AR ---> CO

If you haven't guessed it yet, we are in fact, moving our family again.


Easy and I are headed out soon to find ourselves a new home in Denver, CO. It still feels totally surreal and I struggle to say it out loud.

We are soooooo excited and also soooooo nervous. It's very bittersweet leaving Arkansas. We have made wonderful friends here with some of the greatest people we have ever met. The only thing that makes me feel okay is remembering that silent conformation I got that this choice is a good one for our family.

Colorado Mountain Pride

Colorado Fun Facts:

1. Colorado is the only state in history, to turn down the Olympics. In 1976 the Winter Olympics were planned to be held in Denver. 62% of all state Voters choose at almost the last minute not to host the Olympics, because of the cost, pollution and population boom it would have on the State Of Colorado, and the City of Denver.

2. In Fruita, the town folk celebrate 'Mike the Headless Chicken Day'. Seems that a farmer named L.A. Olsen cut off Mike's head on September 10, 1945 in anticipation of a chicken dinner - and Mike lived for another 4 years without a head.

3. Denver, lays claim to the invention of the cheeseburger.

4. The highest paved road in North America is the Road to Mt. Evans off of I-70 from Idaho Springs. The Road climbs up to 14,258 Ft. above sea level.

5. Every year Denver host the worlds largest Rodeo, the Western Stock show.

6. Denver has the largest city park system in the nation with 205 parks in City limits and 20,000 Acres of parks in the nearby mountains.

7. Colorado has more microbreweries per capita than any other state.

8. The world's largest natural hot springs pool located in Glenwood Springs. The two-block long pool is across the street from the historic Hotel Colorado, a favorite stop of former president Teddy Roosevelt.

9. Colorado's southwest corner borders Arizona, New Mexico and Utah the only place in America where the corners of four states meet.

10. Abundant nesting and migrating birds and other native animals provide a "world-class" watchable wildlife experience. Bald eagles and other raptors, sandhill cranes, shore birds and water birds can be seen seasonally at San Luis Lakes near Alamosa.

More here.


nettie said...

hey, I live in colorado. what part of town will you be moving to? If you need any help, let me know. We don't really know the north side of town, but we know the south.

You'll love it here, but be prepared to not love the homes, or at least how much you have to pay for them...when's the big move??

Hays said...

Hey Nettie - we will be on the north side. Move is within the next 2 weeks. Eeeek!

Hays said...

Oh yeah, the home hunt has been somewhat discouraging.

Carly said...

My sister lives in Aurora (for over 9 years now) and they really really love it. Ironically they are also house hunting after selling their condo and also having a hard time trying to find a good one.

Good luck!!

Briawna said...

love the graphic at the top. such a fun adventure.

Chelsie Campbell said...

Knew it! (see my instagram message.) :) so exciting for your family!! You guys are movers! Good luck packing! (especially that new piano! :)) an have fun with Bethany!! Lucky lady!!

Zane + Nichole said...

Long time reader, first time commenter. I love Colorado! I grew up in Colorado Springs (about 45 min south of Denver) and it is such an awesome state. Feel free to ask me if you have any questions! And also, I'm a military kid and wife, so I get the moving thing. Good luck with the four girls!

Amber Goodman said...

From Arkansas to Colorado - what a change that'll be! I lived near Denver, Colorado throughout high school. There's lots to love about Colorado!!!

Lori said...

No one can accuse you G-units from being unadventurous! Sounds like a good move. My cousin got married in Fruita. I have a button that says I love Fruita. Are you looking for a place in any of the areas that Elder Eric served? Good luck!

JCLS said...

So exciting! Goodness.....you are probably the world's best packer, I don't know how you do it. I have totally been to Fruita.....when I lived in Colorado for my floral internship we would go there to greenhouses to pick plants up! I am excited for you guys and a new adventure.

Brenna said...

CO is my home state. I certainly didn't know a lot of those fun facts! I am thinking the beauty here may make you never want to move again. ;) Happy adventuring to Denver. Will you be in the city or on the outskirts? I don't live too far from Denver - can't wait to hear of your journey.

TheKeilShpeel said...

Yeah for CO!!!!! That is so exciting. You will make so many new friends there too. I love that you seem to have grown to love everywhere you live. I have been so bad about reading peoples blogs but for some reason decided to blog hop tonight and glad I did.

smith scratch said...

So happy for you and your family! CO is beautiful!

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