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I’m Baaaack!

November 12, 2012 - Author: Amy - 29 Comments

Did you even know I was gone?  I was in Colorado, yo!

I had a work conference, but took my boys with me to play.

Through the week, we stayed at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs.  Absolutely gorgeous.  This is the view from our room.

We lucked out with the weather and on the first day took Jr to one of my favorite spots on the planet – Garden of the Gods.

The next day was a full day of work for me, but D took Jr to the zoo.

That night we swam.  (BELLEH!!!)

On Friday, I was done by noon and this is the sight that greeted me when I got back to the room.

Let’s zoom in.


After that, we headed straight for the mountains, where my family has a cozy cabin they are nice enough to let us stay in.

It’s on a creek.

With a bridge.

And we had a great time.  :)

On the drive home, one of us (not me) had the brilliant idea of hosting Thanksgiving.  In 10 days.  I currently have one dining room chair.  And I’ve never made a turkey.  BUT, it’s the first big holiday in the new house, and all the family that is coming is bringing something delicious, plus D informed me he’ll be in charge of the turkey.  He was looking up recipes last night, the likes of which induced curse words about how amazing this turkey is going to be.  Apparently we are in for a real treat!  ;)

And now I’m off to find some tablescape inspiration.  (Have you ever watched Sweet Genius?  I cannot say “inspiration” without hearing him… “inspeeeeraaatiun”.)

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Categories: D (Also known as Tex and Hubbylovepunkinpants), Family, Junior - Tag: ,

Discussion (29 Comments)

  1. by Sara

    OK, first off….Sweet Genius rocks! I love Ron Ben Israel. He’s creepy but so fun at the same time. Next…Jealous! It looks so pretty where you were at. Garden of the Gods I haven’t been but it looks beauitful. Hopefully someday. Third, laughing at D’s pic. Not only for the hat and sunglasses but also for the fact he’s got an iPhone in his hand and a tablet in his lap! Third again…or fourth? Junior is just awwwwwww! And threeve, good luck with the Thanksgiving but it sounds as if you’ve got a good situation with everyone else doing the food and you just provide the space!

  2. by Amy

    Hopefully that’s how it works out!! ;)

  3. That belly kills me. Your wee one..not yours. Just thought I’d clarify.

    I love Colorado. I should move there.

    Glad you’re back. Now get to chair painting…

  4. by Amy

    I should move there too. Le sighhhhhh

  5. Looks like a great work/fun trip! Junior is toooo cute! Good luck with Thanksgiving- I’m sure it’ll be great! It’s all about being surrounded by family anyways- who needs chairs?!

  6. Looks like you guys had a blast! Love the pictures of Junior’s little tummy! Too cute!

  7. Awwwww!! What a perfect little getaway! :)

  8. Whoa, Thanksgiving is only in 10 days! Wow how time has flown…

    It looks like you guys have a wonderful time! I’ve never been to Colorado but I have heard I HAVE to see the Garden of the Gods is I ever do go.
    And I know I have said it a millions times but I will say it again – Junior is adorable!!

  9. He is just so cute… in every picture! I’m so glad y’all had a great time and that you got to hang out with them this weekend.
    I hope the Thanksgiving planning goes well. We are going to have small get together at our house this year. I guess I should get to work on planning to!

  10. Love the batman snoozing with the bat phone close up! And you better get busy my friend. You have some chair painting to do … can I recommend spray paint? So much easier than can and brush!




  12. What a fun trip! I stayed in the Broadmoore one night in college. It’s amazing! I’m sure your Thanksgiving will be perfect (as long as you pick up some chairs)! That dining room table is going to be awesome!

  13. Looks like you guys had so much fun! I too am hosting my first Thanksgiving in our new house. With zero dining chairs haha At least you have me beat by one! Now let’s put our heads together and come up with something that doesn’t look last minute :)

  14. by Amy

    I am totally open to suggestions!!

  15. Since when did D go back to glasses and a stache?

    My D is in charge of the birds for Thanksgiving too. Injecting two with a rub and putting them on the grill.


  16. Little junior’s cowboy boots are too stinking cute.
    Hosting Thanksgiving is like a right of passage. You aren’t truly grown up until you’ve done it :)

  17. It’s always great to mix business and pleasure – especially in someplace as gorgeous as this!!

    No worries about Thanksgiving if everyone and D are chipping in. Folding chairs, real chairs, it doesn’t matter because they’ll all be with you!!

  18. This looks like so much fun. Can you believe I’ve never been to Colorado? It’s disgusting. Ryan and I are talking about going next summer.

    Ummmm… I think you should participate in Dare to DIY. It will help get you ready for your first Thanksgiving to host. =)

  19. Lol — now THAT is my Monday “happy”, Amy!! How do you not bury your face in the sweet belly!!?? Looks like a great time… I was wondering where you’d got off to!
    xo Heidi

  20. Seriously, that belly! Oh goodness!

    Oh, my husband volunteered us to host thanksgiving when Jack was three WEEKS old. I was livid, and I told him that he needed to undo what he had done – but no…everyone descended on our house three weeks after our first baby was born.

    Im not still angry about it. Ahem.

    ANNNNNYWAY – hope it goes well!

  21. by Mommers

    I missed you! Love the photos, love being invited for Thanksgiving, can’t wait to try D’s bird! I love Sweet Genius and that’s how I now pronounce it too, lol

  22. I remember that age so well. My son lived in a hat just like that. What a beautiful trip.

  23. by johnny51

    Kids are the best…amiright? I would love to get out to CO. Looks like a beautiful place to vacation.. or work.

  24. I’m hosting Thanksgiving this year too! I have never cooked a turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing…pretty much 90% of the meal! Thank gosh for awesome Moms who are willing to help! ;)

  25. Andy and I lived in Colorado Springs for a year and NEVER WANTED TO LEAVE. We frickin LOVE that place and have plans to move back someday. So jealous that you got to hang there! Isn’t it pretty much heaven, through and through? Love Juniors sweet little chubbeh belleh.

  26. by Chelsea @ two twenty one

    Looks like you guys had a great time! I’d love to travel to Colorado. Oh, and please tell your kid to turn down his cuteness. It makes me want to procreate.

  27. Your work put you up at the BROADMOOR?! Color me amazingly jealous. Can I haz your job por favor? :). I love, love Colorado. Only been once, but there is something about the air there that is so crisp, clean, and insanely energizing :).

  28. Welcome back! I have always wanted to go to the Broadmoor … your trip looks amazing! I want a cabin by a creek … and to try D’s expletive awesome turkey!

  29. What a beautiful view! And I just want to kiss Jr’s belly!

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