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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!

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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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Winter in October and Fall Pics

You guys. It is winter here. Seriously. I am not ready.

But oh yeah, hey, how are you?

We have officially moved into beanie season and I already miss fall.

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At least we have pretty sunsets I guess.

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Things have been fairly low-key over here. Ken has been SWAMPED with work. Which equal parts overwhelming and exciting. Starting a small business is scary enough, one that is weather/referral dependent is another story. Maybe it is good that winter started early? 😉 But yes, his new mobile auto service (focusing on season tire swaps) has been a big hit so far! I am doing the normal teaching thing and ramping up for bike race registration come December. Home school, training…all the things.

We have been doing the normal things. Dressing appropriately for hunting season to stay safe while running around the yard with a pool noodle. Totally normal.

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Riding Daisy the Dino whenever possible.

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Working on our golf skills. Because, you know, the course is closed for snow.

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How Jasper feels about it. Just kidding. He loves it. But also loves being warm after playing outside.

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We picked up Brooke’s skis for the season (we rent them for her each year which is amazing because she would grow out of things so fast!). This year, we got her downhill skis AND nordic skis. Girl is already loving cross country skiing around the yard! We did it together and my heart exploded. Going to be a fun winter!

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Snowed some more.

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Made a couple trips to the Front Range and both involved snowy drives.

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Someone got some new dino pajamas!

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Fireplace is life.

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We ventured to the pump track and ended up with a muddy mess. That was a fail.

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Love her.

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When did she start looking so grown up?!

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Ken got me some blue light blocking glasses. I love them. I work on the computer A LOT at night and have a hard time falling asleep after. These have been a game changer for me.

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When you get dressed for a run and realize everything you have on is Nike. Just over here feeling like a sponsored athlete. 😉 Also, yes, Brooke decorated my phone with llama stickers. Thanks, Alle. haha.

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Besties

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Got in a jog while Brooke rode her bike and Ken worked. Basically, we invited ourselves to join him in town since he was working on Saturday.

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We had more fun.

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And today it looks like this….6:45 am.

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Fun fact: I get to go outside and blow snow after a conference call today. I cant wait. <sarcasm>

In other news, I have officially registered for the Mount Charleston marathon in Las Vegas on April 4, 2020. In switching it up from this years long and slow running, I am going to try to qualify for Boston. Not sure yet that I have any desire to actually run Boston, but it seemed like a fun goal to at least see if I could do it! Plus, it will help with getting ready for Crusher in the Tushar where my goal will be top 10 in my age group (and shaving about 30 minutes off of my time from this year).

Officially I will begin training next week with a build up of running into some workouts. After a month long break (much needed), I am excited to jump back into some structured workouts!

Since it is apparently winter, I thought it would be fun to post some of Brookie’s Fall pics!

Hope that you have fall where you are at!!

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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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