July 19, 2011

Colorado White Water Rafting

(that's me, my husband, and our rafting group)

This past weekend I went white water rafting with my husband and his work company. It was a blast, we went to the Royal Gorge, by Canon City (about 2 hours away from Denver). We did the full day rafting trip and rafted about 10 miles. I would definitely recommend this if you like rafting, and it's not too far from Denver. It is absolutely beautiful there with some amazing views!

Here is the website for the rafting company we went through:

Here is a little more info on the raft trip that I took, in case you're interested:

"The ultimate white water raft trip in Colorado. This rafting trip is ranked in the top ten white water trips nationally. The best of Bighorn Canyon in the morning, including class III & III+ rapids Wake Up, Three Rocks, Spikebuck & Sharkstooth. We then stop for a rest at the Parkdale beach and enjoy our famous riverside lunch. Be ready to focus and paddle hard through the class III - V turbulence that is the ROYAL GORGE. Seven out of ten miles of continuous white water thrills including Sunshine Falls, Sledgehammer, Wallslammer & Boateater. The Gorge is home to the most spectacular scenery on the river as you pass under the highest suspension bridge in the world, 1053' above you. The premier Colorado rafting adventure on the Arkansas River!"

July 11, 2011

Colorado Springs

Thought I would give a shout out to Colorado Springs and Pikes Peak area. I have been there once I think for a minute, and didn't really think anything of it, but I came across this website and I would love to spend a weekend a month in Colorado Springs area now. There are tons of things to do. Here are some of my top choices:

(I've heard tons about it, and your kids can feed the giraffes)

July 01, 2011

4th of July Desserts

I found all of these desserts through different blogs. I can't make all of them (I mean, I suppose I just shouldn't but...) here are my top choices, I'll probably just have the family look through them and vote.

Which one would you pick?

Wall Mounted Book Shelf (pallet shelf)

My parents just came up for a visit and I asked my dad to make me little wall mounted shelves to put by each of my kids' beds. They have been really into reading themselves to sleep lately. We got all the wood at home depot. Most of it came from the cull section. To make both shelves, (all the wood) and to get some screws and washers, it cost about $6. The kids love their new shelves. I can't give you a tutorial on how to make them (because my dad made them), but hopefully it can give you some ideas if you are looking to make something like this. I think I may put those little push button night lights that hang on the wall by them.


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