Friday, July 31, 2009
Posted by Brooke & Brian at 1:02 PM
Friday, June 12, 2009
This last weekend was a blast! I believe it was much needed medicine for the heartache we have been dealing with! First and foremost... Brian and I celebrated our year #3 as a married couple on June 3rd! To all of you who have walked so closely with us over the last 3 years- understand that it was not a 'bed of roses' and quite the journey for us. But we are making it and we are so happy! Thank you for believing in us!
Our weekend started off with a Friday night concert at Red Rocks.. What gets better then Red Rocks in the summertime in Colorado? We caught O.A.R. for an awesome performance!! Amazing live! The next morning was followed by the GoodGuys Car show! One of my absolute favorite summer kick offs! I love this show and I am not even a huge car person. But these gems are a sight to see and the show gets better and better each year! We wander the car show for a couple of hours only to count down for a flight to Vegas in the early evening! Ah... Vegas!!! Brian and I had so much... seriously one of the best trips we have taken. We had so much fun... we were out late (2 am every night! that is a Hopkins world record!)... we drank too much.... ate too much... laughed too much... it was perfect! I am blessed everyday by how amazing my husband is! Love you Brian! So here are a few fun photos that captured our long weekend!!!
My cute husband!! I love the lady behind him! Sexy!!!
Most of the O.A.R. crew! So fun... Yep we drank a lot here too!
Miranda, Jami and I... Jana is peeking in too!
Posted by Brooke & Brian at 12:50 PM
Friday, May 29, 2009
On those days that you are overcome with sorrow, pain and grief I rest my head upon your leg to offer some relief. When you take our walking path I’ve seen you turn around. Because I know you surely heard my paws upon the ground.
At night while you are sleeping I snuggle at your side. You stroke my fur as you touch that place where I used to lie. You said it’s just your heart playing tricks upon your mind. But rest assured I’m really there, my spirit’s left behind.
I know your heart is hurting; it’s like an open sore. You think my life has ended and you won’t see me again. But for those of us bound tight by love, death is not the curtain call; It’s really the eternal beginning that waits for us all. So, my dear Master as you live your life I patiently await. Await for us to be together when you pass through Heaven’s gate."
Posted by Brooke & Brian at 8:25 AM
Thursday, May 7, 2009
It truly was a fabulous weekend. It was amazing to walk in the commencement ceremony; it felt incredible to graduate with honors after all of my long nights and long hours; it was awesome to hear my family cheer for me as they announced my name. It was an amazing journey to experience and I am so grateful for my time at Regis University. We had so much fun celebrating all week and weekend. I am so spoiled! Brian and I stayed at the Grand Hyatt on Friday night and went to dinner at the Capital Grille on Larimer Square. We spent WAY too much on dinner but it was worth every penny- one of the absolute best meals I have ever had. Here are a few fun shot from the weekend. Sadly, it was really cold the morning of graduation... so we did not take many photos!
The graduating students. All masters and doctorate candidates.
On a total high!
Lunch at Maggiano's after the ceremony.
My two wonderful families!
A few nights before my graduation... My parents, Brian, Jami and Dan threw a little party for me at Brian and I's house to celebrate. They showered me with amazing gifts, love, support and encouragement.. oh and who could forget all of wine! This photo was taken after I opened my gift from Brian... a Movado watch. I was in complete shock and crying... He is such a good man.
Posted by Brooke & Brian at 12:53 PM
Monday, April 27, 2009
Today... I think I will always remember today and the feeling I have. It is something that I cannot quite express in words, but my emotions are so many. This morning I submitted my final paper for my MBA program at Regis. I am officially done with school. As I hit the send button on my email to my Capstone Professor; I was overcome with emotions and I began to cry. It has been such a long and amazing journey; one I would not trade the world for. However, I am excited to close the door on the masters program and open whatever door is out there and what is waiting for me. Thank you to all my precious family and friends who have walked so closely with me. Thank you for being a shoulder to cry on during my mental and emotional break downs, thank you for easing my stress, thank you for being a voice of encouragement and reason, thank you for always telling me I can finish.
Thank you for your love and support....
NOW... let's party!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Graduation is this Saturday on May 2nd! Photos will follow.
Posted by Brooke & Brian at 12:34 PM
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Yes... it is true my baby made the pages (along with every other person who submitted a photo) of 9news.com today. It is true.. he is that cute. Unfortunately, his brother Guinness was unable to be photographed because he hates snow. But Bear on the other hand... is a freak for snow and well okay he is a freak for water... food... okay a lot of things- he is slightly weird but of course we love him.. He reminds me of Jami in a funny sort of way! Here are a few fun photos of the snow day!
Posted by Brooke & Brian at 5:09 PM
Monday, March 23, 2009
It is hard to believe that March 2009 is coming quickly to an end. It is amazing how fast time is moving by and personally I have to say I am okay with that. It means I am that much closer to the big grad day... 6 weeks and counting!! But I must say that all is well in NoCo and the Hopkins/Jonckowski/Wiens family are excited for summertime. Jami and Dan's wedding is coming to life and it is going to be an amazing affair. I love to be so involved and love all of the planning. She is going to be a stunning bride.... Here are a few fun photos that we took this weekend...
Posted by Brooke & Brian at 5:35 PM