Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Pics of Month One in Denver

First Friday Artwalk on Tennyson. Britt and I impersonating the random gnome.

Uncle Grant skiing with our nephew Andrew. What a great weekend with Lauren, Blake and the kids!

With Sage at Berkeley Lake...four blocks from our house. 
This is right before she escaped off her leash, ran into the lake, and swam after the geese. 

Skiing as much as possible before the season is over!

Boulder hike with the boys. Our family photo!

View from the hills of Boulder. 

Never say Never

Well, I'm starting a blog. And while deciding to do this, mostly because I have had many people ask us to since we've moved to Denver, I also realized, I am doing a lot of things I thought I'd never do.

I never thought I'd marry a red head - I did. :)
I never thought I'd leave Texas. G and I have now lived in Denver for 5 weeks and will indefinitely.
I never thought I'd leave inpatient nursing. I am working in outpatient GI at Denver Children's.
I never thought I'd start a blog....I don't even read blogs.

And here I am. Not that our lives are particularly exciting enough to have a blog...we are no reality TV show. But being in Denver is different. And I figure the Texans can at least stay up with us better this way. And if nothing else, my mom will read it. :)

On to the info. Denver has been interesting so far. I don't know if I'll say it's been good yet....although this city is awesome and there is so much to do! But I miss my family and friends so much already, and I am not fond of my new job. Grant, however, has been walking on clouds ever since we arrived, so it's worth the move I guess. We live in the cutest neighborhood called the Highlands. It's in Northwest Denver, about 10 minutes north of downtown, and you can walk to everything. Parks, shops, restaurants, the lake, and Sage's favorite - the 2 acre dog park. We love it. Our neighbors across the street...and possibly our only good friends thus far...are about our age and really cool. They are married with a 2 year old and have been great to get to know. There is something cool to do every day of the week in this city. From outdoor adventures (we have already been skiing three of the five weekends here and hiking one other), to art walks, to wine tastings, to concerts. It's right up our alley. But I will say it's a bit of a culture shock living here. A good that encourages us to live missionally...but definitely different than the bible belt! There aren't near as many churches or people claiming Christianity and the churches there are are very small. We are blessed to have Watermark Denver, a sister church from our church in Dallas, but I will say it's 75-100 people on a good Sunday is very different than the previous 5000 we were part of in Dallas! I have not found anyone who is an outspoken Christian yet outside our Sunday excursion to church. Not at work. Nor in any of our neighbors we have met. But what a great opportunity for us to get outside of our comfortable Christian bubble, really invest in what we believe, and BE the church. I look forward to that. And if nothing else, that makes it worth moving to Denver.