Friday, July 11, 2008

Pics of Our New Palace!

So, here's our new place! I left out pictures of the office, since it's still looking pretty horrible. I also have a hallway desk and shelves on which I put all my "projects" that don't deserve a looking at just yet. We've been dragging our feet on painting and will probably repent for it later. We've still got some space to fill, but we love it!!! We eat out on the balcony on our bistro table nearly every night. Oh, and yes, that is a "linen closet" entirely dedicated to candles. Any suggestions?

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Old marathon pics

Here are some pictures from the Ogden marathon. Since I didn't get any good action shots (he came in way sooner than I expected, so I was caught off guard) I stole these from Zazoosh. I figure since their name is on there we're okay. Brent is fun to watch in his events because he's so goofy...making faces and flailing his arms around like it's all a piece of cake. I'm so proud of him.

Happy Birthday, Nan!

We picked Nan and Carvel up from the airport on their way back from Boise on Monday, and at the same time, surprised Brent's dear little mom with a birthday dinner. We started off with a colorful display of random birthday candles (I much prefer this over the dinky little ones on a cake) and then moved on to a yummy barbecue dinner followed by a lemon bar trifle. We love you so much, Nan!

Happy 60th Doug!

A couple weeks ago we drove to Cheyenne with Jaclyn and Max to celebrate Brent's Dad's 60th with a lovely dinner thrown by our dear Aunt Kay. It was well attended (more lawyers than O.J. had representing him), the food was great, and Doug gave a very touching speech, the focus being on how proud he is of his four children and their accomplishments.
The next morning (Father's Day) we had a lovely brunch on the patio before heading back to Provo to get packed!

Adios Provo

We said goodbye to Provo with a lovely evening ride up Provo Canyon to Vivian Park. Now we're excited to check out Colorado's trails!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Moved in!

Well, we said goodbye to Provo a couple weeks ago and hello to Colorado! Moving in was a bit of agony, as we live in a third floor condo, but luckily we don't have that much furniture or anything, so it wasn't too bad. A few guys from our new ward came to help for a bit. In spite of the stairs issue, we just LOVE our place, and DaVinci does too. He, however, is missing the freedom of going outside all the time. Instead, he frequently occupies our balcony and pretends to be ferocious enough to scare away the pigeons. Now, DaVinci is no small cat. He's a healthy nine pounds, but these pigeons are other-worldly. Our neighbors may frequently see me out on the balcony, flailing my arms and hissing and yelling at the pigeons to urge them out of our little outdoor domain, but they always come back. Any suggestions? Meanwhile, Brent and I are just enjoying our vacation before the madness begins. We having been checking out all the free outdoor concerts, familiarizing ourselves with Denver, and, of course, Brent trains for his Ironman about 4-6 hours a day! We'll post pictures soon. Happy 4th, everybody!