Thursday, August 30, 2012

Pic of the day...

I started last week teaching at the Healing Home again for the fall and today we had a blast signing and singing!  Cj had a little too much fun and fell asleep before class was over.  Such a cutie!!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The end of my trip home

Even though I have been back in Shanghai forever I still have not finished sharing everything that we
did.  I thought I would finish up with a little picture overview...

Joel and I drove up to Aspen for a night to see our friend Adam from highschool.  We went to an adventure park and rode rides and toured the famous caves in the area.  It was a blast.
Waiting to go on the alpine slide.

Adam and I before our tour of the caves!
Adam owns several tanning salons in the mountains and while we there he had an opening complete with a ribbon cutting.

With his big scissors.
Joel and I spent a lot of time in the mountains, we got to visit with my brother and his girlfriend Lizzy and my dad took us all to the shooting range.
On a hike with Colin and Lizzy.
Joel shooting.
I almost got a bullseye!
Joel's sister also flew in from Florida so we got to spend some time with her and Joel's dad and brother.  It was so great to catch up.
The fam!
After Joel left town I went to the Florence and the Machine concert at Red Rocks with friends.  It was such a great night, lots of dancing and singing along!!

Mel and I waiting for the show to start.
One of the highlights of my trip was watching one of my oldest friends walk down the aisle!  She was such a beautiful bride.  The wedding was amazing!
The bride before the ceremony.
A married woman!
I had such a blast at home and feel so blessed that, although we live very far away, every time we travel home it feels like no time has past and we still feel like we are home.  I can't wait to see everyone again over Christmas!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

BBQ at the Wegman's

A few days after Joel got into town some friends of ours had their annual summer BBQ!  It was such a blast, we played games and got to catch up with everyone.  They even had a piñata!  We had a few attempts at knocking the piñata down before the boys got bored with it and Joel hit it with out his blind fold and it went flying!  There was tons of candy in it and also some little alcohol nips!
My attempt at the Piñata.

Holly trying...

Joel knocked it down!

Joel with his prize!

My beer caught an accidental lollypop when Joel knocked the piñata down.

Kari with her loot.

Kari and Chris (the cool aid man) Oh yeah!
We all had such a blast hanging out and playing yard games.  Dizzy bat was the most fun to watch.  You have to hit a ball with a bat, then put the bat on the ground with your forehead on it and spin around 5 times and then try to run the bases.  It was hilarious.  Lots of people falling everywhere.

Team beer.
I sat with the Gillaspie's and some other not so brave souls to observe the game and judge if people were cheating or not.  It was definitely the highlight of the night watching everyone wipe out after spinning on the bat!
Watching with the Gillaspie's

Joel playing dizzy bat, hilarious!

Chris and Bella!
We have one new baby in the group who you all saw a pic of in the last post and another on the way!  This little boy is due on my wedding anniversary, September 27th!  I can't wait to meet him over Christmas!

Belly rub!  
At the end of the night we played some beer pong.  Taylor was on fire!  And don't worry, Kristen was their team's designated drinker!

Pregnancy beer pong!
Such a fun way to get to see everyone while we were home.  Can't beat a great summer BBQ!