Thursday, January 20, 2011

I'm a Blogging Slacker

I know that Christmas was almost a month ago, but since my blog is kinda my journal, I figured I should still write something about it.  While in Colorado, we did the following:

*drove down to Broomfield to play games with our good friends the Walton's.  Charlotte had made her famous cinnamon rolls that I ate far too many of.  The girls chatted while the boys watched the Broncos game.  Afterward we played a game that I can't remember the title of now.  All I know is that you had to know famous people's names.  I was bad at this game...

*while in Broomfield we took Eric to Tincup Circle.  There is this house that goes all out for Christmas that we used to always go to growing up.  Eric had to see it.  Here are some pictures:

I can't imagine what this guy's electric bill is like!! 

*on our way back to Castle Rock we stopped at some botanical gardens place.  I had never heard of it before, but my mom got us some tickets to walk around and look at the lights.  It was really pretty and really cold, but we still had fun!
*my parents live right by the outlet stores, so naturally we had to take a shopping trip to take advantage of all of the great deals.  Both Eric and I got some great stuff.  We're spoiled!

*one day we went down to visit my grandparents in Colorado Springs for dinner.  We took a little detour to The Garden of the Gods.  This place is beautiful!  We then spent the evening with my grandparents and ate so delicious pizza!
*we met up one day with our good friends Mike and Lisa and their little guy Carter.  Lisa and I had bought a Groupon to Nordstrom Rack but weren't able to go before we left.  Since it expired on 12/31 we met up in Denver and shopped a little.  Then we met Lisa's parents on the 16th St. Mall and ate at The Cheesecake Factory.  YUM!

*we braved a snowstorm to go visit my sister Heather at her work, Johnny Carino's.  I hadn't eaten there in years.  It was good. 

*my grandparents were staying at my Aunt and Uncles house, so one day we went to pick them up.  We took a little detour to go and eat at the BBQ place that I worked at for many years.  I just have to stop in whenever I'm in town. 

*For New Year's Eve we played some games, had some root beer floats (Eric's tradition with his family) and set off a canon at midnight in negative degree weather.  BRRR!!

*New Year's Day my mom's family came over and we celebrated by eating a lot of food and playing even more games.  We also had to get ready to leave the next day....  I wasn't ready though.  Vacations are just so nice, but we had to get back!

Our Christmas vacation was fun and very relaxing.  It was great to spend so much time with family.  I wish we lived closer together so we could see each other more often.  Maybe someday...


chelsea said...

i've been in that house, it's just as crazy inside! Sounds like a busy fun Holiday, but still sad I missed you!