Sunday, March 30, 2014

Penguin Poop

We spent the day at the Denver Zoo. So. Much. Fun. Especially the penguins. They're our favorite. 

One of them pooped. The guy second from the right, to be exact. Then 2 others came out of one of the doors and started screaming at the pooping penguin. He and his friend took off into another door. Can you hear Dailaesse laughing from where you are? I swear it came right from the bottom of her belly. 

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Frolicking Feet

I finished these socks a month or so ago for Dailaesse and they immediately became her favorite.

She wears them as soon as they're dried from being washed. They are one of the only pairs of socks I've knit her that don't make her feet itch. They're knit in Frolicking Feet yarn by Done Roving. I'm amazed at how gorgeous they're wearing since I was them in the machine every few days. Always air dry, but there's no nylon at all. Awesome stuff!

Friday, March 28, 2014


Our first trip into the mountains was a couple weeks ago. I always thought the mountains at home were impressive, but these? Breathtaking indeed!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Sick Day

It's all fun and games until someone gets sick. 

We were having a great time on break this week until a nasty stomach bug bit Dailaesse last night. We spent the better part of the day snuggled in bed. She's up now and had her ramen noodles as requested. Fingers crossed she keeps them down!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Up, Up, and Away

Coming home from Vogue Live in Seattle:

Nothing to see but sunshine and fluffy white clouds. This was after it rained almost the entire time we were there and I (thought) I lost my raincoat. I could have sworn I left it on the back of the chair in Starbucks at breakfast one morning. I went back the following morning only to have the kids working there tell me they saw nothing of my coat. I walked away and out the door into the pouring down rain thinking nasty thoughts about the lying sacks working in a dry Starbucks. The following day as we were packing up from the show, Sue pulled a black pile of fabric from under a table. I immediately took back the nasty thoughts. 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Bumper Boats

At Boondocks with Dailaesse and her friends today. March 25th and the bumper boats are open!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Not a Cloud in Sight

Back around the beginning of July, Brandon got an amazing job offer in Denver. So we packed up the house and drove cross country. With both the dogs. And the cat. (Who puked not even an hour away from home. As soon as that was cleaned he proceeded to poop. I was beginning to think this was a sign we shouldn't be leaving NY.) 8 fish. 4 hermit crabs. And a partridge in a pear tree. Well, not really but we may as well have thrown one in. We all survived with the exception of the fish. Turns out 111 degrees F was just a little too warm even for tropical fish. Most days the sky here is just like it is today. Gorgeous blue with the sun shining. Brandon loves his new job. Dailaesse loves school. I'm settling in. Still a little homesick at times but it's getting easier. Especially when I hear the weather report from home. :-)

Neon Now

After 8 months I decided it was time to venture out and find a yarn shop. I always look for sock yarn since it doesn't count as stash. ;-)

The first store we found didn't have much of a selection but Dailaesse did find this Neon Now that she liked. I cast on during my flight to Seattle for Vogue and I'm just finally to the toe. Only 4 more rounds! Plus the 2nd sock. 

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Spring Break

Today marks the official beginning of spring break!

We spent all morning here. Why? Because we could! Lots of snuggle time on a snowy Colorado morning. 

Future Business Leaders

Today I went to AmeriTowne with Dailaesse's class. 

What an amazing experience! They teach the kids what it's like to work and function in the real world. They start businesses, learn about banking, and even hold elections for town officials. 

Thursday, March 20, 2014


I can't believe it's been over a year since I've posted on my blog. I'm totally and completely embarrassed. I have so much to tell and I constantly think of posting but the days turn into nights and well...

Latest and most exciting news???

Dailaesse not only got a new bike (his name is Snaily because he has snails on him. And salt shakers. We found this to be hilarious. And sad. At the same time.) but she learned how to ride this new bike last night! We're all very much looking forward to our first family ride this weekend. 

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