Thursday, December 31, 2009

Christmas Pics

I'm not really feeling up to blogging all about our Christmas instead i'll just narrate thru the pictures.

Me and the hubster at my friend Amanda's wedding in Wichita the 19th.

"And we're the three best friends that anyone could have, we're the three best freinds that anyone could have!"

My favorite people in the whole wide world!

We headed back home to Dodge after the wedding and lots of family and friends were at the house. Bre and Addi were having a grand ol time.

The girls on Sunday doing our Christmas at home.

The boys!

Bre got a head scratcher and it was a hit with everyone!

Grandma Kay, Ranaye and Ayden came to visit too!!

It's tradition to play a game at Christmas Eve at G&G Doll's house. Uncle John couldn't figure out to express his phrase so instead he just did a headstand.

Mom's turn!

Small word!

The Miller's waiting their turn!

Baby Carlye

For some reason, no matter what cool toys they get, the kids LOVE to play in the boxes!

Next day we headed to Wichita to see the in-laws!!

Baby Kayden patiently waiting for present time!

Alex was SUPER pumped!

Again with the kid in the box!!

All in all it was a successful Christmas. We enjoyed getting to see everyone and spending some quality down time in Dodge during the week. Hope everyone else had a grand ol Christmas....and Have a super happy new year!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Downhill Slope to 30

Well as many of you know i celebrated the big 2-6 this weekend. That's right...i'm old. Officially closer to 30 then 20 now. How did this happen??? Wasn't i just 21??

So for my birthday Travis and I met up with my sister and ben.

Don't they look like oodles of fun...... well they are. I suggest being friends with them.

Anyways, we went downtown to Osteria Marco. It's a super cool, fancy italian place down in Larimer Square. They have pizza that is TO DIE FOR!!! We heart the one with truffle oil on it....never heard of it?? You're missing out.....I'm a pizza master and this is top notch!! Go...Now....Hurry.

After dinner we headed to Improv. Where this lovely man Jay Phillips entertained us!! I had never been to a comedy show before and I was super pleased with it!! Travis and I both complained of sore ab's the next day from laughing so hard. (for those of you that know ben...and his laugh...this made it even better!!). I must say that this birthday was one for the books!! Thanks Bre and Ben for such a fun night!! You're the best sister and psuedo brother EVER!!

Saturday Travis and I got up...went to the gym (we're over achievers like that) then headed downtown to watch his cousin Hannah cheer. But not without stopping off at our favorite sandwich place Spicy Pickle first....this place is the BOMB! (Some of you got to experience it on wedding day, you agree i know!!) Have any of you been to a cheer thing?? HOLY LOUD BATMAN!!!! It is really neat to see all these young girls do amazing stunts, back flips, back flips with a twist....all things i can't even do in my wildest dreams. At the end of the day Hannah's group was in third and had one more chance on Sunday to redeem themselves.... Still haven't heard how it went. After all that ra-ra we headed to the mall.... 2 weeks before christmas...on a saturday....BAD IDEA!! But...Travis promised be a birthday present so we braved the crowds!! Wanna know what i got?????

TADAAAAAAAAAAA!!!! Aren't i just a spoiled little brat!!!! It's my birthday AND Christmas present!!! (we had a 25% off coupon that i threw away once but my AMAZING hubby dug out and hid!!) I jsut love it...... i wanted to sleep with it, but travis told me i was crazy and he'd disown me if i did such a it stayed downstairs....all by itself :(

I also had to (HAD TO i said!) get a new dress for my friends Amanda's wedding this weekend..... Super excited for that...SUPER DUPER EXCITED!!!! We also picked up some sweet new socks for the hubster....our dogs seem to like to eat his, and he then resorts to wearing mine which is NOT ok...NOT at all. So all in all it was a successfull little saturday!!!

To round up the birthday weekend we got up early Sunday, went to the gym (who does that!!!). Made some sweet wraps for lunch then spoiled the muts by taking them to the REALLY muddy dog park. Knox LOVES this place...and LOVES the big dogs....forget the little ones that are his size, he finds the biggest dog in there and chases the crap out of it. If he can get close enough he tries his best to do a little hip thrusting....bless his heart, he doesn't stand a chance!! After we got them nice and muddy we headed to Pet-Co....where the pet's go. They were sooooo confused by this place....why oh why does would mom and dad take us somewhere that is FULL of goodies and not let us run rampid??? WHY!!!!!!

So that's the recap on my birthday weekend!!! I'd say it was a success!!! Next up...Wichita for Amanda's wedding and home for Christmas!!!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Sooooo, we heart the Biggest Loser.....product placement and all :) We watch every week...cheering on our favorite contestants and marveling at their success. Yes we know...they spend 8 hours a day in a gym and have some of the most amazing trainers at their side.

Jillian.... a.ka. One Scary Ass Woman

Bob....the "Good" guy

Well anyways.... yesterday on the show the final four contestants had to run a FULL MARATHON!!! (Thanks Sarah...i wasn't thinking!!) These are people that, even though they've lost TONS of weight, are still considered over weight!!! We watched in amazement as Rudy ran the WHOLE thing...not walking once!! And Amanda the 22 year old voted on by America was only about 30 minutes behind.... These are people that used to get winded walking to the fridge!! AMAZING!!!

So, call me crazy.....but if they can do it why can't we?? I don't plan on signing Travis and I up for one this weekend....i understand that there is some training that needs to happen first!! But just to get the ball rolling and have some dates to work towards I researched some smaller runs here in Colorado in the next couple of months!! Here's what we're looking at for now!

First up...Frosty's Frozen five and ten....January 16th in Littleton. We're just going to do the 5 mile run for our first go! The name makes me nervous....i'd prefer to not be frozen

Next up would be the Snowman Stampede 5M/10M..... February 27th in Littleton. This time we'd go for the 10 mile! (This is ONLY if we survive the 5M in January and think there's a chance in hell we'd be able to do the 10!!)

If....and that's a HUGE if.... we manage to work our way up to the 10M...whether it be at the Snowman Stampede or sometime after that....we would set our sights on a HALF MARATHON next!! I've got a few in mind....but it will all depend on where we are in April....

Ok...well i put that out there....we have to really do it now i suppose :) SCARY!