Showing posts with label weather. Show all posts
Showing posts with label weather. Show all posts

Sunday, May 1, 2016

What to do when its rainy in Denver

Usually Denver offers excellent sunny weather & I have no complaints... This weekend was not that. This weekend was cold, windy, rain/snow mix and gross.  Since Denver normally has such amazing weather, we usually spend our weekends outside; either at the park down the street, walking around and exploring the bars/restaurants in our neighborhood or being 'one with nature' in true Colorado fashion.

Friday we didn't even venture back out after getting home from work.  We turned on the fireplace - nestled under some blankets & finished the last few episodes of Season 2 of Better Call Saul.   Have you watched this show?  Both Nick and I were HUGE Breaking Bad fans.  We binge watched the first 4-5 seasons during a cold and snowy winter a few years back in MN.  Binged to the point where we were both dreaming we were drug lords.  We were obsessed with the show.

When Better Call Saul first came on the air, we tried to watch it.  Really, really tried, but I think it was just too soon after Breaking Bad (for us at least) to get into it.  Fast forward a couple of years and we started DVRing it again, turns out the show is awesome and we were hooked!  If you haven't check it out you really should!

Saturday was another dreary rainy day.  We woke up Saturday morning and watched Bering Sea Gold.  This is our new Saturday routine, Nick DVR's the episodes during the week and then we watch a couple on Saturday mornings.  Remember how when you were a kid you would wake up on Saturday mornings and watch cartoons?  Well...I guess this is the grown up version of that!

After we'd finished our shows and done some weekend cleanup around the house, we decided to venture out and do a bit of exploring.  We went to The Farmhouse at Breckenridge Brewery.  If you are in Denver, or visiting Denver, I would recommend.  The complex it self is HUGE.  They have a few different brewing operations, a restaurant, tasting room as well as a huge patio/backyard space that I'm sure is a blast in the summer!

It was pretty busy when we got there so we had about 15 minutes to kill while we waited for our table.  We sampled a few beers, looked over some items in the gift shop & before we knew it, our table was ready.  The dining area itself looks like an old farm house.  There is a huge fireplace, a bunch of old chandeliers, mis-matched dining chairs at the tables and an absolutely gorgeous interior.  On weekends they have a brunch buffet, or you can order off the menu.  We both ordered some lunch off the menu and a flight.  Everything was excellent!!


On our way home we made a last minute decision to stop at Big Lots.  I'm not normally Big Lots shopper, but we were looking for plastic bins to re-organize our storage unit with.  One of the downfalls of condo living, is NO space... And on of the downfalls of our condo, is lingering water issues.  First it was our dining room, then living room and then storage unit... so we decided plastic bins were necessary.  It happens that it was our lucky day.  They had these blue bins on sale for $4.95 each.  PERFECT.  We loaded up our cart and dropped $100 on bins and headed home!

Saturday night we watched the movie The Revenant.  Have you seen it?  I'm not a huge Leonardo DiCaprio fan, but DAMN he was amazing in that movie.  The beginning was a bit bloody/violent for me, but I enjoyed the movie.  I loved how they tied all the Native American history into it and really 'explained' a lot, with very little dialogue.

Sunday we were up bright and early organizing our storage unit with the new bins.  One of the problems we have is that some of our boxes hadn't been unpacked since 2010.  We've moved a few times in the past few years (including twice in 6 months back in 2014/2015) so we seemingly always have boxes full of stuff - and we're never quite sure what is where.  We were able to go through every box/bin in the storage unit, get rid of the crap we don't need, make a considerably large pile for donation & then repack/relabel everything, so we know exactly what is where!  It was quite the undertaking, but so very worth it!
Sunday afternoon we ventured out to a local pizza joint Tony P's to grab some slices & beers.  They have all day happy hour on Sunday - so we figured we'd take advantage.


All in all - we were pretty productive, considering the terrible weather this weekend.  What did you do with your weekend?

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

What I'm Loving Wednesday

Today I'm linking up with Jamie to share what I'm loving....

In no particular order.... here are a few things I'm loving this week!

this weather

don't get me wrong - it still isn't warm by any stretch of the imagination in MN - its MUCH warmer than it was last week.  I absolutely hate winter.  I mean hate it.  I want to curl up in a ball wrapped under about 50 blankets in my nice comfy bed....and sleep from about Nov-April.  'Why do you live there' you may ask?  Well...I'm not exactly sure is our answer.  We're both WI natives - so we're used to winter.... and even though neither one of us enjoy them - we still can't seem to leave for a warmer climate...

This week                                 Last week

my job

yes, I actually said it.  I really do love my job.  I work for a large corporation (30,000+ employees) however, I'm located in a tiny 15 person sales office.  We frequently describe ourselves as a 'family'.  It's great, everyone is friendly, and it's a relatively low stress job.  I'm honestly quite blessed.  I've had jobs that I've DREADED going to every day - and I give thanks often that this one is so great.  My office is way up on the 30th floor of a building - so when it snows (which it does often here) it's almost like we live in a snowglobe!)  We also have a relaxed dress code (hello blue jeans everyday!!) and did I mention we play 'put for a buck' mini golf on Fridays?  Oh - and I won $20 in the Superbowl pool over the weekend!

Friday mini-golf


Superbowl winnings!!

donald driver

love him. love him. love him.
I'm (slightly...ok majorly) obsessed with the Green Bay Packers.  Nick & I both are 'owners' of the team.  (ie - we both spent a ridic amount of money to 'buy' Packers stock a few years ago when they went on sale).
Donald officially retired today.  He has been with the Pack since 1999 - and is literally my favorite player.  Such a class act.  He's humble, generous in the community and overall a wonderful role model.  This is the type of person you would hope EVERY professional athlete could be.  He is someone you WANT young children to look up to and to aspire to be like.

On the field he holds the Packer franchise records for receptions, yards, number of touchdowns and is 2nd in regular-season games played (to Brent Favre...yes, the spelling was intentional - look for a future post on how NOT to be a role model)

Off the field - he has helped countless people both in the Green Bay area and nationally through the Donald Driver Foundation.  He hosts a golf outing every year, a celebrity softball game, football camp, pool tournament and charity dinner/auction.  The foundation provides scholarships as well as helping families in hard financial times - this man is seriously amazing.  Not to mention - he did win a season of Dancing with the Stars!

seriously... who doesn't like to look at this???

my amazing hubby

Seriously. I'm lucky.  I know it.
No marriage/relationship is perfect - but ours is pretty awesome.  We can truly just be ourselves with each other.  We are both pretty independant people and I love that our relationship allows us to not only spend time together, but also to be ok with doing our own things. 
I love that he cooks me yummy meals (frequently, since the only meal I really cook is breakfast...)
He drives me to work every morning, its great because we get an extra 15-20 minutes together every day on the commute in.  It's also great because then I don't have to drive and can just take the lightrail commuter train home at night.

the view on our drive to work

us...being 'us'  (and supporting our beloved Green Bay Packers!!!!)

What are you loving this Wednesday?