Making Lists…of Travel Wishes

Its been a long day. Our alarm went off at 4am this morning and started out very rainy first leg of the trip back to Denver. When we woke up it was dry outside, when we left 30 minutes later it was pouring. I do miss a good rain! The sound, the smell, the feel… Not to be out done Denver felt compelled to welcome us back with our favorite thing ever…snow! Gee, thanks Denver! Ever hear the saying “April showers bring May flowers”? It doesn’t say anything about snow! The snow was actually extremely beautiful today and our flight was on time so its all good. Speaking of flights. On the plane I do one of three things – sleep, read, write. Today I wrote. Nothing even remotely exciting to most – I made lists. Lots of lists! I … [Click Here For the Full Story]

More Mountain Love… {Keystone Resort}

Our mountain vacation is here…well, technically part two of our month of mountain vacations – part one was our hut trip last week. But who is counting? I’m too busy living the life and avoiding reality to worry about that! And since I’m busy enjoying the mountain and snowboarding at Keystone Resort this is all you get for now… An “early” morning run through the deserted Keystone resort at 8am, snowboarding before noon with the guys, hiking to the back bowls and finishing off the day with fresh snow! We even managed to be out late enough to get closed into runs – beat the rope by seconds! And after starting out at 10am. That’s a big deal for Chris and I with our snobby season pass ways! Hope you are all surviving the last part of your work week … [Click Here For the Full Story]

Just Be

Well, we survived our first hut trip! Not only did we survive, we had fun…and just might do it again some time! At the moment I’m playing catch up with life. Let’s just say being completely disconnected was amazing! We got to “just be” for three whole days. No worries about emails or blogging or doing laundry or eating or anything. We played cards, jumped in the snow and made one hell of a sled luge! It was fabulous! If only I could put my phone on “airplane mode” and use it solely for relatively good quality photos every week. I think this would be a pretty great way to use that time… …the hike in… …the hut… …snowshoe hike, just for fun… …slow, powdery snowboarding… …extreme sledding… …the hike out… In short, it was fan-freaking-awesome-tastic! The weather was fantastic, … [Click Here For the Full Story]

Quality time…in the mountains!

Things are looking…up? I want to say organized but that would be a complete lie. However, some areas of life are a bit more organized! And the lasagna is at least layered together and hanging out in the freezer just a short 90 minutes away from consumption! Our apartment before I attempted to organize… …not even kind of pictured, it was terrifying. Our living after I organized all the gear… …I divided the TV stand up……mine, ours, his… The packs almost set to go… …his pack, my pack and the bag of stuff we’ll need at the hotel/while hiking… In the coming week or two it is safe to say that my internet presence is going to be minimal. And for good reasons! We’ll be tromping around the mountains with just snowshoes, the pack on our backs and a bunch … [Click Here For the Full Story]

February Rain…brings March Blizzards?!

In case you haven’t noticed through all of my “we have no snow” whining I’ll say it again. The Denver area is low on snow. As in, we haven’t had a big snow yet this season. But that isn’t to say we haven’t had any snow. But I’ll get to that. For now lets talk running, not weather. Or let’s reference the weather while talking about running. Man, I’m boring with all this weather talk! __________________________________ This past Wednesday I spent the majority of my day holed up in the campus computer lab making myself crazy. Ever try learning how to efficiently and gracefully use the pen tool in Illustrator?! I’m determined to get good at it, eventually. Maybe. We had to complete a maze with the pen tool…enough said! To avoid completely losing my mind I talked myself into … [Click Here For the Full Story]