i haven't even introduced my beautiful, BEAUTIFUL cousin tara and her husband brandon - the original denver residence.
my cousins mom is my mom's best friend. i grew up wearing her hand-me-down - bedazzled shirts and bobby socks. we wore side ponies. obsessed over taylor hanson. stayed up until the wee hours of the morning making home videos of us literally laughing at each other. we snuck off during thanksgiving family lunches. we talked about boys (for hourrrrrrrrs and hourrrrrrs) and life. we roadtripped to colorado many of times. and she stood beside me and i her on our wedding days.
she's like a sister to me. she's full of life and has a great (one of my faves) man by her side. she's a dedicated teacher, a faithful wife, and the greatest cousin the Lord could give a girl.
i was so happy to spend time with her while in denver. i wish i had gotten more pictures of her home. she has the most beautiful modern and classy style. maybe next time.
one of the first evenings we were there brandon grilled some hamburgers for us and we hung out in their apartment's courtyard. amos, who now yells "dog! dog!" every time he sees one - LOVED tulo.
over the weekend we went out with her and brandon to downtown denver. it was a great dinner, and then we walked over the river to a popular icecream spot: little man ice cream.
here's a picture of denver this evening from a friend's phone. such a beautiful city.