Showing posts with label Making Me Happy Monday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Making Me Happy Monday. Show all posts

Monday, October 31, 2011

Pumpkin Carving . . . And Everything's Better When You Do It With A Friend

I don't love pumpkin carving. I think I liked it as a kid, but as an adult it's just not my favorite thing to do. The goopy, messiness, the smell, the knives involved make me nervous. And, I have to admit, we've actually skipped it some years (I know, bad mom). This year some friends invited us over to carve pumpkins and have dinner with them. And, as you probably know, everything's better when you do it with a friend . . .


slimy


literally up to his elbows in pumpkin goo


finished products


apple bobbing for the kids



and my contribution to dinner - a little puking pumpkin guacamole appetizer

Monday, October 3, 2011

Making Me Happy Monday

Fall in Colorado





all pictures taken in Rocky Mountain National Park

Monday, August 1, 2011

Making Me Happy Monday

Date Night

My husband and I actually had a night out sans enfants which never happens (a huge thanks to my mother and father in law).


I got to wear these fabulous, fun shoes - which I've had for over a year and had yet to wear (just not many opportunities to wear green patent leather heals in my everyday life)


Saw this movie which was great - cute, funny, and happy (and Ryan Gosling is kind of fun to look at!)


a gorgeous Colorado sunset on our way to dinner


and a little Ahi Poke - delicious!!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Making Me Happy Monday

A Haircut

So here's how I've been wearing my hair all summer. I have very fine, very thin hair and once it gets past chin length, there's not much I can do with it, hence the twisty, clippy, do. Admittedly, not much of a hairstyle. So I decided it was time for my annual haircut (I have several friends that are horrified by my complete hair neglect).

And here's the new do for summer:


It feels so nice - up off my neck but longer around my face ( although I tend to tuck it behind my ears) - and best of all, according to the girl who cut it, pretty much wash and go. My kind of hair cut!
(And, ugh, I hate taking pictures of myself!)

Monday, June 6, 2011

Making Me Happy Monday

A family jaunt to the Denver Zoo over Memorial Day weekend:







Ahhh, the life!




the kids got to touch a few animals (I opted not to touch the snake - yes, I'm a chicken.)


look at those teeth!!!


We saw funny monkey faces . . .

. . . and majestic tiger faces.


Plus we got to watch zoo staff do training exercises with the lions which was really cool. Those are some big cats!!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Making Me Happy Monday

Wyoming

It's where I grew up, where my parents and brother & family still live, and although the least populated state in the US, one of the most beautiful (at least in my opinion). Some photos from a recent trip back:






Monday, April 25, 2011

Making Me Happy Monday

Signs of Spring

These guys are returning . . .





. . . and building a nest in a tree in our front yard


flowers are blooming . . .





Spring is on it's way!!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Making Me Happy Monday

Sweet Tart Jellybeans - only available around Easter and they are one of my favorite candies! (regular jellybeans = gross, Sweet Tart Jellybeans = so, so good)



And on a healthier note, the weather is getting warm enough for me to whip up some smoothies!! This one was made from strawberries, bananas, ice, and a little milk. I love my smoothie maker!




Finally, HURRAY for garage sale season!! Check out my new (to me) $1 purse - I've been wanting one with a cross-body strap like this.