Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Happy Anniversary to us...

"When love is not madness, it is not love." -Pedro Calderon de la Barea

We celebrated our anniversary in two parts.  Our get away time was earlier than our actual anniversary.  One of our favorite places to visit is Santa Fe.  We went there the first weekend in November.  I always think I know the city, but every time we go, we discover new places.  This time we stayed at Don Gaspar Inn...which is a bed and breakfast.  It was fantastic and romantic!  It is a beautiful place with lots of fun nooks and crannies, the rooms were furnished with everything you could imagine, and the food was wonderful.   It was almost like being in paradise.  I highly recommend it.   It was within walking distance of the Plaza, and other points of interest.

The patio area...our cabin was at the end of the path...right behind the fountain.

The eating area
Breakfast

We went not only as an early anniversary, but to pick up our custom made hats.  We were fitted for them in June, and it took this long to have them made.  We are pretty pleased with our hats.  They are 80% beaver and 20% rabbit.  These hats are made to be worn in even in rain or snow.


Warren standing on our porch.

Our actual anniversary was last Friday.  Warren was off, so we had the whole day to do things together.  We had the time jam packed with activities.  We had an early dinner at Cattle Baron, then went to the Craft show, Holiday Magic. We bought us a wind chime.  It is adorable.


the creamer is made to be pouring into the sugar bowl...


 We both thought it was unique, and agreed that it was best to keep it inside.  Things have a way of being stolen if they are outside.  The creamer and sugar bowl are from Sweden.  I like old vintage items a lot...old spoons, forks, serving ware, creamer, and sugar bowl.  We put it in our bedroom, so we could look at it every night, and when we wake in the morning.

We also took a bunch of photos of who else, but US!  We started with a "selfie" taken with our iPhone.  They are always fun to do, and can look sort of weird.  I like them anyway.

Then we took photos using a remote.  I wanted to get some photos with a Christmas theme, so we could use them on our Christmas card.  I used pictures here that will not be on our Christmas card.


We had to have some photos with us in our new hats.  



We ended the day by watching a movies here at home.  Snuggled in our comfortable, and warm bed.  It was the perfect ending to a very fine day.  It was a grand anniversary...33 years.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Grandson...photobombing...

"Photobombing is the act of accidentally or purposefully putting oneself into the view of a photograph often to play a practical joke on the photographer or subjects." -Wikipedia

It was so cold outside, but we had to go out to collect leaves for a craft project.  While looking, and picking up glorious yellow, red, and orange leaves, we noticed our neighbor's yard had icicles on plants that must have frozen after the sprinklers watered.  This is a child's playground...ice.  The frozen leaves quickly became objects of play.


So did photobombing...accidental, at first.
Icicles are pretty tasty...
then on purpose...

on purpose again...  It became a game to see if I could get a photo snapped before it was bombed.
I did get one photo with no bombing...I was quick.

See the icicle in the mouth...

We got our craft done...mason jars... with leaves ModPodged to the outside...candleholder.   And...Photobombed again...
on purpose...

Here are the jars...no photobombing...I was quick again!


Score 4 for the bomber...2 for the photographer.  I lost the game.  Seriously, it was quite fun, and challenging to see if I could get a clean photo.  Besides, I think the expressions were priceless.  Love that photo bomber, too!  By the way, our fingers were quite frozen when we had gathered all our leaves.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Dad Ride part 2...

 The Dad ride: Oct. 3- Oct. 6;  Buena Vista, Co

For Warren's birthday Luke organized a Dad ride where all the boys met in a predetermined location.  They would use this site as home base for their bike rides.  If you missed the first posting about it, you can read about it here.  Disclaimer:  all these photos are not taken by me, but by the boys or Warren.  I did the editing. 

Here is the organizer of the whole adventure, Luke.

He ordered a cake.


He had T-shirts made for everyone!


Luke flew into Denver, and he drove to Buena Vista with Mark.


The view...gorgeous.  Perfect biking weather.

View from their front porch


Preparation
Shoe fitting...

Thank goodness all the boys are basically the same shoe size...close enough that the shoes worked...

Man...orange seems to be the shoe color...
 Getting the bikes...



Trying out bikes????

Adjustments...

Still adjusting...

More adjusting...hmmm... Zach's bike needs a lot of adjusting...

They seem to be checking out the odometer...

more adjustments to Zach's bike...

Giving orders...???

The Ride
Smile everyone...

Ready to ride...

They are off...

Okay, this must be more of the adjustment phase...notice there are no helmets, which is a big thing with Warren.  They would NOT be riding with no helmets.  So this picture is out of place, but I am just happy to get these photos posted.

Guess whose head this is...hint: there is no hair.

The Dad...looking Tour De France-y

Son number 1...


Mishap

Someone always seems to get a flat tire.  His name starts with an "I" 

And must have had a wreck...same one that had the flat tire...

 Being funny...

Close up of the leg...ouch!

Down time

These two have the same stance.  Interesting...



Finally, a picture with them all smiling and not making funny faces.


Playing catch...




The race...

Each boy had a turn at cooking...Looks pretty scrumptious...
 It would not be a get together without a game of Risk, the game the boys alway play when they are together.  I do not know who won.


I think they all had a great time...
Hey you...

Happy, happy birthday.
Thanks to all of you for making this a very fun, and special time for Warren...and taking time out of your busy schedules.  Luke, thank you for planning it all.  You did a fantastic job!
 
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