Thursday, August 31, 2006

Sports Spectacular!

Last week we got a cryptic message from Jessica: "Do you guys like football?" So, I immediately called her back to let her know that "YES, We LOVE it!" and was super excited to have her invite us down to Denver for the Broncos pre-season game Sunday night. Kyle & I decided to make a weekend of it and were offered Rockies tickets by my boss (he has connections, apparently). So, we got treated to a weekend of free tickets! Super fun. We headed down to Denver early Saturday morning and got a bike ride in before getting ready and heading to the Rockies game:

Outside Coors Field

We had great seats. However, we were totally confused. Our tickets said section 2 hundred and something and we totally couldn't figure out how to get there. After traipsing to the upper deck and getting nowhere, we finally asked someone and found out we had club level seats! Club level! Ok, we had no idea what that meant either. And all it really meant is that you enter your level through a fancy elevator and you have a few more expensive food options. But, the seats were great and we sat by fun people. Oh, and the weather was good, which is a first for a rockies game.
Inside Coors Field

Sunday we got up early and went biking again. I totally crashed on my bike. Ok, I didn't crash so much as tip over. Yes, I tipped over on my bike. I banged up my knee and my elbow and got a bruise on my hip. Totally embarrassing. Luckily, only Kyle saw. But, he's been telling people about it ever since. So, how do you tip over on your bike? Well, I was clipped in on one side and starting tilting to that side and couldn't get clipped out or regain my balance. Kyle totally ignored my cried for "HELP! HELP!" :) I'm such a dork. But, after all that hard work, we met up with Bryan and Jessica at the Cheesecake Factory (YES!) and then headed to the game:

Bronco Fans

Jessica & Bryan (also Bronco Fans)

It was super fun. I had never been to a Broncos game, so I was into all of it. The Broncos won, which I'm sure was only because I was there cheering them on. Seriously. Afterwards, Bryan insisted that we get dessert. So we went to the Macaroni Grill (YES!) and had appetizers AND dessert. Not great for the diet. Oh well. Super weekend, just super.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Birthday Weekend...

Last weekend was Macy's first birthday party. She's one. Crazy. I headed down to Wagner with my Mom, Duane, and Maggie. We stopped in Mitchell to drop Dylan off at college. Yes, Dylan is a freshman in college. Crazy. He's playing football and basketball this year for DWU.
Anyway, back to the party. I have pictures:

A terrible picture of the sisters. I'm still missing one (Maggie, my mom's daughter was down by the lake and missed out.) Me, Katie, Tera, and Serina (the new step-sister).

With Grandma & Grandpa Ellefson. They just keep getting cuter. You can tell Grandpa is in the middle of cracking a joke in this one.

Macy got her own cake to tear into. She did a pretty good job, even left some of her frosting for me.

While it pains me to say this, Macy liked her first John Deere best (not my present!) and played with it during the rest of the party. She liked pushing it around better and would just giggle as she was walking. Adorable.

Monday, August 07, 2006


Once again, we had a really fun weekend. My sister, Tera, and her family came for a quick visit. They arrived around noon on Friday and left at about 7 Saturday night. We made the most of it, though. I got off early Friday and Tera, Mike, Macy, and I headed to the city pool. Our city pool is free, so I was expecting tons of kids, but it really wasn't that busy. Macy just walked all over, she loved the pool. Tera kept telling her to "get her face wet" and she would just stop what she was doing and dip her face in the water. It was so funny. She knows when she is funny, which made it even funnier. She has such a goofy smile! We then packed up the car to head over to the Bighorns for a quick camping trip. We were hoping to have Kyle with us, but he got off work late, so he had to drive over later. We're lucky we went when we did, we got a great camping spot and kept hearing the rest of the night that there were no camping spots available. Whew! Macy was a good sport on the trip, getting frustrated as she had to sit in her stroller while we unpacked and set up camp. She loved walking around and touching everything, especially the trees. We got a kick out of that and had her hugging the trees by the end of the night. It was so fun to have her there. Saturday we got up and made breakfast, then the boys went fishing, while Tera & Macy napped. We had lunch, packed up camp, and headed off for a hike to the lake for more fishing. It was Macy's first shoulder ride and first hike. We had a great time. Macy and I really hit it off and she was my buddy all day. We were so sad to see them go and can't wait for their next visit!!! Come back soon!!