Thursday, February 14, 2019

Valentines Day 2019

And other happenings leading up to Valentines Day 2019...

Cookies for school friends with their names on them.

Playing with some new robot toys with a friend. AJ's bare toes.

Valentine messages from friends.

New griddle works great!

Magnetic poetry for Music Lovers.

Pancakes and Nana Butter.

Saturday, February 9, 2019


Guess who we're celebrating with ribs, chips, cheese puffs, brussels, fabulous mashed potatoes, grapes, and BR's ice cream cakes!

Friday, February 8, 2019

A Couple Restaurants

We tried Cowboy Star Steakhouse the other day. Wow. Fabulous meats. Exceptional service. And the atmosphere is right up our alley, too. And today we went back to the Bistro on Second in Monument, also becoming a favorite.

Cowboy Star

Bistro on Second. That was some grilled cheese
sandwich. And tuna tartar. And French Onion soup.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Fina / SOTU / Parenting

Tracy: Typical teen. Then I ask what are you watching? “State of the Union Address.” Then later on her phone again - what are you looking at? “Oh I was reading an article about Trump, taxes and the Democrats.” #makesense #idoublecheckedshereallywas #whenteensdonthavesnapchat #iamawesomeparent #probablynotduetomyparenting #dustingoffmynicedressforherpresidentialinauguration

Saturday, February 2, 2019

USAFA Basketball and Thunder Tones

Fina's choir from school, the Thunder Tones, sang the national anthem to open the USAF Academy basketball game against the Colorado State University Rams. The Rams won. It was our first time in the Academy's Field House. There's a hockey arena, a basketball arena, and a track and field area. Lots packed in there. And like the football game, there was a considerable amount of fun stuff going on in addition to the game itself.

To the tunnel and into the arena.

Final warm-ups in the hallway.

The USAFA Falcons were going down the tunnel just ahead of the choir.

The Thunder Tones sing the national anthem.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

New Parking Space

Not sure how many weeks of snow are on the ground now. AJ would know as he periodically bets on how long the snow will last. He's been a big winner lately as he's always pro snow. Papa's the sucker. Anyway, we were blocked out of the driveway for several hours today (appliance delivery) so Speedy found this parking "space" on the street.

Nice little pocket between plowed snow pile and the curb.

Saturday, January 26, 2019

New Quilt

Nana and Matteo are working on a new quilt. And putting the new craft table to work, too!