Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Monkey See, Monkey Do

Monkey See, Monkey Do...My Niece is turning 2!!! I can't believe how fast time flies; it seems like just a few months ago when I went up to the hospital waiting on the arrival of my niece, and now she is her own little person with a big personality. 

It has been my pleasure the past two years to get to design her birthday party invitations.  The invitation is a critical piece of the party; it is the first thing everyone will see and it sets the theme of the party.  With guidance from my sister on what she envisioned I was able to put together the first glimpse of Shelby Grace's second birthday party.

I think this little monkey will have a great second birthday party! 

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Copper and Candy

I am apparently horrible at remembering to update my anniversary presents on my blog.  Yet  here I am again 3 months after my anniversary and just now posting this years gift. 

I originally thought this years gift would be easy, the seventh anniversary is the gift of copper or candy.  However, what was I really going to get Trevor?  Candy was too easy and I'm not too sure how much he would appreciate a vase with pennies glued on it or for that matter a roll of copper wire. However, that's when the light bulb went off...copper wire! 

 Surround Sound and Wire
A few months back Trevor and I started talking about getting a new surround sound/receiver for our house.  We wanted to have more channels on it for the purpose of being able to have outdoor speakers as well.  This present wasn't my normal surprise. I had to tell Trevor that we were going to go shopping together for it because I have idea what makes one receiver better than another besides price.
Now to begin the hunt for something wool or bronze!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Pup-Cation 2.0

After last years trip to the Arkansas Ozarks with our hounds we decided to hold up the tradition of Pup-Cation with 2.0 in Colorado.  We made the fourteen hour road trip into Colorado to Winter Park in the Arapaho National Forest.

We ended up finding a great spot to camp in the Arapaho National Forest in Winter Park.  The place we found was off Vasquez Road, it was a great spot for dispersed camping, Vasquez Creek ran right through our campsite.
The creek was much to cold for Trevor and I, but the hounds loved it!  It was also a perfect creek to fill up our Nalgene bottles every morning with fresh water.

Our second day in Colorado we went hiking in the Indian Creek Wilderness and made our way up to Lake Columbine. It was a very serene beautiful place to just sit and relax, and of course let the dogs get a few laps in.

The third day we went with the dogs on another hike on Berthoud Pass to hike a sectional of the Continental Divide, which still had snow...in July!  The views from this hike where breathtaking.   Archie also had his first experience with snow, he was in love! Still no bear sightings on this trip, but we did see our fair share of Moose.
Oh the camping foods!  I love camping foods, there is something about cooking on an open flame and the smell of a campfire that I love so much.  These were a few of our foil pack recipes this camping trip. 
I love things cooked in foil!

Chicken, Broccoli, and Cheese; seasoned with a little salt and pepper

Turkey Patty, Carrots, and Potatoes; the turkey patty is seasoned with onion soup mix

                                        Foil Pack Breakfast - Ham, Potatoes, and Cheese
Until our next adventure...


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