Our Valentine's Day

I am not one that really loves Valentine's Day, it's definitely what they call a Hallmark holiday. It's depressing for those who are single (we've all been there) & it's frustrating for those who are in a relationship because restaurants are booked/crowded, etc. However, with that said I had a totally ROCKING V-day this year. One of our favorite groups was in town and they just so happened to be playing on V-day...Rodrigo y Gabriela! Most likely you have not heard of them: Rodrigo y Gabriela are a duo of amazing guitarists. From Mexico City, with a background in Heavy Metal, they have joined forces to become an amazing duo that really knows how to wow a crowd with their fast and hard spanish sound! This was our second time to see them and we were still amazed at their skills!

When they first come on everyone is excited and we all start screaming, Rod y Gab start to play and the roars are intensified! Throughout the concert you get excited, clap, scream, jump around, and then there are moments you stand there with you mouth wide open in amazement of how quickly Gabriela's hands are moving, how hard she is banging on the guitar, how quickly Rodrigo is picking, or their perfect synchronization! Truly astounding!

Here is a clip from David Letterman, just to give you a little taste! FAST FORWARD TO 55 SECONDS, to pass by all the chit chat. They are a little bit more lively in concert than the are on tv....so just imagine the crowd clapping along, feeling the beat of the guitar in your chest, Rodrigo y Gabriela screaming along, & the volume WAY louder....

Here is our view of the amazing concert:

Here is a close up of Gabriela...she is such an amazing rocker chick! Her hands move so fast I have yet to see a picture where her hands are not blurred:


Childhood Memories

I was out taking photos last week for the project I am currently working on and stumbled across this opportunity. I actually took it as the reflection on my side mirror of my car, if that makes sense. I am not sure if I am done with this one or not, maybe some more time playing with it in photoshop, we'll see! I have titled this Childhood Memories...the washed out and blurry elements evoke the thought of a memory for me & the roller coaster reminds me of childhood. It is not your typical "pretty picture", but I still like it, so deal with it:


Keystone with the Beal's

The weekend before last Bruce, Jenny, & Alissa made a whirlwind trip to visit us and hit the slopes in Keystone! We were welcomed by beautiful fluffy snow and stark blue skies, not too shabby, yes I know life is VERY tough! It was a nice visit that involved cosmos, hot tubs, adventurous parking lot hikes, matching sweaters, and great food (as always)! Here are a few pics that Jenny snapped:

I went to pick up Alissa at the airport on Friday and I was wearing the sweater they picked out for me for my birthday, a sweater that Alissa liked as well (in a different color) don't worry I kept my jacket on and no one knew :-) I had a momentary flash back to the 6th grade!

The girls looking snazzy in all of our ski gear, it's all about the layers:

The boys posing with their favorite girl:

The kids on the slopes:

Nat & I cozying up on the slopes in our almost matching helmets and goggles, we're so cool, haha:

Snow & Dog Sitting

Dog Sitting & Snow:

Corrina & Faye playing in the snow:

Faye completely enjoying the snow (puppy):

Teo's approach to enjoying the snow, a much older & wiser dog: