Saturday, August 30, 2008


It's been a little while since I've written a post, so here you go!

1. I (Melissa) am no longer a stay-at-home-wife. Bummer. It was a wonderful summer, but then it was time to get back to the "
real world". Here's my "real world":
Nice, huh? I'm now a "long-term Kindergarten substitute" at the Colorado Springs School. So far, it's really great! I have 8 kiddos in my class. It's a beautiful campus near The Broadmoor. Every 15 minutes we can hear the chimes from the Will Rodgers memorial thingy. We also have frequent visits from bears! We have to take the "bear bag" out to the playground with us...just in case.

2. We haven't killed the dog yet. Yes, Ben and I have successfully kept Jack alive for 7 weeks now. Go us! Ben has taught Jack how to fetch. It's really cute. Here's proof:

3. We took a little family trip to Grand Lake a few weekends ago. That was fun! Had we brought our camera, I'd have pictures to post. But, we didn't. So, here's some other person's picture of Grand Lake:

4. We found a church! Ben and I are now regular attenders at Vanguard Church. We've really enjoyed getting to know people in the LinX group...for Young Marrieds.

5. Golf lessons! Ben's parents graciously purchased golf lessons for all of us. We had our first lesson last Thursday. It's a little overwhelming, but I'm beginning to get the swing of things. (haha! Punny.) I'm still in the stage where I have to think about every little aspect of hitting the ball...feet shoulder width apart, weight on the insides of my feet, knees bent, butt out, proper grip, etc. I'm considering making a t-shirt with a checklist on it. I'd have to put it upsidedown so I can look down and read it. That would probably look weird. Tangent. Back on track. It was a blast hanging out with the fam. I'm hoping that someday I'll be able to make it through 9 holes without wanting to cry out of frustration. :) We'll see. I think I just need a rockin' cool golf outfit like this:

Seriously. I need this outfit.

6. Last, I will leave you with links to my 2 favoritest blogs.
  1. Cake Wrecks- Ben and I laughed at this for a very long time. The life-like baby cake is my favorite. Wait. I'll link you go!
  2. Smitten Kitchen- I've made lots of recipes from this blog. So yummy.

I hope you all have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!

1 comment:

Dawn Rainbowstar said...

Hey Melissa! I love your blogspot. What a great way to share with family and friends. BTW, my husband and I got married in Grand Lake...actually ON the lake. It's a beautiful place. Your dog Jack is adorable! Does he get along well with others. You should bring him up some weekend for some fun and frolic in the mountains to play with my two babies.