our 1st year in denver

ciatano winery

a few weekends ago we headed into the mountains with mike and emily just to get away from the city for a day, and we drove to ciatano winery. while everyone was relaxing and enjoying tasting or two, i headed off on my own and snapped a couple pictures.

and then there were two

the little birdies are growing up so fast! simone and beckett have already flown the coup, but here’s a picture from {three or four} happier days of yore when all four baby birds were together. just look at those little tufts of feathers…ferdinand

beaks only a mother could love

i was getting a little worried. bonsai and cici have been nesting in our stairwell for a while now, and a few days ago i saw a single broken egg on the ground, but no chirping. well, today i saw four little beaks that only a mother {and father} could love! my

Bonsai and Cici

the past few weeks we’ve had new visitors to the luxury suite, and frankly, they scare me. bonsai and cici {lovingly named by emily} have made our stairwell their home, and they don’t take kindly to people passing by. really, i think kamikaze

amazing light.

i took these just the other evening and had to share. i love the contrast of colors in this one! the one below might be one of my favorites so far…

doodles and nanza

i love these two, and i love playing with my polaroid land camera. notice how riley {doodles} is hiding under the table? well, that’s his home about 25% of the day… another 25% of the time he’s under the kitchen table, and the other 50%

clouded sky

the clouds were amazing tonight, and david and i couldn’t resist going into “our backyard” to take some pictures. we noticed the strangest thing… the clouds were moving in two different directions. the ones from the east were moving

flip-flops and snow

yesterday we decided it was time to get out of denver and do some exploring, so we packed a picnic lunch and  headed to idaho springs for a day of fun, sun, and fly fishing. well, the fun and sun were great, but high winds put the ka-bosh on fishing…

our anniversary {denver botanic gardens}

today is our eighth wedding anniversary! i’m one lucky lady. {photo taken by jenny evelyn} we wanted to spend the day doing something new in the city, so we headed to the denver botanic gardens. i’ve really been missing the southern spring, so

vignette mishap {eldorado canyon state park}

on saturday we went hiking with mike and emily in eldorado canyon state park. the trail led down to the bottom of the canyon, where the south boulder creek was more of a raging river. now, two days after our hike, i’m still feeling its {painful}

spring’s first green

i admit that i’m longing for a southern spring. i’m so used to green on the trees and flowers blooming by mid-march that waiting an extra few weeks for the plants to wake up has been a bit hard. on sunday, the first day of spring, we were driving

Jenny and K’s visit

we were so excited when jenny and koutsunis started planning their trip to denver! but my goodness was it an ordeal to get out here: 1. their tickets were accidentally booked for 10:30 pm, rather than am.  2. they weren’t able to get on an earlier

mom’s visit

mom made it out to denver this week! of course, she had to pick one of the coldest weeks we’ve had this winter, but we still managed to get out quite a bit. the first day she was here we headed up to georgetown and had brunch at the happy cooker. i had

merry Christmas

merry Christmas everyone! david and i had a great day, full of relaxation, presents, and food {lots and lots of food}. for some unknown reason, yesterday  i got really excited about cooking a big Christmas dinner, so we headed to the grocery store to get

phone pics

someday i’ll get up the courage to bring my {real} camera skiing. until then, the iphone will have to do {and even that scares david}! my knee is feeling much better with not too much pain left – surely not enough to keep me from skiing! we spent

david’s bday

david turned 29 today {as he magically hasn’t aged over the past four years}! tonight we celebrated by going to ondo’s, a spanish tapas restaurant. the food was amazing, and we can’t wait to take visiting friends and family there. i took

bday surprise

today is our friend emily’s birthday! and since david’s birthday is on the 22nd, mike and i figured we’d surprise both of them with a party. so, mike and emily came to “pick us up for dinner” and mike {accidentally} left his

christmas in july

i’m loving this easy transition to colorado’s weather. while my friends and family were freezing their tushies off in georgia today, it was a balmy 65+ degrees in denver. something is just not right with those numbers… and although the warm

demo day

we got up early this morning to make it out to demo day at winter park. we’ve already bought ski boots, but we’re still in the market for skis, so this was the perfect opportunity to try out a couple pairs – for free. we wrongly assumed that

christmas bokeh

tonight we went out for pizza with two friends from stapleton, which is pretty close to where we live, and their town square is filled with lights. i snapped a few pics on our way home, and i’m in l.o.v.e. with the first one! the blurry lights are an

parade of lights

last night we watched the parade of lights in downtown denver with mike and emily. i managed to dress warm enough, but it got crazy cold – considering it hit 70 that afternoon! i don’t think any of us expected it to get so chilly, and mike was

o christmas tree

lately i’ve been missing the finer things of owning a home, specifically the extra space. just when i think i’m getting used to our luxury suite, i have a tendency of backtracking and longing for the 1,560 ft. we moved out of. and i used to think