Monday, October 22, 2012

It's my birthday!!!

I've had a goofy day. It started with an intense thunderstorm, which was nice. I like thunder and lightning. During work I unfortunately couldn't keep my eyes open, but that allowed me to treat myself to a yummy cappuccino after lunch. Speaking of lunch, the girls and I tried a new spot, Heirloom Salad Company, and it was delicious!

The girls also got me some cute gifts - a tshirt with something funny I said a while back "one week you're a week you're five deep". We get a little raunchy sometimes! I also got a cute magnet with a saying that is perfect for our group - "you drink too much, swear too much, and have questionable morals. You're everything I've ever wanted in a friend." They also bought me coffee and lunch, the students even colored me pictures and hung them up in my room.

I really got the star treatment today...until my eyes melted.

I was running behind at the end of the day and quickly grabbed a bottle of ethanol to clean something. The lid came right off and the bottle fell volcanoing ethanol all over my face. I was immediately blinded and my eyes were burning intensely. Luckily I was right next to an eye wash station. They no longer burn, and I'm sure they are extremely clean!

Erik and Bosley picked me up from work, then Erik took me out to dinner at one of our favorite spots, Givannis. Its the place I wrote about awhile back with the handmade pastas. So Good! We strolled through the Pedestrian Mall afterwards and ended up at the new cupcakery - Molly's Cupcakes. This place is going to be a goldmine!

My phone and Facebook page were flooded with birthday wishes and I'm blessed to have so many amazing people think of me today! I love you all!

And, Erik, you are truly special! You have made me feel so special not only today, but every day. I love you so much!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Halloween Preview

I love October!!! It's my birthday month and has the best holiday ever! I have thrown a Halloween bash for the last few years and this is a small taste of the props I have made for this year. It's a UPS box, tissue paper, and Christmas lights! I can't wait to show you more!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Denver Trip Part 2: Day in Downtown Denver

We finally got to Denver on day 2 of our trip. We were meeting two of Erik's friends for the remainder of the trip and they are both super outdoorsy. We would be doing a lot of roughing it the rest of the trip, so I requested some time in the city. Erik and I headed straight for the 16th St Pedestrian Mall. Its a cute little area of down town filled with great places to eat, little shops, and tourist traps. I had reached critical once we found parking so we headed straight for food. 

We ate at the Paramount Cafe and I tried an Elk burger for the first time. Holy cow elk, that was delicious!

Once we had wondered the length of the mall, we headed out to meet up with the other guys. We were staying with Nate's family in Littleton. Turns out they are only a few blocks away from Columbine High. Erik and I didn't realize where we were until we were stopped at a light and it was right across the street. We both got the chills. I remember that tragedy very well because of how it affected my mom. She actually attended that high school.

Once we were all together we went out for dinner and just hung out for the rest of the night. It was a very chill start to an eventful time in Colorado