Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Brad's Christmas Party Weekend

Brad's company Christmas party was held this weekend in Denver, so we all left Friday afternoon (Neely's Birthday) to attend. Neely was SO good all weekend. We had an easy flight once again, but thank goodness it was direct. She only slept about 45 minutes, so she would have been restless if we had to go much longer. We had dinner at a tapas restaurant in Boulder. I am so proud of her for sitting through a 2 1/2 hour long meal! Here is the only picture I took on her birthday--this is Brad's boss & Neely. Here is the picture of the mountains from our hotel room. I have decided that I LOVE Colorado. I have practically packed my bags to move out there. If only housing were not 3 times the price here. OUCH.
Neely refused to sleep in the crib in our hotel room. I tried to explain the concept of the "Heavenly Crib Mattress", but she wasn't buying it. All she did with the crib all weekend was throw her toys in it.
On Saturday, we headed up to Estes Park, Colorado. Brad took a tour of the Stanley Hotel, which is the basis of Stephen King's book, The Shining. Part of the TV mini series and Dumb and Dumber was filmed here. It is supposedly haunted.
While Brad took a tour of the hotel (no one under 5 could go on the tour), Neely and I went downtown and did a little shopping. It was a little like Eureka Springs.
In her new toboggan and mittens.
FINALLY, passed out!
On Saturday night, Brad and I went to his company Christmas party. This was the first time that we had a babysitter that wasn't a relative. One of Brad's co-workers' daughter watched her in the hotel room. Here is the only picture I took (with the self timer). I totally forgot to get one taken of Brad and me. Who know's how much longer it will be before we get all dressed up again.


FBC Bentonville 4W said...

What a FUN christmas party!!!! I'm glad ya'll got to do that!
You look so pretty in that last picture! and so does Neely!

Mike, Kacy & Wells said...

I am jealous of the Christmas Party. My work one is Thursday - it's potluck. Doesn't quite measure up. You look gorgeous all dressed up for the party! Happy B-day, Neely.

amywelborn said...

Sounds so fun! Isn't Estes Park beautiful!! Neely is such a good girl! Maddox would never have been so easy!