Sunday, November 30, 2008
Thanksgiving day without all the cooking and the work? Can it be any fun? My dad and I learned that it may simply be the best way to do it! On Wed morning my dad went for his morning coffee and was asking around for a good place to eat out for Thanksgiving dinner. The waitress suggested we try a place called The Fresh Fish Market. They were having a Thanksgiving buffet with all the Thanksgiving fixins and then some. So we book are reservations and spent the day(the one that would normally be filled with cleaning the house and cooking) getting our workout in, returning previously purchased items to Walmart, seeing the movie Four Christmas', and just chillin.
We were a little worried when we showed up to the place and they had us sitting in a warming tent until our table was ready. Especially since this was no cheap meal!
But we soon found ourselves in awe of all the delicious food they had to offer!
Not to mention the drinks and desserts.
Belt loops did need to be loosened and naps taken...but hey that's part of Thanksgiving right?
Once the fog and haze lifted and the sun came out, we had one of the most beautiful days down in Colorado Springs. I was 1. determined to get my dad out hiking, and 2. show him one of the most beautiful places ever. After walking some of the trails we decided to follow a very red dirt road up. And up. By the time we got to the top I think my dads knuckles were white...or was it on the way down? We worked up an appetite and headed on in to the "Old CO Town" just a few blocks away for lunch...and dessert
This is one way to get my dad to eat a piece of fruit.
Monday, November 17, 2008
After getting a good nights sleep Monday night I made the drive up to Winter Park to spend a couple of days with the Petersons. It was Chases Birthday on Wednesday, he turned 4 and we had to celebrate. He is so funny because he couldn't decide whether he liked Disney's "Cars" or "Monsters Inc." better so he decided he should have a "Cars Monsters Inc" party. We made Sully Cars out of cardboard boxes which the boys loved. Chase jumped out of his bath and was running through the house nude in it =) Family and friends came over Wednesday night to celebrate. We has a great dinner and tons of fun, a great way to spend time with "family".
Court and Chase in their cars...
Amy cooking up dinner!
The trail up...
A view from the top...
Storm rolling in...
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
So here it is...who would have thought I would want so much pink in my room??