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Road Trip and Classes

Hey there! How was your weekend?? I took a little trip to the Front Range for some continuing education classes while Ken and Brooke stayed home and played! It was a different kind of weekend than the usual.

Last week, we started getting dustings of snow…

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Brooke and I made it back to Storytime Stretchers for the first time in forever. She loved it.

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We have had a TON of rain/snow/slush. I think we have actually made our way back from our drought summer!


We are all loving the homeschooling over here. This guy has to join in on the fun!


Ken brought this book home for me. He thinks I would be good at it. Ha. I started reading it. They literally move buckets of gravel as an obstacle. Maybe I would be good at it!


Last Friday night, we got dressed up and went to dinner at Mambo’s because: a) happy hour and b) Peach pizza is still happening!

We headed to a birthday party afterwards and stayed until about 9:15. Brooke had a great time once the middle school aged kids got there. She plays up in age groups! hahaha.

She took my phone to capture some important aspects of the party.

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Good one, Brooke.


We got home around 10 and I finished packing. My alarm went of at 3:50 am. Ouch. Luckily, it was an easy drive and I got to my class about 20 minutes early (started at 8 am). I even got to FaceTime Brooke when she got up!

At lunch, I was able to sneak out on my old training paths…unfortunately, they have paved them since we moved šŸ˜¦ It was still gorgeous and woke me up for the rest of the day šŸ˜‰ And, let’s be honest, I had not ridden my bike outside in a LONG time.


Since I skipped the time at lunch to grab food (I forgot my lunch since I left the house at 4 am :/ ), I grabbed a bag of chips from the hotel. Luckily I had grabbed a recovery protein shake and Honey Stinger bar from home!


Finished class, met up with E and C for dinner, hit Trader Joe’s and made it to some of our friend’s house to spend the night.

Sunday morning saw several inches of snow on the ground and some super chilly temps. Made it to class and the instructor was nice enough to let me head home early and finish the remaining 3 hours online!

The drive was a bit nuts and I watched several semi-trucks and cars slide off of I-70.

But by the time I made it out towards my house….dry!


And even some sun!


I was pretty happy to see the fam!

Yesterday was filled with a media meeting, some errands, school work, grading, media-ing (totally a word) and a 4 mile run (oh and an hour on the trainer pre-dawn).

Today we did school, I finished my online hours from my class, started taking down outside furniture and prepping for winter. Got in a relaxed 5 mile run and even a little stretching). Did half of my lab grading. Whew. Time for bed!

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Company for the Weekend and a Blizzard

Hi there! How was your weekend?? Do you have today off? Ken has to work, so we are business as usual over here.

Let’s rewind to a bit of a weekend recap.

On Friday, Brooke and I spent most of the day cleaning up the house and prepping for company. By mid-afternoon, I totally needed a pick me up! This did the trick, thanks husband!


Brooke relished in some very sweet Valentine’s Day gifts that she received! Perfectly normal to be wearing shorts in February in the snow. Cutest.


Jasper was pretty excited with his toy as well and had to take it out to play in the snow!


Brought a mattress up from the basement. No biggie….okay, it was HARD and I has exhausted afterwards.


And then this! Donezo.


Our guests arrived just in time for some dinner and some quality hang out time. They have 2 kids, so Brooke was in HEAVEN all weekend playing with them!

On Saturday, our guests headed into town to ski at the resort. Ken ventured out for a 3.5 hour ride (?!?!) while B and I hung out at played outside. When Ken got home, I traded roles and hit the road for a 10 mile run. It was the first time I hit double digits since last August, so I felt it for sure! Mixed with slippery roads and some decent wind, it was a game of clothes on and off and just trying to make it home! Finished with a pace average of 9:08 minutes/mile which I was pretty happy with considering the conditions!

At home, Ken thought it would be fun to take out the snow mobiles. Brooke got prepped while listening to some tunes. Seriously, so much cooler than me!


It was absolutely gorgeous, but there was a lot more snow than we expected and since I lack all skill….I ended up getting stuck 5 times and it required lots of digging and flipping of machines and utter exhaustion.


Oops…got that a little snowy.





B getting ready to drop in on the Pow surfer. Kidding, Ken did šŸ˜‰


Cant beat the views!


Coolest kid.


Once we made it back down the mountain, I hopped in the shower while Ken took our visiting children guests out to play in the yard on the snow mobiles. They had an absolute BLAST!

Prepped some dinner and enjoyed the Olympics while the kiddos played!

On Sunday, we enjoyed a relaxed morning with friends before they set off for another day of skiing and heading home. Ken took his bike out for about an hour and 45 minutes while I moved 5 sleds worth of firewood over to the house. Started the process of cleaning up the house and got some lunch ready before Ken got home.

After some lunch, K, B and IĀ  (and Jasper) loaded up the truck and hit up Howelsen for a couple hours of skiing. It was incredible. Something clicked for Brooke and she just dominated the mountain. Ken and I just stared at each other. She just owned it! And I can no longer keep up with her. Just like that. I thought I had at least a year before she was kicking my butt. Nope.

She took my phone and I found some quality pics later.


We made it home and I hopped on the trainer for an hour while Ken got some tacos together (okay, I prepped most of it…but he cut the olives and tomatoes šŸ˜‰ ).

Brooke went to bed pretty early, so we hung out and watched the Olympics while I did some class work….and then we went to bed early too!

This morning we were up early to ride the trainers. Brooke came down and played while we finished up!


And once Ken left for work, a blizzard started. Getting home should be interesting šŸ˜‰


I jumped on the treadmill for 4 easy miles before playing with Brooke.


And then we made macaroons. I am not really a coconut person, but these are amazing!


And now B is in the bath while I type this! Once she is done, I have a date with the snow blower so Ken can get back in the driveway! So much snow today!! Of course this is the week that I am feeding the neighbor horses! Ha. Should be a fun walk over this evening!

Hope that you had the day off and have had a great 3 day weekend!!

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