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Friday Faves

Hi there and Happy Friday!! Fun weekend plans? The husband and I have a sweet date night of Chinese take-out and a movie on our schedule. I cant wait!!

Thought I would pop in for a few Friday Faves before hopping on the trainer!

Christmas coffee mugs


My Mother-in-Law surprised us with these last weekend. The are Starbucks mugs and just too cute. I have been drinking out of it all week and it just makes things feel extra festive!

Paw Patrol Advent CalendarΒ 


This thing and I already have a love/hate relationship. It is stinking adorable and Brooke gets to open up a new little toy each day (instead of candy!). Thanks, Mimi! This morning she opened up a super cute little polar bear. The downside….she woke up at 3:40 this morning trying to convince me that it was time to open it. Ha. Thanks, Brooke!

Christmas Decorations


I love having the stockings and lights and other decorations up! Cannot wait to go get the tree this weekend. Brooke has already been plotting where each ornament goes. Starting to feel like Christmas over here!



After yesterday’s run in shorts, we are pretty excited to see some snowflakes today!! It was not really in the forecast-such is mountain life….but we will take it. Nothing is really sticking, but we are happy with whatever we can get right now!

Tiny Tree


Nene also picked this little guy up for Brooke and gave it to her last weekend. Brooke loves the little tree and feels like it is just her size. She has been decorating it over and over in order to practice for the big tree. She is pretty much a pro by now.

Painting Time


Brooke and I spent some quality time with watercolors yesterday. Love the Crayola sheets of paper with the characters. They are HUGE and make things less intricate. Can you guess which is mine? We have about the same painting skills.

Training Plan Writing!

My sister is doing the LA Marathon in March and has allowed me to write out a plan for her! I did Coaching Certification the summer and am excited to put it to use! Interesting process and cant wait to see what happens with it!!

Alright….that’s about it for today. Hanging out and waiting on the weekend!! Bring on the snow….

Now time to find some spandex and get on the bike!


Where’s the Snow?

Hey there Party people! Can you believe that tomorrow is *gasp* December?? I honestly cannot believe it. It feels like it was just August. Where has time gone??

Playing a little catch up…

Tuesday was fun-filled with a trip to the pool for swim lessons (and weights for me). I jumped into the pool with Brooke to play for a while when her lesson was over. She is quite the little fish. Hit up the Forest Service Office for a Christmas tree permit. Hoping to make it out before snow starts to accumulate! Grocery shopping and home!

This one wonders why we leave him…he would rather sit in the car than stay home alone. I would rather stay home πŸ˜‰


Got batteries for the train set and Brooke went to town! Normally, you need a train within a train, right?


Low key evening (Ride in the morning + weights = tired).

Yesterday (Wednesday), Brooke woke up feeling pretty crummy so we just laid low playing at home and doing some hardcore cuddling on the couch.

Jasper was not thrilled with the lack of activity. He disappeared at one point during the day and reappeared with a toy. Guessing that came from a Christmas gift bag that was left here πŸ˜‰ Sorry, Nene!!


Once Brooke went to bed for the night (at 6:30 ?! and we didnt hear from her again until 6:30 this morning! Maybe she needed some sleep! ha!), Ken went to work in the shop while I rode the trainer for an hour in the basement. Around 8 we opted to relax for a bit in the hot tub before calling it an early night ourselves!

This morning saw us blowing off riding the trainers (sometimes sleeping is just more important!). Brooke woke up feeling MUCH better and begging to do the volcano experiment.


She was back to her usual self and happy to play with her toys (and practice writing her F, G and Hs πŸ˜‰ ). I took advantage of her feeling better by riding the trainer for 52 minutes (while finishing the movie Mother’s Day that I had started the night before) and then Brooke came down begging to “run on the treadmill”. It is pretty much the funniest thing to watch!

Jasper was begging to get out so we hit up the sunshine and dirt for 2 easy miles-well he probably did more like 4 with all the zooming around! How am I wearing a running skirt on the last day of November….bring on the snow!! Please excuse the leg hair, I was under the impression that it was Winter and no one would be seeing them for a while!


Yes, the socks and shoes clash. That’s what happens when you go from the bike to running and dont want to go upstairs for new socks….also, more laundry. πŸ˜›


Side of bubble blowing! SUNSHINE.


