First Snow of the Year

Today at approximately 2:30-3:00pm it started snowing. At first I thought it was only rain, but then the snowflakes got much bigger and much fluffier. And just like our kids, ages 2-6, I was staring out the window like it was the first time I’d ever seen snow. Which isn’t true, but this is the first time it has snowed somewhere I live and drive and work. (It did snow in Oklahoma but I was a kid and didn’t have any real responsibility) I was expecting snow on Thursday, but when I got up today it was sunny and 50 degrees at 7:30am. Then the storm started to roll in and then BAM…Snow. Apparently that’s just what Colorado is like.

Here are some pictures of the snow:

The front of our house

The deck

On the deck, looking right

On the deck, looking left

The Stephen and Amanda snowpeople I made πŸ™‚

My handsome and awesome husband went out just now and bought my some hot chocolate and a snow brush for my car. I used my lunch bag to get the snow off the windows and mirrors today but he always takes such good care of me πŸ™‚ I also bought flannel sheets yesterday so I’m very excited to put them on the bed!

So as I sit here sipping my hot chocolate, I am trying to think of what has gone on that I wanted to post about. The snow kind of distracted me…

We’ll be in California for Thanksgiving and Texas around Christmas– we’re both very excited to see both sides of the family. Chris Ady will be here this weekend and he and Stephen will be going to the Broncos v. Chiefs game on Sunday. It will be great to have a visitor and for them to have some special guy time πŸ™‚

I’ve started a Photo A Day project on my Facebook. So far I haven’t missed a day since October 21. It’s been fun to document something from each day and I’m sure when it’s over I’ll enjoy looking back on a year of my life and the things that I found important or interesting each day. I’m trying to avoid having the same picture over and over (such as a ton of sunsets or cloud pictures) and so far so good.

I’m really enjoying my job. I really like my coworkers and the kids/families at the school. It definitely has a family feel and even though I’m the youngest working there (by only about a year or two) I feel like I fit in pretty well. We’ve always got a lot going on and it keeps me busy, which makes my work days go by quickly. Some of these kids… they’re just so cute… I may or may not be attached… πŸ™‚

I’m feeling pretty comfortable with knowing where I’m going out here now. I do know the major roads (locally) and how to get to the places I need to go. I’m feeling confident in going on random drives and adventures now that I have a basic knowledge and can guide myself back to the familiar fairly well. I’ve discovered some really pretty areas and some nice shopping πŸ™‚ Here are some photos from my last adventure down to Colorado Springs and the North Cheyenne CaΓ±on State Park:

Headed toward the park from the Broadmoor area

Exiting the park

Helen Hunt Falls

As I was driving into the park

It’s definitely a place I plan to go again. There’s an area called Seven Falls (which was closed for renovation unfortunately) which boasts the most beautiful canyon in Colorado. I also saw the biggest deer that I’ve ever seen in person. He easily had 7 points on each side of his antlers. And he walked right in front of my car. I was driving slowly so it was no big deal but I was too dumbfounded to get to my camera in time 😦

Married life is still ridiculously awesome and I love every minute we get to spend together. He gives me more reasons to love him every day… like hot chocolate and snow brushes πŸ™‚

Dinner is just about ready so I must go but hope to update more soon!

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