Our New Home 2006

Yesterday we enjoyed hosting our friends at our housewarming party. It was wonderful to see everyone and the first time all of our friends were together. For our friends and family that were not able to make it we made sure to capture pictures of our new house while our place was still clean 🙂 To show you where we have come from there are before, during and after pictures. The family that lived here before had great taste (pictures) and once we sell the duplicate items we have I look forward to copying some of their decorating ideas. Before moving in we installed laminate flooring on the other half of the downstairs and had carpet installed upstairs. Rob had the magic touch to insert the boards, Al was expert trim remover, dad the professional jigsaw cutter, and my job was to measure and cut the boards. The “during” pictures include the floor installation and our move day. Finally after 2.5 months we felt ready to host a housewarming party. There are still a few boxes of decorations hidden in a closet that we need to sort through, but other than that we are unpacked. What a great feeling, here are the pictures. We have only made a few purchases a computer monitor, lawn mower and a few other small items. Rob mowed his first lawn a few weeks after we moved in, it was fun to see him so excited. I really appreciate the plants that have made our home feel so much cozier. Thank you Nicole for the lipstick plant in the family room, my mom for the orchid that so perfectly matches the pictures and Kari/Brant for the beautiful arrangement!

Colorado October 2006

Rob and I just returned from a wonderful vacation in Colorado. We flew in and out together but he spent the weekend in Denver and I was in Boulder. Rob’s long weekend was spent with his dad at the Great American Brewfest. It sounds like they had an amazing time enjoying their favorite thing….beer. There were 41,000+ attendees enjoying 1,650 different kinds of beer. I really enjoyed my trip to visit the Baer Family in their new Boulder home. The first 2 days we spent time walking through Pearl Street and at a pumpkin patch/corn maze. On Saturday we went hiking in Espes park at the base of the Rockies where it was elk mating season. The “bugling” was not as glamorous as it sounds. The fall leaves of the Aspen trees were amazing. Look here to see the pictures. Sounds like Rob and his dad are looking at making the beerfest an annual trip and I am always looking for a reason to go back to see the Baers.