Sunday, September 28, 2008

ESPN Zone to the rescue!!!

What is a wife to do when her husband is sulking around all Saturday because they do not have cable and therefore the only football game to be watched is Nebraska vs. Virginia Tech?

Take her husband to ESPN Zone!!!

They had TV's everywhere including a TV in our booth. He could watch any of 11 different feeds! I had never seen him so giddy!

Needless to say that there was not much conversation over dinner, but I just enjoyed my wings and my happy husband! It was a good Saturday night.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Retirement here we come!

We are already saving for retirement... so we figure why not start preparing for a little retirement recreation? Watch out Ned and Thelma, your nursing home intramural title is in jeopardy!

Washington Park Lawn Bowling Club!!!

Last summer we picked up the game of lawn bowling. We even went as far as purchasing our own set. We loved the game! Well it occurred to us today that we had not played at all this summer. So we dusted off our bowling set and headed over to Wash park to take advantage of the pristine lawn bowling greens.

I beat Aaron 2 out of 3 matches!!!

We try to mix it up every game for a little variety... I even beat Aaron in a game where we bowled through our legs!

Don't be fooled... Lawn Bowling can be a dangerous sport!

Unfortunately, lawn bowling is also a dying sport. Check out the 2006 championship video below (there's nothing quite like a gray-haired sport spiced up with the Mortal Kombat movie theme song). We promise that it really is an exciting time. So get out there and roll ... Together we can all keep lawn bowling alive!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Keystone... Our Home Away From Home!

Lately our Saturday consists of me sitting on the couch catching up on my grading while Aaron paces around anxiously waiting for me to finish. Our life is far from lame but has been tamed, just a little, by the start of the school year. We had such a blast this summer but now we are sadly just working for the weekend. Even our blog has felt the effects of this life change.

Well this Saturday since we were in Keystone, I decided to take the day off. I did not grade and I did not plan. And what did we do with this glorious day... absolutely nothing! It was perfect! We became entranced by the television. We are not used to having so many channels to choose from during the week. There was TLC, the History Channel, Discovery Channel, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPN ocho! And of course we played our new favorite mountain game... Scrabble! Finally around 5 p.m. we figured that since we were up in the mountains that we should at least head out for a little while to pay our respects to mother nature and breathe in her wonderful mountain air. Yes we were lazy and instead of taking the bikes out for fear that we might have to actually put in some effort to climb hills, we opted for a nice walk around Lake Dillon.

It was beautiful! We even made a stop so that I could take a crash course in skipping rocks. I, sadly, had never learned how. The only unfortunate thing about this outing was the fact that we had to look across the lake at the mountains topped with newly aquired snow. It was such a tease! We are ready for ski season!!!

After that adventure we decided that we should probably eat something besides chocolate, which was the only thing we had consumed that day besides pancakes. We figured we had saved enough energy that day to cook a meal instead taking the easy route of dining out. We headed over to the local City Market and picked up a few steaks, some aspargus and mushrooms. We also picked up some sweet potatoes and yams to try our hand at making homemade chips. It turned out pretty good.

I can't wait for our next Keystone trip.

Monday, September 8, 2008

The Perfect Denver Day!

I was done with my grading for the morning and the Nadal/Murray match was on rain delay. What were we to do with the rest of our Saturday afternoon? We chose to head on over to the DAM (Denver Art Museum)!

We loved learning about what art means to our fellow denverites.

We love everything Asian... so of course the Samurai was one of our favorites!

We even got to dress up like cowboys and make cowboy postcards!!! Who doesn't love the hokey pokey!

The modern and contemporary section made us want to throw up... the art was a little too crude for our taste. It also made us think twice about having kids.

We also enjoyed the oceanic art!

Kissie Kissie!

Put your hands in the air!

After the museum we decided to take a self-guided tour of our great city. (Or maybe we just walked across the capitol plaza to downtown... but still cool!)

We finally made our way over to 16th street to do some shopping and eat some sweet treats!

We love Denver!