Tuesday, April 14, 2009
I was having flashbacks this afternoon as I sped down I-25 toward the Mile High City.
First things first...
I know you all LOVE to see the cuteness that are my kids, but I'm afraid I'm going to have to disappoint...
I managed to get through all of Easter without taking a single photo!
How horrible is THAT?!
We were late leaving for church because everyone knows you can't start getting ready for church until 30 minutes before you're supposed to leave...even when church starts 30 minutes LATER than normal... so I said we would wait until we got home, but then I remember I still needed to pick up some rolls and butter for dinner, because what Easter dinner would be complete without rolls and butter so we ran by the grocery story after church to pick them up but then spent another 45 minutes in Wally World getting windshield wipers, four gallons of milk, a couple of pairs of shoes for the girls to go with the new dresses they wore that morning to church and some clearance Easter candy, because you know THE BUNNY didn't bring us enough...so by the time we got home I had completely forgot it was a special day and had the kids take the clothes off before they got them all dirty.
Whew. (Like that runon sentence? Yea. Me too. I haven't written one that bad since middle school! :)
Oh well, I'll just do what I did last year - have them wear the same stuff to church next Sunday and take a pic then. Besides, by then I should have had the time to actually go out and get the boys new Sunday shirts.
I don't know if any of you pay attention to that little Twitter thingy in the upper lefthand corner or not...but I if you would have, you would have been let in on a little secret.
The kids and I went on an adventure yesterday.
Since Shad is on his way back to the great state of Kansas to wrap up some alpaca stuff, the kids (who had one day left from Easter break) and I decided we needed to go on a little trip of our own.
So yesterday morning we left for Denver.
Its been a long time since I've been to Denver. About 20 years to be exact.
I actually lived in Denver for a year, during my first year in college. I liked living there...I loved my school...but I forgot just how INCREDIBLY INSANE all the drivers are.
A side note here..
I told you I spent my first year in college living in Denver...
Do you know the first time I drove in Denver?
On my way TO college!!!!
My dad tends to have a sink or swim philosophy...and this time was no different.
He pulled my 1979 Ford Fairmont over on I-25...got out and handed me the keys.
I. about. died.
I guess I had to learn, one way or another, but I was a nervous wreck until I pulled into that parking lot.
I was having flashbacks as I sped down I-25 toward the Mile High City.
I was going five over the speed limit and I kid you not cars where whizzing by me like I was sitting still.
The kids thought it was hilarious.
Thankfully our destination is REALLY easy to get to. I even remembered how to get there from college days. Too bad I didn't remember the three lane road turns into a two lane about halfway down Colfax.
I came thiiiiiiiis close to taking out some buy in a Beemer.
The kids loved my little surprise. A trip to Casa Bonita.
Now, for those of you who have never been to Denver and never had a Casa Bonita exerience, let me just start by saying, there is nothing like it in the world.
When you walk in the doors of the restaurant (which takes up most of a former strip mall) you walk into a whole other world. You are immediately transported into a small Mexican village complete with homes, courtyards, strolling mariachi bands and an awesome waterfall.
It. is. so. cool.
The kids had a blast. They loved watching the comedy acts, the juggling ape, the fire eater and of course the cliff divers.
The food was good. I don't think I've eaten that much in a very long time. And Alek packed some serious food away. He must be getting ready to hit a growth spurt.
We spent a couple of hours eating, exploring and playing before packing back up into the mom-mobile and heading north towards home.
So here's the deal...since I jipped ya on the Easter pics, I'm going to give you a little treat. Here are some pictures from our adventure. Please ignore the quality of the photos...and just enjoy the subjects. I haven't quite figured out how to take pictures in really dark places with my camera and have them turn out very well.
Its a major frustration.
You'll even see a picture of me in there.
I KNOW! I told you it was a treat today. I NEVER include pictures of myself.
And YES there are pictures in the car, but NO I wasn't driving at the time. (Alek took the scenery ones) I only take pictures at stoplights...unless its unavoidable - like taking pictures of crazy people in Grab-Your-Lasso who ride their bikes to school in a foot of snow.