Friday, December 25, 2009

It's Christmas Once Again in Colorado

Merry Christmas!

The Christmas break started on the 21st for us, and Levi was so excited to head up to Granby for Christmas that he fell asleep 5 minutes after we got in the car while trying to undo the velcro on his shoes!

Before we headed up to Granby, all of the Trails came down from Granby to do some last minute shopping and to see the lights display at the Denver Zoo. Below are a few of the pictures I took. They had a few of the animal displays open to see as you walked around looking at the lights.








Levi wanted to touch the snake on display, so you can see his hand reaching out from the right side of the picture in the red jacket. He actually didn't get scared which surprised me!


Levi decided he wanted to go roller skating while we were at the YMCA playing basketball! Barely walking and already skating....Haha.




We've been finding other ways besides snowmobiling to have fun since there isn't a lot of snow up in the mountains yet. We've been playing a lot of games, gone hot tubbing, and enjoying being with family.

We hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!




Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Life in Little Rock, Arkansas

So about a week before Thanksgiving, I got a call from our resource scheduler asking if I'd be willing to work in Arkansas on an engagement for the next three months. Alicia and I talked about it and agreed to accept, so I'm now in my third week out here and thought I'd post a few pictures that I've taken on my phone.

This picture is the view from our audit room of the Arkansas river and downtown Little Rock about a mile down river.

I've been pleasently surprised by Little Rock as I wasn't really sure what to expect before coming out here. I had imagined a place similar to the middle of Kansas for some reason, so when I got here and saw a lot of rolling hills and rocky cliffs along the river, I was pleasently surprised. The weather has stayed between 25 - 55 deg. F. so it has been warmer than Denver, but still pretty cold. It seems that the seasons are a little behind here as leaves were still falling off the trees when I got here in the beginning of December, so that was neat to see. They have alot of trees/foresty area where the land hasn't been developed, so it's neat to see the differences between here and Denver or other parts of the country I have been to.

The two photos below are of the only walk-in Sonic restaurant I've ever seen. To stay true to their ordering philosophies, they have a phone on every table and in every booth for you to sit down and order over the phone so that no one has to come take your order! It was just weird.