It has been far too long since our last post! I'm sure that you can all understand due to the holidays and all. Chris and I had a wonderful visit to Michigan. We were so fortunate to see so many of our friends and family. It truly made the holidays complete! While it was my second time back, it was Chris's first. Needless to say, we went all over the place! This year marked Chris's golden birthday...he turned 25 on the 25th...and since we were back with family and friends, it was one of his best birthdays ever! I welcomed him with open arms into the new age brackets that are on all the forms we fill out so often - no more 18-24! We're in the mid-20's now! He seemed to make the shift pretty gracefully and with the help of a few beers at The B.O.B. with friends, the shift was made that much easier. :) A good time was had by all!
Between visits here, there, and everywhere, we were plenty pooped when we returned back to Denver. Chris had to return to his job at MYC the morning after we got back. I stayed in bed and then moved to the couch. Tough job, but someone had to do it! We eased back into things here and were so excited to be able to play with our pets again! Our friends graciously took care of Jack and Layla and managed to make sure that our apartment stayed in tact too. I think that Jack even gained a few pounds in our absence!
New Year's Eve day was a blast! Chris and I, along with our friends Matt and Stacey went skiing at Keystone. It was the first time for Chris and I this year, so we WERE EXCITED!!!! We left our apartment at 6:30 a.m. and were off down I-70 for the hour and a half drive through the foothills, the Eisenhower Tunnel and then up Highway 6. I could hardly stand the anticipation of what it was going to be like to ski in the mountains for the first time in my life!
It was everything I had ever hoped it to be! We spent some time on some of the green trails and then even moved our way onto some blues (intermediate level). The craziest thing was how long it took to go down the trails! We skied all day and only covered 7 runs!! The day was filled with lots of smiles, laughs and of course, bloopers. There were a couple of really hilarious falls on all of our parts - a ski day wouldn't be complete without them! Up next: Vail this Saturday! I'm so glad we got those ski passes!!
Chris's job in Longmont has been quickly wrapping up. He has worked so hard and put in many weekend hours before our trip to Michigan to get things all tied up. With that job coming to a close, he gets a little bit a of a break from the long drive up north and will be doing estimating work at the Denver office - a mere 3 miles away! Yay for saving gas money!!! He especially likes working in the Denver office because the extra time in the morning leaves room for working out and sleeping in a little bit later.
School started back up for me on Monday. We were one of two, yes two, districts in the ENTIRE STATE that had school. Hey, at least the drive was easy Monday morning! :) The kids have been pretty quiet as it slowly sinks in that they are back and have to begin doing that thing called learning again. Go figure, learn? At school? Naaa! :) Gotta love the 8th grade! Needless to say, I am a bit groggy myself getting up at 5 a.m. I think I hit the snooz 4 times this morning alone. We are working pretty hard now on human anatomy and the kids still seem to be interested. Let's hope I can still keep them hooked!
The Rose Bowl is now deep into the first half. Isn't it funny that a bunch of roses can mean so much? Men are funny creatures.
Enjoy the pics from our ski trip below! More soon!
Skiing at Keystone! (Elevation 12,200 ft above sea level)
The views were incredible! (If you click on the pictures, they will enlarge on your screen for a better view!)
Stacey and I were actually sliding down the hill in this picture! It just happened to turn out like we were posing!!
My honey and I. :)
I guess that is what lack of oxygen can do! What a goof!
Swish! I was often mistaken for a pro up on the slopes.
After skiing for 6 hours, I was pooped and ready to go home.