Sunday, April 26, 2009

Phipps Mansion Reception

I haven't been keeping up as well this quarter with the blog as I was last quarter.  I guess a full day of classes on Monday (when I usually wrote) is to blame.  It's certainly not for lack of events to write about.  Two weeks ago I got to go snowboarding with my friend Andrew up in Breckenridge.  The snow was very slushy, but we had a great time.  Of course, that week ended in true Colorado fashion with a heavy, wet blizzard.

That week also found me very involved with determining next year's leadership for the international management club I lead at school.  While there was very little turnout at the meeting I called a number of people got in touch with me over the week to let me know they were interested in leading the club.  For a while I had been stressed about what would happen to the club next year, but now I can see that it will be in good hands.

So as the blizzard passed and my worries about the club melted like so much Spring snow I was able to take my motorcycle out to get a tune-up and enjoy a warm sunny day this past Tuesday.  Of course my reverie passed quickly as Wednesday found me in work meetings and a doctor's appointment (all good) all afternoon followed by a midterm in International Business Law that night (easily completed).

Of course the wedding planning keeps chugging along as Erin and I got all the pieces for our invitations, put them together, and sent them out Saturday morning.  I think people are going to like the way they look.  We're also starting to get our ceremony finalized and sounding very nice as well.

The highlight though for this past week has been a visit to the Phipps Mansion here in Denver for an annual IMBA alumni reception.  Erin had never been before so it was nice to get all dressed up and show it off to her.

Well, I have more reading for school to do before we head out to enjoy a picnic on this beautiful sunny day while it still lasts.

Monday, April 13, 2009

The Easters

Well, the last two weeks have been very busy.  It seems like many of the weekends that Erin and I share these days are taken up by wedding planning.  Last week we went to our fourth and final cupcake tasting.  We've gotten to try a lot of cake, but scheduling and going to all of these places was one of our more drawn-out decisions.  We're happy to have chosen the Colorado Rose Cake Company to make our cupcakes with the flavors of chocolate with chocolate ganache frosting, butter pecan with a buttermilk frosting, and amaretto with buttermilk frosting. 

Fortunately our invitations were much easier and we finalized our decisions on those last week as well.  This weekend we were at it again as my best man, Brian, and I went to view tuxes.  Fortunately we were prepared with the bridesmaid's dress and my tux so that everything went very smoothly.  I just hope it goes as smoothly when we all go to pick them up.

Amongst all the wedding planning though was a lot of good food and good times with family over Easter.  Erin and I were lucky to experience two Easters this year starting at my aunt and uncle's in Littleton.  It was wonderful to see my aunt and uncle and share in their hospitality with my aunt's family.  The joy continued as Erin and I went to her parents and experienced all the food and family again.  By the end of the day we were both stuffed and needed to walk off all the food. 

I'm glad that we're lucky enough to have such caring families and that we're able to share this time with them.