Monday, June 24, 2013

Ke$ha Concert!!!

For Hope's birthday and also cuz I really really wanted to we went to see Ke$ha in concert! It was Ke$ha and Pitbull but we could care less about Pitbull. Ke$ha was awesome! We loaded up on glitter and dressed Ke$ha style. Hope met me and I drove us to pick up our friends Whitley and Lauren who we were going with. The concert was at Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre and it was so hot that day I was scared we were gonna be miserable but it was actually nice because we found a shady spot. Lauren and Whitley met up with other friends so it was just Hope and me singing and dancing to some Ke$ha. Unfortunately, she came out before Pitbull and it was still daylight out which made it hard to see and it didn't feel as concert-like since there were no cool lights and stuff. Still we sung and danced our a$$e$ off and had a great time.

Got that glitter on our eye$

I made my shirt with just some tape and gold glitter spray paint :)

ready to party

 We were excited if you can't tell ;)

 We had fun when Pitbull was on too but I felt like he was on longer than Ke$ha and its annoying because 95% of the songs he plays he's featured in and doesn't even play the whole song. It's dumb. Anyways still a good concert and I am definitely seeing Ke$ha whenever she comes back because I love her!


Having a great $ummer so far ;)

Connor's Visit Part II

The second weekend Connor spent with us we went down to the Royal Gorge and went white water rafting. We arrived at the place after a 3+ hour drive and got our life jackets on and helmets and it got really windy and then started storming before we loaded up the van. We went inside and our guide told us about safety and everything and at this point I was thinking there is no way this is happening. It's raining like crazy outside and its windy and theres thunder! Well it died down a little and we loaded up to head down to where we were going to start rafting. By the time we got to where we were getting in it had stopped raining but started up a little bit right before. But the crazy thing is that literally right when we got on the raft it stopped raining and just cleared up and ended up being a beautiful day! And it was so much fun! Erika and me were nervous about falling out because of the way the guide talked about the rapids but we never came close to that. It was a lot of fun :)

The next day we went up to Granby to go horseback riding. I was sore from rafting and we were on horses for almost 2 hours so I was hurting pretty bad but it was still fun. Dave was nervous about riding horses and of course he got the crazy one. His horse knocked over a trash can while Dave was on him before we even started the ride!

Us with our horses...




a pic of all of us taken by our guide :)

We had a great time while our nephew was here. Hope he comes back soon! He will have to let his aunts teach him to snowboard next time :) 

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Connor's Visit Part I

My nephew, Connor, just graduated high school. Yeah I have an 18 year old nephew! Crazy! So as a graduation/birthday gift my parents sent him out here to Colorado for 10 days to spend some time with his awesome aunts :)

We did a lot of stuff! It was so fun but exhausting. He flew in on Friday and that evening Erika had a softball game but that next Saturday we drove up into the mountains to Estes Park and went into Rocky Mountain National Park to drive up Trail Ridge Road-the highest continuous paved road in the United States. It is closed in the winter and opens Memorial Day weekend. We were up there the weekend after and there was so much snow it felt like we were in another country.

Erika, Connor and me

After freezing on top of the mountain we headed back down into Estes where it was green and warm.

For dinner we went to our favorite place in Estes called Mama Rose's. It's italian and delicious. We all ordered the same tri colored pasta and and yummy bread and salad too. It was delicious!!!

After dinner we went to The Stanley Hotel which is supposed to be haunted.

Since it's haunted we decided to take a picture of us making scary faces behind this window. We'd done it before and it was hilarious because the second we stand there to try and be serious Erika starts dying out laughing and can't keep a straight face for a second! The same thing happened this time. We did end up getting one pic of her serious but I like this one where she is cracking up the best. 
Silly Titer!
After we left Estes Park we decided to drive up the mountains to this spot where there is a beautiful overlook of the mountains and watch the sunset. We made it to the spot in the nick of time to see the sun setting behind the mountains. Then we took lots of goofy pics. 
This is us doing the duck face-and again Erika couldn't stop

Sunday we spent the day in Denver. We ate brunch at the most delicious little place called Jelly Cafe. They have amazing everything. Twas delicious.

Then we walked around 16th Street Mall. And we had our photographer Erika take our kissy pic :)

The next off day I had Connor, Erika and I went hiking in Boulder. We did the Royal Arch trail. It is a hard hike all uphill but when you finally make it to the Arch it really is worth it.

This is the view from the top where the arch is, oh, and a chipmunk. This little guy came right up to us. Erika was ecstatic. She had been trying to get a picture of a chipmunk for days and they never stayed still long enough. This guy was very cooperative. So cute too :)

Us with the arch in the back

After working up an appetite hiking we went to Casa Bonita for dinner. I picked up Dave when he got off work and we met Erika and Connor there. 

We enjoyed unlimited amount of mexican food and the cliff divers and the corny as ever skits they put on while you're eating.

And we took another pic outside of Casa Bonita to add to our collection. 
I love him so much.

To be continued...

