Friday, February 27, 2009

Kevin's birthday in Alaska Trip Photos

Finally got around to downloading all the pictures from our trip back up to Alaska for our friend Kevin's birthday. We had a blast together, tons of adventures including getting a puppy! It was great to hang with old friends again, play in our favorite spots, and eat our favorite Anchorage grub.

Kevin's AK Birthday Visit

Monday, February 23, 2009

Ice climbing in Ouray CO!

So this turned out to be an epic birthday celebration weekend.  We went to Ouray to hang with our good friends Brian, Vanessa, Seth and Fabrizio.  We packed in some ice climbing and some hockey at the local rink.  The ice climbing went off without a hitch, however I managed to trip Brian while playing hockey and send him into a flying dive elbow first into the ice.  We all laughed pretty hard but he came away with a jacked up elbow for his birthday.  All in all though we had a blast!

Here is an album with some of the ice climbing shots.  Ill post some hockey action later...stay tuned.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Visit with Michelle and Nolan

Before we left for Alaska, our friend (and Matchmaker) from Tucson (now she lives in NYC) came to Colorado to visit her family. We were lucky enough to snag her a few times to hang out and play with her adorable son Nolan! It was a short visit, but a great one - can't wait for the next one Miche!
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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Kitchen Remodel project update

So we are making progress on the Kitchen and it is all going to come together here really soon! Just today, the countertop people came by an measured for the one piece stone countertops, should be about a week or two for those... In the meantime we are installing the heated floors and painting everything. We have a temporary sink installation right now so that we can stop washing dishes in the bathroom. It's starting to look like a kitchen again, we are really starting to see what it is going to end up like. Pretty exciting!

I'll leave you with some shots that I took this morning while the electrician was finishing up.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Heading North

Ben and I are heading up to the Last Frontier again, to hang with our buddy Kevin for his birthday. We are super excited for a return to our last "home", hang out at our hold hangouts :), eat our favorite AK food and drink our favorite AK beers, see the beautiful Alaskan winter landscapes, and of course, spend time with friends. We're just keeping our fingers crossed that Mount Redoubt, an active volcano 100 miles southwest of Anchorage, doesn't blow her top off! Here is a recent picture....

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Happy Weathermans Day!

Today, Thursday, February 5 is National Weatherman's Day, commemorating the birth of John Jeffries in 1744. Jeffries, one of America's first weather observers, began taking daily weather observations in Boston in 1774 and he took the first balloon observation in 1784. This is a day to recognize the men and women who collectively provide Americans with the best weather, water, and climate forecasts and warning services of any nation.

John Jeffries

Yay for Lisa! :) :) :)

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Kitchen remodel continues

They took everything, INCLUDING the kitchen sink!!! :) Its been a little tough living without coutertops and a sink, but we're getting SO excited about the end!
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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Get ready to pee your pants!

This guy is one of our favorite comedians. One of the best ways to watch it is with Ben's dad, he starts laughing so hard he starts to cry, which makes you laugh more, which makes him laugh more....pretty funny. ENJOY!