Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Back from Denver

So the reason I have not posted in a while is due to the fact that Kambria and I flew back to Denver for my sister Tess' high school graduation and my 10 yr high school reunion! Yes, my sister and me are 10 yrs apart. It was fun to go to the graduation and be reminded of what mine was like. We both had our ceremonies at Red Rocks amphitheater. The whole fam was there for Tess', except of course Colin who is still in Argentina!
Kambria and Hayden had a blast together, except I think it took Hayden a little while longer to be as enthusiastic to see Kambria as she was to see him. But it didn't take too long and then they were hugging each other and having a grand time!
I stole these pictures from Leah...thanks!

Like I said I also attended my 10 yr reunion. It was fun and nice to see that people have grown up...of course there are some that have not. But none-the-less it was fun. I was in student senate my senior year and so I got the privilege of helping plan the activities. We only had a graduating class of about 100 people, so we made it as simple as possible. Friday night we had a grown-up night only at the local Lucky Strikes. It is a bowling alley, but this one is even had a dress code. So people sat around and talked, bowled, played pool and drank...we had 2 free drink tickets...of course I had to give mine away since they would not let me use them for virgin drinks! Oh well such is life! They also had pizza and appetizers. It was fun to chat away and see what people have been up to. I stayed from 6 to 11 pm that night. I even saw my old next door neighbor Natalie who I had not talked to since I was about 13 yrs old!

Then Saturday we had a tour of our new (old) high school. They had just finished remolding and rebuilding it a year ago. It was quite amazing. As soon as I get pictures I will share!

Then we had a BBQ at Lakewood Park where all the families were invited. It was fun to see each others' kids and let them play together. Kambria had a ball playing in the sand. Everyone commented on how she looked just like me. What a great compliment!

This is a short version...since I do not know what more to say about it. But it was a fun time and I am glad that I went...even if Bryan had to stay in Chicago without us!!! I told him he should plan on going to his next year!
This is what I came home to...

How sweet is Bryan??!!! They are GORGEOUS flowers! They are so pretty that they even look fake! What a nice surprise!

And after 12 days apart from each other, I finally got to come back "home" to Chicago and Bryan!!!YEAH We had never been apart from each other for this long since we began dating over 4 yrs ago. It was tough for both of us, but I think even tougher for Kambria to be away from her Daddy. She missed him SO much...even to the point that she did not want to let go of him from the time we got off the airplane. She wanted him to do everything...even change her diaper! It was sure nice to have a break from that one :) But she is settling down and not so upset when he goes off to school in the mornings as much anymore...she even wanted me to hold her last night...which is good for me to know I am still needed!

So now that I am back, I can keep up on this blog thing again!!!


Heather said...

How fun that you got to go home. It is tough to be away. I think the longest we have ever been apart was 3 weeks when Jeremy left to do job training. It was only like a year after we were married and I was SO BORED. (and like an idiot, got my wisdom teeth out while he was gone. I don't suggest that one.)

Sarah and Nate said...

Sounds like you had a great time...and those flowers are BEAUTIFUL!!! Hopefully your doctor's appointment went well while you were back in CO and that you are feeling good!

ValSterByDe said...

nice to be together again, that is SO HARD!!! my 10 year was this year and I didn't hear anything about it... kind of bummed, I would have liked to go. (and Sterling graduated in 99 too, way to go on finding a younger guy!)

Kristy said...

I'm glad to hear your trip home was fun. Those roses are beautiful! You are one lucky girl. My ten year reunion is over the 4th of July weekend and we will be in Portland for a friends wedding. I'm kinda bumed about that.