08 July 2015

Lately..life through my I Phone

 Sunsets in Colorado have been awesome this summer! Im not sure if its me or what but I have never seen them so pretty!
I feel like I have alot of catching up to do here on the blog! We are taking on a new adventure of MOVING and building a new home, so the next few months is gunna be crazzzy! 
We were also recently in Vegas for a work trip so I need to do  a little recap on that too!


 Spending a day in Evergreen at my aunts


 One of Tessa's new drawings! This girl has got some talent...not from me! ;)

 My mom and Tessa at her new house!

 Whers Jamison?? Oh he's outside skateboarding naked..yup not unusall around here

 Our goofballs. My house never looks this clean so I thought a pic would be good..lol


  I could not keep his shorts up! 


 Free People Top:Nordstroms Rack  Bralett: Free People

 This just cracks me up! Every  time we go to a party now people have these picture booths set up. SO MUCH FUN Yeah that's Jeremy back there! LMAO

 The best orange red color ever! RGB in Coral Living in this all summa!

My inlaws 50th anniversary party! We tried;)

06 July 2015

Our Scotland trip! Rosslyn Chapel and Hotel Melville Castle


For our second day we visited Rosslyn chapel at my mothers request! Ha! But it was great and I'm so glad we went!We were not able to take pictures inside which was a big bummer because it is pretty fabulous! It evidently was quit ahead of its time (1446) architecturally speaking. A lot of mystery too as to what certain things might of meant...like the old carvings on the wall of the bottom room that are thought to have been the markings of the chapel when it first went up..maybe? Oh gosh I wanted to touch that soooo bad but you couldn't. Is that weird?? If walls could talk this is one of those places..This drawing of a knight on the floor...is he buried there?? They don't know. You would think so though by the looks of it! There has been much speculation and belief from the locals through out the years that there is buried treasured underneath the chapel too..a link to the Stone Masons maybe?? 
The stone carvings are amazing and you could easily stand there all day looking at them. I believe there was a story too about a stone carver there that got upset about one thing or another I think it was that another carver came in and stole the show and they put him to death. Something along those lines anyways.. that's what's so wonderful about going out to Scotland and seeing all these amazing places you really cant keep all the stories straight! Really do yourself a favor and read up on it before you go!




 This is the cottage right before you go into the chapel. The Old Rosslyn Inn 





 Melville Castle is where we stayed! This castle has a ton of history and Mary Queen of Scots use to visit here with a friend. She planted some trees out front that are still there today! I wished I would of gotten a picture but we were not sure which ones they were!You can read  all about its history on their website.


This is the view from our room. We never did get a chance to walk around the grounds like  we wanted to!



Ha! I take a hot bath most nights so the windows would fog up..but the view was great anyways!
 

I loved looking at these two horses every day! Some days too the chickens would be out walkin around..so peaceful
 

Our morning view eating breakfast. It rained most of the time we were there and then it would hit about five oclock and the sun would come out and it would be gorgeous out! 
I really loved how centrally located this hotel was! We were only about 15 minutes from Edinburgh and it was about a 20 minute drive from the airport too. The drive up to it is long and beautiful!
The hotel is not that big and was pretty quiet. The restaurant was quiet and cozy. The room was ok. But the view made it great! The bed was so hard though that I  really thought about saying something to them. I swear we were sleeping on a box spring! I don't think I could of slept on it another couple of nights. 
The hotel was nice but I felt like it really did not offer much, (like helping you with your bags up the flights of stairs) I just didn't fall in love with it like I had hoped. It was very layed back which is good too! But the grounds were gorgeous! 



30 June 2015

Our Scottland trip! Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile


View from the plane...You can't get enough of it! Beautiful!


 Edinburgh Castle!



The Royal Mile
This is in front of Edinburgh Castle and is where all the action is going on in the city. Its hundreds of years old and back in the day this is where people would come to get all that they needed for everyday life. I believe that the kings and queens would also walk through here. Lots and lots of awesome history through here and the buildings..OMG just absolutely breath taking! Hundreds of years old! I f you are in need of a kilt too for you man well there is where you probably would want to start..Have ya seen Outlander lately??? Nuff said

Trying to maneuver around on the other side of the road in our pop can car...seriously i didn't know they still made roll down windows..lol


We loved the coffee shops! It was great to sit there with my tea and just watch everyday life going by




Bottom of the Royal Mile. I was so excited to see those red telephone booths! I thought that was a London thing...


 Edinburgh castle



Inside Edinburgh Castle
Fraser Suites
Its TK Max around here girls...;)

 We arrived in Edinburgh Scotland the beginning of May for seven days so excited for our first trip to the UK and our first vacation with out any kids in over twelve years! Come to think of it Jeremy and I had never take off this long before just the two of us since we have had our kiddos so it was TIME! 
  We got in  at about 8:30 in the morning and could not check into our hotel until three so we decided to go scope out Edinburgh and see what all the hoot was about with the Castle and the Royal Mile. 
Not realizing yet that jet lag was soon to be hitting us we decide to go to the castle and stand in line for almost two hours for tickets and walk around this massive place! I almost had to get get Jeremy a wheel chair... and for some odd reason I did pretty good the first day! No jet lag is gunna slow this girl down!  And actually the flight was really good its only about ten hours from Colorado if you have a hour layover. Much shorter than we thought!
 You really need a whole day there to explore things because it is quiet huge and sits way high up in the city on old lava rock, so you can see it from all over the city. the history there is amazing too so enough time for this is the way to go. Plus you want to stand in line to see the Queen's jewels and learn all about that. Sadly thought you cant take hardly any pictures inside. But this a mostly outside tour. I don't think you can really go inside unless you are going to see the jewels. We got too burned out from our jet lag and had to leave so we did not get to see the whole thing. But we did spend most of the day here. The other thing I wish I had done too is did some more research about the kings and queens because there is so much history that its hard to keep them all straight especially being that it's at least a thousand years old they think....
I don't think that we would want to go back in the beginning of May. It was pretty cold most of the time and raining. I pretty much wore the same thing every day because I was freezin.This was the only day of all sunshine so it was perfect for us to hit the castle since its mostly outside. I would LOVE to go back but next time I would do June when it is warmer. May and June is the best time to go. One of our tour guides said July and August gets so crazy that people that live there will actually leave town to get away from the crazy crowds..
 Seems like I had better pictures of the castle but I cant seem to find them darnit. I do have so much more to show ya though! Our hotel was a castle with great history too so Ill blog about that next! We also took a day tour up through the Highlands and to Lochness and much more! So I will return;)