Sunday, May 16, 2010


"It's marvelous what you can see when you open your eyes." -Unknown

This weekend was pretty eye-opening for me. But, first a little summary of the weekend...

My sister-in-law came into town as did one of my husband's friends. It was nice having a large group staying at our house all weekend. So, we headed out Friday night to Udi's in Arvada an then hit up a Comedy Show in Denver. We saw at least five comedians and the headliner we came to find out from a joke in his performance... is from my hometown and went to my high school !! What a crazy coincidence!! My sister and I totally freaked out and of course met the guy after his show. We then headed to the Convention Center to show one of our friends the Big Blue Bear. He needed to see it as one of the comedians mentioned some Denver inside jokes and just didn't get it... (He's new to the area). So, this is why we had to visit the bear. At 12AM :)

Saturday morning, I headed out to a C2 class at Corepower Yoga. It was absolutely incredible and made me think even further about Yoga Teacher Training - something I have been wanting to commit to for a few months now. When you experience a class that is so cleansing, spiritual, and just down right difficult AND fun at the same time, you just feel GOOD.

Later on, I met up with everyone and we headed to REI and Wilderness Exchange.. After visiting those two favorite spots, we walked around the Platte River area and ended up heading to Amendment XXI for wine tasting. We discovered some fabulous French wines including Domaine de la Fouguette's Cuveé Rosée d' Aurore - my sister and sister-in-law both purchased a bottle each of this libation :) Highly recommended Rosée!!

On Saturday night, we had a nice dinner at Elway's and just made it a relaxing night in general - the food coma following Elway's was mostly why we decided to take it easy. I was glad we didn't stay out too late anyways as I had a yoga date with some friends early Sunday morning.

Sunday morning, took a beginner's yoga class at Qi Denver with my sister Diana and some friends. I was really excited to take the class. I don't mind taking a beginner's yoga class every now and then. There is nothing wrong with going back to the basics for an hour and remembering the importance alignment, breathing technique. All of the ladies enjoyed it so much and will be taking advantage of their free week!!

Later on we headed to the Farmer's Market at City Park and congratulated some of the half marathon and marathon finishers from the Colfax Marathon. I was kind of happy I forgot my wallet this time, but next weekend I will have to go with a budget in mind! There were just too many yummy things to pass up!! Vanilla Bread, Pumpkin Butter, F.R.O.G. dip (anyone remember what the acronym stood for?) This had nothing to do with frogs, it was just a fruit and spice-type dip. We had brunch at Annie's and my sister and I went a bit crazy over some of the cupcake shops per the usual.

And here is just a pictorial update on my little garden and herbs!! We have had a lot of rain and just crazy weather this past week so my flowers are still alive but they are hanging by a thread. The leaves still look good and healthy, but the blossoms are a bit wilted... Let's pray they stay strong and keep on growin'! We are thinking about throwing some butterfly bushes into the mix to add some height to the garden - I just adore them - Let me know your thoughts on this plant.


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