Fit After Little Bits

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Lots of Pictures, Little Text

You guys. My social distancing wardrobe is off the hook.

Apparently I am getting really excited for the Olympics…#202One USA.

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We are on day 1432 (but really I dont actually remember what number at this point) of our “quarantine”-yes, I do realize that it is not technically a quarantine being that we are not sick and are actually able to go outside..but sometimes it feels like that, no?

We have absolutely been making the best of it and are so blessed to live where we do. We are able to be outside as much as the weather permits-or how tough we feel that day 😉

Brooke’s bike skills have increased so much in the last few weeks as a result of our walks down to the mailbox.

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Jasper is not mad about the walks either!

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And then he ends up like this…which is basically a mood in itself.

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The Denver Zoo is closed, but they are doing a lot of things on FaceBook that we have been enjoying. We got to meet their new baby Rhino (1 month old and 180+ pounds). So adorable!

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Brooke has been spending a LOT of time riding her snowmobile. I think she is going to be pretty sad when the snow is gone! It is funny to be outside and listen to her-she sings and talks to herself the entire time.

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We have been enjoying some Spring cross country skiing.

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They played extra hard 😉

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There has been some of this…

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And some of this…

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And far too much of this…(Seriously though, that was straight out of the oven and the 3 of us devoured the entire loaf of banana bread.)

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Tiny hints of Spring in the kitchen window. Come on, daffodils!

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Just making hearts out of rocks. Totally normal.

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Enjoying some pretty fun experiments thanks to KiwiCO.

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Cant teach this style. wow.

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These mountains are the absolute best.

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When water gets a bit boring to drink, GU to the rescue. Strawberry Lemonade for the win!

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Someone is living the dream!

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A little magic (and some crazy eyes).

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These plants love it here!

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Margaritas any day is totally fair game.

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This is what it has come to. Be afraid.

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All day, every day.

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Ordering some clothes online. Her face. I die. Not sure she approved of his choice.

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I love when she reads to me!

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Her book making continues to be strong!

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As does her board game playing!

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And then today, this happened. It made my 4 easy miles a bit harder than anticipated. And a bit more painful on my face!

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But alas, had to do something to combat the covid 19 (pounds). Ha.

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And maybe the best part of today-Brooke was using modeling clay and made bacon and pancakes for her dolls. It looked so good, too!

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Hope that you are staying safe and healthy and finding all sorts of exciting things to do with your time at home!

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March.

And just like that, it is March! How is it possible that January took about 6 months and February went by in the blink of an eye…and there was even an extra day?! 😉

Things over here have been pretty usual, but getting excited for things to ramp up with Spring headed our way (fingers crossed!) haha.

With Brooke getting older, we have a lot more “things to do” each week that require trips to town. She has been having a blast with her buddies playing pickleball, is really into swimming and has been taking lessons to prepare for swim team tryouts next week (we are not committed yet, but want to see what she thinks of the competitive environment) and of course, enjoying the ski slopes!

There has been a good amount of cycling for Ken as he ramps up for gravel racing season and running for me as I get ready to race in one month! Ahhh. Only slightly nervous about that 😉 Luckily, training has been going well and that is motivating.

Last month, I read a book. That sounds terrible. I love, love, love reading but somehow life just doesn’t seem to allow for the time right now. I know a lot of people keep them by their bed and read before going to sleep, but most of my nights include grading and working until it is time to crash on my pillow. I am also not very good at having a book around and being able to walk away from it-especially if it is good!

I happened to pick this up and I really couldn’t put it down. Like, finished it in 3 days. I have a problem.  It was really, really fun to read. Sometimes we need a bit of a comedic escape, am I right? If you are looking for easy reading (that maybe hits a bit too close to community home in some ways-hello yoga pants, I’m looking at you)…this was awesome.

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We had some pretty fantastic snow in February and spent a good amount of time playing in it!

