Colorado Uerlings

Location: Gunnison, CO, United States

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

August 29, 2006

Today is Erica's 9th Birthday! Yippee!
It is also her first day of school. While she is missing her friends back in Hastings, she is excited to meet new friends and learn new things at Gunnison Elementary.

Erica was excited to get her first locker, pretty cool. Now, with any luck, Mother and Daughter will figure out the combination sometime before Halloween.

Erica really likes her new classroom. And it's easy to see why! She managed to find a desk that faces a window. If Longfellow Elementary had a view like this, I would have never met 5th Grade promotion requirements. (It was iffy at best, anyway!)

Saturday, August 26, 2006

August 26, 2006

We continue to settle in here in Gunnison,CO. Sue is the Executive Director of the Gunnison Arts Center (GAC) and Colin is working for Interiors with Oohs and Aahs, a furniture company based out of Gunnison. This is Sue's office (right) in the GAC's historic building at the corner of Hwy 50 and Hwy 135 (Main Str.) It houses an art gallery for Colorado/local artists, a clay studio, dance studio, a community theatre. Sue's office overlooks the intersection from the second floor.

Here is Interiors, located in an old historic building on Main Street.

Interiors' is also building a new, state of the art appliance showroom across the street. Colin will probably be working there once it gets opened, hopefully in November.

Erica has enjoyed Tenderfoot Daycare, but is anxiuosly awaiting the start of 4th Grade. She managed to find a desk in her classroom that faces a window looking out at the Palisades Range rock formations. Her teacher this fall will be a 'Mrs. Ferguson', so she can't be too bad. She has met acouple of the girls she'll be sitting near and she gets to have a locker for the first time, too. She'll also be taking a class at the art Center and playing some basketball.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

August 20, 2006

Here are some pictures of the inside of our house!
This is Erica's Colorado Rainbow Bedroom.

These are pictures of our Great Room which include the TV area, Dining Area, and Entry.

Sue works on responding to some emails in our Den/Guest Room (hint-hint ;) !)

Here is our Kitchen area.
There are also two baths and a Double Garage.

Most of us survived Erica's Party of Five Sleepover. They played with water balloons, make-up, watched a movie, gabbed until past midnight, played at the park, had cake and ice cream, and the 'big hit' of the party was the pinata in Erica's likeness. (See previous pictures!) As you can see, they wore Penaut out!

Saturday, August 19, 2006

August 19, 2006 - Update

Well... some of us more acclimated than others. To her credit, Peanut has adjusted very well!

Speaking of hiking. We have enjoyed taking little trips out and around the area to see nature. Here is Erica on one of our hikes near the Taylor river. We are getting acclimated to the climate and altitude.Sue's parents, Bob and Ardy, came out for a visit. We planned to take them on a boat tour of the
Gunnison River near Black Canyon, but our ship didn't come in. ( More accurately, it had already left the dock. OOPS! But we did take them on a beautiful two mile hike to the dock and back.
Here is a view of our back yard. Some of the landscaping is compliments of Colin's artistic touch and now sore back. Beyond is property owned by Western State College of Colorado and Bureau of Land Management. So... no homes will be built back there. We're hoping to convince our lanlord to sell us the home, but not much luck there so far.
Here is a picture of our house. (Or as Colin likes to say, our garage with attached living

quarters!) It's less than a year old, three bedroom, double car garage, two baths, and as you can see, GRASS FINALLY!

August 19, 2006

Hello Friends & Family!

We are finally getting around to creating a blog in hopes of keeping in touch better. Today, Erica is celebrating her birthday with four of her girlfriends so it is a good excuse for Colin and I to hide back here at the computer. Erica will turn 9 on August 29th, but since I have an artshow the weekend of the 26th & 27th, we just decided to go ahead and get it over with.