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Into the Abyss

Hi Friends! How is your Monday treating you? Did you have a nice weekend? We are having some crazy weather around here….snow/rain…lots of slush and mud! Kind of gross outside to be honest.

We took advantage of the fact that it was snowing on Sunday and headed to the Resort for our last day of skiing (closing day is this coming weekend and we have no intention of braving that crowd).

Visibility was a bit, er, limited on the top.


These two. My heart.


It was some pretty great snow up top and some pretty heavy slush at the bottom.


We were able to show Ken our fave porcupine who was still in his tree!!

Sent Ken up to do a couple of solo runs in the good snow while we played in the gondola. Just happened to get on the Smartwool sponsored “wool room”!



Ken made his last run end near the base and got the truck to move it closer so we didnt have to walk everything back with Brooke. #gamechanger

Since it was early and town was quiet, we popped into our fave Mexican restaurant for dinner! We were literally the only people there for the first 20 minutes or so! Winning for sure!

She can make any hat look good 😉


The rest of the afternoon included couches and the hot tub. And then some work on the couch.

This morning started off dark and early as Ken and I hopped on the trainers before 6 am. Time to get back into the habit until the weather lets us play outside some more!

Ken left for work and B and I got going on her school work. Some math, some letters and then her favorite, science. We made some fun slime and she went to town with her animals.


She worked on abcmouse for a bit while I got in 4 miles on the treadmill. Working towards that race at the end of the month!

Now it is all chores, all afternoon! And then it is conference calls/dinner making and grading all evening. A total Monday 😉

Any fun plans this week?? We have plans to venture into town for some fun and errands tomorrow. Hopefully the road will dry out a little 😉


Mega Road Trip 2018 Part 2

Welcome back to the vacation recap!!

Last Thursday, we opted to surprise Brooke with a trip to Disneyland. It was going to be rainy, but we were hoping that meant less people (we walked on to 85% of the rides).

We did not tell Brooke where we were going until we were in the parking structure at Disneyland and even then she didnt really believe us until she saw the gates!

We maybe made the mistake of taking her on a roller coaster first thing….took a bit to come back from that! She was a bit overwhelmed with it all, but has talked about how much she loved it since, so I think it just took her a bit to process it!

Pictures in no particular order….





Brooke and I played on some little kid rides while Ken went on the drop ride…no, thanks. hahaha.








I started off the day in a rain jacket, but it disintegrated and I opted to buy a $10 poncho instead of going back to the car for one of the other 2 jackets I had with me.





Brooke LOVED meeting the princesses. It was a definite highlight!


After some quality time in Disney, we hopped over to California adventure for a spin. Brooke LOVED California Adventure!




After about 10.5 hours in the parks, we left and grabbed some dinner before heading home. Brooke fell asleep on the way and went straight to bed. Ken and I ended up in the hot tub with my sister and her husband chatting for an hour before crashing hard!

On Friday, we got up to a much more relaxed day. Ken had plans to meet up with a friend to ride bikes in Malibu. He left around 8 and the rest of us enjoyed some breakfast before deciding what to do with ourselves. Around 10:30, my mom, Brooke, Alle and I loaded into the car to head to Zuma Beach. It was gorgeous out and Brooke had a BLAST playing in the sand!





Auntie Alle even found some sand crabs and B was in heaven!


These guys were also looking for sand crabs 😉


Pure happiness


We even saw some dolphins!! Followed the beach up with a delicious lunch (seafooooodd) and ran some errands on the way home!

Once home, Ken played with Brooke and I went out on my mountain bike for about an hour to work on my (lack of) skills. It had that lovely post-rain feel. So green for SoCal.





On Saturday, Ken went for a ride in the airplane with my dad and Alle’s husband (Dave). They headed up to Big Bear and I headed out on the road and up Big Tujunga Canyon. Alle and my mom were kind enough to take Brooke on a hike with them and the pups. It was gorgeous, though pretty cross-windy in the canyon. My first time up and it didnt disappoint.


Saturday night was filled with a birthday/anniversary party for my dad/parents. It was awesome to see some friends that I had not seen in a long time! We left a little early since we had an early wake up call the next day.

Sunday was filled with DRIVING. A lot of driving. It took us 15 hours to get home. Brooke and Jasper were absolute rock stars. We pulled in to our house around 11:15 pm (thanks hour difference), put B in bed and were quick to get in bed ourselves.

Overall it was a fantastic trip…and now it is nice to be home! It looked like Spring was here, though it snowed this morning and is supposed to snow through tomorrow. Guess we better get out the skis again!


And that wraps up most of the highlights!! Hope you had an incredible week! We are excited for some Easter celebrations this weekend and hopefully and not-too-snowy egg hunt!

Any special plans for you??

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Monday Meanderings

Hi there! How was your weekend? Are you making it through your Monday? Daylight Savings has got me like zzzZZZZzzzz. Ready for bed already 😉

We had a pretty fun weekend over here, but before I dive into that, here are two random things for you!

For dinner on Friday, I made this…..


It was absolutely delicious! I am not the biggest fan of cooking and this was pretty much a perfect recipe (super easy!!). Ken was a big fan and it will find its way onto our table again.

Another random…I have had this violet since before B was born. It went through a phase where it didnt bloom and then BAM. I think it likes where it is living!


Brooke was still rocking her cold on Saturday, so we spent most of the day cuddling and watching movies. Ken was out early and headed up to Little Agnes with friends to snowmobile and ski some powder!


While he was out, I got in 5 miles on the treadmill. Felt the knee, but no real pain. Fingers crossed. Once he was home, Jasper needed to get out so I put on my skinny skis and we went for about 1.8 miles. The snow wasnt great, too crusty on top and that made descending pretty sketchy!! The view was okay, though 😉


Ken got my new mountain bike ride-ready and I went out for about 5 miles just to try it out. Pics to come. I am in love.

On Sunday, Brooke was feeling a lot better and had pretty much stopped coughing. Win!! Since Ken was planning to meet friends for a ride, I went out on my new mountain bike at the *new* 8:50 am (so really it was the temperature of 7:50 am…18 degrees to start). It was pretty chilly but I was having such a good time with my bike that I was out for just over an hour. My toes were frozen when I made it home 😉

Ken set out around 10:20 am and rode into town. Met up with a friend and then some other friends and eventually met up with us to drop off his bike at work. Just under 50 miles for him! He ate lunch and I drove us over to the resort for some skiing (we like to fit as many things into a weekend as possible!)

It was Brooke’s (and mine-in this one) first time in the gondola and she thought it was just great!


We had an absolute blast skiing until the lifts shut down. Brooke did fantastic and skied a bunch of runs that she hadnt been able to a couple of weeks ago. It is amazing how fast they progress!

A quick change of clothes and pulling hair out of braids and we were ready to head to dinner at Low’s (a Southern style restaurant). We are celebrating 9 years of marriage on Wednesday (though we have known each other for about 21 years?!).

Not bad for helmet hair 😉


After a delicious dinner, we headed home for some hot tub time before I worked on Ken’s legs and then we headed straight to bed!

This morning, we opted to skip the trainer ride (no thanks to that time change business…would have felt like 4…).

Instead, Brooke and I have been working on chores and cleaning up. Jasper is literally beckoning Spring to show up.


Ken managed to sneak out for a fat bike ride and I went out for a 3 mile jog. No knee brace. Felt the knee on the edge so I went easy and was super cautious. Came home to an ice pack. Please knock it off, knee!


Time to finish up B’s bath and get some dinner prep going. We have a strange week over here and I have a ton of grading to do! Hope you are recovering from the time change…I will take that hour of daylight in the evening, though 😉

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