Thursday, April 22, 2010

Here's a little bit...

[Insert my usual acknowledgement and apology that I haven't blogged in a while here]

Continuing on. The Lake household has been pretty busy lately...

1. We just got back from a one-of-a-kind Jeeping trip in Moab. The last day had a few scares in it, but all are home, safe and sound (at least the people are, not sure I could say the same about a couple of the Jeeps :) ) I think Moab is one of the most beautiful places. I love the red rocks and the exquisite craftmanship of the mountains! While you're standing in an almost desert climate, staring at the dry, sun-burned rocks, you can look in the background and see the blue, snow-capped La Sal mountains!

2. Daven is no longer with Key Equipment Finance. He put in his two-weeks notice a few weeks ago, and last week he started his new job as a State Farm Insurance agent. Well, he's not an agent yet, but he is taking his classes and will be practicing by June! The new job is really a blessing and everything seemed to align perfectly for it! I know he will be a success!

3. Bob and Teresa came to visit this last weekend. Teresa and I were very productive (as usual) and re-decorated my sewing room/guest bedroom! We made new curtains, pillows, etc. I also finished Aubrey, my brother-in-law's, blanket which I've been working on for 6+ years! Daven and Bob went truck shopping, but unfortunately we have yet to see the fruit of that labor--definitely not as productive as the girls (as usual :)).

4. Daven and I are going to ALABAMA for a Kerry Kearl reunion! We will be gone the 3rd week in August. I just love going to Alabama. I always feel like I'm living out Gone With the Wind or some deep-south novel. Daven has never made the trek southward, so he finally gets to see how entrancing it is! Plus, we will get to see our Virginian nephews! It's been a few years since we've spent time with them.

5. Speaking of reunions, it is our family's turn to host the REX ROUND UP! Remember how I said I was going to run a 3 and/or 5K with my mom? If you don't, well, you should, 'cause pretty sure it was only two posts ago (granted, that post was about 5 months back)! We haven't registered for one yet, so I'm trying to convince my mom that we should start an annual REX RUN! I know Alan and Grace would be game! So all you Rexes, try to promote it to mi madre! I think she's on board, but hearing your excitement would just be more motivation! I got the idea from my cousin, Heather. I saw on her blog that her in-laws, or maybe her dad's family, had an annual run/walk at their reunion. Plus it's up on the ranch so, talk about a scenic (and thin-ish air) run!

6. We remodeled our kitchen! Did I tell you that? Yeah, Daven did it all himself! Oh, I know I have before and after pictures somewhere. I'll think really hard about putting them up...I don't want to commit to anything; we all know my track record. This means our house is pretty much completely remodeled...we are just tweaking the shower/bathroom in our basement.

7. I learned how to snow ski! Sometimes I like it better than snowboarding...but then sometimes I don't. Daven and I went up to Boise, Idaho (where else would you find a Boise) and skied at Bogus Basin. I learned before that, at Copper Mountain in Colorado. Daven took me up the highest lift and just sent me down, by the end I looked like Lindsey Vonn. No, not really, I mean, I don't have blonde hair, so maybe more like Julia Mancuso ;)

8. Speaking of Boise, Daven's family moved there last summer! Sad that they're not in Lincoln, but all of the other great Lakes live in Idaho so, it's nice they are close to them.

9. My friend, Tam, from Nebraska is getting married. As I am one of the bridesmaids, I get to go back to NE from May 20 - 23! I'm excited for the wedding, but I'm also pumped to see Nebraska in all its glory--in the springtime, just at the beginning of tornado season! We only go back for Christmas, so it's been awhile since I've seen the green that is Nebraska.

10. Colorado weather is weird. Today it rained in downtown Denver (where I work), but just a few miles south they were closing schools because of all the SNOW! Whaaat? Who does that?

That's about it. Work and church are keeping us pretty busy throughout the week which is a good thing, but I just don't make enough time to blog...or facebook, for that matter.