Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Autumn 2010

Although Fall does not officially start until tonight we got a sneak peak at it last weekend when we made a trip to Western Colorado's Mesa Lakes Resort. Lauren's parents are longtime friends of the owners, Steve & Anne, who were kind enough to share this little slice of Heaven with us.







Located near the top of the Grand Mesa just above Powderhorn Ski Resort we saw the Aspen leaves during peak color change. We planned the trip months ago and picked the perfect weekend. There was such a noticable shift in the short time we were there I'm afraid we would have missed much of the beauty had we gone one week later.










We had such a wonderful time relaxing and taking in the scenery. We took the opportunity to go fishing in some of the clearest mountain water you could ever imagine. At times it seemed one could reach right into the lake and pull out a rainbow trout. It wasn't quite that easy but Lauren made it look that way. Her first cast out she pulled one in the boat!





Of course Remmy enjoyed his weekend in the great outdoors and greeted each visitor to the resort with a smile and a wagging tail.

















This was the view of Beaver Lake from the fire pit behind our cabin. The resort consists of a large main lodge and 15 rental cabins of varying size. There are also some private cabins surrounding the 5 lakes near the resort.






Mike took Lauren & I up to a point on top of the mesa called Land's End. Although we did not find a sale on fall apparel we did get a spectacular view stretching all the way to Utah.





















The first time we visited Grand Mesa five years ago we had hoped to camp as it was the end of May,but all was covered with 4ft. of snow and the lakes were all frozen. This time the weather was much more inviting and hospitable. We cannot wait to take another trip to Mesa Lakes and get away from the big city. Thanks again Steve & Anne, we'll see you soon!



Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Our First Garden

This summer Lauren & I thought we would see how green our thumbs are and planted our first garden. Since it was our first attempt we thought we would have the best luck if we started small and with plants which had been started a couple of weeks prior to our purchase. We planted cucumbers, broccoli, 4th of July & Roma tomatoes, strawberries, jalepenos, basil, spinach, butter crunch lettuce and red leaf lettuce.
Of everything we planted only the strawberries failed to produce. I think it was in too sunny of a spot unfortunately. We'll chalk that up to being first-timers and learn from our mistake next summer.
This was taken about a month after we planted.

Our first round of pickling cucumbers

Red Leaf Lettuce


Roma Tomatoes



Broccoli


This was taken at the beginning of August






Wednesday, March 17, 2010

2009 Holidays

Happy St. Patty's Day!!



I was going through our pictures and noticed I had neglected to post anything from the recent holidays, so here ya go!




Here is Remy listening my explanation of the A&M vs. t.u. rivalry on his first Thanksgiving.
Gig 'em Ags!!


During the month of December Denver had two stretches of approx. 10 days where the mercury did not rise above freezing, brrrr!!


Remy helped us decorate the Christmas Tree this year. Is it just me or does he make the tree look small?



Disclaimer: We did not use treats to acheive this pose. Yeah right!




Opening presents on Christmas Morning at Mom & Dad's





Friday, February 5, 2010

Some Hawaii Pictures


We have uploaded some of our pictures from our trip to Hawaii in January. To the left is a slideshow, which you can click on and go to the flickr.com website to see a full size view of the photos. I'm working on descriptions for each of them. Aloha!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Hawai'i 2010

video

This is from our zipline experience last week on the Big Island. Many more pics to come!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Halloween Sky












Remmy & Tuaca playing nicely together, how cute

Sunset from the park
Happy Halloween!


Tosh & Gorilla, oops I mean Brian









Thursday, October 29, 2009

Snow!

Remy loving life


22inches as of 1pm Thursday & still going!