Friday, April 17, 2009


Well, we hadn't traveled in a couple of weeks, so we decided we needed to get away for awhile. ;) Albuquerque sounded like a fabulous destination, so that was the lucky town! Really, Adam's dad lives down there, and we hadn't been able to visit him for awhile. Easter Break was ideal, so we headed off.

On our way down, we really wanted to stop in at Mesa Verde. We had vistited once about 4 years ago and I had wanted to stop in again. I LOVE this place! It is one of the most beautiful places on earth and I can't help but be in awe at the structures that have survived since about 300 AD

Adam enjoying his time by the Long House village

We were able to spend a couple of hours in Mesa Verde, before we headed on down to Albuquerque. While we were there, we were able to relax and enjoy our time with Adam's dad. We went golfing and generally just had a good time.(Golfing was DANG hilarious and there is a VERY good reason why I DO NOT have pictures of that! I now have a huge admiration for Tiger Woods and his talent ;)

We had to leave Sunday morning, so that was our Easter Sunday..... driving for 12 hours. It was a doosie of a drive, but I did convince Adam to stop in at Four Corners. I'm not entirely sure why I really wanted to head there, but it was pretty cool to be in four states at once! ;)

It was so nice to have some time off to tour around and visit family. It was a needed break and I'm glad everything went so smoothly. Now to get through my class's end of year testing.....

Saturday, April 11, 2009

The 28th B-day

Well, it's bound to happen to all of us..... yes, we all start to get old! :) I entered the day with some hesitancy, because I wasn't quite sure how my mental state would be when I realized that I was WAY too close to the big 30. But the day was a lot of fun! Adam went out of his way to make sure I wasn't too traumatized. ;)

The students were really great that day, AND it was only a half day of school so I was able to go home at 12:30! (PLUS, it was the beginning of Spring Break, so a full week off..... Heaven....)

That night Adam had put together a WONDERFUL dinner that we got to share with Tasha, Justin, and Mylah, and some great friends Colin and Michon. I had told Adam that I WAS NOT doing dished on my birthday, so I thought we would be going out for dinner. But he put together the most wonderful Garlic Sirloin and did EVERYTHING that day. He had made my cupcakes (I wanted those instead of a cake) had the dinner set to go, and I truly didn't have to wash one dish.... man I love this kid!

So to follow my dream dinner, we played my favorite game, which is Dominoes. I love that game! It was a ton of fun, and I appreciated the patience of friends and family while we played this long game! (I even think they let me win.... there is no way I could have beat everyone by 200 points! ;)

Then the guys wanted to bust out the Wii and have some fun with Rock Band. It ended the night with a bang, and helped me enter this 28th year... I look back on some of my crazy adventures, and I can only be grateful for the wonderful experiences and people I have come to know and love. Thank you for your friendship and love! I can't believe the blessings that keep coming....