Saturday, January 21, 2017

January 21, 2017

One of the things I like best about Golden is the town leaves its Christmas lights up through the end of January.
We walked downtown for dinner tonight...
I stepped into the street and got this shot about a block from our house.

Then we walked along Clear Creek, where the lights are really blazing.
I didn't get any shots that come close to expressing how beautiful the entire scene is,
but here are some close-ups. 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

January 11, 2017

We spent our last day of Christmas break at the Denver Art Museum to see the Star Wars Costume exhibit.

I'm not a huge Star Wars fan in general, particularly of the prequels and sequels,
but I will never forget seeing the original Star Wars movie in the theater in the 70s.
I didn't like science fiction - had never been a fan of Star Trek on TV -
but this movie was groundbreaking and even I knew that - and was in awe.
So it was pretty incredible to see the costumes from these movies and
all the behind-the-scenes artwork, storyboards and videos.

My favorite part of the museum, though, was the glass work in the gift shop,
particularly these trees.

The triangular prism in the middle of this picture was Jed's favorite...
the lines of color refracted in amazing ways.

Jed loved the Star Wars exhibit,
but our lunch across the street from the art museum,
at BurgerFi,
was a really close second in his heart.  :)

It was such a neat place!
If you're ever in Denver, we'll be glad to meet you there.  :)

Friday, January 06, 2017

January 6, 2017

We got our first snow of the new year yesterday, though sadly it didn't amount to much.
This hasn't been a very snowy winter so far.
We still have hope, though.  :)

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

January 4, 2017

Jed and I have so enjoyed having a few days of Christmas break at home 
before getting back to the grind next week.  
One of the fun things we did this week was make this chocolate house.  
The kit included molds so we can make it again each year.
We've already made a shopping list for candy for next Christmas to improve our design.  :)

Saturday, December 31, 2016

December 31, 2016

We celebrated our Christmas Day at home on New Year's Eve.  
I only bake pies at Thanksgiving and Christmas, 
so they're a cause for celebration in and of themselves.  :)
That's pecan and lemon meringue,
and there's double chocolate in the fridge.
Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

December 29, 2016

I love, love, love these pictures.
That little girl is so full of spit and spirit.
And that little boy is a sweetheart.
I never thought I could love anyone as much as my children,
until I had grandchildren.

This is what Jed and I came home to this afternoon!
This travel day was not the best ever, so it was a nice end to a sad and stressful day.
We're already looking forward to the next trip and the next welcome home.  :)

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

December 28, 2016

This was the last full day of our visit and it was one of my favorites.
Jed and I took the two older grandkids to a park in their neighborhood,
which is accessed by a trail in the woods.
It was a beautiful day, and a beautiful walk.
Our first stop was the sandbox.

Puppy seemed content to hang out in the stroller.
Grammy ended up lugging the stroller around the park the rest of the time we were there,
which was not exactly how she envisioned that working out.  :)

Next up was the playground equipment.  
Jed is such a good uncle!
 Note he's lugging around his nephew's football helmet.  :)

After the kids were worn out running around the playground,
we headed over the small pond to do some "fishing"
with a stick and small pieces of shrimp someone had obligingly left for us.

Alas, no fish fell for our tricks this day.

I was pleased they sat still for another photo session.

For a minute, anyway.  :D

The walk back was spent bent over looking for the perfect rock for everyone in the family.
I have two rocks on my desk, one from each of these precious children.

Grammy couldn't carry rocks and the stroller too...but this was hard work for a 3 year old.