Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Lovely Quote

Don't tell me the sky is the limit when there are footprints on the moon.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Will the real Santa Clause please stand up!

So the other weekend was the Santa Pub Crawl in Reno.  Aaron and I decided to go because we are old people who stay home every night and go to bed at 8pm.  We decided to re-live our youth :-)  We went last year and had a BLAST so we thought it would be fun to go again this year.

And BOY was it fun!

It was ridiculously busy
I think it was reported that there were over 5,000 people?  
Don't quote me on that one

We met up with Kimmy and her boyfriend Dan, my best friend Lou (Lina), and a bunch of other fun people (Feesh, Giselle, AJ, Pammy, Amanda, etc).  What I love about the Santa Crawl is you run into everyone you've met in your lifetime.  You run into people from Elementary school, high school, college, people you dislike, people you've missed, and so on.  I LOVE IT!  I don't go out too often, so it was nice to get out and be social :-)  

Unfortunately, it wasn't snowing this year.  That was half the fun last year! 
My most favorite picture from the entire night... Silly Boys

The gang - and AJ the Abdominal Snowman :-)

I lovelovelovelove this picture!  Aside from Lina and Feesh's mom, I
don't know ANYONE in this picture.  I asked Aaron the next morning
why I took so many pictures with all of these people.  Hmmm...

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Hello School

I know you thought I'd leave you, but I'll never leave.

Not even if I could.

Not even to eat
Or sleep
Or play with friends
Or go on a date
Or go to events like everyone else my age is doing

No- I'm here for the rest of my life.  I teased you a bit when I graduated with my bachelor degree.  But I wanted to keep it a surprise that I'd be back the very next semester pursuing a master's degree.

I will stay with you, even on days I don't have class.  That's how dedicated I am to you.  Even after being at work since 7am, I'll come straight to you.  Dedication, I know.

Perhaps, when I'm finally done one of these years with my Master's degree, I may come back to pursue a nursing degree or HECK, maybe I'll become a doctor because I LOVE YOU THAT MUCH.

I know I have a life to live, but why live life when I could be in school.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

What is a calorie?

Thank you Aunt Peggy...

What is a Calorie?

Calories are the little bastards that get into your closet in the middle of the night and sew your clothes tighter.
My closet is infested with the little shits!

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Quick Update!

Yahhhh class got out early which means I can give a tiny bit of attention to my neglected bloggy.

This week I had two presentations for school.  TWO!  (and this is a big deal, even though in my undergrad years I once had 4 presentation in a week.  and all 5 finals on 1 day).  Before winter break starts I have a 40-page paper, 1 website to create in C# and ASP.NET, and a homework assignment due.  I CAN SEE THE LIGHT! 

My mom and I went to see Burlesque this past weekend.  I LOVED IT!  It's one of those I-Have-To-Purchase-This-Movie-The-Day-It-Releases-And-Love-It-Like-Twilight-Fans-Love-Vampires kind of movies.  Yup.  Adored it. 
And it was funny because my Aunt called me the next day and told me "You have to watch this movie!"  Silly Aunt, I beat you to it!  My Grammy would have loved the movie.
It had Julianne Hough as an adorable little redhead.  I just can't get enough of this movie! 

That is all.
Happy Wednesday, I can't wait for the weekend!!  

Monday, November 22, 2010


Aaron and I went to the official kickoff of winter last weekend.  I lovelove Warren Miller.  I was actually quite different this year than past years, but it was still good.

Can't wait to go skiing!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

My Sister's Wedding!!

My beautiful sister got married!!!  For those of you who don't know, this is my biological sister.  It was funny running into people at the wedding and they'd ask, "Are you with the bride or groom?"

Me:  "The bride, she's my sister!!" 
It's funny. 
Since we are in two different families (adopted to different families) not many people know who my biological sister is.  They know about her though!  Pretty funny

(My little brothers, Nathan and Keenan)

(My extremely handsome boyfriend)

What the...

I almost peed my pants when I saw this.  THEN I became enthralled trying to figure out what kind of spider it was!  The first picture is the Spider in Aaron's house.  The second picture is a photo of a camel spider I found online.  Look at the butt!  And the extra long fang thingers!  They're the same.  Me thinks.


Aaron and I carved our first pumpkin!  I lovelovelove carving pumpkins! 

