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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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More Landscaping, a Couple Big Rides, Accidental Long Run…Pretty Much Summertime

Well, hello there!!

Yes. It has been a hot minute. Or two.

Life got real busy there for a sec, but we are back. For a least a couple days, anyway.

Not really sure how to catch up with so much lost time, so I just uploaded the pics I have and I will try to hit a few highlights??

It’s been hot.

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And a little weird.

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We got some dirt delivered.

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The kids were happy….my back…not so much ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Been to town a few times….

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Built a bookshelf!

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Ken was all about the cutting and installation…I did the wood prep.

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A barn caught fire and there was a minute that we were nervous that it was a wildfire.

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Staining business.

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There were several days where I ended up on the floor at the end of the day.

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And then somehow ended up on the trainer at 8:30 at night. With beer.

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Fit some school work in with our watermelon eating (plus grading until 11 for a lot of nights).

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Finished product!

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Our neighbor installed our crown molding in the kitchen.

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Hosted Ken’s Big Ride 2nd edition (110 miles on gravel with a pizza stop in the middle and dinner afterwards). Brook and I went to Costco on Thursday and then cleaned and prepped for people on Friday. Luckily my sister-in-law and her husband came up and while he did the ride, she helped with all of the food! 20+riders and then some families for dinner. Always a good time. Always good when it’s done ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Made a pinata because I could find a bike one that was under $68.

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Mexican themed food=classy decor.

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The following day Errin and I rode our own 102 miles. It was great. I took 1 picture. Ken ended up having a meeting about a bike race (details later) so we ended our ride in town and hopped in some friend’s pool and had a BBQ. That was a little bit perfect!

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Brooke got some cool clothes from a neighbor. Uhhh.

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Jasper trying to beat the heat.

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On Monday, E and C were still here so we floated the Yampa River and it was glorious.

Wednesday (Fourth of July!!), Ken was offย  and our company had left. We opted to head up to the Zirkel Wilderness for a hike/run. Ken hiked with Brooke (so much patience required) while I ran for a bit and then would run back and meet up with them. 11 miles for me. Pretty excited with how it felt considering the 100 mile ride a few days earlier.

It was gorgeous and well worth it.

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That lake was COLD, folks.

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Hot dog.

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We had a great time!

Last night we had dinner with friends who are moving to Switzerland. No biggie. Brooke and I made sure to visit the pool to prepare ๐Ÿ˜‰

It has been a busy couple of weeks (complete with full on landscaping-pics to come!). We have baby grass starting to peek up through the dirt. We are all sufficiently exhausted and ready for some fireworks on Saturday night!

I think I need a vacation! Traveling to Ken’s BIG bike race of the summer next week. That counts as a vacation, right? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Hope that you have been having a fantastic summer and doing all the fun things!!

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