Sunday, November 27, 2011

The Bench!

Our Lee's Summit friend Julie was generous enough to sew us a custom bench cushion to fit our new kitchen bench. We picked a thicker, durable fabric with bright colors since our kitchen is primarily neutrals. The piping is an olive green velour/suede fabric, adding an extra punch of color. My parents brought the cushion when they came to Denver this trip, and we are happy to report the cushion fits perfectly and looks fabulous! It's the perfect accessory to complete our little breakfast nook! Thank you Julie!

Thanksgiving in Denver

This year for Thanksgiving, my mom, dad, sister Mollie and niece Aubri drove out from Lee's Summit. Also, Chad and Michelle joined us from Colorado Springs. We are thankful for friends and family that we were fortunate to be able to spend Thanksgiving with! We had a great time together, and three days later, we're still nibbling on leftovers. YUM!

Friday we drove out to Operation Christmas Child warehouse to drop off Aubri and Alayna's boxes they packed. We were able to get a quick tour of the processing center as well. We weren't able to work this year in the processing center because Aubri is 10, and you have to be 13 to be out on the floor, but we wanted her to be able to see the awesome process and volunteers that help to get her shoebox to kids all over the world! She's very excited to get to work at the processing center in 3 years!

We took a trip to IKEA, wandered around for two hours, and came out with a gingerbread house kit... plus a few other must-haves. Aubri built the house, with a little help from the home builder himself. After the house was complete, we realized it looked a lot like our original house! In hindsight, we should have purchased two kits and built an addition...

Our family wandered around downtown Littleton, CO on Saturday evening, perusing the cute boutiques and admiring the Christmas lights. After all, it is the most wonderful time of the year!

Thursday evening, we had our own Christmas lights lighting, and Aubri was in charge of throwing the switch!

Mom and I spent Saturday shopping at the Castle Rock outlets (this is the big Christmas tree at the outlets)...

While Mollie and Chris watched football... 

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Backsplash Complete

Milestones in blogging: we are officially blogging from Chris' iPhone as of this post. I am hoping this app will encourage us to post more regularly throughout the holidays and into the new year. We shall see how this goes!

This weekend Chris tiled our kitchen backsplash, which was the final detail to finish our kitchen. Hooray! I had a very difficult time picking the tile because I was so overwhelmed thinking about our style vs. the style of the cabinets vs. what is best for resale purposes later on... So many things to consider. We finally settled on the ever popular glass tile in a neutral color, and fun pattern. We are very pleased with how it turned out!



Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Christine's Birthday Weekend

Happy 30th Birthday Christine!

I went to Kansas City last weekend for Christine's birthday, and we had a great time celebrating at her party and spending time together all weekend. And of course, I really enjoyed seeing my nieces Aubri and Alayna.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Our First Av's Game!

We went to our first Colorado Avalanche hockey game with Chris' work, very fun! I grew up going to Kansas City Blades hockey games with my dad and sisters, so it was fun to be at a hockey game again!