well kids, it’s that time of year again! we’re on the road to charlotte and are cruising through nebraska as you read this. we might stay over in lincoln tonight, any recommendations for lincoln or other nebraska must sees? we’re sad to be leaving our little town of edgewater, but excited to be going south, we both really miss those southern ways. we’re doing a little meandering on the way and even planned a fun getaway with a certain miss lindsey and her husband. helloooo sandy beaches, please be warm & sunny when we get there. and then, work. the husbands clients are anxiously awaiting his arrival because, can you believe, it’s time to hang christmas lights? (well in a couple of weeks anyway..). time is going by so fast, it seems like a blink since we were headed back from christmas season last year. i’ve been thinking a lot about all the changes we’ve made these past two years.. more to share later because honey child… we’ve got some packing of the car to do!
it rained and was cloudy a lot this weekend, and i’ve been missing husband quite a bit because that boy is busy. and right now we only have the one car so… we watched the best (new’ish) disney movie, tangled, so good, have you seen it? and we did have a pizza date night that was perfect. when we lived in our first house we had a little, off the beaten path pizza place that we loved so much. every friday we’d go and sit in the same booth and have the same waitress and order the same pizza to share and i always think about how special those friday nights were. this little pizza place is so much like that and we already have our own waitress and i’m thinking of the future friday nights we can spend there (split with patxi’s once they open).
i love good fresh food, but i wish on the very tip top of the best foods you could ever eat list there was burgers, pizza & pancakes. i mean really. i think i’m going to try a new veggie burger recipe a week until i find the one. and it won’t have beets in it. i love beets, pickled especially, but when i’ve ordered a veggie burger (and nowhere in the description does it says beets), it arrives, and i take that first bite to find out oh, a beet burger. no, no this will not do. in the land of veggie burgers there just is no way to make beets taste like burger. if you don’t ever order veggies burgers, and most of ya probably don’t, then this is a moot point, so i’ll move on… i did try a little tip of putting pumpkin pie spice in my latte and it is good!! not quite starbucks pumpkin spice but not to be dismissed either. definitely a trick i’ll keep on keepin on with.
this past sunday we went to a fall festival, it was a little bit geared for kiddos but was still nice to walk around, see the horses and exhibits, and maybe have an apple cider donut (him grunting at the sky in the photo below was just after having polished off said donut). we were hoping to see blue pumpkins like last year but only saw orange (and about 200 people crammed into a not-quite-big-enough space). it was a good way to spend a sunday morning in the sun. do you like to go to festivals or is it just too much?
… and i got one customer at the kissing booth. a certain blue eyed boy stepped up.
supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. that sums up our weekend! did you have a good one? on the right (above), that’s what 99% of our pictures look like. somebody cannot not ham it up and the other somebody is unawares because he does it just as the shutter snaps. good thing he’s so cute.
we layered up and explored old south pearl street, we love that there are so many small & individual neighborhoods everywhere you drive in this city. we planned on attending their oktoberfest on saturday as well, but hello it was freezing, spitting snow, dark, and felt like january so that was a no go. we ran errands instead (remember how much i love that.) but friday we braved the cold, explored, and picked up a little something for halloween and then headed downtown for some vegan buffalo wings, gravy fries and a cold one. and then.. we ended the evening with mary poppins, and you know, i don’t think i had ever seen it before and i loved it. chim chim-in-ey chim chim-in-ey chim chim cher-ee!
…. what are your favorite disney movies?
whenever we’ve gone to redrocks for a concert (the whole two times so far if you’re keeping track) we’ve talked about stopping in morrison, colorado to see the town (it’s on the way), but there’s always tailgating that he musn’t miss so… we zip on by. we made it this past saturday after leaving the corn maze and it’s one more cool little town on the list of many we’ve discovered in colorado. if the rest of the u.s. is lacking in quaint and charming small towns it’s because we’re hogging them all! anyhoo, it’s a good spot for a cold one, a visit to the general store (old fashioned candy counter anyone?), and a stroll along the creek. and it’s not too far from evergreen (11 miles) so we had to take k & t to do a little wine sampling. had to. and then on to the celtic fest…
skirt kilt shopping. and yes he did. and yes, we made him wear it proper. well, almost.
