Saturday, November 29, 2014

Friday Photos [11.28.14]

Here are some photos from Andy & my week:

At a high school in northern Colorado. Yea, that's legit tumbleweeds next to my car. Also, "get a car wash" is on my to do list.

My sweet little spoon for my miso soup Wednesday night.

Hot buttered rum dranks with my dad and bro on Thanksgiving.

Ma, Shanda, and me (not pictured) playing some Bananagrams on Thanksgiving.

Meg <3 Ella and Ella <3 Meg.

Andy and Meg enjoying some ice cream at Littleman in Denver Friday afternoon.

Smoked salmon at the holiday markets in Denver.

Lovely holiday markets display.

They lit up Union Station in Denver Friday evening :o) 


Friday, November 21, 2014

Friday Photos [11.21.14]

Here are some photos from Andy & my week:

Isn't the "Never Stop Exploring" stitch art my dear friend, Alli, made for me wonderful? (I took this picture to text to Alli :o) )

Seen outside a high school in Fort Collins: Bike flat changing station. I love Fort Collins!

Mosaic art wall at Colorado State University.

Entry way to New Belgium. Make your winter white.

The perfect threesome: Bus, Bike, Train. Denver Public Transportation.

Hello, beautiful Tuesday night Denver sunset. Seen outside my salon.

I loved this clock without hands at the coffee shop Wednesday morning. I wish time wasn't a factor at friend coffee dates.

Andy and my favorite brewery, Station 26, taps a firkin (pictured above) every Thursday with a special beer. This week was a Single Hop Mandarina Bavaria IPA - great for Andy. 

Me? I'm more of a Milk Stout kinda gal.

It's hard to tell, but beyond those stoplights are cones and trucks blocking the road I needed to get on for my Friday morning appointment. Needless to say, I was late. Like, really late.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Friday, November 14, 2014

Friday Photos [11.14.14]

Here are some photos from Andy & my week:

Sunday brunch and bottomless mimosas at Hamburger Mary's on Sunday.

Ella got a bath on Tuesday.

Super snowy Tuesday in Denver: Soup and grilled cheese!

Patching up the walls on Wednesday... prep for painting.

Cheers to a new dining room color!

Thursday night RISK game with Shelly & Kevin.

Attack Andy!

Ella & Shelly, Rhett & Kevin.

It's cold in Denver and Ella does not approve! She's lovin' our office space heaters, just like in the spring.

I had a bit of unexpected time gifted to me this week. I was supposed to be in the mountains Monday night-Wednesday night for work, but the warm temperatures followed by rain and snow and freezing temperatures, all in one day, made traveling far too dangerous. I took advantage of the extra time to refocus and get in a yoga class, make some soup, and tidy up the house while of course also taking care of administrative work that's been piling up like writing thank you cards to teachers and counselors, calling newly accepted students, and scheduling some December appointments. The weather definitely put a huge wrench in my week, and I'll have to make-up the time and visits before the end of the year, but I certainly was grateful to the few days of time at home and in the office.


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Chihuly, aka: One of the Coolest Things in Denver

The Denver Botanic Gardens is a pretty wonderful place. Twenty-four acres in the city of beautiful native and adoptive gardens winds throughout the space in a way that makes what you see beyond each turn a wonderful surprise.

Andy and I try to go once or twice a year to enjoy the vegetable gardens, Japanese gardens, bamboo tunnel, as well as special events such as music concerts, holiday lights, art exhibits. This weekend we biked to the gardens to take in the current art exhibit: Chihuly blown glass installation.

The pieces were dispersed throughout the gardens in a way so natural it seemed to not disrupt the natural order of the plants. But, I guess that's what well-done art does, right? We were treated to glass art that blended in so well to the landscape that it almost looked like the earth grew it here in Denver, as well as little surprises if you looked close enough.

Surprise teeny pumpkin :o)

My high school colors - crimson and gold.

Andy and I were memorized by the work, and wish we could see it at night when the sculptures light-up (all the night showing tickets are sold out!). But we're so grateful we were able to spend the afternoon seeing the exhibit by daylight before it leaves the Botanic Gardens November 30th.

Chihuly's work has, is, and will be displayed in locations around the world. Take a look at his website if you want to see some of his work up close and personal (it's worth it!).

And for fun, here's a picture of that bamboo tunnel I was talking about. There's no photo of Andy walking through it cuz he was a tad too tall!

I hope you had some nice fall weather wherever you were this weekend!


Friday, November 7, 2014

Friday Photos [11.7.14]

Here are some photos from Andy & my week:

Blue skies, green trees.

A Monday afternoon post-yoga reminder.

Yummy Monday tacos in Denver.

Tacos AND Skip-Bo :o)

We voted early. Ok, so one day early.

Student of the month parking.

Tuesday night election-watching cocktail party.

Andy brought some vinyl to Black Shirt Brewing Wednesday night. Beers and music <3

My Farmhouse Red Porter at Black Shirt.

I love the glasses here.

Enjoy your weekend!