We decided to head to the store because Aaron wanted to get pumpkin carving tools.  I kept warning him how chintzy the pumpkin carving kits were and all I heard back was, "Ashley, they make stuff specifically for carving pumpkins."  Silly boy - never knew the good ol' kitchen knife trick.

Anyhow, we ended up buying a pumpkin carving SAW hahahaha.  Gosh he's such a boy.  "IT'S A SAW!!"  It was only $7 and it actually worked really well!!

Aaron drew our pumpkin for us.  I'm not really artistically inclined when it comes to carving pumpkins (see picture below):
(my artistic vision)

Thank goodness Aaron drew our pumpkin face :-) 

(me: "I love our pumpkin!"  Aaron: "Look honey!  Ibo loves him too...")

(I couldn't get a clear picture because it was so cold I was shivering)

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Are you my daddy?

So I sometimes wonder who I take after??

You know how a mom or dad will always say, "She gets that from me!"  Aaron's mom always says this about him.

Well I get the opposite. 

"Don't know who she got that from!  Definitely wasn't me..."
(mostly my dad's response when people talk about my good grades hahahaha).

Ok but really, I don't think I'm like anyone.  I can kind of be like my mom sometimes because I say things like "Ooooo!" and "Car fart!!"  But really?  That's it?  I don't have my mom's creative imagination (Harry Potter, Twilight, BUrning Man, etc), love for running, and all around positive attitude (I'm sorry, most times the glass is half empty).  I actually dislike running (I swear I was born without endorphins) and I'm terrified of Burning Man.

I don't have my dad's hands-on-always-has-to-be-busy-and-project-oriented, neatness, Type A personality, ability to go to a City alone for 4 months and make friends with all of the locals.  Actually, I'm shy and would sometimes rather sit on the couch and watch TV than start ANOTHER project.

I'm like no one.  I am the redheaded step-child.

My Grammy was the only one who ever said, "She gets that from me!"  For example....
Someone:  "Ashley, what beautiful red hair!"
Grammy (with not-so-red-hair):  "She get's that from me!"

She would say it in response to anything positive.  Good grades, pretty little girl, etc etc.  Pretty funny. 

But really.  Don't you sometimes like to see who you're like?  My brother is equally my mom and my dad.  He loves burning man, harry potter, Type A personality, always makes friends every where, enjoys running, dark hair like mom, nose like dad.

Yup.  I'm a redheaded step-child.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Aaron Loves Bees

Bee/Bug/Insect lovers:  Don't read this :-)

When Aaron and I were in Colorado, we decided to eat at Panera Bread because Aaron had NEVER tried it before (we don't have one in Reno).

We were enjoying the beautiful weather outside eating our yummy salads listening to classical music that Aaron made fun of the entire time by talking in a "sophisticated" British accents (apparently our accents don't scream SOPHISTICATION). 

Then a bee visits our salads. 
Aaron gets very defensive of his salad,
He made sure to protect his food which the bee didn't like.

So the bee BIT Aaron.

Then Aaron killed the bee...

.... and displayed it for other bees to see...

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Speak Now

I've never followed bands/music artists too terribly much. 
N'Sync and Backstreet Boys... eh. 
Brittney Spears... eh.
I thought George Straight was a hunk... but we won't discuss that.

Then came along TSwift.  

I can't get enough! I download all of her new singles.  I blast her songs.  I listen to them over and over.  I'm not an obsessed fan like a lot of people, but I'm definitely a fan.

She's a wonderful girl.  She's very humble and she adores her fans.  She writes incredible songs that everyone can relate to.  She really is a superstar.

HER NEW CD IS OUT!!!  I have been listening to it nonstop.  I get excited when I have to drive somewhere because it means TSWIFT!!  I'll even sit in my car for an extra 10-15 minutes just listening to the songs.  All of them.

1. "Mine"
2. "Sparks Fly"
3. "Back to December"
4. "Speak Now"
5. "Dear John"
6. "Mean"
7. "The Story of Us"
8. "Never Grow Up"
9. "Enchanted"
10. "Better Than Revenge"
11. "Innocent"
12. "Haunted"
13. "Last Kiss"
14. "Long Live" 

I really can't pick my favorite yet.  Her revenge song is wonderful :-)  I love Speak Now.  And Haunted.  And Last Kiss.  And... ALL OF THEM.


I adore Halloween.  EVERY YEAR I have so much fun with my costumes.  Lina texted me the other day saying she was going to be hanging out with her mom (who is visiting the States from BOLIVIA) so she won't be doing anything for halloween, then she says, "Knowing you I'm sure you already have your costume made!"


