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Did I Miss the Weekend?

on September 26, 2017

I thought that I knew what exhausted was…until this weekend came and went. I could have gone to bed at 7 tonight, but I am actually getting some work done and thought I would pop by to say hello!

Let’s rewind a bit…last Thursday’s impromptu meal….steak, roasted potatoes and coleslaw. Made for some sweet leftovers the next day 😉



Thursday was a bit more exciting for Miss B. She was all dressed up and ready to head to town around 2 pm for Community Appreciation Day at the Steamboat Ski Resort.


Quick stop to play in the stream on the way.



The roller coaster! Our reason for the trip into town (free for the day!). We had not been to the resort all summer, so it was interesting to see what they had created. Not exactly the most pleasant to the eyes, but seemed exciting.


Had some time to kill in line. We were there really early and only had a 15 minute wait. Later, it was 1.5 hours. Winning there!




Not thrilled about having to wait.



Consensus: It was a lot of fun. The ride up is much longer than the ride down, but it is gorgeous so you cant complain. The ride down was a lot of fun. Brooke was a little skeptical of the full turns (I had to use the brakes a bit for her). It is a little choppy on the neck. Overall, we had a really good time. I will be interested to see if it is a money maker for the resort or not. Rumor is that it will be open in the winter too. That could be exciting! Seems like a good option if you are visiting and looking for something other than hitting the ski slope 😉

Once we were done, they let us know that EVERYTHING at the resort was free for the day?!?!! Our afternoon just filled up 😉 I called Ken and he had finished early at work, but hadnt quite made it out of town yet. He turned around to come back and join us.

Just a round of mini golf on the most gorgeous course ever! Seriously, this was better than the coaster. So many cool features. Ken met us on hole 12. It was a blast!!


Post-golfing, Brooke was elated when she found out that she could go inside the giant balls. Truth: I have always wanted to, but am too chicken to do it in public! She LOVED it!



Got our warm weather tubing on! Girl loves her some speed!


Brooke and Ken hung out a bit longer and hit up an obstacle course while I did the grocery shopping and met them at home for dinner.

We had an amazing time!! Thank you Steamboat Resort!!

While at the grocery, I found a bag of the cutest little pumpkins. Instant fall decorating!


Started Friday morning off with a bang unloading a trailer full of firewood that Ken had picked up earlier in the week.


You would not even believe how heavy some of the logs were. These were seriously still trees and I couldnt move them at ALL.

Spent some time making fossils….


I rode the trainer in the early afternoon and it was pretty chilly! Quality photo, but started in a ski jacket. Didnt last long 😉


So much awkward.


We had a low key night visiting a friend before hitting the hay in preparation for a big day on Saturday.

Nothing like waking up on the morning you are heading out for your last firewood run and having it be freezing and raining. Excellent. After a warm breakfast, we loaded up in the truck (warm clothes and towels for us and toys and a movie for Brooke).

We ventured into the forest and lucked into an area where there was a good amount of trees that had already been cut down. Ken and I spent about 2.5-3 hours working away: marking, cutting and loading wood onto the trailer and into the back of the truck. If it wasn’t raining on us, it was snowing. The last 20 minutes or so got pretty cold, but luckily we managed that long and were able to fill up the trailer with plenty of wood.


Spent most of Saturday afternoon moving and splitting and stacking. Somehow, we managed to hop on the trainers for an hour that evening. I have no idea how.

Sunday, we started our day with church. Refusing to look at me.


Jasper was not too excited about us leaving him.


When we got home, Ken encouraged me to take advantage of the (only partially sketchy looking) weather and go out for a ride. It was windy and cold, but I got in an hour and 20 minutes of suffering. 3×10 minutes at threshold with some surges in there too. Whew.

Quickly changed clothes after my ride and threw a chicken in the slow cooker before heading out to work on the wood pile. It was pretty nice to only have to pop back in to throw some veggies in the oven. We got a lot done!

Thank you slow cooker!!


Even managed to prep for bone broth overnight!

This morning, Brooke and I did some school work. We cut out a bunch of shapes and then saw what we could make out of them! She loved it. We also worked on the letter C and then I switched out my summer and winter clothes. Wahhhhhh.


I snuck out for an easy 3 mile jog before finishing up the rest of the splitting and stacking of wood. SOOOOO happy to be done with that. There is a little bit of clean up to be done at the wood pile, but overall, we are pretty close!

Brooke was ready for some outside time after I was done (and it was finally nice enough for her to want to be outside!) so we grabbed her bike and she rode to the neighbor’s house to show off her skills! I am still in disbelief that she is riding with no training wheels…and LOVING it!

Came home, made lasagna, ate lasagna, bedtime for the kid….work time for Mom. Ken is out in the shop doing guy things, so I am finishing up prepping for my class that starts in 2 weeks. Thrills of a Monday!

Sorry for the novel….Fall is BUSY!

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