Wow! I can't believe that it has been nearly 3 weeks since our last post! It's quite amazing how life can just take over you, isn't it? Well, where to begin....
September has brought birthdays, settling into my new job, hiking trips, visitng family, lots of play, lots of flu bugs, and even an adventure of a missing cat. Yes, we've been busy. ;) It is hard to even think of where to begin! Let's see...
Well, I am officially in my mid-twenties. Yes, I am 25. It was funny, my students were more excited about my birthday than I was this year - cards, presents, songs. It was very cute and truly did make the dive into completing a quarter century of my life a bit easier. :) Chris was such a prince through it all and even bought me a mountain bike as a gift! It has been so much fun riding around the city and parks together. We have a few more safety items to get (helmets) before we head off to the more difficult mountain trails, but right now, sidewalks will do.
Life as a first year teacher continues to go well. It is incredibly demanding, but there is this weird fire inside of me that just makes me love every second of it. I seem to come down with some kind of bug each week, which, at times is incredibly frustrating, but I realize comes with the territory of my first job. Sky Vista has become such a unique culture and it is clear that the hard work that the entire staff is doing is paying off. :)
This past week, my dad and my little brother came to visit. We had a GREAT time. We did everything from going to the zoo, hiking at Red Rocks, and even saw some dinasaur footprints in Morrison. Chris and Dad were able to do some work on Donna Dakota to get her ready to sell. Their work proved effective as she is all ready to hit the market now! Walker and I enjoyed reading books each night and played with lots of toys. 3 year olds sure do have a lot of energy!!! Despite all the fun we had with Walker, it definitely made Chris and I realize that we aren't quite ready to have a bun in the oven yet! :)
We had a little scare last night as Jack-the-cat decided to go exploring on his own. Somehow, he snuck out of our apartment and we didn't realize he was gone for 3 hours! As we got ready to go to bed, it hit us that there weren't the usual "Jack sounds" and started to look around. It hit us that he must have gotten out. Thankfully, we found him just a few minutes later - he was hanging out in the back stairwell of our building. Needless to say, he came right to my arms and stayed there the whole night!
Alright, Sunday night is quickly coming to a close and Chris and I both have a big week ahead of us, yet again. I promise that it won't be so long inbetween posts from now on. Enjoy the photos below of Dad and Walker's visit!
P.S. Go Spartans!! 3-0 and with the big game coming up next weekend against University of Michigan!