Today is an especially windy day, the forecast calls for gust over 80 MPH, and so far we've seen gusts over 70 MPH!!! Crazy nuts. We have one small section of our fence already down, and I'd be quite surprised if more of it didn't tumble before the wind leaves. It is supposed to die down around midnight tonight, so it could be a long day.
So far we've seen a neighbor's basketball hoop fall over, a nice looking bench tip over, and more than a few bags of trash/leaves tumble around too. We'll check back in if anything more interesting comes rolling down the street.
With the weather being windy, we decided it would be a good day to try some egg bake things we've seen around the internet recently. The idea is you take a piece of ham, put some veggies in over it, cover that all up with an egg and some cheese and bake it for a little while. So we did just that.
We started with the ham and some Cherub tomatoes:
We added asparagus, and I am bad at cracking eggs, so my yolk broke on me unfortunately:
Top it with a nice helping of cheese, and bake!
The final products, they were tasty!
Hopefully we don't end up in Oz after this windstorm, but if we do we know just who to talk to!
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Well when we took the pictures off the camera for the Halloween blog, we noticed there were some other pictures that told a story or two of things that have happened around here lately...
First we ran the Fans on the Field 10K in Denver. It is a 10K that goes through the three major stadiums. It went through Sports Authority at Mile High, the Pepsi Center and Coors Field. Mikey ran it with Brian, and I walked it with Kim and Adrienne. I even got a picture with Rocky! We all had a great time!
We also went for a hike up Blodgett Peak. We didn't make it all the way to the top, but we did enjoy a great view of the Springs. And I might have gotten a little off the trail... maybe in the spring we will attempt it again!
Then the other exciting thing that happened in our neck of the woods was that my dad came over and he and Mikey cut down our dead Aspen tree in our backyard. It was a pretty big tree and it has been dead ever since we moved in, so it was time for fantasy lumberjack camp in our backyard. My dad brought over the chainsaw and they went to work! After it was down even Reagan and Breckin helped us pick up the sticks!
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
I can't believe it's November already! A girl that I sit next to at work said that Christmas is only 54 days away. It seems a lot further away than that. Guess we need to start buying everyone's lumps of coal!
Last night we had some really cute Trick r Treaters stop by our house! Just wanted to share!
And last weekend we went to Manitou Springs for the Annual Emma Crawford Coffin Race. People build their own coffins on wheels and get a team of four people to push one person in the coffin down the main street. It was something! Everyone was dressed up for Halloween! Here are few team's entries! I think the Squirrels were one of the favorites... too bad their coffin broke with their first push off the line, whoops! Here are a few pictures of the Squirrel team, the JFK team, the St. Pauli guys, and the Crows movie team.
Hope everyone is starting to think of things they are thankful for!