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One Day I’ll Sleep Again

Dear Friday, You are the best. xoxo, LeeAnn

Most weeks I am excited to see Friday, but even more this week. After that weird stomach thing took us out Wednesday/Thursday and today’s weather caused a cancellation of the hike we had planned to go on, I am pretty ready to have my grown up partner home for a couple of days!

As an appropriate ending to the week, Brooke thought that it would be fun to hang out at 2:10 this morning. I am pretty sure that the wind woke her up (I was up already). Luckily, after a few snuggles, she went right back to sleep. Me on the other hand…I suck at sleeping. So around 3, I was back to sleep….just in time for her to wake up at 5 because she was hungry. Guess that is a good thing….banana to the rescue. I managed to keep her quiet in the guest room so Ken could get some extra sleep (He didnt get home until after 10 from his class the night before). Some night I will sleep all the way through….I hope.

Luckily, my thoughtful husband delivered the life juice to the guest room when he came downstairs. Amen to having the coffee pot set to go off on it’s own in the morning.


The morning was super gloomy, so after some practice letter writing, Brooke jumped right in to dino land. (She currently has ALL of them in her bathtub. I dont know how she fits).


Blanket fort, anyone?!


This guy. Roughest life.


Since the weather was gross (RAIN?!), I decided to enter into the craziness…


Happy to say that everything is in it’s rightful place and my anxiety can drop a notch.


Clearly she took cleaning very serious.


The view out of her room really stinks.




I am starting to believe that I live in Jurassic Park.


We have spent the rest of the day cleaning up the house for the weekend. Hoping (SO HARD) to sleep tonight!! Feeling human again would be super!

Any fun plans this weekend?? We are home this weekend and hoping to get the outside 100% prepped for snow on the ground until Spring! Winter is HERE.

Took yesterday as a rest day, so planning to hop on the trainer with the husband for date night tonight. We will see what the weekend weather allows us to do 🙂 I would REALLY love to run or ride outside!!

Have a great weekend!!

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Busy Day, Quiet Week

Hi Everyone! Hope you have had a great week! Just popping in to say hello tonight. We started off the week strong, but Wednesday Brooke and I woke up with some minor food poisoning or some kind of stomach thing. In the grand scheme of things, it seems pretty mellow. Just a little off…but hopefully we are on the up and up and getting excited for the weekend!

Just a few highlights from the week…because, let’s be honest, the rest is better left unwritten. 😉

On Tuesday, we headed to town for Brooke’s swim lesson. She and another boy from her group lessons had gotten along so well that we hooked them up for some semi-private lessons!

The sky was pretty stellar.


While Brooke swam, I was able to get in 25 minutes of weight work. My legs were still sore from the weekend, but I went at them nonetheless. We spent the rest of the day running a couple of errands and picking up some groceries before heading home to play.

I jumped on the treadmill for a quick 4 miles when we got home to really solidify the death of my legs. 8:43 average for the 4.

That night, Brooke woke me up for water at about 1 am (so I guess the next morning, really?). I couldn’t go back to sleep so I rocked another evening of little sleep. Always fun.

The next morning, her and I felt a little funny (and spent much of the day in the house). I did take Jasper out for 3 miles of running with the quad.


These two. Never a  dull moment!


Clearly, she slept better than I did after getting her drink of water. Love when she dresses me up. :/


Mid-day, I headed to the basement for about 55 minutes on the trainer. Somehow I timed this pic just right to include Wade. Thanks, Hart of Dixie for helping me drown out the trainer time.


The rest of the day was pretty low key. Just checking out the weather for the week. Hello, Friday!


The sunset was pretty killer.


This morning we were both feeling better (not quite 100%), but enjoyed our waffles.

Brooke took it upon herself to keep Jasper extra toasty.


Then we made some “clean mud” for her to use with her dinosaurs. (3 cups baking soda/1 cup water).


I got to work on some of the super fun chores.


From dinos to dresses….and dont judge the Christmas music. 😉


The rest of the day was spent trying to clean things up in the yard before the storm….and then cleaning up the messes that were created WHILE I was trying to clean up the rest of our world. Brooke is the best at new messes 😉

Ken is spending the evening at an Avalanche Safety class (not his first, but so good to have things refreshed!). Brooke is playing in the bathtub before it is time to say goodnight and get to grading. Last night, I went to bed at 8. Maybe I will make it to 9 tonight…..we’ll see 😉

Hoping to wake up 100% tomorrow and enjoy the snow!