I don't.

There is no costume for me this year.  There is no Halloween for me this year.

I WAS GOING TO BE CUPID!  Now tell me that's not the cutest costume you have ever heard of.  I take GREAT PRIDE in my halloween costumes.

This year is different.  It's a sad Fall.  But I will make it a Happy Fall if it's the last thing I do!  Just... Halloween will be taking a hiatus this year. 

Just to show how much I love costumes....

 (I was a telatubby!!)

(Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum!!)

(GINGERbread Man... buahahaha)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Much needed

I had a great weekend.  I smiled and laughed and relaxed which is just what the doctor ordered! 

Just wanted to post that I gained some of my sanity back.

And... I LOVE MY NEW (new to me) CAR!!!  My poor beloved Jetta is on the verge of death, so I love my new (to me) Subaru :-D

Friday, October 22, 2010

Apple Oatmeal Whole Wheat Muffins

I have been on the hunt for a perfect apple muffin!  I'm not sure why.  But I have finally found the perfect apple muffin!

Anyhow, here is the muffin I found.  It has NO butter, NO oil, Whole Wheat Flour, and very little sugar!  

1 cup rolled oats
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon cinnamon (or more, if you like) **I used 1 tbs, and it was tooooo much... I'll cut down to 1/2 tbs next time**
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 banana, mashed
1/3 cup applesauce (no sugar added!)
3/4 cup soy milk (plain or vanilla work well)  **I used normal 0% Milk**
1 apple (make sure it's baking safe)  **I used 1 1/2 apples... b/c I like apples :-) **
1/4 cup walnuts, chopped into chunks
  1. Set oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Dice your apple ahead of time.  Peel it first.
  3. Thoroughly mix dry ingredients (oats through sugar) in a large bowl.
  4. Mix the mashed banana, applesauce, and soymilk (I do the banana and applesauce first, then kind of whip in the soymilk).
  5. Mix the wet into the dry and toss in the nuts and apple
  6. The batter should be rising, very fluffy and wet. Scoop it into paper linings in a muffin tray or a greased tin. **The recipe says the batter should rise... but mine didn't.  Just FYI**
  7. Bake for about 15 minutes, but try to take out as soon as they look done (over cooking makes them a little bit harder, but still just as tasty).  **I baked mine for 13 minutes, and that was enough time!**

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Updating Time

You know some people who thrive off of being busy constantly?  They can't stand still for too long.  Always have a project at hand.  Always on the go.

I hate this.

In high school I was too busy for my own good.  I volunteered every weekend, had dance team, and other clubs galore.  I was the epitome of a nerd. 

After high school I QUIT.  I quit everything!  I didn't want to be that busy anymore and have my life planned out for me.  I wanted to relax, hang out with friends, reduce the circles I had under my eyes, etc, etc.  I quickly realized that I am NOT one of those people who thrive off of being extremely busy.  In fact, I'm quite the opposite.

When I am busy
I get stressed
When I get stressed
I get sick
When I get sick
The world ends

I can almost 100% say that my kidney stones are stress induced.  Both kidney stone incidents have happened THE DAY OF A FINAL EXAM.  No joke.  It's too good to be true.

With that being said... I just want to be able to come home from work and plop on the couch with mac and cheese or some other unhealthy snack alternative and not move until it's time for bed.  So yet again, I am having another pity party that I have class directly after work.  And on the days that I don't have class I am still at school either doing homework or killing time.  What a life I live.

So enough with my pity party.  I just wanted to talk about how much I would prefer to be doing what I won't be doing for AT LEAST the next 2 years of my MBA process.  I loathe the MBA program right now.

There is so much going on in my life, yet I can't bring myself to remember anything.
  • I forgot to eat dinner the past 2 nights (and by forgot - I mean I didn't have time)
  • I bought a car on Saturday
  • The weather is turning to FALL (I just hope I don't miss it... I want to enjoy it)
  • I had an exam
  • I had a presentation
  • I had a panic attack
  • My beloved Jetta took a giant poo on Friday
  • Aaaaaaaaand as usual - I am still "homeless"
I know, I'm a big ball of fun :-)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


I am SO TIRED these days. 

You know how when you don't get enough sleep for one night, so then the rest of the week is completely thrown out of whack until you can finally get some good shut eye in?

That's how it has been for me.

