Friday, January 25, 2013


Last weekend was totally amazing, the highlight of it all was getting to see the nuggets vs. Oklahoma thunder on Sunday night! We won 8th row tickets and were so close to the nuggets locker room entrance!!! The game was close and full of excitement, couldn't have been a better win in overtime :) Such a fun night with my man and I went home with a sore throat and hands from all the cheering !

Thursday, January 17, 2013

It has been Quiet...

too quiet!  And I am sorry for that.  I try to keep our blog up to date and needless to say I have been slacking!  One thing I love about blogging is how I can share the small bits of our lives, the day-to-day, and it keeps our friends and family in our little loop!  as uneventful as we are sometimes... I am now officially setting a 2013 goal to blog more than twice a month!  yea!  

wich you would think it wouldn't be that hard considering i just bought myself a new setup!!!  I have been dreaming of buying a mac mini for about a year now and finally started a little savings plan collecting all of my extra tipouts from bartending.  It took me 6 months to work up to making this purchase but I am so so so happy to have a new computer :)  It is fast and awesome and huge and pretty.  I love it.  and am really thankful to have put so much consideration into buying it.  Honestly It felt like a real achievement to put my cash down and take this beauty home!!  
 check out my 20" HD screeeeeen!!

my savings plan: stash envelopes :)  

It has been a slow transition for me into the new year, I have literally been thinking about what I want to accomplish in 2013 for the past 2 weeks.. and want to be as specific as possible.  Mostly I am trying to realistically plan out where I want the ceramics business to grow and how I can try and make it a more full time job.  I am always splitting my time and the restaurant gets priority over my studio time.  I want that make that a reverse statement and work from home more than I do at Kenny's.  Making ceramics is my dream job and I am so ready to set higher expectations for myself!!  Get ready for a year of major productivity.  

custom steins for some of the Kenny's kitchen boys; I have so many Kenny's co-workers requesting my pots with the logo on them that I just decided to carve my own stamp!  It makes "logoing" much easier!!

and you know that reaching my goal is going to take lots of owls :)  lots.  
good thing they are just so darn cute!

The past week had the coldest week of winter so far.  It was really warm n cozy in our house which made leaving to go to work at night hard!  not to mention my commute time doubled with the snow and ice on the roads.  I did get to wear my boots and put on cute outfits with lots of layers... but I'm glad it has warmed up a little :) 

I just think our little house is the cutest :)

Jared has been back at school for a few weeks now and is into his girls basketball season.  I can't wait to watch him coach a game - he said it is very different than the boys team.  They work a lot on fundamentals and learning the rules of the game :)  They also officially broke ground on the new middle school that is supposed to be built in time for next school year!!  

not a lot of visible progress has been made but we are staying positive and thinking happy thoughts that they will be on schedule!  Jared can't wait to have his own (brand new) art room!!

and some other exciting news that is making my heart swollen: the arrival of Zach and Nicole's baby boy!  He was born 1-16-13 healthy and adorable.  Jared and I were able to go visit and meet him this morning at the hospital.  

 Oliver Zane
he has stolen my heart <3 p="p">

I am really excited to have one shift left this week before a fun-filled weekend!  I am super excited to be going to arvada to celebrate Lynn's birthday, tour the Van Gough exhibit at the Denver Art Museum, annnnnd 
go to the Nuggets game thanks to Jared being awesome and Winning tickets!!

Fun filled.  I told you.  Can't WAIT!!  
almost :) 

Sunday, January 6, 2013

the holidays

I have been laying low on the inter web scene and really soaking up being at home enjoying jared on his break - we had a wonderful Christmas (I was lucky to have a few days off from Kenny's) followed by another low key week where I took an entire 6 days off from the studio and just worked at the restaurant.  I needed a little separation after the many late nights and countless hours - So thankful to have been that busy and very relieved my workload has lightened.  

We were able to spend Christmas with both of the families - starting with Lynn and David in Arvada.  
 The Boys

 The Tree on Christmas Eve - magical, and I didn't get a picture of the snow outside!  it was a WHITE christmas :)

Lynn making a delicious Christmas morning breakfast - French toast and BACON!
It was a lot of fun to do this puzzle too, can't remember the last time I sat down to put one together.  we finished it while watching nuggets games and movies.  very relaxing :)

 We shared Christmas day with Shanda, Chad and the girls at grammie and poppa Miller's 
it was fun having everyone inculding the pups together to open the tree!  

 There was some afternoon playing with new toys

pretty pretty princess, one of payton's favorite board games!
Mom and Dad prepared a fabulous feast including smoked prime rib, lots of potatoes, deep fried chicken, fruit salad.... yes, i overate.  and felt fat and happy!

Jared and I also did our traditional christmas together, went out for dinner at chili's and exchanged our presents together :)

I am so thankful to be surrounded by Love, My amazing husband & dogs & family!!  I love you all so much.  And couldn't have asked for a better end to this year.  It was perfect.