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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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Spring has Sprung (mostly!)

And just like that, an entire month went by! How?!

Things have changed up a bit since the last time we chatted. Ken finished up at Smartwool on 4/1 meaning that he has been around and we are still working on a schedule.

But, let’s talk about what has been going on lately, huh?
The weather has been making a conscious decision to move towards Spring. Finally! haha.

There were a good amount of rides in the cold/sun/snow/slush…but we are sooo excited to be outside! I take visibility very seriously. Best jacket ever.

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Someone else is incredibly excited for warm weather! Short sleeves and a snow shovel. Perfectly normal!

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I have been doing some reading. I mean, just a few 100+ mile bike races before I need it, but September will be here before you know it and I will have to RUN 50 miles!

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There have been plenty of indoor projects. My tiny paleontologist.

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And school. Full class as always.

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Seriously, the sun comes out and we just cant get enough!

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The Great Melt started….

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Put on real clothes a couple times. Most of the time I am in a uniform of Bike/Run/Yoga clothes. Brooke is always baffled when I have something else on.

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Brooke thought that Jasper needed to be pampered outside.

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Snow levels decreasing….

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Early Easter Egg Hunt

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Kept skiing!! Brooke and I ended up with 20 ski days this year! She is going to crush me next year.

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Haven’t been running much the last month because I have been riding a LOT in preparation for May 5th’s 140ish mile bike race. We made a quick trip to Fort Collins so I could get in 100 miles with Errin!

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Last ski day goodness!!

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This girl and her hair!

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She is getting very proficient at the puzzle game.

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The mud showed up and you couldnt get her to come inside. She loves it so much!

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Her style. I kind of love it.

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Had a wonderful Easter!

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Current state of the yard! Dirt>Snow!! Spring is here!!!

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Yes, there have been many other happenings…lots of grading, media work and race meetings, Ken’s dad helping him build out his new work trailer….so many things!

We are very excited for all the happenings this year and cant wait to share with you…I just need to make myself sit down and type it out (instead of passing out at 9:30….or 8:30!).

Hope Spring has shown up where you live and you are enjoying some great weather and lots of time outside!!

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Still Snow Season and Ken’s First LandRun

Well, the weather has continued to be pretty uni-colored so far, but we have some sunshine today! Woohoo!!! We have missed that blue sky, lately!

Colorado got some of that Bomb-cyclone weather, but up here it was really just a normal storm. Sure, it snowed and the wind blew-but what’s new this year!?

When you spend 2 hours moving snow, it helps to be prepared. And warm.

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Ken was able to sneak away last Thursday (on our anniversary-ha) to go to a bike race in Oklahoma with his business partners/teammates. Any time he is gone, Brooke begs to make zucchini noodles.

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We spent some quality time playing outside when the sun came out!

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Treated ourselves to some donuts. Not sure what the confused face is for. You eat it, kid.

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Went to the pool…and took a picture with the snow in the parking lot. Yep, it’s a lot.

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Since everything outside is still so white, we decided to liven up the kitchen. Feels a bit Spring-ish!

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The other houseplants are a bit out of control. This guy is to Brooke’s head level-and comes from the loft above!

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Random wedding picture for our 10th anniversary!

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Brooke loves her a good puzzle. She did a solo 100 piece!

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I was the queen and had to grant my subjects their wishes. mhmmmm perfectly normal.

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Brooke and I went on a lunch date while Ken was traveling. Cutest date ever.

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Back to Ken’s travels….

Made him some rice cakes and energy bars for the race.

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He found his “Good Luck” treat the night before. Perfect.

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We followed along via whatever social media we could find.

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I rode the trainer while Brooke worked out and we stalked Ken’s race.

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Ken called me when he was done and told me he was 9th!! Top 10 with a huge field of pro cyclists. Couldn’t be more proud!

That hair, tho.

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Amy took 3rd for the women and Mark came in 3rd in his Age Group. What a weekend!

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Meanwhile, Brooke and I continued our snow play. That’s a fence post. Guessing about 4 feet high. Yep, that’s me standing on top of it.

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Quality Momming. Ha. This stuff is delicious!!

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Quick pic of Brooke’s incredible hair.

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And her moves. Ha.

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Yesterday, she just HAD to play outside in 13 degrees. In her bathrobe.

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She launched some animals down the yard in a sled and had to go rescue them.

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Another snap from Ken’s race. They all stopped for the picture.

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And, because-HOPE….we see the ground today! (Note: snow in the forecast for 3 days starting Friday-ha).

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Sorry for the super all over the place post, but it was that or wait 2 weeks to put it together better 😉

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Workouts:

M: Ride 1 hour, Run 3 miles

T: Ride 1 hour, Run 4 miles

W: Ride 1 hour

H: Ride 1 hour, Run 3 miles

F: Run 5 miles

S: Ride 4 hours (2×2 hours on the trainer). Mom life.

S: Ride 1 hour on Trainer

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