Tuesday, December 1, 2009

First Attempt at the Chevy Chase Award

So I would hardly say that I'm anything like Clark Grizwald, BUT Kim and I did decide that this is the year that we would decorate our house a little more than we usually do. Below you will find our 7 foot Christmas tree from the forest of Chambers and Parker (AKA Home Depot).

I know it's in a weird spot but I thought it was the same size as we got last year. Nope now that I recall we got a 6ft tree last year.



Here is my extravagant Light Show in the neighborhood. Good thing there is a park across the street other wise my neighbors wouldn't be able to sleep it's so bright.





What you can't see is the audio that is blasting from my Bose I-pod deck at the highest volume.
The song choice of course couldn't be more appropriate for the town of Aurora. "Breath of Heaven."

YeeeHAW!! It's Christmas Time!

So Kim and I are back from our Cowboy Thanksgiving as we went to my family Ranch. It was a lot of fun as we did nothing but Eat, Sleep and Eat some more. (So guess what i want for christmas? Yep my old weight back. ha ha - Let's just say that I didn't want Kim to be left out and I'm gaining the baby weight as well.

Here are some photos from that Weekend.


Cheesey Pose, It's like we are engaged again.


Awe!

City Slickers all the way. Except my dad.




Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Welcome Back Krauths

Ok I know it's been a while since we posted something but that's because we have been so busy.

I'm working 2 jobs (ncm and Denver Christian) and that has been taking up a lot of my time. In addition for those who don't know already Kim and I are expecting in may! Wahoo!!! Therefore we have been busy trying to figure out this whole pregnancy process that I term "Will Ernie be smarter than a 5th grader?" I'm not so sure.

Anyway we did get our first ultrasound pictures yesterday of the little one. We are extremely pumped and we are just in awe of God's blessings every day.

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Friday, October 2, 2009

Tis the season

Yeah that's right, its the best time of the year. Broncos are 3-0, Avalanche said goodbye to a legend and welcomed another one, Nuggets are starting soon, and the Rockies are back in the playoffs. All is right in the sports world in Colorado.
Here are some pictures as I was at the game right behind home plate. AWESOME!!




Friday, September 11, 2009

Always Remember


Today is a special day in the History of the world. 8 years ago today I was just finishing a huge Spanish test and went to the Calvin Library to check my e-mail. I ran into my friend Jeff at the Library and asked him about the e-mail that every student received from Gaylin Byker. What!? One of the twin towers has been hit with a plane? Was it an accident? Who did this?
Jeff and I went back to our house on Ridgemoor just in time to walk in and see the second plan hit the second tower. I couldn't believe what I was seeing. Then the Pentagon! My Uncle worked at the Pentagon. Immediately I started freaking out.
What a sad day. Classes were cancelled and So began the reflections and decernment my Christian College. How sad for the families, how sad for America, it's just sad. Today let's Remember this special day and Honor those who are fighting for our freedom and trying to search down those responsible. God Bless all my friends and family, God Bless this day and every day, and of course in the words of our great president who had to endure this tragedy "God Bless America"

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Labor Day Fun!

Wow what a weekend. First Kim and I spent all day saturday doing chores. Sunday we went to the CU CSU Game ( Total bust from a football perspective but good times tailgating). Then Monday went up to the Jansens Cabin. Thank you Jansens for being so hospitable.

Enjoy the Picts and Videos.


HERE COMES RALPHIE!

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Cabin Fun

Monday, August 24, 2009

2 Honey Do's Down..... 5000 to go!

I am into 1 year and 3 months of marriage and I am just now learning that there is always something to do. Always something to improve and always some money to spend. Well last week I was able to finish 2 things on my list. First I painted the Kitchen once again making it more homey and less apartment feel. Below are the results.



The second project that Kim and I decided to tackle was our front flower bed. Yesterday Nick's Nursery down the street was having a 30% off all perennial sale. Thanks to Cara Syres for the suggestions because I think it turned out great! Below are the Before and After Pictures.













Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Landscaping Design

Does anyone have any ideas of what I should do with my flower beds. I don't have the first clue as to what to do with these beds. So if anyone has any perrenials or ideas of what i can do let me know. Here are pictures of the beds. Let me know and if you don't forward to your friends.
The Front of my House Bed. Any ideas?


Back Yard Right side
Back Side Left Side
Going shopping this weekend let me know what plants I should get.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Even my Fingers are sore!

So I'm going to try and push my way through this blog as I every part of my body is sore. I just finished the Denver Oyster 2009 with some friends and it was a really good time. We did biking to the Cherry Creek Market, We did some stair climbing, Some Platte River walking, Some Cemetary visiting, and of course beer tasting at the end. Here are some picts from the adventure. Time to pass out. Does anyone have a wheel chair I can borrow? Otherwise tomorrow I don't know how I'm going to get up for Church.





Thursday, August 6, 2009

Warming up the Kitchen

So Kim and I are back to our honey do's. We have been thinking about painting our rooms to warm up the house a little bit. First we started in the most important room in the house, The bedroom of course. Well we wanted to spruce up the main living area so we decided to paint the kitchen. Kim and I are definitely getting bold and we went with the color Sly Fox. Now because all of you are painting experts I will just remind you that it is a red with a hint of brown in it.
It took us all of 3 hours or so. Kim worked on her artistic ability by doing all the trim while I did the rolling. Good times. What a transformation. Now it's starting to feel like home.
Kim doing her work while having an agelic glow. HA HA



















What a difference!













Our Dog Just sat on her bed the entire night.













The night ended with a beautiful sunset.


Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Now I know what the 60s must have been like

About 2 months ago a bunch of my work buddies decided to get tickets to the ZZtop and Aerosmith Concert. They kept beggin me to go as it was going to be a good time and I would experience some amazing rock and roll. So I was told.

I decided to do it because well I had nothing better going on and well Kim was out of town so why not.

The Concert was on Saturday and I have to tell you it was not for my generation. I think I was a little out of my league as i saw all these 40 -50 year olds jamming out while they siped their wine coolers and even puffed a little "cigarette" that they held between their index finger and thumb. WEIRD!!! ZZtop was alright considering i knew only one of their songs. Aerosmith was cool but i was a little disapointed they didn't play the Armegedon song. I wanted to relive my college days crying while watching that movie in the BHT basement.

Anyway here are a couple videos from that night.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Welcome Back Ernie and Kim.

So yesterday when I was talking to Barb Jansen about the blog she told me that Bruce had updated their blog. I was totally shocked to see that they finally had posted something and kind of gave her some grief for not posting as often.-- Then I realized that I was totally being a hypocrite as Kim and I haven't posted anything in a while either. So here I am eating crow.

Kim and I have been really busy over the last couple of months as we recently got back from China on a Mission's trip. Man was the experience awesome. We both now have a new perspective on how big God is and he truly blessed our time over in China as we were able to minister to students about Christ through our English teaching. There was so many experiences that we had and so many stories to tell so if anyone is interested lets do lunch/ dinner and we will tell you all about it.

Below are just some fun videos of during our off time of teaching.
Enjoy.

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Monday, June 15, 2009

We Made it!!!

Well I guess we can't officially be called Newly Weds any more but we are going to go with it as I really don't want to change the name of our Blog. Kim and I just celebrated one year of Pure Marital Bliss. I don't know what other couples are talking about but our first year of marriage was flawless. We didn't have any fights. Kim never cries for no reason, Ernie is completely understanding of everything and helps out with the cleaning, and does all the laundry. This stuff is a breeze!!!

RIIIIIIIIIGHHHHHHHT!

Well Like every couple our first year was fun and interesting but one this is for sure. Kim and I are still very much in love and our love continues to grow daily as we continue to walk this journey together. I for one am not perfect (this I know) but I am thankful that God Blessed me with perfection in Kim.

