Archive for June, 2007


I truly think I have some of the BEST coworkers ever! Today, they threw me a SURPRISE party for passing my test. And I really was VERY surprised! They decorated the room, arranged for lunch to be provided, and even had a cake and balloons! I am so blessed to be surround by such caring, thoughtful people. It was very touching!


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(I tried to put breaks between paragraphs, but blogger is not cooperating and has a mind of its own. Bad blogger…….)

**This weekend was a great weekend. One of my best friends from junior high and high school came in town for a visit! She arrived Thursday evening and left Sunday after church. We kept her busy (and ate a lot!) and had a wonderful time!
**Thursday evening Jason had a softball game, so Melissa and I had some girl time. She got settled in to our house, and we went to dinner at Udi’s Bread Cafe. If you are in Denver, this is a great place for a light meal. We have been several times, and I often get the same thing, the “Big Apple Turkey” sandwich. It is turkey with slices of granny smith apple and brie on walnut cranberry bread. Yum! Of course, I would probably love anything with brie!
**Friday, we had breakfast at Pete’s Kitchen, a Denver landmark, where I had a breakfast burrito. I love those things! Pete’s has been around since the 50’s and is totally a greasy spoon diner but has character plus great food. After breakfast, we went to the new Titanic exhibit at the Museum of Nature and Science. It was opening day for the exhibit, so it was somewhat crowded, but I was really impressed with the exhibit. I learned a lot, but the best part was the focus on those who lost their lives. It really made things more real and made you think about the victims. We then spent a few minutes downtown and went consignment store shopping. Love it!We then went home and napped a little. Jason finally came home from work, and we had dinner at Salty Rita’s, then rented “Music and Lyrics.”
**Saturday morning we tried a new restaurant near Coors Field called Snooze. We luckily arrived before the crowd hit and were seated promptly. It was great–the food was good, and I enjoyed the ambience. Below is a picture of my breakfast–a variety of yummy pancakes. From the top, clockwise: whole wheat blueberry, bostom cream pie and Snickers. I definitely will be going back!

**After breakfast, we spent a few minutes at REI and by the Platte River (see first picture), and then went home and hung out for a while. It was nice just to spend some time at home relaxing. Late afternoon, we headed our for an early dinner at White Fence Farm. WFF is a country restaurant that serves food family style. There are several shops on-site, as well as a petting zoo and a big Clydesdale horse that pulls a carriage around the grounds. We had a fun time!

**So that was our fun weekend. Melissa headed out right after church Sunday, and Jason and I spent the afternoon running errands and napping. It was a great weekend, and it was such a blessing to spend time with Melissa. Yay for good friends! Thanks for visiting!!

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Storms in Denver

Thanks for checking in on us, Meimei and Miko! Yesterday was a weird day in Denver. There were microbursts happening throughout the city. I didn’t know what a microburst was, but apparently they are strong bursts of wind that blow straight down and then spread out in all directions when they hit the ground. They knocked down several large trees and ripped the roof off the Alameda East vet clinic. I was worried when I left work, because I had biked in yesterday, but I was safe and sound, thank goodness. It is just hot at our house (yesterday, Denver also broke a temperature record–it was 99 degrees!). Thanks for thinking of us!

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Happy Father’s Day!

I have been very blessed with a dad who always wanted what was best for us and worked very hard to provide it. Happy Fathers’ Day, Dad! I love you and miss you.

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…because I passed my test! Remember the certification test I took 6 weeks ago for work? I finally received the results in the mail today, and I passed! I could not be happier–I invested so much time studying and preparing, and to know that I passed is such a rewarding and happy feeling! Yippee!!!

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Hello all! Hope you are having a good week. We currently have a guest staying in our house–Moxie, Daisy’s best pug friend! She is staying with us until next Tuesday, and everyone is having a great time! All three pugs get along great and play and play until they are worn out. It is fun having another pug in the mix!

AM, I blame this on you (just kidding)! I went to Bath and Body Works on Monday and had a mini shopping spree! I went in intending to spend only $20 and came out spending a little more than that. But the deals were irresistible!!! I am actually planning on going back before the sale is over to get one more Wallflower for my bedroom. I love those things!

Today was my first adventure of biking to work, and it actually went well! It is only about 5-6 miles to work, so it wasn’t too bad. I had no idea how long it would take, but is suprisingly only took 30 minutes! It was great, and I plan on doing it much more in the future.
I don’t have to work tomorrow, so yay for a 3 day weekend! Hope everyone has a wonderful, safe and blessed weekend!

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The Way I See It #238

From my Starbucks’ cup last week…..

“Have you noticed that dogs are the new kids? You take a walk with your kid and your dog, but nobody says, ‘What a cute kid!’ Instead they say, ‘What a cute dog! What’s his name? Is he a rescue?’ Maybe if I put a collar and leash on my kid someone will notice her.”

Judy Gruen, humorist and author of The Women’s Daily Irony Supplement

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