Jazz Playoff Game Anyone?

I won Jazz playoff tickets from work. How great is my job? Ya, I know.
Kollin had the awesome idea of riding Trax to the game so we wouldn't have to deal with parking. It was fun. First time that I had ridden Trax by choice, and not by necessity.

We were up pretty high in the nose bleed section. But the good thing was, we were on the first row of the nose bleed section. So not as high as we were thinking.
There were points in the game where the Nuggets were pretty far ahead. In the end, we came through and spanked them.
See the score? (at least I hope you can)


And we were there!


Birthdays and Bees!

This last week we had a couple birthdays. My dad's was on the 14th, and Gwen's was the 16th. On Gwen's birthday, as many of us that could, got together and went to the Bees game.
The weather has finally been so nice lately, it was great timing to be able to be outside doing something fun. I, of course, ended up getting pretty chilly, so I ended up wearing both mine, and Kollin's jackets. He's such a sweet heart.
It is always so much fun hanging out as a family, and having Kollin there makes it that much better. I love how he is being accepted into my family so quickly. It seems like they all really like him so far. Yay!


Bowling night!

This last weekend, we went bowling with my best friend Reca . It was actually a surprise birthday party for her husband Mike, but I'm bad at taking pictures, and didn't actually get any of the birthday boy. Woops!
Kollin and I have never been bowling together, and little did I know, that he might as well be a pro bowler. The guy has his own ball and shoes, and knows WAY too much about bowling. He says he got it all from his dad, and that whenever he comes into town, it is a tradition to go bowling.
Ya, thanks.
Now I am that much more scared to meet him, in knowing that I will be completely embarrassed when I get my trash kicked by the entire family in bowling.
He was beating all of us so bad, he just ended up goofing around for most of the night. Which was very fun to take pictures of! Enjoy!


Honest Scrap

So I have been given the Honest Scrap Award by my good friend Callie, and have been challenged to list 10 honest things about myself, and then award it to 4 other people.

So here it goes... This isn't going to be easy.

1. I played piano for 11 years of my life. I hated it for the first 9 or so, then grew to love it. I'm sure it had to do with my piano teacher that I switched to right around then. The only thing I regret is quitting when I did. It was my own fault. I was too wrapped up in my personal life, that I never practiced anymore. So ended up just deciding it was a waste of my teacher's time, and my mom's money. I wish I never did that. I'm sure it was disappointing on all three of our parts.

2. I am so scared that my mother is disappointed in me. When she was sick, I remember mentioning to her that I hope she wouldn't be. She said she could never be. But I don't know, now that she knows EVERYTHING. But I am comforted to know she still loves me.

3. I want to go to the Louvre someday. Everyone else in my family has been at least once. I would love to experience what they have, and see where all the roots of their stories are coming from. To be surrounded by so much culture from the past and present... wow.

4. I love to dance. Every weekend, unless I am out of town, you will see me on the dance floor of the club I have been going to for over 12 years.

5. I hated dancing when I was younger. My parents put me in ballet when I was little, and I'd have to say that was one of the worst experiences of my young life. Probably where my self exteem and self image issues stemmed from.

6. Anyone that knows me, knows that I love animals . There was one point where I owned a dog, 6 ferrets, 2 turtles and countless frogs and toads. I've greatly toned it down now, and just have my 1 baby, Chloe.

7. I am quite the shoe junkie. I have way too many pairs of shoes, that I don't even know what to do with them. I haven't even been able to find room in my new house for over half of them. They are currently in 2 of those huge bright orange garbage bags in my garage.

8. I am adopted, and proud of it. I cannot imagine the strength and love that my biological parents had for me to be able to give me up to complete strangers. That they knew that they could not provide the life that they wanted for me, and that I got that life with my wonderful family!

9. Oh ya, that mole that was removed? Came back negative and normal. So I am completely (mostly) healthy! w00t!

10. I am happier now, than I have been in probably the last 15 years. My life is finally starting to get back on track. I have a job that I enjoy, I have a stable home, and I have found the most wonderful man that is my other half in every way. He has been one of my best friends for years, and I can't believe I am dating him. He takes care of me, he supports me, and he loves me almost as much as I love him (although he will argue who loves who more).

Now I would like to award the Honest Scrap to:

Erika Earl

Elizabeth Marsh

Katie Hutchison

Andrea Cannon

Have fun!