Well, we've made it! After a adrenaline-filled ride to the Centenial State, we have unpacked, explored, and begun to make ourselves a new home. Denver is soooooooooo beautiful! Mary, David, and Kristen all came out to help in the move and we have had so much fun exploring the city with them. We have discovered that our new apartment is just minutes from almost all the major city attractions - 16th St. Mall, Invesco Field, Brown Palace Hotel, AMAZING restaurants and mouth-watering shopping. ;) Those things on top of the most beautiful scenery EVER is making it very easy to transition here.
It is hard to believe that we have only been here a few days and have already finished unpacking all but a few boxes....oh wait, I'm married to a Daniel! :) Chris and his dad lead the charge in getting us settled quickly. It was amazing to watch them work and actually quite contageous! Mary, Kristen and I took charge in organizing the chaos that comes with Christmas-like activity of opening one brown box after another. Altogether, it was a very exhilerating and satisfying to see our new home come together. OKAY, it was pretty exhausting too...Chris crashed about an hour ago and is sleeping as I write this. I am so glad that he is taking a break because he starts his new job on Monday with Mark Young Construction. Wish him luck!
Our neighborhood is awesome. The first floor of most of the buildings are occupied by different types of shops. We have made our way slowly from one restaurant to the other - including the MOST AMAZING Mexican food on Cinco de Mayo on the corner of our block. There is also a killer fitness center, a flower shop that emits the most wonderful scents, a hair salon that is far too overpriced, and our personal favorite, Fluid Coffee Bar, the local coffee shop across the street from our place. In an effort to keep myself busy for the summer and get to know the neighborhood occupants better, I applied at the coffee house on whim and got hired as their newest barista! I start next week! Cappucino anyone?
Kristen is staying with us until Tuesday and I am so excited to do some more exploring with her. The three of us may take a trip up to Breckenridge tomorrow and take in the scenery. (Just when I was starting to get over my altitude sickness we decide to go up even higher! Man!) Anyway, it should be a lot of fun spending some quality time with my little sis and getting to know the area with her. She's so cool. :)
Alright, my stomach is rumbling...time to go and satisfy the need to eat. :)
We will post pictures of our place soon.