A Very Happy Life

Enjoying life to the fullest and occasionally blogging about it

Gotta love visiting my mom. Picked me up from the airport, headed straight to get BBQ in Lockhart, then straight down to the beach. The best.

Here are some pictures from a (rare) mid-week girls’ night out concert.  A few of my girlfriends and I went downtown to the beautiful Paramount theater to see Gavin DeGraw last night.  It was a really fun show, including a fun opening act by Parachute, and a moment when everyone lost their minds: when Denverite (and general superstar) Ryan Tedder (of One Republic fame, among many other things) just casually walked out on stage and started singing a couple songs with Gavin.  I captured what I could (although that last good pic of Ryan and Gavin together I admittedly stole from Instagram; you can tell the not-so-good one I took was from almost the exact same moment).  It was a really fun night.  Now I’ve got to re-energize because I’m heading to the airport! 

I burned the crap out of my finger when I was making dinner tonight. That blister may look like a little heart but it certainly isn’t making me feel very loving right now.

I burned the crap out of my finger when I was making dinner tonight. That blister may look like a little heart but it certainly isn’t making me feel very loving right now.

Fair enough, although my side of town is seriously lacking in breweries for some reason. Lodo, rino, baker, etc are all doing just fine, but we’re only slowly getting some options (veeeeery slowly). I’m thrilled.

Fair enough, although my side of town is seriously lacking in breweries for some reason. Lodo, rino, baker, etc are all doing just fine, but we’re only slowly getting some options (veeeeery slowly). I’m thrilled.

You Guyyyyyyysssssss!!!

I just found out that there is a new brewery opening ACROSS THE STREET FROM MY HOUSE this summer!  I repeat: New brewery. This summer. Across the street.

First Trader Joe’s moves in, a few rumors of other new developments underway, and now this!  Our little neighborhood is finally moving up in the world!  :)

Holiday Reflection

Easter always makes me think of my grandparents.  My grandmother loved Easter and I can still hear her singing in church when I think about the holiday.  Easter also always meant dyeing eggs with the whole family, having an egg hunt in the front yard of their house on McKinney (with one egg in the giant stone wheel out front, without fail), going to church (wearing new dresses and bringing flowers for the flower cross), and taking bluebonnet pictures out in the fields in East Texas.  It usually also always meant a trip to my grandparents’ ranch in the afternoon, bouncing through the pastures in my grandpa’s bright red pickup truck.

Nowadays I usually just think of Easter as a nice Sunday to spend with my small family of 4 (Roscoe & Sadie included, of course), but I’ll always be grateful for the memories of the Easter holidays of my childhood.

I hope you’re all out enjoying your Sunday, however you celebrate.

I’m honestly a fan of this new brewery in town but this pic they just posted on Instagram is THE MOST HIPSTER THING I think I’ve ever seen. I don’t even know what the story with this is, but I can’t handle it.

I’m honestly a fan of this new brewery in town but this pic they just posted on Instagram is THE MOST HIPSTER THING I think I’ve ever seen. I don’t even know what the story with this is, but I can’t handle it.

Sadie is displaying her very best efforts at distracting Jeff from doing work this morning.

Sadie is displaying her very best efforts at distracting Jeff from doing work this morning.

Go Kart racing, batting cages, and mini bowling (and ping pong and pool). Happy Thursday night?

Ps— go kart racing is AWESOME!

Does your state do vehicle emissions testing? It was never something I did in Texas growing up, but in Colorado we have to get our cars tested every 2 years. It’s the most annoying thing ever. I’m currently in a 2 hour wait line to do mine and there’s no free wifi and I’m about to lose my mind I’m so bored.
Watching the annoyed faces of everyone in the cars around me is the only thing keeping me sane.
Anyway, tell me how YOUR day is going! Anything exciting?

ETA: the irony of a huge line of cars idling for hours on a hot blacktop pavement is not lost on me either. Glad we’re testing for emissions, considering most of these cars won’t even turn off their engines and are producing a stupid amount of emissions in the process.

Does your state do vehicle emissions testing? It was never something I did in Texas growing up, but in Colorado we have to get our cars tested every 2 years. It’s the most annoying thing ever. I’m currently in a 2 hour wait line to do mine and there’s no free wifi and I’m about to lose my mind I’m so bored.

Watching the annoyed faces of everyone in the cars around me is the only thing keeping me sane.

Anyway, tell me how YOUR day is going! Anything exciting?

ETA: the irony of a huge line of cars idling for hours on a hot blacktop pavement is not lost on me either. Glad we’re testing for emissions, considering most of these cars won’t even turn off their engines and are producing a stupid amount of emissions in the process.

It’s rain/sleet/snowing outside and Jeff is watching The Masters. Yep, it’s nap time. Nothing puts me to sleep faster than gray skies and golf claps.

It’s rain/sleet/snowing outside and Jeff is watching The Masters. Yep, it’s nap time. Nothing puts me to sleep faster than gray skies and golf claps.

Things I’m currently in love with (and absolutely don’t need): soft white linens with metallic accents for summertime. @westelmdenver

Things I’m currently in love with (and absolutely don’t need): soft white linens with metallic accents for summertime. @westelmdenver

Free architecture tour around Denver today, including tours of the Governor’s Mansion, a beautiful gothic cathedral, and the Kirkland design and art museum. All of which is now followed up by a cider tasting at Stem Ciders.

Yayyyy weekend!