Monday, September 15, 2008

Season Opener 2-0!!!

Ah, the Monday after a Bronco win....Denver is excited!!! The first thing you here at the office is, "Did you watch the game?" I was at the game! It was great no matter what happened or should have happened, it's a W.

We kicked off the weekend with a chilly night at the Rockies game. My rep and friend Kenley and his wife Emily invited us to go to the game with them. We grabbed dinner at Falling Rock and then headed to the game. Kenley keeps the drinks coming and sadly, it kept me warm. It was a fun night as baseball comes to an end. They are leaving for an African Safari in a couple of weeks. We can't wait to hear about it and see their pictures. I think we're going to switch itineraries with them...they want to do our honeymoon trip!

Saturday seemed somewhat normal, running errands, goofing it wasn't the middle of the season. Jaime's big 31 is tomorrow, so we celebrated Saturday night. Andrew had a bunch of friends over for a party. We grilled out, grilling season is almost over, played games, watched football and SNL. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAIME!!!!

I am off to Orlando with Amber tomorrow morning. She invited me to be her guest on a trip she won at work. I am so excited! We are spending 5 days at Disney, playing at the parks and laying pool side! After her recent accident, we are taking it slow. No matter what transportation it is...crutches, rolly thing or wheelchair, we are going to play like kids! It is more like Deja vu being at Disney with someone in a wheelchair....last time it was me after running the Disney marathon. Another thanks to Kel for pushing me around for two days!

I will sadly leave Kyle home on a home weekend. Here's to another W!!!!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Brew at the zoo and random Saturday

We had a great weekend that started with Brew at the Zoo on Friday night. It was a collection of 40 breweries and a variety of restaurants that all had small tasting of food, long lines and literally a tasting of beer. Some poured more than others, but over all we never got a full glass.

The guest list included Kyle, Kelly Dan and me, and 10,000 other rednecks from Denver. At first is appeared as amateur night, and then turned into "let’s get wasted on small tasting of beer". How do you do that? We didn't stay terribly long, outside of attempting to get food and beer that was worth the price of our tickets!

We grabbed a drink after we left contemplating the evening, here are the results:
Kelly - LOVED IT, would do it again next year.
Kyle, Dan and Megan - NEVER WANT TO GO AGAIN!

So, I understand it was a fundraiser and all, but there were entirely too many people for the space, lines were too long for a small bite of food, beer pours were minuscule, and not nearly enough "Port-O-Johns". We had a great time with Dan and Kel, but I don't think we'll be attending the 12th annual.

Saturday started off lazy, not having a plan for the day. We wanted to do something, just hadn't come up with exactly what. After all, Kyle was at home on an away much pressure to do something. Finally, the light turned on and we got tickets to the CU game in Boulder. Now, as most know, I HATE BOULDER! No need to explain, I just don't care for the place. Aside from my distaste, we had an awesome time at the CU game, played around on Pearl St. for a while and then had a wonderful dinner at BJ's. I love baked potatoes, and they had them on the menu as a main dish! That's awesome and I decided I don't eat them enough. With fall here, it is a perfect time to add this to the dinner rotation! We headed home for a good night's rest preparing for Kyle's all-nighter that he is pulling this evening.

The Broncos have their season opener in Oakland this evening.....GO BRONCOS!!!!! May we bring back a "W"!!!

Awesome seats!!!

What can I say...I'm a native!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

End of Summer.....

Another fine Labor Day weekend in Aspen! This is always the sign that summer is officially over. In the past few years it has been just a few of us. This year we had a full house; Mom, Kelly, Dan, Andrew and his two friends Boss and Beck, and me. We were all sad to not have Kyle with us, but duty called.

Friday evening we made pizzas and had drinks around the house. No surprise, the boys went through quite a few beers! Saturday morning Andrew had us moving to get to Devil's Punch Bowl...See pictures below. It is a natural deep pool of water in the river. The rocks are about 40 feet up and you have the excitement of jumping off, but more importantly, into ICE COLD MOUNTAIN RUN OFF......aka, freezing cold water. It paralyzes your muscles as you scramble to get out. We all went to watch Dan, Andrew and Boss jump into the water. Andrew, per his usual, thought he was an Olympic athlete by doing tricks off the rocks into the water. Mom, Kel and I were all nervous. I guess Mom and me more than anything. The rest of the day was lazy. We watched the girl’s volleyball tournament.

Sunday was Mom's 52nd b-day, so we celebrated Saturday night. Our staple is margaritas, chips and salsa at The Cantina. We started there, made a stop at Zane's a little Irish bar where we had a few car bombs while mom sobered up and then headed to The Double Dog Tavern. Its was also 24 hours before Boss turned 21, so we all have a final shot, in which Mom joined us. The last stop of the evening was at Cooper Street, where Beck joined us. It's a local dive bar, cash only I might add, that will definitely bring your night to a close. Mom left, followed by Kelly, Dan and me. The boys left not long after that. Sunday morning proved to be the most difficult on waking up and feeling okay. A few, to remain unnamed, were hung over. It was a really fun night!

I took the boys up to Devil's Punch Bowl to do more cliff jumping into "hot springs". At breakfast, Andrew told Beck, who had not been there the day before; that you jump into hot springs and the water is warm......needless to say, he was shocked when he jumped into ice cold water. It was pretty funny! We returned home, they left to get back to Ft. Collins and then there was quiet! Mom and I went up town to watch volleyball and Kel and Dan joined us later. We were surprised to have our cousin Jen show up to watch with us.

The weekend entailed: relaxing afternoons, PC and NON-PC comments, jokes, tricks, squabbles, drinks, and lots of laughs. College boys are like living in a comedy show.Day one....evaluating how far down it is!
Andrew's first Olympic jump......handstand off cliff into water

Kel and Dan at the Cantina
Andrew and Boss (Alex)
For the first time in our lives, we were out numbered....the girls

and the pestering continues!The whole gang....Andrew's taking the picture
Beck...after the jump into the "hot spring".....haha!