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Randoms

Hi there! Happy Tuesday (I think?!)!

Just popping in to say hello 🙂 Anyone else feel like their house is a constant disaster during this whole thing? I feel like I cannot keep up with the “projects” that Brooke begin…and then there are the dishes. Let’s be honest, the dishwasher is the real hero in our house.

Thought I would just share some random things today. Basically, I am procrastinating unloading said dishwasher 😉

The other morning, I realized how much our fish, Zoom Zoom, really loves when the morning sunlight streams into his tank. He flutters all about looking gorgeous. I like to think that is how I look when the sunlight hits me in the morning. ha.

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Last week (I think-seriously, the days just seem to roll together at this point), Ken got a new toy. Meet our new skid steer. I feel a lot of projects coming on 😉 It is also intended to move snow in the winter. Yes to an enclosed cabin and heater. Woohoo!

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The melt-off has been real this past week and that has made for some squishy runs. New look for the pants? I kinda like it.

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Brooke found a paint stir stick in a bag and naturally transformed it into something awesome.

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We have played Chutes and Ladders about 78 times. I have lost 78 of them. Apparently I am a very terrible spinner.

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Brooke has her heart set on a certain toy. I told her it is $90 so she made a chart to count down all the numbers until she gets there (by earning money doing chores). She did it all on her own. I counted that as math for the day 😉 (and yes, she did complete it on the back!)

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Legos have also become a very important tool for learning. She could play with them for hours at a time!

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Making sure to utilize the nice days for quality outdoor time. Her snow mound has shrunk substantially!

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Ken just out “doing stuff” in the skid steer (I think he just likes to drive it).

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Brooke got in trouble the other day. This was her apology note. Creative kid.

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Spring in Steamboat=WIND. Like, gnarly, gross wind. Luckily, it makes it pretty fun to fly a kite. Isn’t this how most people do it?

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We lucked into some warm weather (50 degrees!!) last week and I never wanted to leave the dog bed after my run. So warm!

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She loves Prodigy. It is a math game where they have to do problems to go up in levels. Whatever works!

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Did some Easter Egg coloring.

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And played in puddles. The snowsuit and water gun clearly go well together.

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Pretty excited to see some grass!!!

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It was cold this morning (5 degrees-blah, I am ready for Spring!). Brooke didnt care. She decided to work on her golf game.

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She got some new clothes delivered (mega sale!) and decided it was best to pair these two pieces. You do you, kid.

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As far as workouts go, I have been a little unmotivated this week. Part of that is because I got in over 10 hours of biking and running last week and am tired. Part is because the weather is uninviting. And part is because my guess is the only event I am training for will most likely be cancelled. Sooooo, I am giving myself a couple of days to rest and then will hop back in. Luckily, I love to workout, so that isnt going to go anywhere, but also, I want to make sure to keep it fun. If there isn’t a specific event, I will keep mixing it up with running, riding, weights and maybe even some yoga in there!

Alright, kid is trying to drag me outside to play….she’s crazy. It’s cold.

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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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Still Winter.

Hi everyone! Happy belated Valentine’s Day…I only started this post a week ago and have just been adding pictures to it so I am sure it will be very well put together and make a ton of sense. Someday I will get all of my life things together again.

There was been some good running. My neighbor told be that I looked like the sun. I guess I will take that as a compliment. Pretty excited how the numbers have been and the paces the I have been running at-promising at altitude and on not-ideal conditions (a good amount of treadmill miles too-those are hard on the brain).

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Brooke and Ken made a snow cave. Not sure who was more excited.

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I randomly ended up at urgent care at midnight a couple of weeks ago with a lovely kidney stone. Guess I better start upping my water intake game. ha. And yes, I drove myself because I didnt want to wake Brooke up and take her. Loved Steamboat Emergency Center-great service and had the whole place to myself. 😉 Luckily it was short lived-one CT later and 4 ibuprofen later and I drove myself right back home to wait it out. Didn’t miss any workouts, so I cant complain too much. Priorities.

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When did she become a teenager?

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Ken had so much fun at camp in Tuscon-guess he was tired the day he got back!

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This guy has a hard time relaxing, too.

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It’s been a pretty snowy winter.

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Brooke started Pickleball with her homeschool group. She loves it!! (Ken, another mom, an instructor and I played this past week while the kiddos had their lesson and we had a great time, too!).

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That look when Ken walks out the door and Jasper has to make sure he is not starting the snow blower.

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What I wish I was doing right now.

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Ken had a 50 mile fat bike race 2 weekends ago…

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Mark raced as well…

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and they ended up having to hike about 12 of those miles…he was a little tired after.

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At least it was pretty waiting 3 hours for him 😉

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Not mad about playing in the snow.

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Last weekend we were supposed to travel to the front range for a race (both of us) but it snowed SO much that we decided it wasnt super safe to travel (not to mention the race would be yucky) so we stayed home. It was a good call because they ended up canceling the race because of road conditions.

So we played in the snow.

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There was a lot of snow plowing and blowing!

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Wind blew a bit, too.

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Jasper’s winter paw fur game is strong.

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Brooke and I met up with her homeschool group in Dillon on Thursday night to go to the ice castles and it was awesome!

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We have recently watched all of the Star War movies (and took Brooke to the last one in theaters-she loved it!)-hence the need for light sabers 😉

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Ken gifted me with a day to myself-which hasnt happened since Brooke was born. ha.

I spent the day in town running, working out, hitting the slopes solo, soaking in the hot springs and wandering around town. It was incredible. He had a meeting for dinner so we me up and Brooke and I went on our own little date.

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And that has been life as of late!

Ken is out riding this morning and I have 14 miles to take care of today-still working out the when part. 😉

Anyone else getting excited for Spring? We have loved all the snow and skiing, but it has been a pretty gray winter and we wont be mad about some sunshine!

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