Sunday, March 29, 2009

Partial Spring Break

East High School was on spring break this week, so I didn't have to go to my internship. Since I'm only getting paid to work 25 hours/week, I decided I was going to take it easy this week and actually only work 25 hours! I took Monday afternoon and all day Tuesday off, which was very nice! I worked Wednesday.

On Thursday, the Denver-metro area was in a Blizzard Warning! Kevin's school called a snow day before it had even started snowing. By the time I left for work at 7:20 a.m., there were a couple inches of snow on the ground. It took an hour and 20 minutes to get to work. I got to work at 8:40. At 8:45, I learned that CU had decided to close at 10:00 because of the weather. So I didn't even stay til then. I left and drove home because I wanted to beat traffic. I am so thankful I didn't wait because I don't think I would have made it home if I had waited! It was snowing like crazy and it was really windy! I love that weather, especially if I don't have to travel in it. We ended up with 17 inches of snow, which is more than we have had all winter!

Friday we had the memorial service for Kevin's grandmother, who passed away in November. We had a small service at Fort Logan National Cemetery, and then a longer service at the church. Kevin, his brother, sister, and dad all play brass instruments and asked me to play with them in the service. I was really excited to be included, but was pretty nervous. I really didn't want to screw up on something that important. The service was beautiful, and Kevin's older sister gave a beautiful talk.

It was fun to spend time with family. I got to know Kevin's cousin, David, much better. I also got to spend some time with his older sister, Katrina, and her kids, Kelly and Sean. They are soooo cute! Yesterday we went with them to the Butterfly Pavillion in Westminster, which I had never been to. It was really neat. They have butterflies flying all over the place and they also have spiders and other insects to look at. One of their main attractions is Rosie, a Chilean Rosehair Tarantula. They let people hold her! I am TERRIFIED of spiders, so I didn't think I'd be able to do it. But then Kelly, my 8-year old neice did it, and was looking at me like, Duh, it's your turn now Amy! So I did it! I'm so proud of myself for doing it. I surprised Kevin's dad. He didn't have time to get the camera out because he didn't think I'd actually do it. I think Katrina got a picture though. My parents and sister don't believe me. I got the sticker to prove it!


Mikidees said...

I've never been there Ive always wanted to go!