Black Eyes and My Dog Wears My Clothes

Happiest of Mondays to you. Did you have a nice weekend? Do anything fun? Spend time relaxing?

We were on the go for most of the weekend and are currently in recovery mode over here.

On Friday, Ken and I were up early again to ride for an hour in the basement. It was an hour of base riding for me.

Came upstairs and the only convenient pants to throw on were Ken’s shorts. Keeping it classy 😉


A little later in the morning, I looked out the window to see that our neighbor’s llamas had escaped. Ken contacted him and he wasnt concerned. A few hours later, they went right home!

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Brooke got to work decorating Jasper. Seriously, the dog’s patience exceeds my own.


Then she decorated herself. I’ve got nothing.


Spent the afternoon cleaning up the house. Riveting Friday over here!

On Saturday, we were all up pretty early. I headed out for an hour ride (in 23 degrees). I wore all.the.clothes. Everything was warm except my toes!

Got home and took a quick shower before loading up the truck to head to Fort Collins. Brooke made sure to pack her movies 😉 That dog! Sweetest.


This is my “I just rode for an hour in the freezing cold and am finally warming up” face. Complete with forehead wrinkles 😉


It was a gorgeous and uneventful drive. Part of the drive involved some snow over the pass.


Made it to the venue with plenty of time for Ken to pre-ride and warm up before his race. Cross of the North is one of the most popular race weekends in Colorado and the venue didn’t disappoint.

The wind kicked up during Ken’s race and Jasper got a bit cold. He went ahead and wore my vest. Dont worry, he made sure to pee on it later 😉


The competition was stiff in the Open race, but this guy did a great job chasing around the course.




Post-race, we warmed up in the truck on the way to Errin and Colin’s house. Errin had a magical enchilada dinner for us. Seriously, delicious.

Per usual, I struggled to sleep somewhere other than my bed. I left Ken’s snoring around midnight and climbed into bed with Brooke.  (He doesn’t snore at home?!?!) I still could not fall asleep and I remember looking at my phone for the last time at 3:30 am. Perfect.

Brooke was up at 5:10. Nothing like 1.5 hours of sleep to start the day. So thankful for the lifeline latte Colin whipped up and the delicious breakfast Errin made. Functioning was NOT on my list of things to do for the morning.

Because I was pre-registered for the race that day, it was time to get dressed and head to the venue. It was HARD to get on the bike. I just wanted to nap!

Had a bit of a rough warm up with some unnecessary heckling through a section of the course that I was struggling to figure out. Always a great way to go into a race.

The race itself was NOT pretty. While I thought the course was a TON of fun and I felt that I improved with each lap, I just didnt have it. At least it was a good time on a bike and gorgeous out!

Colin had a good showing in his race and Errin joined me in the “rough day” category. It happens to everyone, right?!

Brooke maybe won the weekend spending both days playing with friends in the sand.


Ken was having a great start to his race until a mechanical set him back a bit and then a last lap crash threw the end of the race into a bit of physical chaos. In a fast corner, he tagged a stake with his hand and it literally threw him face (and shoulder) first into the super hard dirt. Ugh! It is always good to hear “your husband is bleeding from his mouth” at the end of the race, yeah?

Once we found him (made sure he had all his teeth) and got him checked out with the EMTs on scene, we loaded up the truck and began our trek home. I drove the first little bit of the trip while Ken iced every part of his body (and I became more confident that he did not have a concussion). We switched off driving and though I was exhausted, I felt that his head first into the ground move warranted me staying awake.

He had a lovely fat lip and a golf ball growing on his cheek. Ouch!!

We made it home (Brooke had fallen asleep at 5:30 because it was dark…almost with a chocolate shake in her hand!). Luckily, when we got home she was happy to hop in the shower with me before crawling into bed and going back to sleep! We lucked out there!

Ken was looking a bit rough this morning. He said that he needed to shave, but I told him that that he could take the day off….that would hurt! Hello, black eye!


There has been a lot of this today…


and some of this….


And then some outdoor play and chores. I was going to go for an easy jog, but I decided that moving 8 carts of dirt to the side of the shop was plenty for me.

Looking forward to some dinner and a dip in the hot tub tonight. Some tight muscles over here!!

Hope you have a great night!