Friday, March 26, 2010

Birthday Cake Time again... HELP ME DECIDED!!!

Howdy y'all! it's birthday cake time again. Dakota is turning 4... I can't believe it... Help us decided which cake to have at his cowboy themed birthday!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Snow day/Play Day

So tuesday night we had a pretty big (very wet) snow storm hit. In the Parker area we got 9 inches of heavy wet snow.

So I got the day off of work.. Dakota and I got to spend the day together. We had breakfast, went to his new "school" and picked up his resigation stuff, did laundry, cleaned the house, had lunch (all the normal stuff), then I told him he needed to go in and lay down on his bed after the initial fit throwing that he does... I was doing some more laundry and cleaning, then I heard him talking and this is what I found...

He loves to read. So I don't mind if he is doing this instead of sleeping... He was reading about the Earth, and singing Twinkle twinkle little star.

We love having Ellie as part of our family. She is one funny dog. We have a great time at puppy classes and she is doing really well. This is how she loves to sleep. She has also over taken Dakota's little couch. We love Ellie.

As I mentioned above Dakota is going to start going to "school" we have decided to put him in a full time day care center. which we refer to as "school"... He will start on Monday morning. We are so excited for him to start this new adventure in his life... Mom and dad will both go with him on monday morning to his first day.. (more to come about this new adventure)

Dakota is our little helper, he wants to help us do everything we are doing. And sometimes we have to tell our selves it's okay to let him help even though it may take us twice as long. This is our little movie star doing the dishes.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Disney on Ice

I bought us tickets to go see Disney on Ice. I love anything Disney!.. So Peter and Dakota met me at work Downtown yesterday, we went to dinner at a great little mexican place downtown, then off to the show. Dakota got to wear his buzz light year PJ's. He looked so freakin' cute. The show was awesome. We had nachos and cotton candy! I wanted a crown with Mickey ears but it was to small for my head.. so Dakota got to wear it all night.. LOL. The show was amazing. I can't imagine trying to skate with those costumes on, but those skaters did amazing things. My favorite part was probably Beauty and the Beast and all the prince and princesses. Dakota liked Buzz lightyear, Woody and Jessie. As we were heading back to the car, I said to Dakota.. "What did you think Dakota? Did you like it?" He thought for a moment.. and said "I LOVED IT!"... he is going to be my partner in love for all things Disney! Here are a few pictures from the night.

Simba and Nila

Timon an dPumba

The Mickey Gang

"using the force"

I'm a real boy!

Dakota and Daddy "say your name!"

They brought Disneyland to Denver!! Gotta Love small world!

Buzz lightmere (lightyear) and Jessie

Toy Story

Prince and Princesses

Snow White and the Prince

Aladain and Jasmine

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

In the west wing

Minnie always beautiful

We love Nemo!

Fish are friends not FOOD!

You always have a friend in me!

It was really cold waiting in line! Couldn't wait to get inside!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Dakota's birthday is about a month and half away... but I have already bought most of the stuff, and planned out the whole day. (hopefully it goes as planned). I love birthday days. They are so important. That is your day.. A day that is all yours and no one can take that away. I love planning and making it special for Dakota. Birthdays were always such a big deal in my family, I want to make sure Dakota feels special each year on his birthday. This year he has decided on a Cowboy theme birthday. I start asking him in about November what kind of birthday he wants, he started with Transformers, then went to star wars, ( I am not big on typical themed birthdays.. ie movies or cartoon charters birthday) then he got a pair of cowboy boots for Christmas. So in Januaray I asked him again what kind of birthday he wanted he said "a cowboy party"... this theme stuck.. which is great for us.. as I am a lover of all things country... So I have had a blast planning this party. We have some awesome friend that live on a little big of land, and they are willing to let us use there back yard (praying that the weather cooroperates this year, last year there was a blizzard on his birthday).. but either way I have it all planned in my head for either an outside or inside birthday... I can't wait to have it all play out the way I can see it. I will for sure post picutres.. I hope it all works out for him. I think I have as much fun planning as he does actually having his friends come and celebrate his birthday!

Thursday, February 18, 2010


It has been almost a year since I have posted anything. Life has been crazy and hetic. So please forgive me. I am not going to go back and tell all that has been going on... but I will start from this day forward to try to keep up the posting.
I bought us a dog over the past weekend. She was just to dang cute to leave in the pet store. Her name is Ellie and she is fully blooded Corgi. Dakota and her get a long really well.

Not much more right now. Just work.. home.. work and home.. Same routine every week...

I did get a surprise the other day in talking with Melani (my very best friend in California)... she asked me if I was free the weekend after her birthday in July. I said yeah probably.. why? what's up? she said she was going to ask Alex (her husband) for ME for her birthday. and of course he said YES.. because he is just awesome like that.. So I am flying to California for 4 days in July! I can't wait. I miss my Melani!!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Time Flies

Well we have been up to no good. No we really have been very busy. Going here and there. Over the last few months a lot has happened. Peter and I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary, we had a nice weekend (it was Easter weekend) we went to Royal Gorge and just hung out in the Springs. Dakota's three birthdays celebrations were a lot of fun... but our camera was a piece of poo, so we don't have too many pictures.
In the last few weeks... we have been up to Estes Park to the Stanley Hotel.. we did not see any ghost. We had my cousins with us.. it was fun having them with us for 4 days. WOW all those boys... but it was fun, Dakota enjoyed taking them to miniature golf! The Stanley Hotel is beautiful. We love going to Estes Park it so beautiful up there. We did take the time to take a small hike in the Rocky Mountain National Park. We love these warm weekends.

For Memorial day we decided to go to my Parents house in Montrose. We had a good time. We took my mom hiking to a few cool spots in Ouray. Its always interesting visiting my parents.. but we had a good time. Dakota loves going to Grandma and Grandpa's house. We are planning on a lot of trips this summer. Hope everyone had a great couple months. We will try to do better and keep this updated. This is how Dakota takes a break from the hike
and enjoys the view of the falls.

The First time I saw this sign I thought it was pretty good.
Never thought of taking a life vest with me on a hike.