Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Chick-Fil-A, Pumpkin and Snow

Hello Friends! Long time no update.... I know! How can a person who just moved to a new city and started a new job be so busy? Below are some random updates on our crazy life.

Chick-Fil-A gave away FREE breakfast a few weeks ago... just plain old free breakfast whatever you wanted off the breakfast menu. Being that we LOVE chick-fil-a we were sold on the idea. I have to say, it was the best fast food breakfast I've ever had. A girl in our new community group is the marketing manager at the store right by our house, so we see her often see her when we go. Come visit us in Denver and we'll all go to Chick-Fil-A together!

Also, in case you haven't heard, it's pumpkin spice time! I know, I know, it's already October 16 so pumpkin stuff is everywhere by now but I took a picture of my first pumpkin drink of the season. It's a pumpkin spice americano misto. Have you ever heard of that? I hadn't, but I told the barista I was deciding between an americano and latte and she suggested this. It's an americano but half water and half milk. It was good, try it.

Finally, it SNOWED! Are you kidding me? One day it's 80 degrees and I'm sitting outside reading a book, soaking up the sun. Two days later it was 30 degrees and we woke up to snow! The weather here is crazy because as I write this, it is currently sunny and 73 degrees. For everyone wondering if the sun pretty much shines everyday here: IT DOES! Come join us!

More updates to come including (I know I promised this last time) pictures of my cube, it's just not decorated yet! Also, more to come on PUMPKIN SEASON!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

We Are Official Colorado People

So much has happened since my last post! First, and most important we have a home! Many of you know that we were staying with Caleb's cousins when we first arrived which was lovely and a major blessing. After putting some serious miles on our car looking for a place that we could afford and that wasn't sketchy (that can be tough criteria!!) we found a place and moved in. If you look at a map of Denver divided by neighborhood we live in Lowry Field. It kind of reminds me of Green Lake without the lake...

I'll tell you, moving without friends is super lame. Good thing we sold most of our stuff before we moved out here because I almost died carrying our mattress up the stairs to our place. (We are on the second floor and it was about 90 something degrees out!) We got unpacked and organized pretty quickly. This is what our place looked like after all the boxes were unpacked!

Our next order of business was to become legit Colorado people by getting all the official stuff changed over. We got new drivers licenses and Colorado plates!  

At this point we have an apartment, local drivers licenses, CO plates and we know where the nearest Target is. I also made sure my magazines were forwarded! What else do you need?  

Oh yeah, A JOB! I got that too! I got a job at Colorado Christian University as a financial aid counselor. Jesus graciously provided a job that is very enjoyable and much less stress then the bank. The only bad thing about the job is everyday I'm reminded of how many student loans we have!!!! (oh well.) Pictures to come of my cube! 

I think that's about it for now. We just finished furnishing our apartment so once we've got all the art hung up on the walls I'll post some pictures. If you want our new address, send me an email! Thank you again for your continued prayers, texts, emails and calls. 

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Red Rocks

Ever since we drove into town (we are staying with Caleb's cousin who lives about 20 minutes outside Denver) we have wanted to drive up and visit Red Rocks amphitheater which is about 10 minutes from Stephanie and Doug's place (those are the cousins) Each time we attempted to drive up and look around the road was closed, we kept thinking that it was closed for some reason. Upon further research we discovered that we had been going the wrong way (Hey, we are new to town) once we got some instructions from Doug, we headed out this morning after breakfast.
 This is the view of the amphitheater from the very top. There were a bunch of people working out, running up the stairs, doing push ups etc. I don't think we'll be up for the kind of work out anytime soon!
Red Rocks is AMAZING! We climbed up very high (it's about 90 degrees mind you) to the amphitheater and the visitor center. The higher we got the harder it was to breathe and the steep steps were a bit of a challenge. The visitor center was basically a museum that traced through the history of the area and all of the different musicians who have performed there. This is a giant rock that is right next to the seating and concession area at the top of the theater.
Here we are on the way back down to the car. You can see for miles and in the distance you can see the city of Denver sitting right in the middle of all the mountains. At this point the heat and the altitude were getting to us a bit so we headed back home.