I yawn ALL day at work.  Then I try my hardest to keep my eyes from closing while in class.  Then when I finally get home, after 10pm, I'm beat.  I'm no fun.  I'm a party pooper.  I want to sleep and dream about the weekend.

SOOOO Sleepy!! 

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

I'm bitter...

For the first time ever, I dislike school.  Why did I decide to take an Internet Programming 2 class?  A class that, at the time I didn't realize, requires countless hours spent on the computer attempting to create some ridiculous program and writing things like:

if (Page.IsCrossPagePostBack) {
return; }
if (Page.PreviousPage == null) {
"Errors.aspx"); }
if (Page.PreviousPage.Form.Name == "FormDefault") {
"Amount"] = ((TextBox)(PreviousPage.FindControl("txtLoanAmount"))).Text; {
if (Page.PreviousPage.Form.Name == "FormChangeAssumptions")


I am bitter to have to go to class after working a 9 hour day (ok... so it's 8 hours with a 1 hour lunch.... so I like to think of it as 9 hours).  I am BITTER when I hear people complaining about going to school and working part time.  SUCK IT UP.  If I go to school 2 days a week, and work 5 days a week, does that allow me to say "I go to school and work 7 days a week" ??  NOPE.  I am bitter when I have to go to school to work on this horrible Internet Programming 2 class on my only days I don't have class directly after work.

I dislike class.  I'm not eager to learn.  I want to come home after work like my friends instead of going to class until 10pm.

Right now, I'm just bitter.  I want a blanket.  I want some warm socks.  And I want pizza.

:-)  Ok that is all!

Sunday, October 03, 2010

What you didn't know

I am an incredibly shy person.  WEIRD right?!  All of my friends think I'm crazy when I tell them I'm shy, BUT I REALLY AM.  Until I get to know someone, I am very shy.

Because I am so shy, I hate doing things alone.

I like to think I am the most dependent independent person alive.  I can be stubborn and independent up until a certain extent.  And that extent is being alone.

Don't get me wrong, I can go to the bathroom without a girlfriend coming in with me and I am not a fan of going shopping with other people because then you have to wait for them to look at clothes, try them on, decide, go try something else on... etc etc and all I really wanted was a gosh darn white t-shirt that I found 2 hours ago.

BUT traveling is a different story.   I wish so badly that I could hop in a car, drive to somewhere random (alone) and do my own thing.  See what I want to.  Eat at a place that fancies my interest.  But I would have a panic attack if I ever ate at a restaurant alone.  I am terrified people will look at me and say, "Why doesn't that girl have any friends?!"

I get so sad when I see people eating alone.  I want to go eat with them!  Would their kids not go to dinner with them?  Do they have kids?  Are they married?  Divorced?  Lonely?  Independent?  I'm so nosey with other people, that I think the world is nosey with me. 

I went to Portland once with Aaron, and while he was busy for a day I decided to sight see... alone.  That's right - I stepped out of my comfort box and went at it ALONE.  It was the most HORRIBLE experience I've ever had!!  I couldn't enjoy the city :-(

I'm not sure where this ramble is going, but I just wanted the world to know that I hate being in new places alone.  And I wish I could change it.

Mr. Clean Magic Erasers

They are my ultimate favorite and I recommend to everyone!  When I lived in the apartment, I noticed I would have dirty feet prints on my bathtub, and I couldn't for the life of me get the dirt scum off.  I scrubbed.  I soaked in every cleaning product known to man.  I even made cleaning product cocktails to try combining the potent powers.  Nothing.

Until Mr. Clean Magic Erasers!  It wipes away the dirt with nothing but water.  You hardly even need to really "scrub."  It's more of a "wipe."

Aaron's bathtub was far from perfect.  Far from clean.  It's a college boy house with countless boy roommates moving in and out.  This means it's the perfect breeding ground for YUCKY DIRT SCUM BATHTUBS! 

Needless to say, Mr. Clean Magic Eraser and I had an affair in the bathroom this weekend while Aaron was away.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Wowee busybusy

I have been a BUSY GIRL!  I never thought I would ever say this... or it would ever come to this... but I have been too busy to even TEXT or FACEBOOK!  What!!? 

I finally have a minute to sit down and write a bloggy.  My poor bloggy has been so neglected.  After this I may try to respond to a few emails/facebook messages as well.  What a busy life.

