Archive for July, 2009

Louisville, CO: Best Place to Live… again!

July 15, 2009

Another year, another placement in CNN Money Magazine’s “Best Places to Live” list, and this time our little town of Louisville, CO is… Number One!

Here’s a link to the article: Number 1 in 2009

Jay mentioned it to me on the phone the other day before I got a chance to read about it in my copy… it’s not like I go looking for these things.

This, after being placed number 3 in 2007 and number 5 in 2005:

Number 3 in 2007

Number 5 in 2005

I know what you’re thinking… “So what?”  You know what, I’m right there with you.  I don’t place too much importance on these artificial lists.  In fact, I always think to myself: “Best places for WHO?”  I still miss the BEACH!

But you know what… it’s still kinda neat, huh?  Neat enough for me to scan my copy of the magazine cover, neat enough for me to edit the picture to circle the place where it says Louisville on the cover and put that big white arrow, and neat enough for me to take the time to write up this blog post about it.

So for those of our family and friends who worry about how we’re doing WAAAAY out here on the other side of the Rockies, hopefully this will put your heart at ease knowing that we’re not really in a bad place at all…

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Happy 4th 2009!

July 13, 2009

We live a few blocks away from the golf course and every year they put on a fireworks show, so we walk on over to the nearby park and watch the show from literally a few hundred feet from where they launch.  It’s definitely a neat experience, except your neck gets a little kinked… but it’s worth it!  Happy 4th!

Mother’s and Father’s Day 2009

July 13, 2009

What a great year to be a parent!  It’s really a different game when you’re able to talk to and chase around your little girl!

What a beautiful mommy and little girl!

This year after lunch at the Yard House (excellent pupus, even POKE!) we went to the Butterfly Pavilion for Mother’s Day.  It was our first time there and Lana had a great time!

They have an indoor tropical rainforest that is open year round where they let loose butterflies for up-close encounters.  It felt like walking around in Hawaii!

I was able to catch this guy up close and personal.

Lana had her own up close and personal encounter too!

On Father’s Day we decided to go to the Denver zoo.  What a big, clean, and nice place!  Definitely nothing I’ve experienced before!

There was an elephant show and all kinds of animals with indoor and outdoor viewing areas.

Even the food was great!  We ate at one of the picnic areas and had a kobe steak burger and a world famous Nathan’s hot dog.  We were REALLY lucky to find a table with shade as it was really crowded that day!  And the best part… no lingering odor to detract from the experience…

Lana got a kick out of the Orangutan.  That was a BIG BIG boy!

After a full day of running around the zoo it was definitely nap time.  Our concierge made sure Lana was well taken care of.  See you soon!