Hi my name is Mikki and I've been a bad blogger. I apologize for my laziness, but now it's time for a brief update of what I've been up to for the last five months. I promise this will not be too long. (I don't know why this is underlined and a link but I can't fix it!)
Ryan and I celebrated our 4th Anniversary by going to see Cirque du Soleil's Kooza. We had a wonderful evening together. We went on opening night in Denver so we were given the "red carpet treatment" - ok not really, but we did get some special perks like free popcorn and soda!!
To my knowledge nothing really notable happened in September.
I GOT A JOB!!! I am working at the preschool where my nephew goes here in Castle Rock. I am working as a teacher in the 2 1/2 - 3 year-old room. I'm enjoying it for the time being, the kids are so fun!! It's also a good perk that I've lost 20 pounds working there! I'm still continuing to look for a teaching job in an elementary school, but feel a lot better doing that with a job.
The morning of Thanksgiving Ryan and I participated in the Turkey Trot 5K here in Castle Rock. It is a tradition we're trying to do every year. We enjoy doing it together and it doesn't hurt that we don't feel as guilty for having that extra helping of mashed potatoes! We spent Thanksgiving with Ryan's Mom and Step-Dad at their house. His Grandmother, half brother and his friend were also there. We enjoyed good company and good food!
On the Friday after Thanksgiving we made our way to Boulder to watch the Nebraska - Colorado football game. We had awesome seats on the 50 yard line. I had a nasty cold so we only made it until half-time but we still had a blast. Nebraska of course won - Go Big Red!!
This man made me smile - he had glued both teams stats on
a piece of cardboard and kept referring to it throughout the
game. Love the hat too!!
The last weekend of November Ryan and I headed to downtown Denver for a weekend in the city. This was our Christmas gift to each other. The atmosphere there during the holidays is so neat - Christmas music and lights everywhere! We had an amazing time!
Christmas was spent at my parent's house with my Mom and Dad, sister Kyle, brother-in- law Matt, and nephew Nathan. We had a relaxing day opening gifts, playing Wii, watching movies, eating and enjoying time together. Here are some pictures from Christmas:
Ryan and Nathan on Christmas Eve with the yule log on TV.
Ryan, Matt, and my Dad Christmas morning.
Nathan getting into his car :o) I love this boy!!
Action shot of Kyle and Matt boxing in our Wii competition.
I ended up winning the boxing event!!
Merry Christmas 2009!!
I am beyond excited that it is a new year! We had some rough times in 2009 and are both determined to make 2010 a great year! One of my resolutions is to be better about blogging - so keep coming back for updates!