Sunday, January 13, 2013

Happy New Year!

Happy 2013!
I know 2013 is going to be a fantastic year.  The calendar is already filling up with some pretty exciting things, including Ryan's graduation! I can't wait for all the excitement that is to come.
We went downtown for New Years Eve to watch the fireworks and have dinner.  We checked out a new ping pong bar that opened up called Ace. Mason loved going around picking up all the balls for everyone. For dinner we walked next door to one of our favorite places to gorge ourselves, Steuben's.

I hope everyone had a Happy New Year! Best wishes to all in 2013!

Colorado Springs

Over the Christmas break we were all getting a little cabin fever.  We escaped town for a couple of days and went south to Co Springs. Co Springs has its pros and cons.  It is way to small of a city to live there but they have some beautiful sites and Rudy's BBQ. We visited Garden of the Gods the first day.  I have driven through the garden many times before but never in the winter.  The red rocks were beautiful dusted with fresh snow.
We also visited the Air Force Academy. This was a first for both Ryan and I. The most impressive part of our visit was touring their chapel on campus.  It was awesome! I had seen the spikes off the freeway and never really knew what they were. The Cadet Chapel was designed by architect Walter A. Netsch Jr. in the late 50s.

 Lobster Buffet at Cheyenne Mountain Resort
A perfect way to escape cabin fever. 

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Christmas Festivities

Merry Christmas!
I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas. 
This year we had Christmas with the Meadors. We decorated cookies, watched the traditional Christmas Vacation, played many games,  read The Night Before Christmas and more.
Santa came and payed us a special visit from the North Pole. 
Christmas morning

422: Deck the Halls

Here is a peek at what Christmas looked like at the Kimballs.  I tried to use as much live evergreen wherever possible. I love the smell of pine around the holidays. I made the pine wreath again this year with my tree trimmings. Only this year I had a wreath frame which helped tremendously!
I made the pom pom garland following See Jane's tutorial
Where do you hang stockings if you don't have a fireplace? I guess the banister will do. 

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Turkey Day

Happy Belated Turkey Day!
We spent Thanksgiving in California with the Kimballs.
We are thankful for the people we get to share our lives with and all the love that comes with them!