Last Saturday was James birthday. James was in a car accident a couple weeks ago, he was rear-ended and pushed into the car in front of him which bent the axle and totalled the car. He was driving our black Hyundai Elantra. A few days ago we got the settlement for the car and so Saturday we went car shopping and found a nice silver 2009 Hyundai Sonata for a (somewhat) comparable price, so James got a new car for his birthday, yea!
After that we headed down to Manitou Springs (who knew this tourist town was there, I didn't!), near Pikes Peak and rode the COG railroad up to Pikes Peak. My sister and her girls are in town so it was a fun family outing.
You can see the COG tracks in this picture.
They kept saying on the way up how little oxygen there would be up there, they even sold oxygen tanks in the gift shop before you start going, so I was kind of worried. It turns out we were all fine, it is at 14,000 feet and you can tell there's less oxygen, but it's not that bad. I can't imagine running a marathon to the top and back down, though. The fastest guy did it in something like 3 hours, 30 minutes, and ran the half (just to the top) in 2 hours, 15 minutes. CRAZY!
I thought James would probably like this picture. Usually I would be right there with him, but I'm becoming a little top heavy and I don't really trust my balance like I used to.
We had friends over Friday night for cake, this is a watermelon "cake," since James is crazy about watermelon.
And this is a cake to satisfy the rest of us. (James also loves peanut butter)
Happy Birthday, James! I love you very much! I'm lucky to have such a wonderful husband and soon-to-be baby-daddy.