Tuesday, August 09, 2005

My Fist Shot At The Blog

Hey Everyone,

I've always wanted to create some sort of web site that we could all communicate through. During my research I came across blogger, and thought I'd give it a try. This isn't perfect, but it's better than email......and it doesn't cost anything. It's also really easy to use. Feel free to post your comments...in fact please post your comments. I'd like to hear what you think. Also, if you ever want me to post something: Links , pictures or announcements, let me know and I'll post them.

For starters I'll post some pictures and other miscellaneous items that I might have already sent you via email, but I needed something to start out with, so bare with me.

When got lied off, Hannah and I had about two months to hang out together. With the exception of our missions this was the longest either of us had ever gone without working. Because our spending was to be kept at a minimum, we couldn't do any of the home improvements that we wanted to do so we spent our time biking, hiking, and lounging around....it was glorious. We also took a little time job hunting. It was then that we decided that we wanted to move straight to retirement, but not having the recourses we continued to look for work.

During this time, my friend Tim got a job in Colorado, and he and his family stayed with us for a few days.

He and his wife Holly have three kids (Above: Their son Farris) and it was great to have them. When they moved into their home our house felt empty, and we missed them. Shortly after they left, Hannah's sisters Sunny, Jenny and her husband Jarred came for a visit.

While they were here we went to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. We spent the day looking at the exhibits.

The museum is huge. The nature section has these incredible taxidermied animals with interesting commentary and other props. The deer display had foam rubber deer ears that were hollow. The idea being that if you put them on you should be able to hear like a deer....Sunny loved this as you can see from the picture.

After the Museum closed, we relaxed on the lawn for an hour, and then saw the IMAX movie
"Mysterys of the Nile."

If you've never been to an IMAX, I highly recommend it. The cinematography is fantastic, and the stories are usually pretty good. After everyone left, the house was once again empty and we were forced to find other ways to entertain ourselves.

I've always enjoyed hiking peaks, and Colorado has more 14,000 foot peaks
than any other state. We decided a great way to become better acquainted with the area would be to climb some of them. The first one we chose was Mt. Bierstadt. We didn't make it all the way to the top, due to an incoming thunder storm, but the hike was great none the less.

We've also been on some great bike rides. One of our favorites was ride in the Elk meadow open space area just outside of Evergreen. The trail was easy, but really fun. There was just enough uphill to make your legs burn and just enough down hill to get your adrenaline pumping.

Well that's about all I have to say for now. Remember to let me know what you think.