Saturday, July 23, 2011

Water Damage

Recently Denver has experienced Monsoon like rainstorms, and although it has been nice for the yard, it has not treated our basement so well. During one of our monsoon rains, one of our gutters clogged, resulting in gallons of water dumping into a basement window well.

The water was actually overflowing over the sides of the window well. This resulting in gallons of water dumping in through our basement window. Matt actually went out in the monsoon and bailed the window well with a bucket, and then stood on a ladder holding up the gutter. He had a minor injury when he slipped and fell into a rosebush... but that's a different story.

The basement we remodeled just a short 15 months ago, and carpet we finished paying for a short 3 months ago

This is what our basement looked like pre monsoon:

And here is post monsoon:

Bad news. We even had to cut out and throw out moldy carpet. Luckily I was able to hold the last remnant of our carpet that exists in Colorado, and it is the perfect size. Unluckily though this is going to cost us a pretty penny.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Botanic Gardens

I know that I have seriously been slacking on the blog posting. To all my loayal readers (Britty, Mom, Diane) I'm sorry. For the rest of you, I'm sure you haven't even noticed!

Anyways, a few weeks ago my good friend Julie invited the boys and I to go to the Denver Botanic Gardens with her. I didn't realize what an AWESOME kids garden that they have! It had a huge area for kids to dig, a stream for them to play in, a "Mountain Climb", kids activities (Jackson planted a sunflower), stories, and more. Jack and his friend Will had a great time and even Mason loved the stream!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

We had a wondeful 4th of July. We spent the day lounging around our house enjoying each other, then we headed up to Boulder for two short hikes. Jackson is becoming quite the hiker and LOVES to lead the way! Then we enjoyed the Arvada fireworks only a short block away from our house! It was awesome and we have definitely found our favorite firework viewing location! For the fireworks Mason was in awe and just stared for 45 minutes straight. Jackson was a chatterbox and couldn't help but saying, "oooh a red one, a loud one, a purple one, an orange one, a bright one... etc." for the entire 45 minutes. He LOVES to talk!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Arch Street Reunion

In college, Matt lived in a house on "Arch Street" with his two good friends Timmy and Eric. Now... 4 years later Eric is a teacher in Maryland, and Timmy is married to his college sweetheart Libby and they are teachers in Green Bay. This means we all don't get together too often, but this weekend here in Denver we had an awesome, "Arch Street Reunion". Hopefully this will become an annual event!

They all arrived on Thursday, and left Sunday morning, and we packed a LOT into their short trip! We went on a Coors Brewery Tour, went to Jack n Grills where the boys weren't man enough to attempt the burrito featured on "Man vs. Food", rode the Gondola at Brekenridge, went on an awesome hike near Breck, went to the Greeley Stampede Rodeo, went out in downtown Denver and got to see the Rockies Fireworks. For not having any kids, they all did great with the boys and Jack LOVED Eric! We already can't wait until next year!