I feel like I have been gone for so long. Oh where to start…. I apologize for the scattered post but I want to catch up the bigger life events as much as possible.
School is over until next fall and I ended the semester with a 4.0! I am so thankful for summer break (and it will probably be the last one for the next few years) but glad to have one less thing on my plate for the next two months.
My mother and I recently went out to Chicago to throw my cousin a baby shower. The weekend could be best described as a tornado, it was crazy. I actually stayed at Renae’s house (the mommy to be) and I barely got to have a five minute conversation with her because we all were so busy trying to get everything ready for the big day. But in the end, the early mornings and really late nights (try 3:00AM) were well worth it as the shower went off without a hitch. Below is a collage of from the baby shower, while the top photo is not the best picture of any of us (as it was taken outside in the chilly air after the whirlwind event) it is the only one we were able to take together. In order: my mother Sue, cousin Michelle, me, my preggers cousin Renae, my aunt Andi.
Speaking of my mother and summer break, for Mother’s Day this year we didn’t do the stereotypical brunch along with 50+ other mothers and bottomless mimosas. Instead my mother got to do something off her summer Colorado to do list. We took an impromptu quick drive to Eldorado State Canyon Park near Boulder, CO and went on a hike. It was a great hike filled with conversation, happiness and new experiences. You may not be able to see it in the photo below but one of my favorite moments was watching the eagle soar over the canyon.
With the summer starting, I have started to composed my own Colorado to do list filled with warm weather activities now that school is out (here is the list from last year). In fact, over Memorial Day weekend, I was able to check another item off my list from two years ago. Cave of the Winds is a natural cave site just an hour south from Denver in Manitou Springs and I haven’t been in over 20 years. My date (more about that later) and I started off at the Wines of Colorado. Lunch was served down by the babbling creek with wine from made from my own state, a perfect way to start the evening. We made a quick trip to the rock shop (a family staple that is a must) then up the hill to the cave. The lantern tour lasted almost two hours and while most of it was so dark we couldn’t see all hidden gems inside the deep cavern walls, we had a wonderful time doing something new.
And last but not least, yes, I am dating again. I have found the perfect gentleman, ok, he actually found me, but the past 2 months of getting to know each other has been a fun. He is respectful, courteous, and really enjoys making me feel special. I love that he takes pride in the way that he dresses and really listens to what I have to say. While we are still in the beginning stages (hear that family – so don’t go jumping to conclusions) he’s a man that does a great job at being able to balance both my feminine and masculine sides as well as my independence. He is strong, ambitious, and his enthusiasm spreads to those around him; but there is also a romantic and caring charm that I have a feeling only a few get to really know. I hope to be able to write about him more in this blog, and if I do in order to respect his privacy he will be referred to as G.C. – my gentleman caller. The picture: my first bouquet of flowers I ever received before a date, I’m enjoying getting “wooed”
PS – I actually wrote this post two days ago but the joys of technology, I hit the wrong button and lost most of my work so I apologize for the post sounding rushed