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Beautiful Weekend In Grand Junction

Fresh after coming home from Boulder last weekend, Richie and I had an awesome weekend back home.

We started Friday night off my going to his end of busy season banquet at a the Bookcliff Golf Club. They served super yummy prime rib and creme brûlée. So good!

On Saturday we were finally able to just hang out and watch Law and Order all day it was great.

But the best day was Sunday... It was a beautiful spring day in Grand Junction and we were able to some wonderful spring time things. We went to the gym and then went to Kannah Creek Brewing Company, had some delicious salad, and ate out on the patio. It was soooo beautiful on Sunday!


Next, we finally got to get flowers at Lowes. I love when it's finally the time of year that I get flowers. They turned out really pretty when I was finally done planting them. Ok, so they aren't perfect, but you should have seen the ones I did last year :). It's a vast improvement... Trust me!



I love it! Such a great weekend. 

Now I'm working on lesson plans. We are dissecting frogs and worms this week. Yikes! So I'm trying to lesson pan and mentally prepare for this task ahead of me.... And you are all super lucky, because I will definitely be posting pictures of that!

Have a good weekend!

-Martina




Mariah Graduated!

My sister, Mariah, just graduated this weekend. I had a blast going to Boulder and hanging out with her all weekend.

I left Grand Junction Wednesday night because my amazing sister had 3 graduations, starting at 7:00 am on Thursday. You read that right. 7am. Good thing I love her.

Her first graduation was for her Presidents Leadership Class. She was accepted to this very competitive program with about 30 other students. All these students do some amazing things while they are in the program, but they do even more amazing things when they are out of the program. My sister is no exception. She's is planning on going to grad school to become a doctor of physical therapy next year. Here are some pictures of her PLC graduation. She is so cute!





We got to hang out the rest of the day and we went to a super yummy breakfast place called Snooze and had a great breakfast with delicious mimosas. Mariah had never had one and she loved it!

We went shopping the rest of the day and went and saw Iron Man 3. Such a fun day in Boulder. 

Her next graduation was on Friday morning and it was the big one. And I mean BIG! It took about an hour for all the students to walk in during the student processional. It was an awesome graduation at Folsum Field at the CU-Boulder campus and the speaker was Julie Andrews (Yes, MARY POPPINS herself)! Her speech was awesome.







I didn't get to go to her last graduation because it was Friday afternoon and I had to get back for my husbands end of busy season (he's an auditor at an accounting firm) banquet here in Junction. Yay for the end of busy season! Anyways, I did get to go to a little bit of it so I could say hi to my grandparents and mom before I left. Her last graduation was her integrated physiology graduation and each student had a message for their families and I was able to get a picture of that and it was so sweet.


Such a fun weekend! And, next weekend is our party in Salida. I can't wait!

Hope you all have a good rest of the week!

-Martina 

I Graduated!

Hi all,

I'm so excited because last weekend I graduated!

Ok, ok, ok... I actually graduated 6 months ago in December when I finished student teaching, but I was so excited to go back to Pueblo and see all my friends. It's been awhile since we haven't been back to Pueblo since I finished my semester before student teaching in May of 2012. It's a six hour drive! Yuck. But my lovely husband drove the long distance just for me so I could walk in the ceremony and my parents, siblings, and grandparents made the trek from Salida.... and it was soooo worth it. I had a lot of fun. Here are some pictures from our awesome weekend in Pueblo, Colorado.

We got there on Friday night and ate at one of our favorite restaurants in Pueblo, Bingo Burger. Yum!


I also picked up my cap and gown and my sweet husband bought me some CSU-Pueblo gear from the book store. So spoiled...
Saturday was the actual ceremony. It was really awesome because I got to spend the whole time with my friends Chelsea and Gerson. Chelsea was graduating from nursing school this semester and just got an awesome job in Texas. Fun fact about Chelsea (she's gonna kill me).... She is from North Pole, Alaska! Gerson graduated from the Automotive Industry Management Program. Fun fact about Gerson: He was my resident (and probably craziest resident I ever had) as my first year as a resident assistant in the dorms. I love them!

Here is a cute picture my mom got of me:

And here is a super cute one of Richie and I :)

And, finally we went to my favorite restaurant ever.... NACHOS! So good!
Here are some cute pics of my family and I at the restaurant. 



And lastly, my awesome husband got be cake from Hopscotch Bakery in Pueblo. It was white cake with buttercream frosting and yummy raspberry filling. 


Well, my sister graduates from the University of Colorado at Boulder next weekend and Julie Andrews (yes, MARY POPPINS herself) is the speaker. AND, we are having a joint graduation party the next weekend in Salida so I will have pics of that soon.

Have a great week!

-Martina