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Monday, December 15, 2008

Steps, Lights, Drums, Dogs and everything Rachel

So here is the latest from Rachel in no particular order. The weekend before Thansgiving Rachel took her first "official" steps....now she can go across the room like a champ and even has the bumps and bruises to prove it.

For Thanksgiving this year we flew out to Northern California to introduce Rachel to Gramsie Rosenthal (Eric's Natural Mother) and to the rest of the Riewerts family including her other set of Great Grandparents, Great Granny and Great Pop (Eric's grandparents.) As you can see in the pictures below she had a great time hanging out with Gramsie for Thanksgiving and at the Big Trees national park and than a day with her Riewerts relatives.

She had her first kiss with her "boyfriend" Cru...She may have enjoyed it too much and we need to make sure she closes her mouth from here on out...not sure where she got that from...ahemm.

One morning after her dad and Uncle Josh played flag football, Rachel watched as we played Rock Band on the Wii. After Josh left I turned around and saw this (I know, I have a bad baby voice):

So this year we are going to SoCal for Christmas as this will be the frist time in 3 years that we get to experience the "bright lights" of LA at the Jagard home. Due to this we had an early Christmas celebration at my parents house here in Colorado. Rachel seems to love this holiday, she is fasinated with the lights, the Christmas tree and her new toy dog. (I video taped the whole thing but the size doesn't allow me to post on blogger...there is a little video I put at the end that has her playing with it while we are opening presents)

Finally Rachel had a little time to hang out with Uncle Jeff and Aunt Kristen (Her birthday buddy)

I think this breaks a record for the longest post on this blog. Teresa said I was getting a lot of flack for not updating the blog with more pictures of Rachel so I gave it to you all at once. Enjoy and see you in 2009!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


January 21st can't come soon enough

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Keppler's Special...in CO

If any of you have been to breakfast with me in HB, you know there is only one place I will go, The Sugar Shack, and here there is only one thing that I will order, The Keppler's Special. Well, I have missed my sat. morning visits to this downtown eatery, so here in CO at the Riewerts Shack I recreated my favorite breakfast. Ingredients: English Muffin, Tomato, Avocado, Eggs, Bacon, topped with Hollandaise Sauce and WA-LA...you have this culinary masterpiece....thank you Keppler, who ever you are.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Halloween 2008

Happy Halloween to everyone...Rachel had a blast and loved seeing all the kids come to her house...some costumes had her mesmerized and we think she was more interested in showing off and trying to taste test all the candy we were passing out. Hopefully next year she will get the concept and we can take her out.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Pumpkin Patch

So we found this cool pumpkin patch where you actually get to go search the farm and cut your own pumpkins. It has been open for about two weeks now so it has been picked through...yet we still managed to find some good ones...and to top it all off they are only $5 a piece no matter what size! Here are some pics to get you into the Halloween/fall mode. Also....not sure if you can see in the background in some of our pictures but the mts have had some good snow already and there are two resorts already open...with a few more opening here in a couple weeks including Brek! My knee is all healed and I can't wait to get back out there this year.

Monday, October 20, 2008

New announcment!!!

We had another baby!!!!

okay okay not in the terms that you were thinking but I did "labor" for 3 months on this thing to include the raised stone patio I am standing on and the small bar you can see in one of the pics. No more grill blowing over when there are strong winds...that "baby" ain't goin anywhere. We did get the racks dirty a little bit before the colder weather set in and I am sure that we will cook on it occasionaly throughout the winter, weather permitting of course, but there is just something about having a grill in the summer time. I missed it dearly...

Sunday, September 28, 2008

All about Rachel...

I know...I know I have been neglectful of our blog and posting pics of our daughter. After all, there is only so many times that you can watch Dwight say "murder ball...murder checkers." So with out further adieu, here are ten things new with Rachel:

1- She has been crawling everywhere
2- She loves standing up and even pulls herself up now
3- For some reason she is obsessed with hitting herself in the head with her toys
4- She has her first battle scars from falling and hitting her head against furniture and toys.
5- She makes the funniest face when she is pooping. It is real poop now since she is getting baby food. At first she didn't understand what was going on so she would cry every time she was pushing one out.
6- She loves all the new foods she gets to eat...and she also isn't shy about supporting the company we used for our life Insurance.
7- She says "da-da da-da" all the time...but we aren't counting it since she doesn't do it when I point to myself
8- She loves her Baby Einstein movies...especially the one with the animals. She even sits with her Remote Control like Mom and Dad.
9- She loves to hang out with Dad and watch Football
10- When she gets excited she rubs her feet together...we call it the foot shuffle.

and some recent pics:

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Past couple weeks

Teresa's mom and sister came into town for a couple weeks. One of the weekends even Teresa's brother Jeff brought his kids and Rebecca out to hang. We tried to do a lot of fun things while they were here. So we went to a Rockies game, took them to Estes Park to see the Stanley and go on a "hike" by the river. Also, while I was at Scoutcamp they went to see the Unsinkable Molly Brown house museum....I am sure it was loads of fun. We went golfing, played Rock band, made cookies and had a great time. Rachel loved being with her cousins and never wanted to go to sleep. She also had rice cereal for the first time...and loved it. Her opinion of the squash was not as favorable as evident of her wearing it on her shirt. She did get her stats at her six month appointment and she is 50% in weight, 95% in height (here we come volleyball) and 75% in head size (now we can really say "Rachel go cry on ya huge pilla...its like an orage on a toothpick) Enjoy the picks...

Monday, July 28, 2008


We just returned from a fun trip to SoCal...Rachel had fun and was a trooper powering out late late nights with her Mom and Dad. She was rewarded with Golden Spoon for her efforts (see pic below). We spent some time in HB checking out the US Open of Surfing, introducing Rachel to the ocean, eating at our favorite spots (TK Burger and Harbor House), doing a BBQ at Stephs parent's house with our friends (thanks again Steph...you and your parents rock) and even got in some surfing (my shoulders still hurt). Sat morning it was off to Simi Valley to hang with Teresa's family and we got to play at Marguerite's pool and have a BBQ over ther (Thanks Marg for the hospitality and letting us hang at your place), we watched Dark Knight and hung out with most of Teresa's family (sans the UT ones). All in all it was a great trip, our bellys are full, are eyes are tired, are bodies are burned and we can't wait to go back. Enjoy the slideshow:

Rockies vs Dodgers

Since I bought my season tickets before 2008 began last year, they gave me a bunch of free tickets to any one game I wanted. So being that Teresa is a Dodger fan I picked last Monday's game. My parents, brother and sister in law and the Underwoods joined us for a fun night of watching the Rockies being down by 8 in the first inning, enjoying FOOT LONG brats and watching a good old piece of Americana...Baseball. Rachel again was a trooper and hammered out the whole night even being a ham infront of my clients who were using my actual season tickets....because of which I told her that I would give her $1000 for a shopping spree...lucky for me she isn't old enough to understand.
The next day I was watching the reply of the game to see some of the close plays they didn't show on the jumbo-tron and in the 7th inning as they were cutting away to commercial break they zoomed right in on Rachel as I was dancing with her as she was sitting on top of my head...it was too bad I was watching this in my bedroom and not on the TV that has DVR so I couldn't rewind and take a picture...I am trying to contact the network to get a recording of the game, after all it was our daughters first big break into show biz.