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denver, colorado // day one

denver, colorado

Way back in 2014 [I know, forever ago!] Kacey and I took a super quick trip to Denver, Colorado. How quick? We had a day and a half there, and it was our first time visiting. I want to share what we did, what we ate, and what all we saw in our day and a half in Denver!

We arrived late on a Friday night, hopped in our rental car, grabbed a quick bite to eat near our hotel and then went to sleep so we could wake rested on Saturday. That Saturday morning, we drove out to the Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre. I was surprised to see how much of a workout mecca it was. Lots of people climbing the stairs and doing workout routines on the benches. Definitely a beautiful place to exercise as the views from up top were spectacular!

Afterwards, we drove out to the Molly Brown House Museum, followed by lunch at Wynkoop Brewing Company. Their burgers were tasty!

denver, colorado

After lunch, we drove to the Denver Convention Center where we spotted the famous Blue Bear.

denver, colorado

Then, we took off to walk around Larimer Square where the Denver Chalk Art Festival was happening. I couldn’t believe how amazing the artwork was. And that it was all made of chalk! Serious talent.

We had cocktails at The Squeaky Bean and decided to hit up a Speakeasy for dinner. There was quite the wait at Williams & Graham so while waiting we checked out Little Man Ice Cream. The line was really long so we walked around until our reservations were ready.

denver, colorado

Williams & Graham was such a unique place. I don’t want to spoil the surprise, so let’s just say it seemed like we were in the wrong place when we arrived! With a little trickery, we were seated in a cozy room for drinks and dinner. And while I can’t remember all that we ordered, I still think of the Roasted Bone Marrow that we had that night!! Oh so good + decadent! Kacey got to try a few rare scotches that were on his list. So, that was a highlight, too!

denver, colorado

Previously – our itinerary 

denver, colorado // itinerary

denver, colorado // itinerary

Day One -

Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre
Molly Brown House Museum
Wynkoop Brewing Company [lunch]
Denver Convention Center
Larimer Square
The Squeaky Bean [dinner]
Little Man Ice Cream
Williams & Graham

 

Day Two -

Snooze [breakfast]
Denver Art Museum
Duffy’s Cherry Cricket [lunch]
Lookout Mountain
Buffalo Bill Museum
Golden, Colorado

summer update

summer 2014

I’ve got so much lined up to share with you guys! House announcements, bridal shower invites, a quick trip to Denver, an unbelievable trip to the caribbean. Plus, our feature in Southern Living magazine! How’s your summer shaping up?

disney / 2013

disney // 2013

So, this happened last week. Em’s third trip to Disney World. I’m working on a few posts about our whirlwind trip including a what-to-pack-when-flying-with-a-toddler-to-Disney list.

Hope your week was fabulous!

PS – How do you like our blog’s new look? It finally matches our website! Hooray! Thanks for all of your help, Joy.

weekend recap // no.7

weekend snippets no.4

Sunday, we took a little day trip to Wimberly, Texas. Em did a sweet fairytale photo shoot there. We browsed the quaint shops and watch the ducks by the creek. It was such a charming little town!

em’s first haircut

During our Disney vacation, we celebrated a milestone. Em’s first haircut.

em's first haircut

The Harmony Barber shop at Magic Kingdom isn’t just for show. It’s a real, old-timey barbershop and they offer first haircuts full of Disney magic. I booked an appointment for Em before we left for our vacation.

em's first haircut

For her first time, Em did great! Of course the slew of Mickey stickers and the spinning, light-up Minnie they let her play with helped, too! She was quite entertained.

em's first haircut

Before I could blink, Em’s haircut was done and she was topped off with her very own set of Mickey ears – her first! On the back of them, “My 1st Haircut” is embroidered.

em's first haircut

We were also given a commemorative first haircut certificate and a special little bag full of pixie dust and locks from her first haircut.

em's first haircut

This was such a great + fun experience. I’m glad we were able to celebrate it in Disney!

disney world / 2012

So, where did we go on our family vacation? Disney World!

disney world / 2012

This was Em’s second trip to Disney as we went there last winter with Kacey’s family. This year, we went with our good friends and their three kiddos.

disney world / 2012

We had such a fantastic time! We met the characters. Rode lots of rides including the tea cups.

disney world / 2012

We dined at Cinderella’s castle and met all of the princesses.

disney world / 2012

And we enjoyed a part of a new section they just opened in Fantasyland where’s there are now two Dumbo rides!

disney world / 2012

This is so great because there was always a long line for Dumbo – one of Em’s favorite rides. This trip, I think we rode it four times!

weekend recap

This weekend we headed back to the Houston Zoo with Em. The last time we took her, she was 14 months old so we were eager to get her over there again. As expected, she loved it! She fed the giraffes with her daddy…

houston zoo / october 2012

houston zoo / october 2012

and really enjoyed watching the meerkats.

houston zoo / october 2012

That’s a snippet of our weekend, how was yours?