Monday, March 19, 2012

Another great non-DIY weekend!

Another weekend has passed where we didn't touch anything on the house.  And I'm OK with that.

Friday evening, one of Scotty's best friends, Michelle, flew in to town to visit for the weekend.  We went straight from the airport to a Guttermouth concert in downtown Denver at the Marquis Theater.

I had my first mosh pit experience (though not entirely purposeful).  Scott really wanted to be up front when the band started, but accidentally may have lead us straight into the crazzzzzy! We survived one song then beelined it for the middle of the venue and posted up on top of a half wall to watch the remainder of the show. 

After a quick nights rest (and when I say quick I mean morning came WAY too quick), we headed up for our weekend adventure in Keystone.

Kidtopia (snow tunnels and slides) at the top of the Gondola

We stayed at the River Run Condos RIGHT in the Keystone Village.  We were within a 2 minutes walk to the Gondola.  Saturday was a fantastic day of shopping, riding, and hanging out.

Sunday, we were feeling extremely determined and decided to ride at multiple mountains.  In the span of the day, we rode at Keystone, A Basin and Breckenridge.  It was SO much fun but exhausting!  The weather also proceeded to get crappier and crappier.  By the time we were in Breck, it was snowing and the wind was soooo bad.  But where else are you able to ride at 3 different mountains in one day but in Colorado?  Just another of the many reasons that we love our new home!

Holding up 3 fingers after completing mountain number 3!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

March thus far...

We spent Saturday snowboarding at Keystone so weren't able to accomplish too much.  However, that night Scott surprised me by purchasing a paint sprayer for me to paint our furniture with.  We got the garage all prepped and put the second coat on the hutch as well as sand down 2 of the 3 night stands and start to paint them.

We also hung some of our wall pieces and started to make this house more like a home!

The mirror will hypothetically be here...we have to find where we put our more heavy hardware.

(Ignore the unfinished door paint.  I really need to do remember to do that...)

Mr. Scott also found some L.E.D. lighting at Costco and hung it behind the TV.  For something so easy, I surprisingly really like how it looks.  It was kind of hard to photograph but use your imagination! It looks much better in person.

And finally, a lovely picture of our table.  I lost the table battle.  The glass table top has been relocated to on top of the drag race tire in the future theater room.  I am going to try to find another top for the old table base and use it in the craft room.  Our eating area now has the old dining table in it with the chairs from the old eating area table (musical furniture!).  As much as I didn't want to break apart the old table and use our dining table in the eating area, I do like how the eating area looks.  The larger size table fits well in the space.  

Now, we just need to get a second coat of paint on the nightstands and the rug laid down, and the guest room will be DONE for our next guest arriving this Friday.  It should be an easy week! :-)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Happy 50th!

Surprise success!  Scott and I took a few days off work and surprised my mom for her 50th birthday.  We showed up completely unannounced (George helped us conspire) and nearly gave her a heart attack when Scott walked into her office mid-day!  We spent a great weekend relaxing with my mom and George.

We spent Saturday in Vegas, wandering the strip and eating a delicious dinner at her favorite restaurant on the deck of the Paris hotel.

I couldn't think of a better way to spend our time then with my favorite mama :-)