We just got back from celebrating our 1 year anniversary in New York City and Here are some picts and Videos to prove it. Thanks for all your support and every year is going to be just like the first... Full of Perfect Love!















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Sunday, June 7, 2009

Massive Hail Storm

Kim and I just finished cleaning up the gutters trying to unclog them. Luckily we got that done. No sooner than we got the gutters cleaned Aurora was hit with a Massive Hail Storm. We got some mad golf ball size hail in Aurora. See the pictures and video below. Craziness




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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Time Blocks for Delivery

So this morning I am working from home only because we decided to get a new bed. Well of course what that means for everyone that doesn't have a semi moving truck it means that we needed to schedule a Delivery for the furniture. This is my favorite time. Just waiting at home not knowing when they will show up. Oh don't worry though. Yesterday I received an upbeat call from a gentleman from the distribution center.

"Ernie, How are you today? I am just calling to give you the delivery window for your new bed"

Great i replied when do i need to be home?

"They will be there exactly between 8:30 am -- 12:30 am"

What I found pecular was the word EXACTLY. Doesn't this word give definition to a more exact time? What does exactly mean if retail starts using it in delivery.

So I am thinking that this terminology can be a benifit for all people.

Think of this,
If you don't want to display your age to someone just say "I'm exactly the age of 25-60"

or when its tax time and they need your salary say "I make exactly $10000-$150000" That way the goverment has to figure it out. wouldn't that be nice for a change.

So next time when delivery comes calling and they give you the EXACT time of when they are going to be there just know that this probably means that they will show up exactly between January 1 - and December 31.

Gotta love Exact delivery windows.

Monday, February 16, 2009

The Smell of Fresh Paint not Flowers

Welcome back Ernie and Kim, It's been a while since we last posted anything and trust me it's only because we haven't sat down and done it. We have had plenty of topics to blog about but we just haven't done so. Therefore I'm going to try and catch you all up on this one Blog.


Couple of things happening.

1. Kim and I decided that we are going China this summer
2. We got a Wii Fit and are currently training for the Bolder Boulder in May
3. Celebrated Kim's Birthday January 3rd
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4. Spent our first Valentines day weekend together as a married couple doing what else....



No you sickos... we spent the weekend fixing up our house. So instead of flowers we had the fresh aroma of paint as Kim and I decided to finally paint our bedroom.


It was a great day of Prep work, having the inlaws over to help, and rewarding them with a home cooked meal. Guess what Barb J. we had the baked Ziti. It was great.


After painting Kim and I celebrated Presidents' day by running 4 miles outside with our dog and had Mark and Abby over for dinner. It's always a good time when Abby, Mark, and Nolan come over because Nolan always does something spectacular when he is here. The first time we babysat he learned to hump..(NO Not from me, I don't know where he learned it). Well tonight he decided to have the biggest blow out that anyone has ever seen. It was the equivalent of 4 chipolte pinto bean burritos. THANK YOU ABBY FOR MAKING CHILLI THE NIGHT BEFORE AND FEEDING HIM BEANS. So we all stopped dinner to bathe Nolan and burn his clothes(not really) Good times and might I say the steak was actually really good as well.


It was actually quite humorous as we were all eating our nice steak dinners and Kim looks down at Nolan and says (in the most calm voice) "oh that isn't very good" As we all looked down mount vacuvious was erupting out of the diaper and all over the floor. HA HA HA Kim and I have now experienced Nolan's puke and Poop first hand. YES we love him to death but it definitely good Birth Control! Kim and I just aren't ready for that. Then again i don't know if Mark and Abby are quite ready for those situations but it breeds good stories of fellowship.


Below are a couple of pictures of our adventures on Valentines Day.










BEDROOM BEFORE













BEDROOM AFTER #1










BEDROOM AFTER #2


















HAVE TO GET ONE OF OUR CUTE DOG DOING HOUSE WORK!!!




















AND THE ADVENTURES OF NOLAN AT THE KRAUTH!











AT LEAST WE CAN ALL LAUGH ABOUT THESE THINGS!