was such a blessing to have them here, and after a hard year for our family, it was special for us to be together for Christmas.  They spent 4 days on the road driving to be here in Denver for 3 days!  It was a long trip for them, but we really appreciated their sacrifice.  Here are a few of our Christmas memories:
 After going to church for the Christmas Eve Service.
 I made our 2nd annual PW's homemade cinnamon rolls for breakfast on Christmas morning. 
 My brother created a portmanteau for us on Christmas morning.  Ha!
 We spent Christmas afternoon at Red Rocks park.  The weather was so beautiful we didn't even need coats!  We took some family photos.  This one was my favorite.
We drove around Downtown Denver to see the Christmas lights.  The Denver City & County building was the highlight!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Happy Birthday to my Hubby!

I took a little unintended break from blogging over the holidays, but I am back and have lots of catching up to do!  We have been busy and I have several sewing and craft projects to share as well.  I hope to have lots of posts coming up in the next few weeks!

In mid December, we celebrated Truman's birthday with a 2 day celebration! 

On his actual birthday, I made him dinner (a favorite pasta dish that he requested) and a birthday cake and we had a quiet, relaxed dinner at home.  After he blew out the candles and we enjoyed dessert, he opened some presents.  We rented a movie of his choice (Iron Man 2), but I was unsuccessful in staying awake to watch, so I guess that technically he watched it alone.  Sorry babe!
The next day we headed up to Vail for a day in the mountains and he got to celebrate with some friends.  We started the day off with a breakfast date at Ludwig's, a restaurant in Vail Village that we'd been hearing over and over from friends had an awesome breakfast buffet. 
It was delicious, but just as wonderful is the view!  There is a sunroom with beautiful views of the snowy stream. 
And the coffee is plentiful in their giant mugs!
After breakfast, we headed over to the lift and Tru met up with a group of friends who joined him for a day of snowboarding.  Snowboarding is one of his favorite hobbies in Colorado, so it was a perfect way for him to enjoy his birthday with friends!
After snapping a few photos, I read at Starbucks while they hit the slopes. 

I hope his birthday was a reminder of how special he is and how much he is loved and appreciated!  I am so thankful that he was born!