November 9, 2011

too much

Filed under: Uncategorized — mgcg @ 11:02 am

it’s funny how blogging takes a back seat to real life.  major events have taken precedence over the ramblings.  so, let’s begin.  since i last posted…

my contract was not renewed with my former employer in may,

cate and i found out we are expecting our first child,

i scrambled looking for work in the speech field

i worked as a nanny part-time for 2 families during the summer,

i landed a job in eagle, co as an slpa,

i began work online for my final class before applying to gain slpa status with colorado

cate’s job was reduced to part time (as planned) at the beginning of ’11/’12 school year,

i moved to eagle first living in an extended stay hotel room for september then moving into a basement apartment where rent is higher than our mortgage,

we got molly a sweater that actually fits,

we find out we’re having a little girl, hazel elizabeth, after my maternal grandmother and sister,

my caseload goes from a hopeful 45 up to 65 students,

and we complete the baby room ready to bring our little one to planet earth.

many things of importance have happened in the past 10 months and life has drastically changed in how we go through each day.  being apart from sweet cate during the week has been extremely difficult but we relish our time together on the weekends.

until next time (probably the week of thanksgiving) when i try to post up some pictures…



December 13, 2010

random recent

Filed under: Christmas, house, Molly, Mountains, Santa Lucia, Uncategorized, UTR, vacation — mgcg @ 7:35 pm

Well, we managed to make it out to UTR this winter. But it was hardly winter! We went the weekend of December 6. That winter I was caretaker must have been an extreme. Or these past 2 have been extreme in the warm direction.

Last week we got ready for Christmas by getting a tree (a beaut if I do say so, decorating it and the rest of the house.  Cate is really good at putting little smell-good accents of fir tree around.  I can never get the right setting for this point and shoot.  Let the blurry pics give you an idea of what’s it’s like.

And to celebrate the holiday of different stories, Santa Lucia Day.  Cate’s story she remembers is far different than what i read on wikipedia.  Then again, who said wikipedia was the end all be all authority on santa lucia?


November 18, 2010

speech cards and bmws

Filed under: BMW — mgcg @ 10:19 pm

so i was preparing for some students to come in yesterday and ran across these two cards. they’re copyrighted 1985, but these pictures have to be from a few years prior. a 2002 AND what looks like an early model e21 320. ha!


November 14, 2010


Filed under: Uncategorized — mgcg @ 2:46 pm

Goodbye truck!  I hope you serve your new owner well.  You’re already missed!

September 6, 2010

ohhhhh 2 (more pics)

Filed under: BMW, Mountains, vacation — mgcg @ 10:42 pm

just had to load some more pics!  these are the jpegs that havne’t been color corrected.

e30 IX love!

locking gas cap.  awesome.

sooo happy!

LEAN baby!

prepping to head out on my first drive in an 02!

check out the sweet camper!  the classic HORNET!  lol

thank you cate!  she’s so great.



Filed under: BMW, Mountains, vacation — mgcg @ 10:17 pm

well, cate and i went to glenwood springs, co which is west of vail and the jumping off point to get to aspen.  she surprised me by setting up a drive with a bmw 2002.  his was a 1975 and he gave me the opportunity to actually drive.  no stalls!  enjoy cate’s great pictures.

the classic “kidney” grille

landon and i rode in the 2002 while cate and lianna rode in their 1988 e30 ix.  here’s where we stopped so i could drive.  crazy!

tearing up the curves!  (that’s me driving!)

getting looks from the few people on the road!

irrigation resevior for all the great pastures around the area.

landon’s steering wheel he had on his first 2002, a 1968 1600 from when he was in high school.

the hospitable couple!


August 18, 2010

yard and pizza

Filed under: food, house, yard — mgcg @ 7:56 pm

we got inspired to get out and swing the mattock over the weekend and move some dirt.  and cate made some perfect personal pesto pizzas with provolone and Parmesan cheese.  booya!  their is more dirt to move but you can see the outline we’re going for with the circular shape.  oh yeah, click the pictures for the full size version.  this new style of blog is weird.

and the opposite view.  the circular (slightly distorted for max surface area) patio will go from the corner of the house toward the front door across to the blue/white cooler sits.  neato.



July 5, 2010


Filed under: house, update — mgcg @ 4:02 pm

thought i’d find some old pics of the kitchen from when we first viewed the house.  we saw potential!  what a difference some paint makes.


July 3, 2010


Filed under: house, IKEA, kitchen, Molly, repair, update — mgcg @ 5:02 pm

cate is a master.  that’s why she does the painting.  new hardware courtesy of ikea. upper cabinet doors are in the process of being sanded.  but it may be awhile before we can finish and reinstall.  enjoy!


nice guest room and view

Filed under: climbing, guest, house, IKEA, repair, update — mgcg @ 4:54 pm

here’s the guest room almost finished but ready for sleepy guests.

and a great view from the conley roof in the highland neighborhood just NW of downtown.


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