We will be visiting here:
(Picture found at outdoors.webshots.com)

in just 4 short days! Thursday we are flying into Denver International Airport to visit my aunt and uncle. Thursday night will be spent at their home in Greeley, and on Friday we will be driving to their cabin just outside of Rocky Mountain National Park, where we will get to enjoy the cool air and beautiful views of Mt. Meeker and Long's Peak. :)


Feel Your Boobies

I just wanted to remind everyone (well, mostly the ladies, but the men, too!) to do a monthly breast self-exam to screen for possible lumps. My massage client this morning is a breast cancer patient currently undergoing radiation (she just finished chemo this week), and although I didn't talk with her much about her condition at all, it still served as a real-life reminder that cancer can strike anytime, any person. Visit the link below for a refresher course (or to learn for the first time!) on how to perform a breast self-exam. And please remind the women you know and love to do the same, each month!

How to perform a breast self-exam

How to perform a self-exam


Hello again! It's been a while since my last update, but there's not a whole lot to catch you up on. Let's see..

My classmates and I are now giving massages to paying clients at our school's clinic. It has been an interesting 2 weeks, and I'm really enjoying working with people! It is a pretty relaxing job, and I hope that I'm actually making people feel better. This afternoon I got an appointment notification which informed me that my first client has scheduled another appointment with me, which makes me hopeful that people are enjoying my services. :)

The house hasn't changed much since the picture post I updated with. We did add soaker hoses to our trees and the foundation. We also finished roofing the shed, so it looks a little less ridiculous. We still need to paint the shed, and at some point (probably October?) we're going to put up a fence and then get the yard ready to be seeded for grass.

Tyler is keeping busy at work. This week has been a bit of a turning point on his team, and it's changing for the better, it would seem. I'm praying that the changes to his work atmosphere will continue, because he's generally been in a better mood as a result.

Not much else is going on around here. I've been totally unmotivated to do anything (include work in clinic) this week, which is not the greatest thing in the world. Hopefully it will turn around for me soon! I've thrown myself into reading more lately, which is great, as usual. Tyler and I also made a trip to our local used bookstore this past weekend, which was awesome. I have a feeling we will be spending a lot of time there from now on. I also saw some new faces at my knitting group this week, which was awesome. It's always fun to get to know new people and be impressed by their knitting abilities (which always way outshine mine, lol). I'm looking forward to going to the group again on Monday, and I've set a goal for myself to finish the bag I've been working on since March/April by the end of this month. Wish me luck!


Welcome to our new home!

Yes, I finally took the time to take some pictures to show you people. ;-) I've included captions and a list of things to add/change in each room/area for your reading pleasure. If you have any questions, feel free to ask (aside from name, social security number, street address, etc. of course!!)

Front of the House (we are going to add flower beds under the windows at some point, and probably paint the mailbox post, but that's about it out front!)

Welcome! (Thanks to Jessica for the signage!)

View from the front door (We have one more picture to hang, but this is it!)

View from the couch

Close-up of the “mantle”

The office from the doorway (the paint color is closer to the turquoise box on the top shelf than how it appears in the picture)

Bookshelf in the office

Eat-in area (obviously need to clear it off, and add a tablecloth (probably plain white))

Kitchen (have some decorative plaques to hang, and a secret project for above the cabinets, plus adding baskets to hold the crap on the "island")

Guest bath (adding a hotel-style towel/toiletry rack above the existing towel rack or over the toilet, and possibly some artwork)

Guest room (refinish dresser and bookshelf, buy a queen bed and DIY a headboard, create photo collage on bookshelf. Bedding is already purchased - Nautica spread and shams, CK sheets, all from HomeGoods)

Master Bathroom (adding a hotel-style towel/toiletry rack above the toilet)

Master Bedroom from the door

View from the bed (Just need to hang a print and our mirror!)

Disaster that is the back yard (finish roofing/painting shed, putting in a fence, tilling and seeding for grass, adding a veggie garden next summer)