So my job is AWESOME.  I lovelovelove it!  I have learned so much in this past week, and it's not even the beginning.  I will have so many responsibilities, it's a little scary to think about just how much responsibility I will be given.  My boss is wonderful - my first day she brought a co-worker and myself lunch, and the second day there were DONUTS for breakfast!!  DONUTS!!  Then, on Friday, she took us to lunch at Thai Lotus (so yummy, P.S.).  She has really pushed me this week to learn and to totally 100% understand everything I am doing.  I wish I could go into further detail, but I would be here forever.  But just to get it out there, I LOVE my new job.  I'll have to get used to wearing a suit every day to work, but it's nice to look professional so I'm sure it won't take long :-)

I apologize to everyone whose text/voicemail/email I haven't responded to.  It almost seems like the more busy you get, the more calls and messages you get as well.  My phone is CONSTANTLY dead.  The other day I got off work to 47 emails.  47?!  And these aren't work emails.  These are facebook emails and notifications and personal emails.  47!!  From the voicemails, texts, and emails, my battery is dead before I even get to my phone.

So I apologize for those I haven't texted back.  I get off of work and go STRAIGHT to school until 10pm, and sometimes the last thing I want to do is even look at my phone.  I just want to go to bed.

Also, Aaron and I just celebrated our 2-year Anniversary!!  TWO YEARS!  I'll have to post pictures of our Saturday climb at Phantom Spires.  On Friday, we went on a fancy date to Kitchen 19 in Harvey's up at Lake Tahoe.  We stayed up at Tahoe as well, then went climbing Saturday.  It was a ton of fun :-)
And today I visited my dad up at Donner because... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DAD!!  Old man!  Aaaaand HAPPY BIRTHDAY DANTE!! 

Ok the end!!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Lou and Ash

The other night, Lina and I went out.  We don't go out as often as we used to, so it was fun having another girl's night out.  Of course Lou ran into another one of her flavors-of-the-week/month etc, but I'll leave his pictures out of it!

(we started the night off at the rib cookoff)
(Thanks Lina... picture ruiner!)
(We ran into Beth!  My old roomie in Theta!!)
(Then we ran into Lainey...)
(And No-Nee!)

Fun night with the best friend.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

I wish you enough...

I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright no matter how  gray the day may appear.

I   wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun even more.

I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive and everlasting..

I wish you enough pain so that even the smallest of joys in life may appear bigger.

I wish you  enough  gain to satisfy your wanting.
I  wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.

I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final good-bye.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Pho has become my new favorite addiction!  Like I-have-to-limit-myself-to-once-a-week addiction.  I LOVE IT!  It's fairly healthy for you as well.  The Pho I go to is the one in Reno by Target.  So far it is my favorite Pho.  Their meat isn't as greasy as some other places, and they have wonderful customer service.  Plus, everything is consistent every time I go.

I usually order the #26, but my new favorite is the #31 which is Bun Ga Nuong (Grilled Chicken over Vermicelli Noodles).  SO GOOD!  It's my absolute favorite.  Aaron experiments with the menu and tries new things.  Not me.  He has had the fried rice (with brown rice instead of white) which is DELICIOUS! 

Just thought I would add a little post about my favorite addiction :-) You can access their website by clickin here.

If I could make this dish myself, I'd save a ton of money.  I'll try learning one day :-)

Monday, September 13, 2010

Balloon Races

Aaron had never been to the Balloon Races before, so I made it a point to go this year :-)  Luckily waking up at 4am is sleeping in for him!

The Reno Balloon Races are beautiful, and something everyone should see at least once in my opinion!

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Latest and Greatest Playlist

This Afternoon - by Nickleback (on repeat often)
California Girls - by Katy Perry
Eight Second Ride - by Jake Owen
Sorority Girls - by Luke Bryan
All Over Me - by Josh Turner
OMG - by Usher
Solo - Iyaz
Stuck Like Glue - by Sugarland
Boys in the Summer - by Jessie James
Today was a Fairytale - by Taylor Swift
Crazy Bitch - by Buckcherry
Mine - by Taylor Swift
If I Die Young - by The Band Perry
Someone Else Calling you Baby - by Luke Bryan

I know it's not that long, but it has been on repeat all weekend!  Especially "If I Die Young."  It's my new favorite :-)

Saturday, September 04, 2010


Aaron and I recently took a trip to Colorado (8/27/2010-8/31/2010).  He was testing for the Colorado State Troopers, so we decided to make it an extended weekend and get some rock climbing in (neither of us had been to Colorado before).

