May 29, 2008

Trip to Colorado for fun and graduating...



Our first day in Colorado we went to the Colorado Mills Mall. We went to go to the Super Target that I used to work at with my dearest friend, Val. I only went there because I really miss retail and being paid poorly and acting like red and khaki are totally awesome colors to wear every blasted day of the week. Plus, I really miss working with all those super fun smokers. I can't forget my bosses, who, shockingly, still work there! Mayo, I know you're out there! I love you girl!! We went to the mall to go to the Carter's store and to go to Motherhood Maternity for some sexy maternity nylons, which are hot!! Mark bought me a birthday present from one of the stores, which rocks my socks. The boys enjoyed those over priced rides. Once in a lifetime opportunity there.

The following day was spent at the Denver Zoo. We made sure we saw the zebras, Duncan is an avid fan. He even wants to be a zebra again for Halloween this year. Fine by me, I don't need to buy another costume. Then we went to Tropical Discoveries to make sure Liam got plenty of time to look at the "ribbits" which are also known as frogs. We had to see the hippos and elephants. The hippo pooed for us, we thoroughly enjoyed the stank from that one. All in all, the boys, even Goo, enjoyed the whole experience. Remind me to not carry a baby throughout Tropical Discoveries while pregnant and with a bad back again. Thanks.
On Saturday Mark had his graduation from Arapahoe Community College. He received his degree in Mortuary Science. I assume most of you all know what that is for. If you don't, then you haven't been paying attention!! That was full of excitement(for Mark) and stress for me. The kids had to get up extra early after having a long tiring day the day before. So they were not happy campers. Duncan was very well behaved. Liam had difficultly being without me and not dumping various things onto the floor. Gwendolyn, well, she was just a grouch the whole time. We almost didn't make it to the graduation. It was originally supposed to be at the school, but due to the rain the night before they changed the location to some church that was very out of the way. But we got there and Mark graduated, yay!!

Mother's day was spent at my mom's with just Mom, Dad, Chris, Walker, Papa and us. It was quite a calm Sunday. Dad and Mark made dinner, which was very tasty. Mom and I chilled playing a movie trivia game. I came to learn that I am not good at that game. Mark gave me a really pretty fairy figurine for Mother's Day. I love those, so it was good of him to do that, haha. Then we had cheesecake for dessert. Thank you, Papa, for letting us all know how much saturated fat was in the cheesecake(18g). I won't even get started on the calories, haha. Then the last few days were spent chilling at mom's while Mark worked on her yard...in the rain. It was hard to go back to the USSR, but hopefully we will be able to visit again soon. Love you guys!!

3 comments:

Jennie Sleight said...

Sounds like a full trip. Next time squeeze some time for me to visit with you. Gwendolyn's hair is getting long. And is Heather pregnant as well? Fun times!

briansmithprovo said...

I really enjoy reading your posts. Of all the blogs I have on my RSS feed yours is probably the most frequently updated, and certainly the funniest/most witty.

I honestly laughed out loud in my office a few times while reading your posts. 'specially about the hippo pooping for you! That's funny to me because for my boys seeing an animal poo is about the coolest thing they could see and they're always so quick to point it out! Ahhh nature...

Anne said...

fun, busy trip!! lots of pictures too, how awesome :)
Congrats to Mark, it must feel soooo good to be done with school!
And you are SO cute pregnant!!!