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Memorial Day Weekend 2013

Dave and I woke up earlier than normal to go relax by the pool in our apartment complex for the first time. We layed out for a few hours and then we left to get ready for our friends Hope and Jordan to come over and grill out on our new grill!

This is Hope and Jordan

Ok, ok so that's not really them. I have been addicted to the app Face Swap and this is actually Hope's face on Jordan's body and vice versa. Ha! Jordan doesn't make a very attractive girl-I think it's the mustache ;)

and this is actually them :)

We had a fun night together. Grilling out and laughing our faces off and watching The Hot Chick.

I absolutely love Sundays. Dave and myself spent the majority of the day lounging around and snuggling on the couch. We had to rest up for our 10k the next day even though Sunday usually is our lazy day of the week anyways. We did go for a short bike ride and that was nice. 

Sunday night we went to babysit Payton and Grant. They are the cutest. Payton is so smart and cute and she loves Dave. We played hide and seek and that's always entertaining with a 3 year old. Grant was just in the best mood ever. He was just smiling and playing the whole time before bed.

Dave and Grant
so stinkin cute!-both of them :)

Dave and Payton


Monday-Memorial Day
We woke up early and headed to Boulder for the Bolder Boulder 10k(6.2 miles). We met Erika and she rode with us. It was a gorgeous day. This was mine and Erika's 2nd year doing it. It's such a fun run. There are sooo many people, but it's so well organized that you can park and get to the start line with no problem and traffic isn't bad getting there or leaving which is awesome for so many people running.

Us at the Start Line

and us after we finished

so proud of Dave for finishing his first 10k!

all of us at CU stadium after we finished

After the race we went over to Erika's and relaxed in the pool. And man did it feel amazing. We just floated around and didn't want to move for a few hours. Then we had grilled out hamburgers for dinner and it was delicious. 

 Dave jumping off the diving board

laying on the trampoline

After Dave and me left Erika's we went to Good Times to get a frozen custard spoonbender. I mean we deserved it after our run, right? It was delicious.

Such a good long weekend with my love. I wish we could spend even more time together than we already do. I can never see him enough, but I am so thankful for all the time we do get to spend together because it is a whole lot more than a lot of couples out there. 

Friday my nephew Connor is coming to visit from Alabama. He just graduated high school. Yes! High school! I now have a college aged nephew. Man that makes me feel old! haha I can't wait for him to get here. Lots of adventures to be had.


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Hiking, Rockies game, and a Lazy Sunday

This past weekend was full of fun. Friday night Dave and me went to his Mom's chorale show. They sang songs from movies and tv shows. My favorite was the Friends theme song(duh!) and the songs from Grease.

Saturday Dave and me woke up early-which is super rare for Dave considering he would sleep til 3PM if I would let him. We headed down south of Denver to hike at Castlewood Canyon State Park. It was a great day for it. The weather was warm but not too hot since it was cloudy that morning. We hiked about 9 miles and then headed home.

Saturday night we went to the Rockies game. Dave, Erika and me met Jordan, Hope and her son Kyler and headed down to the game.

This is little Kyler. He is precious.

This was taken last year around the same time at the Braves vs. Rockies game.
 He has grown up so much!

The view of downtown Denver from Coors Field.

I love the view of the mountains from the field. So beautiful.

After we got bored of the game Dave, Erika and me decided to walk down to The Cheesecake Factory and get some cheesecake. It was a hilarious time. I was hyper and laughing so hard I cried. haha. Ian met us there and after cheesecake we headed home. Ian and his date came over and we all sat at the table and had some beer and it was fun.

We were up really late so Sunday was a nice relaxing day. We enjoyed cuddling on our new sectional and playing Super Mario World on Super Nintendo-yea it was awesome :)

This next weekend is a 3 day weekend for Memorial Day! Dave, Erika and me are all running in the Bolder Boulder on Monday. Looking forward to another great weekend! 

Friday, May 10, 2013

Hello Summer!

It's been a long time since I've updated this thing but I've been busy. I went back to school this past semester to take a couple classes I need for Nursing school out here in Colorado. And when I wasn't studying I was working my new job watching 2 of the cutest kids in the world...

meet Payton(3)
and Grant(1)

But what I was doing majority of the time was spending time with the man of my dreams. 
My amazing boyfriend David or as I call him Dave :)

I have never been so happy in my entire life. My previous relationships do not even compare to this one. He is the one. He makes me laugh like no one else. He is the sweetest man and he takes such good care of me. I honestly have no idea where I would be without him and I am beyond happy knowing that I will never have to find that out. I am keeping him forever. Sorry ladies. You missed out.

I decided this Summer I will be updating this a lot more. I am officially starting Nursing School this Fall and I intend on having the best summer of my life so far. I want to remember it so I'm going to try to update the blog a good bit. 

Another precious face that will probably be on the blog a lot is 
Finneas aka Finn
The family that Erika works for adopted him back in March. He is so attached to Erika and is basically hers now. He is an Australian labradoodle and is so cute and fluffy you just can't help but say "Aww!" when you see him. He will be joining us a lot this summer on hikes and stuff for sure.

That's all for today but more will be coming soon.