I must say Colorado is WONDERFUL!  If there's any place I'd like my boyfriend to move to and reside in, Colorado would be top on my list.  Visiting would cost an arm and a leg for flights every time, but it was a wonderful place.  If I were loaded with cash-money I would pack my bags and go to school in Boulder!

Saturday - Flatirons 
We climbed both Saturday and Sunday.  On Saturday we did the Flatirons (and I'm horrible because I totally forgot which Flatiron we did, lower?  Upper?  Second?  Shoot...).

It was a wonderful route and very easy.  It was listed as a classic route that everyone should try while climbing he flatirons.  There wasn't too much required as far as technical skill, but that doesn't mean I wasn't totally pooped afterward.  It's draining being on a massive rock while the temperatures outside are enough to make you sweat glisten through the cute little pink cotton tank top.  Just sayin...

Sunday (part 1) - Bastille Crack
Sunday we went to Eldorado Canyon to do some more classic rock climbing.  Aaron was hankering to do the Bastille Crack which is only a 5.7 but the problem is it's CRACK!  I had surgery in high school on my right foot, and my foot has never quite been the same.  Not to mention I just have very sensitive feet.  So crack is always out of the question for me.  It's far too painful.  It's incredibly scary (for me), I don't feel secure.  However, after waiting for 2 parties to ascend the Bastille Crack ahead of us, I managed to watch a girl (REDHEAD) climb the Bastille Crack with some ease, and some struggle, but overall she climbed it.  Naturally, being stubborn and competitive, I figured if she did it then I could do it as well.

(Aaron on the crux)
(It's a lot harder than it looks!)
(Me on crack!!)

The problem with this wall was that the rock was incredibly slippery!  When you're rock climbing, you depend on your feet 100% especially if the hand holds are minimal.  So when your feet consistently slip from underneath you, you begin to lose confidence.  This route (for me) was incredibly terrifying because the rock just didn't grip well, so I really had to focus on hand holds and feet placement. 

Sunday (part 2) - Wind Ridge

After we finished the Bastille Crack first pitch I felt uneasy about continuing on another wall for a multipitch route.  I wasn't feeling confident.  I used more effort than needed to accomplish my first crack.  I was tired.  However I was excited to do the Wind Ridge route because I picked it out (and I like to believe all of MY ideas are the best ideas).  The Wind Ridge was rated a 4 star 5.6.  Upon completing all 3 pitches, we agreed the crux was more of a 5.8+.  PAT ON THE BACK! 

The crux of the route was most definitely not a 5.6.  It was a roof with very few handholds!!  When we got back into Reno, Aaron researched comments on the route and most everyone agrees it's a 5.8 crux.  Good thing I could handle it, I'd be worried for someone who couldn't pull a 5.8 roof!  Aaron was too funny when he was trying to manhandle the roof.  He got caught in an awkward position with rock right between his legs.  
Sunday was a glorious day for me :-)

The rest of the time in Colorado we spent being tourists and seeing things in the town.  I made it a point to visit the Theta house in Boulder!!

Boulder was a wonderful city.  It was an adorable little college town and I had so much fun just walking around and looking at all of the shops and restaurants.   I loved it there!

We also visited Golden for a brief afternoon while killing time.  I loved Golden!  The downtown area was clean and alive.  There is a river/creek that runs through the city where everyone swims or floats.  HOW FUN!  I couldn't believe how many people were swimming, so I felt the water (to compare to Truckee) and it was DECENT!  Not nearly as cold, it made me wish I had a bikini on so I could jump in too.
(Aaron taking a picture of me taking a picture of 2 rainbows)

We also hung out in Denver for a brief afternoon so that we could experience the city.  We went to the 16th Street Mall which reminded me a lot of Union Square in San Francisco.  One thing I have noticed about Colorado is there are a TON of places to eat!  And 90% of them seem to be little local places (they could be chains, but I'd never heard of them before...).  So the 16th Street Mall was more of a 16th Street food Court, in my opinion.  Out of all of the places we could choose from, we decided to eat pizza for dinner!  We went to a little hole in the wall pizza joint (Two Fisted Marios... or something along those lines) and the pizza was SO YUMMY!  

(Yup, that's really Aaron eating a PIZZA)

Overall the trip was wonderful and we both had a great time.  I really loved Colorado, there wasn't enough time to do everything we wanted so I am excited to possibly have the opportunity to go back again if anything progresses with the State Trooper option!!