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On a trip to Costco, Ken found this and it was maybe the best day of his life. Cookie dough that you can eat raw without the fear of food poisoning?! It was gone way too fast.

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We spent a weekend in Fort Collins so Ken could get in 3 days of long (warmish/dryish) rides. I got in 2 good runs and a 53 mile ride with Errin and Colin. Chased the ride with 18 miles of running the next day. Always a good time 😉

Pretty happy with these splits-followed with 8 miles of easy running after.

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Brooke decided she wanted to get crafty-ignore the tomato soup on her face from lunch 😉

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That little deer…

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Overall, we have had a pretty gloomy winter. A lot of days that were gray, even if it didn’t snow. We have had a couple of gorgeous, bluebird days in the last 2 weeks and it is making my heart happy. I need some sunshine!

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Chased by more skiing!

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Today was an exciting day. Brooke got her first salon hair cut (typically I just cut it at home). Since I was getting mine cut, I thought it would be fun for her to have a neat experience. She was excited (and a little nervous) and ended up having the best time!

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The whole thing was great and I am pretty sure she has been going out of her way to find mirrors!

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She might have come home and put on her full face helmet to play on her snow mobile before I could grab a picture, but it did pretty well 😉

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I got about 3 inches of mine cut off and somehow it was the first time I had it cut in Steamboat?! Dont worry, she left it long enough to go into a ponytail- #priorities.

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And that’s where we are at! While we love the snow and all the fun things to do in it, I have to admit-I am looking forward to seeing a color other than white. It has been a long winter after a short summer…bring on the green.

Hope you are having a great start to March! Is it “Spring-ish” where you are or do you still have snow covered everything?

 

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End of a Decade

 

Well, hello 2020 and Happy New Year!

Yes, I vanished for the end of 2019. Things were busy and life happened and trying to find balance was a challenge. But, I’m here and have a ton of pics that will represent the last few months of the decade!

Halloween happened. It was cold. But how cute is she? She kind of reminds me of a character out of Game of Thrones, but hey, best to be warm!

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Did some good coloring. Thanks, Alle for the PNW coloring book-I love it, too 😉

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Ken’s hair got a bit out of control (he will probably kill me for putting this on here-but come on…that’s impressive!).

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My little rancher child.

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And then she turns back into a princess 😉

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We skied opening day (before Thanksgiving!!)

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Have had some awesome home school field trips-learned all about screen printing!

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Made bath bombs!

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We traveled down to Fort Collins for Thanksgiving. The cats were a big help with dinner 😉

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Brooke’s one Black Friday purchase…

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Came home to some snow…

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And recovered with some mega naps.

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Brooke convinced me we should go skating. She did great!

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We have spent some good time on the mountain! I really need one of these helmet covers. Brooke’s is sooooo cozy!

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The new gondola is awesome!

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She stole my headband and it looks way cuter on her 😉

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More naps.

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We are using Daisy the Dino to gauge the snow in the yard. Spoiler alert: there is not a lot left showing!

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We had an incredible Christmas. Brooke got her first snowmobile. She is already so good on it! Like, stands and leans in corners. Apparently she got her dad’s athletic ability.

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I cant.

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Road trips are fun when you have your best bud!

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Walked outside to find her like this. Yep, Ken’s kid.

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We loved having Alle and David here for Christmas!

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Jasper and Penny. Just being Vizslas.

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Brooke was an angel in the Church Christmas musical. It was adorable!

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Made Brooke famous in the SBT GRVL social media Christmas post. Cutest little Rudolf!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! (1)

Legos!

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Tiny Magician!

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She wanted this giant tiger soooo bad!

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Best cross country ski buddies!

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And then on my birthday, Brooke fell asleep at the table. Before dinner. I guess we had a good time!

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And that’s how our year ended! There was a good amount of running involved as I head into my April race, but riding has been pretty limited. Finally jumping back into more of a routine and will be excited to share more on that later 🙂

I hope that the end of your 2019 was awesome and that you have an incredible 2020!

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