Keeping up with the Jones’…..I mean life.

Things are always hectic. Have you noticed? Sam and I swore we would regularly update this site with the things that we do and the projects we make, but we are slackers ;)  Things aren’t all that new and exciting right now, but they are busy for sure! Let’s do a recap, shall we?

Well, we all know that Sam and I got married so we can skip that part ;) Bu after the wedding we went to Kauai, Hawaii for a WEEK! It was amazing! Here is the rundown on some highlights.

best coffee ever

We drank amazing Coffee…. and let my hair get curly.


We showed off the rings to the locals.


We drank fruity pink drinks.


We ate at the most AMAZING restaurant, Postcards – twice :)


My shins got MORE freckles!


Huggy Bear introduced us to his Tuna (hehe).


And the he showed us the freezer.


We dreamed of Mountain Front/Waterfall Front/Ocean Front Properties….


And we went adventuring in the most beautiful waters I have ever seen in my life!


It was a truly amazing honeymoon. We had the best time!

Then it was back to reality… We had a visitor for a few days…..

Warren came back from Taipei to say hello :)


Sam, Drew, Erin, and I got to go see Devotchka and The Avett Brothers at Red Rocks!! It was insane! We were 3rd row…. CENTER! Incredible!

Devotchka at Red Rocks!



The Avett Brothers at Red Rocks!

I am mildly convinced that my concert going experiences can never top that night…. 3rd row center at the most beautiful amphitheater I think I will ever see (mind you, I have even played in Carnegie Hall lol) and we were RIGHT up front.

My creative mind still needed something to work on though, so my present to myself after the wedding was to take Knitting classes! I have been crocheting for over 10 years but never had the luck of figuring out knitting. So here was the start of my first real project – a hat for my then-unborn nephew…..


I learned how to knit!


That was the start of the project. Here is the finished project, with the finished 3rd project (a baby blanket) and my sister’s latest project – Steven Russel!!

Steve, a hat, and a blanket.


Steven was born on September 6th at 12:21 am to 2 adoring parents and 2 equally adoring big brothers. To say this kiddo is loved is an understatement. Biggest Brother Kyle and middle brother Jacob love that little dude for sure. Pretty awesome. I was lucky enough to go and meet him in person when he was 2 weeks old….

A very proud Aunt and a very asleep Steven

Hard to believe he is 1 month old tomorrow! Insanity!! Speaking of insanity…. check out the weather…..

Yesterday it was a brisk 45 degrees with blue skies and sun shining…. check out the colors of Colorado:

Trees outside my office.

This morning we had this:

First snow – October 5, 2012.


So it has been interesting lately to say the least :) Hope that catches you up just a bit! We have more pictures to post soon and promise to do a better job keeping this updated (hahaha, best laid plans, right??)