our first corn maze ever! do you have autumn traditions? we always say this year let’s do a corn maze and each year we don’t. now that i’ve been once i would love to go to one each year, although next time i want to try a haunted corn maze. (have you visited a haunted one and if so how was it?) the maze was sponsored by denver botanic gardens and as members we had tickets for up to 6 (thanks mom!), we went with our good friends kelli & travis.(who had been to one the previous year that was so long they bailed at the half-way point so we’re happy they risked another one with us). hard to tell which makes the cuter couple, travis & kelly or travis and the husband. (;
i’ve never been a tent camper but being in colorado has inspired me to want to take one (possibly could be the one & only) tent weekend, at a state or national park.. bathrooms people, bathrooms! and you’d think i was the one holding us back but nooooo, i’ve been trying to persuade mr man and turns out he’s not that into it. but, i could see one weekend per fall season with a big park, good hikes, and a roaring campfire at night becoming a tradition. like i said, we’ll see.
last year we went to a pumpkin harvest festival and we’ve already marked that on the calendar for this october. we have to pick a pumpkin and have a carving night, and one of these years i’d love to grow pumpkins. and at the tip top of his to-do list is oktoberfest. any recommendations for around colorado? otherwise, i never got to roast marshmallows this summer so that’s my must do on a cool night before it goes on the we never…. list. and we visited the tiny town of morrison and went to a celtic fest this weekend too so more to come soon!
… you can get married at chatfield and the bride & groom can even stay on site.
did i mention we have new neighbors? things have been a changing on our little block. a renter moved out on our street and we’ll soon have a new, more permanent neighbor, we are so happy about this. and beside us a couple moved in who have already become such good next door neighbors.. although they did want to put a privacy fence up first thing so hmmmm?? haha.. it was actually a project in the making. dave (working hard in the above pic’s) and the husband made quick work of it, minus one small rain delay. we now have a privacy fence running almost the length of the property on one side, stretching over to the house. on the opposite side of the house we need to add to an existing privacy fence that runs half way up the yard and also stretch it to the house as well. it’s on the yard to-do list for ??? it’s amazing how much bigger we both felt it made our side yards seem. he and i are already dreaming & scheming on what we’re going to do over there.
we had a very full weekend, can’t wait to share later! what about you? do anything fun or productive?
…. we don’t get out & about quite as much as we would under normal circumstances, does that happen to you? life gets busy and everything falls into a routine? we find that especially true with renovating, we should almost always wins over we want. we took advantage of labor day weekend and broke out a little extra, the photos above are from one little corner of downtown that we walked. we’re trying to slowly but surely learn more neighborhoods of denver (and couldn’t have been more surprised when we came down the street and saw those cows, the large one must be 15 ft tall and is massive). plus we went to the botanical gardens (pictures later), and even planned a real road trip for later this week (fingers crossed nothing gets in the way of that one).
→ if anyone reading has any must-see denver recommendations we’d love to hear about them!
before i even talk about how good this concert was…. i have to say not having my new mac yet, and my old one refusing to show any life has been a major pain in the rear!!! oh my dear lord. i really can’t even tell you. i *finally* got these pictures downloaded to the misters computer to do this post and i think i lost a few months of life doing it. seriously. i won’t be up and running completely till next week. in the meantime, when i feel i have hairs that can be spared, i’ll battle it out on his hp and get something fun on here. now that that’s out of the way…
we went to redrocks this past friday to see trombone shorty & orleans avenue, band of horses, and my morning jacket. we’ve seen band of horses twice before and this was the best yet. trombone shorty and mmj were firsts and trombone shorty is absolutely genius. ah-mazing. we were flabbergasted, if you have not heard them, an absolute must, that’s all i’m saying.
and my morning jacket. his voice (jim james), live at redrocks was p.o.w.e.r.ful. wow. we listen to mmj quite a bit but didn’t know all of the music, even the songs that weren’t my personal favorites were amazing because of the strength and clarity of his voice. and then the weirdest thing happened. out of the blue i thought to myself i would love to hear elton john sing at redrocks (which is strange because mmj’s music doesn’t make me think of e.j. at all) and 1o seconds later jim james sang rocket man. isn’t that amazing? ten seconds later. and it was unbelievable. if only when i thought about winning the lottery it would happen 10 seconds later. (; and they played 29 songs. good stuff. if you have a chance to go….