We had some friends visiting from Alabama last week. Here are some pic's to prove it (to prove we have friends, that is!).

Me to Theresa: "are you SURE you have the other child carrier?"
Theresa to Me: "YES, I'm sure" ;-)
**just messin' with you Ter, we still love you.

The snow was crazy weird the day we hiked. It was dry snow, plus it felt and looked (but disappointingly didn't taste like) Dippin' Dots.

Theresa and I goofing off. Don't ask. :-) !?!

Jamie measured our snow drift by our house yesterday - 3 feet!!

Breeson sporting his cool hair due.

Breeson turned 5 months old!
STILL not sleeping through the night, but we have a new agenda. I get up and feed him once before midnight, but then let him cry himself back to sleep during the hours of 12-5 a.m. I was doing this length of time before, but using different hours. Through a suggestion of a coworker, we decided to change the hours so that he can start getting the idea that from 12-5, it's supposed to be sleep time. So we'll see. So far, so good.



They're predicting anywhere from 8-14" of snow between tonight and Thursday. This is supposed to FALL, not winter!!! Ugh. This only makes me want to put up my Christmas tree even more.


not much

Not much to say right now. I just got over a (short-lived) cold/sinus infection, but now Jamie has it. Hopefully Breeson won't get it. We've got friends coming for dinner tonight and to watch The Office.

Tomorrow I'm using a vacation day!!! Yeah, my weekend starts in...5 minutes.
Some friends from B'ham are in Denver visiting, so we're all headed to the mountains tomorrow where we'll stay overnight in a condo. Since it snowed ALL day yesterday, it looks like we'll get some snowshoeing in. Yeah for that.
We're going to visit a different church on Sunday. It has recently started meeting in a funeral home, the ironic thing is, the name of the church is called "Resurrection Church". :)

Well, I'm pooped and I'm ready to go home and take over so my hubby can take a break and maybe a quick nap before friends come over.

I'll try and post pic's from this upcoming weekend.



Which one should Breeson be for Halloween!?!? :)
I found these online when I was searching for Halloween (or "Fall Festival") costumes for Breeson. I have no clue what we'll do this year...I probly won't do anything in the end.


watch the ENTIRE thing

Watch this video...but make sure you watch it to the end. It's crazy!!!



Jamie and Joy news:

Life has been pretty busy lately. It seems like we're always on the go. At least for me it has been. I know Jamie's days can go by kinda slow sometimes, since he's at home more than I am. But lately, he's been busier with taking care of Breeson, doing his internship with the church and has lately been meeting with a lot of pastors (all thanks to God of course, and our friend, Clint).
This past Tuesday, we had a couple visiting our office from the UK. I got to be "tour-guide" that day. I took them to Colorado Springs to Garden of the Gods then to Focus on the Family.
Tonight, we're headed over to some friends' house for dinner, then immediately heading over to another couple's house to celebrate Theresa's birthday. Yeah for turning 28!!
This upcoming weekend we've got something going on every day.

Next week Jamie has been summoned for Jury duty. We hope he won't have to do it b/c we've yet to find a babysitter. If need be, I'll just take time off of work. But we're super excited about our friends visiting from Alabama (Holly, Zeb and Zoe)!! Next weekend we'll all head to Dillon to stay in a sweet condo. Hopefully there'll still be some snow so we can go snowshoeing.

Breeson news:

He's now 4 1/2 months old and still in the 95% for both height and weight. A few weeks ago he turned over once, but hasn't done it since. He STILL isn't sleeping through the night, even with him eating rice cereal, and me putting more cereal in his bottle at night.Ugh. I think if I put the whole box of cereal in his bottle, he would STILL wake up in the night.
I am finding that he is a routine guy. He wakes up every 3 hrs in the night for food, whether he's hungry or not. When I feed him at 8 p.m. (after feeding him cereal and putting more in his bottle at night), he still wakes up at 11 wanting to eat. So lately, I'll go in his room, comfort him without picking him up, then walk out. He cries for a little while but then goes back to sleep for about another hour. I then feed him at around 12ish. Last night when I tried to comfort him, he would doze off, then cry, doze off, then cry...I slept on the floor in his room by his crib and every time he cried I would get up and comfort him. :/



Last night, we went to dinner with our dear friends, Clint & Theresa. We went for 2 reasons: 1. losers bought winners dinner at PF Changs for winning the Biggest Loser Couples Challenge and 2. This month is both of their birthdays.
**we lost the weight loss challenge. :(

And for all of you who don't live near us and don't get to see Breeson on a regular basis, this is how sad he is that you don't live near him...

**this is the look we always get when he's about to cry...it breaks our hearts.


Race for the Cure

Yesterday, I ran the Race for the Cure 5K, in Celebration of my Grandma Swartz (BC survivor since 1985) and Rebecca Wertz (our Pastor's wife, who just conquered her 2nd round of BC).
It was pretty cool being a part of 53,000+ participants.
**Denver's Race for the Cure is one of the largest races in the world. When I would turn a corner, I would occasionally glance behind me - it was neat to see so many people.

I woke up at 5 a.m. so Jamie and Breeson could drop me off at the Light Rail. Since it was like 40 degrees, we felt it was best not to take Breeson out in the cold for the race. So I did this one alone. When I got off the train, I followed the crowd to the START line. Since I was by myself, I weaseled my way to the front! :) I was like 10 people from the start line. However, I didn't stay there the entire time. I mean, c'mon, I live in Denver - home to thousands of hard-core runners! I will say it was a bit discouraging when a lady pushing a jogging stroller passed me, along w/ guys dressed up in banana suits. Also, I never did catch up to the 10 year (?) little girl that was in front of me. Seriously!?! Ugh. My time was right at 10 min/mile, which is what i figured. It was COLD running that morning. Since I rode the Light Rail in, I didn't want to be carrying a coat while running. Also, I didn't have my camera, so Jamie took a couple snaps before we left the house, and the bottom two I took from our local news page. I'm just thankful it wasn't snowing here in Denver.


"Winner, winner chicken dinner"

...or should I say, "Winner, winnner PF Changs dinner".

Well the winner is...drum roll please...
Clint and Theresa!! They lost a whopping 39 lbs combined. That is double the amount of weight we lost. ;)
Together, Jamie and I lost an even 20 lbs. Jamie lost 11 and I lost 9.
The losers have to take the winners to PF Changs for dinner.
Since Jamie and I (obviously) have more to lose, we'll be eating salad and water while they splurge. HA!!

I am almost back to my pre-pregnancy weight. I'm currently at 128. The problem is, my body is so different than it was before, even though I'm close to the same weight. For those of you who've had a baby...you know what I'm talking about. The major difference is that prior to pregnancy, I was running A LOT. In fact, I had just finished my first 1/2 marathon when we found out I was prego. I was a lot more fit and in-shape; all that to say, I've still got some work ahead of me. Jamie's not too far from his goal weight. He can still lose a few lbs. We'll keep working on it. Our next goal in mind is to have lost a few more by Christmas. I am not complaining about my weight right now. In fact, I'm okay with it. I just need to tone up, you know, start the ab workouts. :( No fun.

Oh and sorry I never took pic's last night. Since I didn't take any BEFORE pic's, I figured what would be the point in taking AFTER pic's. Oh well...