Sunday, March 25, 2007

The Weekend


This weekend, Don surprised me by taking me to the local park, called "Mount Trashmore". It is a landfill that has been transformed into a giant grass covered park, complete with picnic areas, walking trails, and a skatepark. We took a picnic lunch and sat along the Mount Trashmore lake. We listened to the honking geese and watched as Godiva loved the smell of goose poop. She enjoyed her family fun night as well. The skatepark includes a half-pipe. We sat and watched the major biffing going on and even watched a four or five year old ride his bike up and down it! We took a few moments and threw a softball around. Don thinking back to the days in Colorado Springs where he played shortstop for his church team. Whereas, I was reminicing about the high school days when I played outfield for the JV and Varsity teams. It was a lot of fun!

We then drove over and picked up Godiva's best friend, Cali, who belongs to the Branines. She had a great weekend "catching up" with her friend who she had not seen in a month or so. They played together, slept together, ate together, napped together, went potty together and were pretty much inseperable all weekend long. We are quite certain that she will be in depression mode once Cali's mommy and daddy pick her up later today.



Don is on call this week and we traveled back from Williamsburg (our church plant that we are active in) early this afternoon. We were able to stop by Ruby Tuesday's and eat a yummy lunch with a gift card my students gave me for my birthday (February). Later on tonight we plan on finally getting rid of our brush pile in the backyard and have a little camp fire.

It has been a great, relaxing weekend!

Also, thanks to all the comments we got on the last post. We were shocked and amazed by some of the people that drop in to check up on our lives. We are honored by your visits. Please continue to let us know how you are doing! Also, thanks to so many who mentioned that they are using Google Reader. We had briefly heard of this, but it made us curious and we are now hooked up with our own Google Reader, so that we can keep in better touch with your lives. Thanks again!

11 comments:

jess said...

Sounds like a very relaxing weekend!

S&s said...

that is such a cute picture of those two silly puppies;) Glad you guys had a great weekend, even with your hyper addition to your family for the weekend;) I was cracking up as I was reading through your post;)

amanda Lee said...

I am so jealous, what a great ides. Way to take advantage of the beautiful weather. glad you had a great weekend.

Travis and Becky said...

Sounds like a sweet plan, Big D. You have always been the man, you know! Glad you guys had a good one. We miss you and hope to talk to you soon. By the way, I spy too. =)
T Grav

Conleys said...

glad you had fun at mt trashmore. we used to go for picnics there when stephen used to work down there and loved it. we rarely get there anymore, but hopefully more after may 6! thanks for stopping by yesterday and dropping the meals off. we appreciated it. i want to know how you got cal and godiva to sit so still for that picture. it's cute.

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juliechall said...

I thought Mt. Trashmore was so neat when we went. It's so funny how you can pass something all the time and then finally stop. I really enjoyed it. Hope things are going well - I'm sure you're looking forward to summer vacation. I know I am :)

T.J. and Shannon said...

We've haven't been to Mt. Trashmore yet, but it sounds like you guys had fun.

The Ingrams said...

Sounds like you had such a nice time that we need to go to Mt. Trashmore. I've lived here all my life and have never actually been at the park, although Paul used to skateboard there as a teenager. Living next to a park now though kind of has me spoiled. Sounds like you had lots of fun.

Andrew and Renee said...

Okay, I just read your post about the spying bloggers, and I'm even worse than the spies. I don't even spy. But you definitely made me feel guilty. Hey, it was enough to get me to comment, so it must have done some good. :) I just posted another blog, if you want to check it out. I know, I know, I'm terrible at this blogging thing. With two very energetic boys 15 months apart, I don't tend to have a whole lot of time. But you're inspiring me to do better (as you always do). :) Love you guys and miss you. And we would love to see you in CO in a few years!

Bonnie said...

This Mount Trashmore sounds like a very interesting place, and I love the name, that's great! I enjoy seeing what you all have been up to.

Bonnie Johnson