Why I Love Colorado

Hello and this is why I love Colorado:

8:30 a.m. - Lady on the news: "It is going to be a blustery day with temperatures in the 20s and a chance of snow."

8:31 a.m. - Me: "Well that sucks." I then proceed to literally suit up with long sleeves upon long sleeves, my thickest gloves, and a long pea coat.

8:35 a.m. - I walk outside my apartment door and walk down the stairs, prepared to face the harsh "blustery" winter day. Sunshine greets me with his smiling face, a light breeze brushes gently against my cheek. This day is anything but blustery. This day is beautiful and calm. It is sunny and light.

Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Indiana anymore.


The Grand Opening

This last Saturday was the grand opening of the store I manage, Chiaroscuro.  It went really went considering everything that goes along with a grand opening (credit card machine not working, receipt printer not printing)...but you know, other than those few things, the day was really fun actually.  People really liked the store and complimented the style and the products.  These pictures were taken on Dave's phone, so they aren't the best, but they kind of show the style of the store.  I will get some pictures that are more clear and put them on here soon.  We are always updating the store and doing fun things.

Here it is!  The polished concrete floor was my idea and I picked the pendant lights. :)

                               I designed the metal sign that is hanging in front of the store

The new project now is to work on the online store!  We are supposed to have it up and running in 3 weeks.  Always something to work on!


This Is My New Classroom

Today we have a special guest post by Dave:

As most of you may know, I started yet another masters degree, this time in audio production at the University of Colorado Denver. You've gotten the jist of life back in the Rockies from Jessica's postings, but I'll give you a little taste of what school has been like so far.


No, seriously, last week I recorded gunfire for Transformers 2 and Wolverine.

School rocks.

The above pictures are 1) the school's new $150K Neve console, 2) the field recording setup for the Transformers/Wolverine session, 3) recording the "action" sounds of a variety of big, burly weapons, 4) the 10 microphones we set up to capture the sound from every angle, and 5) catching some of the amazing echos bouncing off the mountains.

This is school? Count me in.


Who, me?

I have my own business cards with my picture on it! Our grand opening is this Saturday so wish me luck!


We'll Miss Your Delectable Bread Grandma Sycamore

A tragedy took place tonight. Grandma Sycamore's bread is no more.

Ever since the beginning of our marriage, Dave and I have been obsessed with Grandma Sycamore's bread which is found only in Utah. We were able to selfishly purchase this golden treasure at any time when we lived there while we were going to BYU.

When we moved to Indiana, we didn't have this delicacy for two years (except at Christmas time, when we ate every piece that Dave's mom had in her house!)

Exactly 5 weeks ago, my sister came into town from Provo, Utah for a wedding. She brought us 4 loaves of Grandma Sycamore's bread in her suitcase that she took on the plane with her. I promised to pay her an exorbitant amount for doing so. As of tonight, when Dave and I had ham and cheese paninis for dinner, the precious bread is gone.

So, Grandma Sycamore...we will miss you and your bountiful bakery skills.