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Visiting Colorado

I had a baby shower in Colorado a couple of weeks ago. Since I am not working I decided to go out there for the week to spend time with family and friends. And the anniversary of my brother's car accident was just 3 days before the shower, so I decided to be there for that as well.

It has been 8 years since Brian passed away, and every year my family goes and lights luminaries and places them at the crash site... so all those who drive by can have a glimpse of beauty and light on that gloomy day.

We went and visited his grave and gave him a present, and then set up the luminaries. And then we went to dinner with the Heykoops, Michael's family (Michael was my brother Brian's best friend who passed away in the car accident as well). It was a good day to be with family and friends. It always makes it a little easier.

Visiting Brian.

Setting up the luminaries..





While I was in Colorado I got to see many friends and it made me so happy! Usually when I come in to town, I only have a couple of days so it is all spent with family. I got to have girlfriend time everyday! I also got to go on morning walks with my parents, and attend a class with my sister at her high school!

We visited my old boss at Outback Steakhouse. Of course. It is a tradition we always go to Outback when I am in town!


We did some shopping and had great parking! Too bad this is only at the baby store. They need these in more parking lots!

I visited with my best friend Leslie who just had her baby girl Ashlyn in January, as well as my college roommate and really good friend in high school Raquel.


Then we had a baby shower! I LOVED this baby shower. It couldn't have been better. Over 40 people came and supported me and my family. It was amazing. We played games, ate amazing food, had a drawing, and I was SHOWERED with gifts. It was so good to see people who I haven't seen in years. I just wish I lived in Colorado so I could see these amazing people more on a regular basis! (These pictures are in really random order.. sorry).

I copied this from Leslie's shower. Who will baby Marcum look like?!

Dessert table.
Food table.

Beautiful women.






(I stole these from Rachel!)

Me opening presents.




Playing games.
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I miss Colorado already. I wish I could ALWAYS be there! Thank you to everyone who came to the shower and spent time with me. I loved every minute of it!





4 comments:

Chris loves Julia said...

Well there's no way I can compete with that shower. Everything looks so GORGEOUS! But we are excited to support and shower your family here too.

The Davenports said...

How fun! Being gorgeous must be a requirement to be your friend. Everyone in your pictures are so pretty!

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Mel Leveque said...

Sounds like such a great trip! I agree, I wish I could ALWAYS be there too!! I especially wish I could've gone to your shower!