6.11.2015

Local Tourists

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We started off spring break as Denver tourists. I had been wanting to hit up a few local "must do's" while we are here - because you know, Gardiner's don't stay put too long ;)

One of the best breakfast places in the area is Snooze and they have a location in LoDo "Lower Downtown" that is in the old Union Station. 

The food was phenomenal as always (OMG french toast, peanut butter cup pancakes, Chili Verde Benny, cinnamon roll pancake to name a few) and the new location was quite fun too! 

Union Station is really beautiful. It has recently been renovated and outfitted with some fantastic mid-century furniture that Eric and I drooled over.


After breakfast we hopped on public trans and took a free ride to Capitol Hill.

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The bus was everything you love and hate about public transportation: smells and sounds, interesting people, scary people, standing while riding, and Rosie asking questions like, "How does this bus talk?" 

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The Capitol in Denver sits on a hill that is one mile above sea level. It is a beautiful building with real  gold leafing on the dome exterior commemorating the Colorado Gold Rush. 

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The interior has copious amounts of Rose Onyx only found here in the state and actually all that has  ever existed is right here within this building. 

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And the 'mile high marker" has been disputed a few times throughout history and is marked more than once on these steps. Ha!

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After touring the capitol we ran into The Cathedral Basilica just down the road - it was quite nice to get off the street with our 4 chickies for a minute. 

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We took in the stained glass and quiet for a minute before heading back to public trans and then finally home. 


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he next day we decided we were over the city and we headed up to the mountains. It was funny because I felt so much more at home here. Like we could breathe and relax and not have to worry so much. The city is stressful! 

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Rosie says, "Some boys wear der hats yike dis."

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Eldorado Canyon.



6.02.2015

Easter

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We had a simple Easter this year. 

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The funny thing is that the girls are pretty much getting to where they do it all on their own. It is way less messy and they get so excited and creative. 

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I am grateful for my savior and the Father's gift to us. Because of him I get to enjoy these beautiful girls of mine forever. 

4.22.2015

we have spirit

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A few weeks ago the girls had spirit week at school and it's always a good time. 

On "Dress Like a Teacher Day" GM dressed specifically as her teacher: vans, black shirt, glasses, skinny jeans, and pony tail.  They looked so adorable and very professional. 

    


80's Day

Ava told me how she told her friend that, "We kinda go all out!" and she is totally right. I have a hard time being subtle with these things. And they love it so much that until the day that they are too big for it we will continue to "kinda go all out!"


Crazy Hair Day

And finally on Crazy Sock/Hair Day we finished the week off in all her glory and gave GM a quite memorable faux hawk. Ava chose to be more subtle with her field trip that being day. 
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