Currently my sister is researching potential Half Marathons in Oregon in the Spring so I can turn a girls weekend into an attempt at HM PR. Thank goodness for athletes in the family that totally understand the craze!!

Time to clean up the house and maybe make some banana bread!!

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Thanksgiving and then some.

Hey Friends!! How was your Thanksgiving week? Get in some good relaxing? Or awesome workouts? Or so much food that you could still pop??

It has been a bit since I checked in (I kind of just went full blown MIA for Thanksgiving-I took no pictures and just enjoyed being in the moment), so I thought I would just give some highlights.

Flashback to last Monday’s ride and the fact that it was freezing in the basement. Getting to be that time of the year!IMG_4057

On Tuesday, we had swim lessons/gym workout (Ken and I had ridden at 5:45 am). Did some grocery shopping before coming home to clean the hot tub. It needed it!! No biggie that it started to rain on me and I froze. Brooke snapped this pic of a rainbow that showed up….Yes, that is me on the right in sweats in the hot tub. Perfectly normal.


Brooke did some work while I was outside in the elements. Interesting set up there, kid.


On Wednesday, we began our trip down to Fort Collins. Brooke and I packed up while Ken started the trip by bike! He got in 3 hours and 55 miles of wet and cold roads, but was pretty excited for the ride. We picked him up and he changed clothes before hopping in the truck for the duration of the drive.

A couple of hours later, we were at E and C’s house! While I really didnt want to go workout, I decided to throw on my running shoes and take Jasper to the local trail (0.4 miles from the house!).

We jumped on the dirt and had an incredible 5 mile trail run. It was one of those runs where you dont want to stop! The weather was amazing and the sunset was out of this world. Hadn’t run in a while, so those 1200 feet of climbing were not easy, but that technical single track descent was


Post dinner chilling….Jasper was tired from our run too πŸ˜‰


Thursday (Thanksgiving) morning started with a super yummy cinnamon bread french toast breakfast! After hanging out for a bit, the 4 of us headed out for a mountain bike ride. Errin was sweet enough to wait for me throughout the ride while I struggled to wrap my head around the whole mountain bike thing again. Two hours of gorgeous weather and trails was a pretty neat way to start the day!


Once home, we hung out and worked on food prep for the rest of the afternoon. Followed this up with an evening of eating! As always, dinner was fantastic. I only had 1 plate of food and a little bit of dessert. Most of the time, I over-indulge, but I reigned it in this year and was happy not to have a food coma….the sangria on the other hand…..cant stop, wont stop πŸ˜‰

Black Friday included popping around to some stores. I headed out with Ken, Colin, GrandBob and Brooke. We hit up Jax, Lowes and Costco (The guys also braved Harbor Freight…I have to draw the line somewhere πŸ˜‰ ).

The rest of the day was filled playing with Brooke while the guys projected in the basement and then we had a second Thanksgiving dinner. Yay for leftovers!!

On Saturday, Ken and I were able to ride Rist Canyon on the way out of town. GrandBob was coming home with us and allowed us to ride while he drove Brooke and Jasper and met us over the hill! Thank you again!!!

I took almost 3 minutes off of the last time I did the climb (only my second go at it!)….and my crazy husband rode it in some ridiculous time of about 43 mintues. Right. I totally feel like a sloth πŸ˜‰


Got my dream ride as I got picked up at the top of the climb and didnt have to descend down!!

Backseat crew!!!


Views aren’t too bad on the drive πŸ˜‰


Home in time to unload, have dinner and hit the hot tub (post-B bedtime) and collapse into bed!

Sunday saw Ken and GrandBob out in the shop for most of the day installing a wood stove. We lucked out with some killer warm weather and tried to spend most of the day outside (with a side of some Christmas decorating for me and B).


Nene showed up in the late afternoon and we enjoyed a nice dinner and some relaxing before making it to bed for the night.

Today we said goodbye to the fam, Ken headed to work and Brooke and I messed around the house….laundry, cleaning up, etc…Squeezed in an hour easy on the trainer. And then spent some time “camping” in the house with Brooke. A child’s imagination is endless!

Now it is time to jump back into grading and the real world! Hope you had a great one!

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