Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Sunday, October 14, 2007
We spent the day at Schnepf Farms in Queen Creek. "Not the cow farm, but the pumpkin farm" as Parker reminds us. We had a great time. The weather was good, and the kids were great. Kate loved the snugli, and slept through most of the day, but did enjoy a few of the rides! Parker LOVED the roller coaster - Ryan was not so sure, but he loved the airplane. We all loved the corn maze, but I think Ryan loved running and hiding from us best! Although by the end of the day, after no naps and lots of walking, we did have a little meltdown as Ryan wanted to take his "basketball" home. (Apparently, pumpkins and basketballs do look a lot a like.)
Friday, October 5, 2007
Thursday, October 4, 2007
Kate and I had a couple hours to ourselves today! I was brave and took a few pictures of her without her diaper on... which was amazing in and of itself, as she ALWAYS pees everytime we take off her diaper. So, luckily my bedspread survived, and we were able to get a couple shots.
Monday, October 1, 2007
Saturday a couple of my friends and I hit up Six Flags in Maryland for Freddie Mac Family Fun Day. Missy's dad works for Freddie Mac and gave us his tickets so we could enjoy the rides for free! I was perfect! Short lines, free food, free rides, and beautiful weather!
It was a long day and when we did have to wait in line, we were not very happy...
Sunday morning, I woke up bright and early to catch a 7am flight out to Denver. Unfortunately, my flight was delayed as we were sitting on the runway for an hour and half. Luckily, I had been upgraded to 1st class so I was able to easily sleep through the delay and the entire flight. I then proceeded to sleep through my next flight as well and probably got a good 5 hours of sleep. I got into Denver at about 1pm and headed down to Colorado Springs to see Stephanie. She is doing very well and so is her husband Jon and baby Samantha.
After spending about 5.5 hours there, I left for my trek up to Estes Park (about a 2 hour drive). I'm up in Estes this week (and maybe next) working on a project for the National Park Service. We are looking at their water systems and waste water systems for Rocky Mountain National Park. Basically, we are just taking pictures of valves, wells, pump stations, etc, writing down a little bit of data about each asset, and capturing GPS coordinates of each asset. Its pretty mindless work and a nice change from staring at my computer in my office! Here are some views from my "office" this week....