As our weekend wrapped up, we were treated to this beautiful combination of sundown, clouds, and the moon…
Oh, that and our sprinklers turned on for the first time this evening and Augie…Continue Reading
Astronaut Augie had his first launch on Memorial Day. Sadly, due to choosing an over-ambitious vehicle (it could fly as much as 1,100 feet) and a badly placed sun, we do not know where it landed… 🙂
However, as rocket scientists Augie and I have learned from our mistakes and next time our rocket will be limited to 350 feet…Continue Reading
Today, after breakfast, Augie and I got a few bird feeders, and with mom (who already had one for hummingbirds) we made our backyard more friendly to the winged creatures:
Augie chose the barn. 🙂
Hope to see lots of hungry birds soon!
How is your Memorial Day weekend going. For a quick idea of what ours has been like, here is our weekend (so far) in pictures…
First, Friday night dinner at a great pizza place…
Father/son breakfast at The Patio Cafe…
And The Pizza Shop has great pizza!
What makes it more incredible that I can say that is I am more of a thick crust type (“pan pizza”) and The Pizza Shop pizzas have a thin crust…but…well…mmm… 🙂
As a professional dog trainer and canine behavior therapist, I have been told I am a rarity in my field. I am one that has a love for both dogs (all critters really) and people. Ron, who was my high school sweetheart and now husband of 30 years, and I discovered the I 70 corridor during our quest for quieter, simpler living in our empty nesting years. I love this community and am happy to serve it. I have made so many great friends and acquaintances. For an added bonus, the commute is always a quiet scenic drive, or sometimes a stroll in a beautiful country atmosphere.Continue Reading
Of course, it seems unfair that, while on a call for work, I have to see someone having fun with a remote control airplane. 🙂
Work in or around Strasburg? What is the strangest or coolest thing you’ve seen out of the window at work?
Being a fan of puns, I was think of titling this “A Tail of Two Dogs”…but after my horrible “remiss” versus “amiss” in yesterday’s post…I figured…maybe not. 🙂
Meet Gloria and Bear:
Can you guess which is which…and which one is 13 years old and which is just a few months? 🙂
This posts appears on two of my blogs, Strasburg.Rocks and Traditores. It will seem a bit odd on the former…but it speaks to the intersection of both in the form of the purchase of property in the friendly, small town of Strasburg, Colorado.
Although I am continually thankful to the Lord, I hesitate to make certain statements because they can be presumptuous. For instance, if when you have an unexpected bill you can’t afford just enough money shows up, is it fair to say, “The Lord sent the $$$?” I mean beyond the general providence of God…did He really personally ensure you received that cash? Sure, at a minimum, He didn’t prevent it from showing up…but did the Most High specifically fill the expense versus income gap?
Now, I am not questioning whether you should thank God in cases like that. You should. I am questioning whether it is presumptuous to say The Almighty divinely stepped into your timeline and changed something.
And with that rather lengthy preamble I humbly suggest that Michelle and I are about to own…and Augie is about to live with us in…
…a house that the Lord has personally provided.
How do I know? Well…Continue Reading
Not only did we eat at The Patio Cafe a couple times this weekend :-), but we are proud to say that we also put a contract on a house in Strasburg! As you can see, it’s still under construction (e.g. it needs to be painted and to have grass installed), but we couldn’t be more excited. Pictured here are Michelle, Augie, and Ron from Pauls Homes.Continue Reading
The sole purpose of Strasburg Rocks! is to celebrate Strasburg, Colorado, a small, friendly town in the plains east of Denver. It does not exist to make money. However, should Strasburg Rocks! produce any net income, it will be donated back to the Strasburg community.