Thursday, June 11, 2009

Tornados in Denver

For the second time this week, we have been under a tornado warning. I didn't know Colorado had tornado, otherwise I may have thought twice about moving here. I guess it's actually not that common, but still. Today's weather was much worse than Sunday, though. First, it got really dark very quickly. Then it started to rain and the winds picked up. Then it started to hail and the winds picked up even more. For a while, I could hardly see out the window because of the wind, rain, and hail. Things have calmed now, and we didn't get hit by any tornado, but Denver looks very atypical for it being JUNE. The white stuff all over the ground is not's hail. Lots and lots of hail. I have never seen this much hail. And this is after the rain has had a chance to wash some of it away. Anyway, maybe it's not quite that big of a deal, but it sure added some excitement to my day.

Sunday, June 7, 2009


Well, here we are in Denver. We've both decided that we really like it here. It's beautiful and full of friendly people. Here are some pictures of our apartment. They really don't give an adequate view of the place, but it's really nice and we love it. For the first time in our married lives we actually have a washer and dryer. That will be especially nice with the upcoming baby. We also have a balcony where we keep our grill and bikes.

After we moved here, we had about a week before Clayton started school. Most of that was dedicated to unpacking, switching over driver's licenses, etc. But we did take some time to have some fun. We decided to take a free tour of the Hammond's candy factory. They make mostly hard candies and it's all hand-made. It was a lot of fun to see how it was all done. We took a few pictures and thought we would share them with you.

This first one is a picture of the factory. It actually isn't very big. There is one room for candy production and another one for packaging. There's a small candy store and a snack bar for visitors. That's about all.

This second picture is one of Clay and myself holding a 5 lb strawberry sucker. No, we didn't buy it. Something like that runs for $75 dollars, and we don't need that much sugar. We thought it would make a fun picture though!

School has now started for Clayton. It's very time intensive. It's interesting, though, and I enjoy when he shares some of his knowledge with me! For those of you who want our new address, here it is:

19685 Clubhouse Dr. #222
Parker, CO 80138