broncos parade and other random things

Posted on February 24th, 2016 by mountain girl  |  7 Comments »


Waaal hullo there. It seems like our days have been a mish-mash of one thing after another, and I obviously haven’t posted in quite a while. I thought I would just put up some random things here from the past few weeks.


Tuesday after the Super Bowl (this is ancient news, I know) we kept the kids out of school and headed down to Denver for the Broncos Super Bowl celebration parade. There were about a million people there–a fifth of Colorado’s population and nearly twice the population of Denver–and it was a madhouse. We didn’t think there would be many other kids there, but–surprise! It was packed with kids and teens. Over 24,000 kids turned up absent from Denver public schools on Tuesday, and I’m pretty sure I know where most of them were, LOL.


We did a little quickie football art before heading to the parade.



Parking was almost impossible, but we finally found a spot (for $30) and threaded our way through the crowd to watch the parade.


That’s Peyton Manning in the vest in fire truck #18–fittingly, haha. Von Miller is the figurehead at the front brandishing the trophy.


Peyton Manning seemed fairly modest about the whole thing, but most of the guys didn’t. You could tell they loved all the glory, and were really eating up the praise. It was pretty funny.


I noticed some construction workers watching from the top of this building. See them in yellow?


And there was a lone person at the top of this building. I’m not exactly sure, but I don’t think I would like that view.


Crowd events are not my thing, but it ended up being a really fun day to spend together, and it was nice for the kids to have a break from school (along with 24,000 other kids!)


Just a few more things: I’ve been stocking my shop with some new boxes, including redwood ones, which I love.


I sold five boxes this month, which is actually more than I’ve ever sold in one month, and more than one of them was bought by a midwife. Cord-burning seems to be catching on!


This is an awful-quality pic because of the fluorescent lights in T.J. Maxx’s dressing-room, but it’s kind of a funny one of Cash. I took it to show David a sweater I liked (and bought)–the sweater was $12 and I got the distressed boyfriend jeans on a previous visit for $16. Gotta love T.J.


Finally, we woke up to snow yesterday. We’ve had an amazing February with some warm days and lots of sunshine. Lately I’ve been snowshoeing on more dirt than snow, LOL, but now I’m wallowing blissfully, sliding, and falling on my face every so often.


I’m kind of hoping March comes in like a lion, since for several reasons I would really like it to go out like a lamb. Right now, though, things are looking pretty soft and woolly. šŸ™‚

7 Responses to “broncos parade and other random things”

  1. Mimi says on :

    Nice pics! Like the boxes you made and love the striped sweater on you!! You all look good! Is Brown Palace in the pic- related to Molly?

  2. Your Lion says on :

    I just had to look it up Mamma! So the Brown Palace Hotel was named after the builder Henry C. Brown. The unsinkable Molly is not related to him, BUT she did stay there a week after the Titanic!

    Verry interesting!

  3. Mom & Dad says on :

    Hi honeeeee…LOVE the pics, you and DL look great!!!!! And the kids are getting so big, they look wonderful :). I got dizzy just seeing those guys on the roof, what a nice experience for all of you…”poor frozen rocking chair” :). Luv u all/mom

  4. Mimi says on :

    Thanks David, Nice article – so historic and the building is still there!

  5. mountain girl says on :

    We’ve introduced your rocking chair to life in the mountains, and it actually comes through the snow quite nicely! (Please don’t feel bad for it.) It’s now already thawed and dry and ready for David to have a cigar. šŸ™‚ The Broncos parade was fun but waaaaayyy too many people–I was so happy to get back to home sweet home.

  6. Mom & Dad says on :

    Hi honeeeee……well. As DL said, “it’s ‘his’ chair now, and he likes it frozen” (I think that’s what he said). Hee hee šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚ I still can’t get over the guys on top of the roof….luv u / mom

  7. mountain girl says on :

    Hah that’s how you know he’s turned mountain man. šŸ˜‰ Yes, verrrry brave construction workers on the roof. The lone guy (or girl) on the skyscraper is who makes me start to sway…