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Friday, January 22, 2010

Back to the Springs

Hello from Colorado! Yes, we're back again after we were just here last month. What can I say? Old habits die hard. Actually, we're here for a special event this weekend that I'm way excited to tell you about! But in the meantime, I figured I should probably document our last visit that I never got around to blogging.

It was just a regular ol' weekend in Colorado--meet up with some friends, pop over to the Air Force Academy, stay & play with the Hendricks family... just the way we like it. I flew in a day before Matt, which meant I got to go to USAFA's mechanical engineering department's family Christmas party (Steve was one of Matt's instructors). The real Santa was too busy to make it, so Steve suited up in a pinch. Naturally, this led to our camera catching Jodie kissing Santa Claus.
Matt was there in spirit... and on the wall with all the other 2009 EngrMech grads.
He was looking mighty fine, if I may say so myself.

Once Matt was in town, we made sure to head over to the Broadmoor to see the Gingerbread houses and Christmas lights around the grounds. (Nevermind the fact that this first picture was taken before the lights came on.... so just imagine the entrance full of twinkling lights, mmmk?)

The Broadmoor is so beautiful in the winter time with the lakes frozen over, snow on the ground, and lights in the (real!) trees. You can't help but love it.

Sunday included a trip to the Single's Ward to catch up with old friends. One of Matt's best friends, Jon, was in town for pilot training and taught Sunday School just like the good ol' days.

On Monday, Matt and I meandered over to the elementary school to have lunch with Preston and Taylor.

Matt fit right in.

Then we had a second lunch at the Academy with our buddy Caleb, who played football with Matt.

Oh, and see that bag in my hand? Yes, it's full of Air Force Falcons baby clothes. No, we're not pregnant. Yes, we like to plan ahead. And yes, Caleb thought I was crazy. But whatever.
And the moral of the story is that the mountains were so pretty and the trip was so lovely that we came back a month later. (I wonder if we'll ever wean ourselves of this place...)


  1. We are being transferred to Fort Carson in Colorado Springs! April is our "planned" month for moving. (Plans change frequently in the Army) Perhaps I'll actually get to meet you on one of your many trips back to the Springs. =)

  2. Wow, it looks so beautiful there! And I think it's so cute that you went to visit the kids at their school. I bet that made their year. Seriously.

  3. Planning ahead never hurt a soul! You all need to have a baby soon, he or she will be the most beautiful thing..

  4. Is this Jon single? Is he already taken by Heidi or Nicole? If not think of Krysta!

  5. I love Santa! Hey, I am hooking up the nieces, so now I guess it is your turn : )

  6. Tobi-- I am SO jealous!!! You're going to love it there. We'll have to meet up at a football game one of these days. Matt & I won't be able to stay away for long haha.

    Shaylynn-- You're so sweet! I don't think we're too far off of that bandwagon... :-)

    Sydna-- Um, YES he's single! And he's one of the best people you'll ever meet. Jon's in pilot training in Oklahoma right now but consider the set-up done next time he's in Utah. And in the meantime, I know plenty more solid, handsome, smart, eligible bachelors back at the Academy. Just ask Nicole!


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