Saturday, October 27, 2007


i have lived in colorado for a majority of my life but each place i have lived has been in the 80122 zip code. dave has had more variety than me:
80122, 80121, 81301
but the last weekend in september we said goodbye to 80122 and are now proud residents of denver, colorado 80237! after much searching we found an apartment that we liked, was in our price range and exactly in the middle of where we both work. we underestimated the amount of stuff we have and filled a u-haul and 3 other cars. we were lucky to have so many friends and family help us...although i don't know how lucky they felt giving up their saturday morning...especially when they found out we were moving into an apartment on the 3rd floor! needless to say everyone got their exercise that day. we love our new place and have had so much fun getting settled and re-discovering all our wedding gifts. it's almost been like getting them all over again!!

jake loading up all the wedding presents on the front lawn

he seems really happy moving the mattress

our first apartment after we were married.
goodbye #6. you've been good to us.

hello #1733. we can't wait to create new memories with you!

the gang of movers. they were the best! thanks guys!

Friday, October 26, 2007

i got tagged

so i got "tagged" by both gina and cara which means i am supposed to share 6 random facts about myself. at first i couldn't think of anything interesting to share...then i decided it didn't need to be interesting, just random (and i have plenty of random stuff to share). so here we go:

  • I befriend all the janitors at work. I know their names, where they are from and what is going on in their lives [as much as we can communicate…we speak a lot of Spanglish and I ask “como se dice?” (How do you say?) a lot]. For example, Antonia is from Mexico and is pregnant with her 8th baby, a little girl and she’s due on Halloween.
  • The toilet paper has to roll over and not under. I know, it’s a little OCD and I have been know to flip the roll because it bothers me otherwise. I try not to change it at other people’s homes though in case they are under and not over people. Good thing Dave doesn’t care or it could be a problem! :)
  • I love to wear black (it was even one of our wedding colors), although in recent years I have tried to add more color to my wardrobe.
  • I love to travel and discover new cultures (although we can’t really afford it right now) and hope to live abroad one day.
  • I am addicted to and read it religiously everyday. I can tell you more about celebrity gossip and pop culture that you would probably care to know.
  • I love detailed stories. If you ever tell me a story I expect details and if you don’t give them I will ask A LOT of questions until I am satisfied!

alright, like i said, not too interesting but random. i now tag maegan, megan, kelly and dana.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

crazy colorado weather

after enjoying beautiful weather yesterday (it was 75-80 degrees) we woke up to snow. i've been enjoying the fall and am not quite ready for winter yet. but like typical, crazy colorado weather it is now sunny, the snow will probably be completely melted by tomorrow and it is supposed to be back up to 70 degrees by wednesday. as the classic saying goes, "if you don't like the weather, wait 5 minutes and it will change." that definitely applies to our weather here in colorado.
tangent: there are tons of darling little kids in our new ward. today lincoln, 20 months, kept yelling "go rockies" in sacrament meeting. it was hilarious! see, everyone has caught rockies fever!

Thursday, October 18, 2007


i am the first to admit that i am a fair-weather fan. baseball is definitely not my sport of choice (i think in general it is kind of a boring sport to watch), but i have jumped on the rockies bandwagon with the rest of denver (dave was already a baseball fan). it is so exciting that they are in the world series and i am actually excited to watch them play. too bad we're not rich would be awesome to go to a game. go rockies!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

the newest addition to the todd family

welcome brandon james todd! he was born on sunday, october 14 at 7:22 am after putting his mom through the wringer. we are so excited he is here. the todd family has quickly become male dominated and brandon will be in good company with his 6 boy cousins (and the 2 girl cousins will keep all those boys under control). we can't wait to see this little guy!! congrats lynda and ryan!!
the todd family

lynda was a champ!

check out all that hair!

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Tuesday, October 9, 2007

welcome fall!!

i know fall officially started a couple of weeks ago, but i didn't get to give summer a proper send off so i am doing it now. we had such a fun summer and it is hard to believe it is over. below is a photo collage of some of our fun times. and now...welcome fall! it is my favorite season and i love how the weather is already a little cooler (but not too cold), the leaves have started to change colors and they have started serving pumpkin bread in the cafe at work! it gets me excited for the upcoming holidays...halloween: costumes, *CANDY*, parties and thanksgiving: turkey trot, no work and lots of *FOOD* so here's to a new season and lots of fun memories!