Wednesday, November 26, 2008

what to eat?

this morning in an attempt to find breakfast dave said, "old mother hubbard had more food in her cupboard than we do." yes, our cupboards (and fridge) are pretty bare. good thing we're leaving town in a few hours (to a house that will have plenty of food). happy thanksgiving everyone! 

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

rise and shout the cougars are out!

a couple of weeks ago we headed south to the air force academy to watch the cougars battle it out with the falcons. we joined about 300 other “true blue” cougar fans before the game for a tailgate party, complete with a dj, the byu cheerleaders, catering by costa vida and raffles. 

we ran into our friend seth jenson at the tailgate party. i was sad meg wasn't there

please note when i say we joined other true blue fans that actually means me because dave rooted for the falcons. apparently his loyalty to his state is stronger than his loyalty to his wife. so he and jake sat amid byu fans and cheered for air force (i still love him despite his lapse in judgment). 

falcon fans

too bad they chose the wrong team to cheer for. the cougars were victorious 38-24! 

with some other true blue cougar fans: anna, chris and sascha gordon. it was sascha's first game! 

2 day work week

has time been flying for anyone else? seriously, what happened to november? it has been chalk full of fun since day 1 and there are still 5 days left till it is over (which will definitely be fun since we are spending 4.5 of those days in utah playing with the todd clan...and as many wesslers as we can squeeze in). i can't wait! plus this is the second week in a row where i only worked 2 days! i could totally get used to a 2 day work week!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

i'm off!

1 suitcase full of warm clothes
visiting 2 of my favorite cities
seeing 3 of my favorite people
for 4 wonderful days!

i can't wait!
 (i sure will miss my husband though)

i better get to bed. my flight is early!

Saturday, November 8, 2008


these pictures about sum up today. raking leaves for 2.5 hours at the church this morning and coming home and tackling our front yard. i'm exhausted!


last night dave and i had the incredible opportunity to accompany the missionaries on one of their appointments. we met paul and loni, an incredible couple hungry for the truth and excited about taking the steps that will bring them closer to christ (coming back to church for loni and being baptized for paul). seriously, they were *amazing* and it was a joy and privilege to be there with them. the lesson was on the restoration and the spirit was strong and powerful. i am grateful for a heavenly father who will continue to send his spirit to confirm truth. as the missionaries taught about joseph smith and the book of mormon, the spirit confirmed to me that it IS TRUE! the same thing happened as dave shared his testimony and experiences and i shared mine. i love that! i loved sitting next to my husband and teaching the gospel. i loved having him as my companion and i can't wait until one day we get to do it together full time and wear the black name tags! in the meantime (since that is a long way off) it has inspired me to be better at sharing the gospel. there is nothing like it in the world. we left on a high last. we are so blessed to know the truth. we are so blessed to know we have a heavenly father who loves us, who has a plan for us, who has sent a prophet to lead us in His ways, to show us the way have peace and joy, to teach us truth that will strengthen us as individuals and families and bring us back to Him!

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Monday, November 3, 2008

grateful to have a choice

i must admit that more than once over the last month or two i have looked forward to november 4th for a reprieve from all the political ad campaigns and the bipartisan bickering. i get fed up pretty easily with politics and all the crap that seems to come with it. tonight dave and i read about the ammendments and filled out our ballots for fhe (nothing like waiting till the 11th hour, eh?). as we discussed our options and made our decisions on different issues and eventually who we would personally choose to lead our country for the next four years, i felt so grateful to be a citizen of this great country and to actually have a say in what happens here and who will lead us. and while i am only one person, it feels good to have an opportunity to cast my opinion as i vote. but with all that said, i sure won't miss all the ads (and i know dave won't miss all the phone calls).

Sunday, November 2, 2008

L3: back together again

last night we hosted a chili and cornbread night for the littleton 3rd branch, our old singles branch (where dave and i met). it was such an incredible and special branch to be a part of. it was great to be back together with people we love (and miss) so much.

my pumpkin head man greeted the guests (he was originally $39.99 and i got him for $7.98!)

the newlyweds...another product of the littleton 3rd branch

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zach & trina's visit

this past week dave's best friend zach and his girlfriend trina came to visit. we had a great time hanging out with them and getting to know trina. we also got to celebrate zach's birthday while they were here. i've decided one of the hardest things for me about blogging is deciding which pictures to post. we took 44 pictures in one evening and it was dang hard to whittle them down when it came to posting.

we started off the birthday night by meeting andrea and trista at city pub, home of the famous blueberry habenero wings (sooo good) and awesome burgers. the food was amazing!

what more could a guy ask for...wings, a burger, your best friend and your girlfriend?!

we also played shuffleboard. it was my first time and i loved it. i think dave and i have found a new date night activity. trista and trina were the champions of the night. and no, trina and i did not try to wear matching outfits. great minds just think alike. 

the night ended with music and more food!

dave improvising and using an old crate as a drum.

"break and bake" cookies and a frozey mug of milk for the birthday boy. it was a traditional treat from when zach and dave lived together.

zach and trina, we are ready for you to move to denver anytime!
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a night on the town

dave and i attended a silent auction at his work last weekend. it was so fun to dress up and head out for a night on the town. it was held at the colorado history museum and was a cool event. dave looked dapper...dressed in a 3 piece suit. he looked *good* and i was rocking my black dress and sexy red shoes. we had so much fun (even though we didn't win any bids...we're too cheap)!

ps - if you look closely at the "O" in the "HOME" frame, you will notice that picture is not of dave and i. we've only had the frame for over a year.  *someday* we'll put an actual picture of us in it.

this is what happens when you hold the camera up to someone's face and the flash blinds them. please note: it doesn't lead to a very flattering picture.

halloween fun

the week before halloween we went to a fun "adults only" halloween party (not that it really applies to us since we don't have kids, but all of our friends do). the attendees included:

the gordon's our host and hostess: hardcore outdoors people


the jardine's: goth girl and smurf (i wanted you folks to catch all angles of the smurf)

the smith's: a crazy pair of dice

the washburn's: superman/clark kent and butterfly woman

the dix's: don't let the red hair fool you, they were chinese

the east's: the tooth fairy and calvin with trusty hobbs

jake schafer and us: robin hood, wolverine and eqyptian lady

these two guys love halloween and always come up with crazy costumes

dave wanted to be wolverine last year. he even tried to make his claws using duct tape and our butter knives. it didn't quite work out. this year we bought the claws at a costume store and let me just say, it was worth the $5

check out those chops on wolverine

do you remember that game mafia from back in the day? well we played it and i have to say it was really fun. mindy made us all think she was a bad liar and would give it away if she was the mafia, but she pulled it off. cole, "the quiet one," also managed to be mafia without getting caught.

and let me say, the east's also couldn't be trusted...mafia...both of them.

i think the gordon's may have started a halloween tradition!
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*thanks to mindy, i stole the pictures of the couples off her blog :)