Thursday, June 11, 2009


So, when we got back from NM we had a please stain your fence or else from the HOA. So, last weekend Matt worked all day Saturday on it. So far he has power washed and bleached it. Oh and he replaced a few bad parts. Next weekend is suppose to be stain weekend. Well sure enough last nights storm kicked our fence's butt.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Family/Camping Trip

We had a blast on our trip last week. Thank you to everyone that let us stay with you!

Our first stop was in Clovis where we stayed w/ Matt's grandparents and got to see some family.

Then we went to Taylor's Graduation party. It was at this really cool wildlife place. We got to see all kinds of animals. My favorite of course was the wolf. After the party Tracy and I hit Mcadees for a green chile burger. Man are those suckers good. I wish our McDonalds served them.

The next morning we had to hit up Wecks. I almost at the whole omelet it was so good. We also had a special show with hot air balloons. One even landed right by us.

Then it was off to Farmington. On the way we took this shot of a cool route 66 sign.

Once we got to Farmington we hung out w/ Matt's other grandparents, Jackie, Rick, Drew, Shelby, and Jacob. We had so much fun. We pulled out Ladder Ball and played all night. Shelby rocked at it and won twice after Drew traded her in for Rick. It was so funny. The next day Jackie got me hooked on Twilight. I read it the while the guys went fishing and golfing.

Then it was off to Mesa Verde to go camping. About halfway there we realized we left the camera so we had to by plastic ones so pardon the blurriness. After we got camp all setup we went to go see the park. We ended up going on this huge hike without knowing it without sunscreen or water. That night we couldn't get the grill hot enough to cook our dinner so off to town. The next day we went on two guided tours full of ladders to climb and holes to squeeze though. I had my first taste of an Indian Taco. Boy was that yummy. I'm going to try to make some flatbread this month to see if I can make it as good.
One day we headed into Durango for a day of adventure of river rafting and rock climbing. It was so much fun. Our guides were amazing if you ever need any. After that we went to a night at the movies by out campsite. The small town theatre was so cute.
After camping we stopped in Farmington to stay the night and ate some awesome Green Chile Soup. Then headed to Albuquerque to help Tracy pack up. We stopped in Clovis for a night and got to see more family.

Good Bye New Mexico/Colorado. Until next time.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Bucket List

Last week we got to do some really cool stuff that has been on my list to do forever. So, I started to think what else do I want to do. So here it is:

  • Skydive
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride
  • ATV
  • Bungee Jump
  • Zip-line
  • Run a Marathon
  • Yellowstone - again
  • Grand Canyon - Arizona - again
  • Eat at The Lady and Sons - Savannah, Georgia
  • Stay in The Stanley Hotel - Estes Park, Colorado
  • Hawaii - again
  • NYC in December
  • Rome (Colosseum & Pantheon), Venice - Italy
  • Stonehedge - England & Scotland
  • Great Barrier Reef, Sydney - Australia
  • Take a month long trip when I retire
Improve the house
  • Plant trees/shrubs/flowers in backyard (honeysuckle, trumpet vines, japanese red maple, redbud, monkey grass, lantana)
  • Get rocking chairs for outside
  • Replace the mirrors in entry way/dinning room
  • Replace the chandeliers
  • Replace the front door
  • Stain backyard porch
  • Build a tree fort
  • Upgrade the kitchen
  • Update my cookbook
  • Make a gorgeous cake
  • Make/Finish scrapbooks for each year
  • Own a nice camera
  • Cooking class
  • Donate blood
  • Tithe my income