Sunday, October 21, 2007

'Tis the Season!

Here's why I love Colorado...yesterday was a high of 80 degrees and this morning we woke up to this:

And. believe it or not, the snow will be gone tomorrow and it'll be in the 70s by Tuesday or Wednesday. Gotta love it!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

...But Keep The Old...

It's fall break out here for the high schools, so since I had a week off nannying Colby and I decided to go visit my friend Sheryl in Washington for a few days.
Sheryl and I were roommates in college and have remained close since...despite living thousands of miles apart. Her son Jackson is 6 months older than Colby and is amazingly advanced. (He walked at 9 months, and now at 1.5 can talk in sentences and eats off real plates...and doesn't break them!) Jackson is going to have a little brother, Rhett, next as you can imagine we did a lot of chilling at home, which was exactly what I was looking for.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Happy Birthday!

Despite what everyone told us, Torreys is still our first baby. Today is her 3rd birthday and she got a present (new femur bone) and a cupcake (the only people food she gets...well, besides what Colby gives her now). Couldn't resist a few pics of her growing up. Although she's not perfect, she's a great dog and is wonderful with Colby.

Happy birthday Torreys!!!

Can we play now??

I'm not sure who's more terrified...

Ahh - my arm, my arm!! ;)

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Daddy Duty...

So this morning Steve got up with Colby and let me sleep in a little (aww, so sweet). While I was laying in bed I heard some screaming, but didn't think too much of it (little tantrums aren't abnormal these days). When I got up, Steve told me what happened...apparently Colby was digging around in the wicker chest and got his head and arms stuck inside! Daddy, of course, decided he had time to capture the moment on film before rescuing our baby. The picture doesn't really do it justice b/c you can't hear the screams that go along with it, but Steve was afraid of the repercussions of having it on video...

And a side note: Thanks to all who prayed for Patty...her mastectomy went as well as expected and her pathology report came back clear - no chemo or radiation needed!!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

The big "C"

It seems like every week Steve and I are learning a new friend or family member has cancer. It's really crazy how long that section of my prayer list is right now...

Tomorrow, my dad's cousin Patty (who's also my godmother) is getting rid of her cancer. She's having a double mastectomy along with reconstruction. Thank God she caught it early enough that it doesn't seem to have spread. I can't imagine the emotional and physical pain she'll be going through the next few weeks, but we know how strong of a woman she is and that she'll get through this with the help of all her family and friends & the multitude of prayers being sent her way.

Coincidentally, the Race for the Cure is this weekend here in Denver. I think I should make it a goal to participate in it next year...

We love you Patty!

A pic of me & Patty at my wedding.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Ahhh Fall...

My favorite season of the year. I have to say my favorite seasonal day is the first bloom in Spring (Steve can attest to how happy I get), but Fall is by far my favorite over-all season. The leaves changing color, the absolutely perfect weather and football on tv...what more could you ask for?? I think growing up in the land of 1 season (aka Florida) has made me really appreciate how amazing the changing seasons are here in Colorado.

Since Steve is in DC for a few days, I took Colby and Torreys (our Golden Retriever who will be 3 on Sunday!) on a walk down to the neighborhood park tonight. Colby loves to just watch all the 'big' kids on the playground and playing soccer...he likes the swing and slide, but I really think he'd be just as happy sitting in his stroller people watching. Then again, I'm a big people watcher myself, so I guess that's where he gets it from!