It’s one of my favorite months of the year! I love December! It has Christmas! It has my parents anniversary! It has my grandma’s birthday! Snow! Cookies! Christmas trees! Love! Family! I love love love it!
I have already started the month by doing something that I absolutely love! Ski! We had a wonderful day at Loveland Basin yesterday. What a better way to kick off the Christmas season?!
Why would you not want to ski there?! I mean for real?!
Anyway, I’m off. Today has been an unbelievably long day.
Denver is known for its snow. Whenever someone thinks of a terrible winter, they often think of Denver or Minnesota or Alaska. Winter in Denver is not all that bad. See, where it sticks around on the East Coast because the sun rarely comes out in the winter time, Denver has over 300 days of sunshine. 300 days of sunshine means sure we might get a pretty decent amount of snow, but it doesn’t stick around too too long. The sun comes out and melts it. Its lovely.
Anyway, here is why Denver is awesome in the winter!
~ It snows! ( I love snow, we just got our first snow of the season!)
~ It melts quickly! (Even better, not too much ice!)
~ It snows again! (Yay snow!)
~ It melts again!
~ The mountains keep their snow, so amazing skiing! (Skiing is my favorite activity!)
I would say those are pretty great reasons for winter in Denver! The mountains are beautifully snowcapped while Denver’s snow is melting and making driving easier. You should come visit at least once. Doesn’t matter the season, they are all wonderful here in Beautiful Colorado!
November is usually a month where people are saying what they are thankful for. I am thankful for so much, don’t get me wrong. But the holidays also bring things that I am just not looking forward to. Especially working in retail… You know what I’m saying?
Here we go…
~ Christmas shoppers who are grumpy because they have been out all day with family and it has not been a pleasant experience. Spread some joy and love! Also, don’t do all of your Christmas shopping on one day! Spread it out!
~ The long hours working retail during the holidays. Oh man, it is exhausting. I am a girl who absolutely loves Christmas. I am seriously a young child every year around this time. Everything fascinates me, the colors, the lights, the smells, I love it! Working retail can really take that out of you.
~ Driving in the snow. I will admit, I have gotten better but I am still not great. It still scares the living daylights out of me. When you start sliding… oh man there goes my blood pressure just thinking about it.
~ Denver drivers in the snow. With the amount of transplants that Denver has, not everyone has come from a state where they had to drive in the snow. They just do not know how to do so half the time. Scares me and drives me crazy!
~ Not being close to family for the holidays. I am such a sap. I love having family close by for the holidays. I love waking up to the smell of waffles, cinnamon gravy and bacon. (And coffee of course) I love coming into the living room and sharing presents with everyone. It always makes me so sad to not be close to family. It is just so dang hard to get time of for Christmas or Thanksgiving when you work retail.
Alrighty guys, the mountains here are getting more and more snow-capped. You know what that means?! Ski season is almost here! I am oh so ready for the season to start! I spent the first hour and a half of my shift at work this morning trying on Ski boots at work. I found the pair that I think I want to get. So sweet!
But anyway, to get all of you guys excited for ski season, here is the trailer for an all girls ski movie that is going to be awesome!
I cannot wait to see the whole thing! I also just cannot wait to get out on the mountain this season!
Alrighty, well I have really been avoiding the blog lately because I keep saying, Oh I need to post about Hawaii. That task just seems so daunting right now lol. We took so many pictures and did so many things that it seems like such a monster to tackle. I am not sure how I feel about tackling said monster at this point. So, instead of avoiding the blog I am just going to continue blogging. Fun things happen everyday and I miss talking with you guys! Hawaii will come, I do promise that. I am just not quite sure at what time. First thing to do is find the SD card with all the pictures. I think I might have misplaced it. Oops!
We are now into the month of October! Yay! I am so happy and ready for all of the fall weather and fashions. Not gonna lie, the more layers the better! Love it! I have made my first pumpkin chocolate chip bread of the season. So yummy! I got the recipe here. You should definitely give it a shot! It was a hit at the little friend gathering I went to as well, so it wasn’t just me munching away at this deliciousness! Are you guys excited about the changing weather as well? Or is that just a me thing?
Also, we have snowcapped mountains now! I love the Colorado mountains all year long, but they are especially beautiful when they are snowcapped. When it is sunrise, the sun reflects off of them often in pink and purple colors that just cannot be beat. Seeing the snow up there means that some of the ski mountains will be starting their season soon. That is music to my ears! We have started getting our ski gear in at work and I could not be happier. It is giving me the itch to get out there and “shred some gnar”.
Cooler weather means Faelyn and I get out a little more. It is so hard to take a husky outside when it is blazing hot. But we are now going hiking a couple times a week. That keeps him from getting destructive as is the tendency of bored huskies. I love seeing all the colors and getting a good cardio session in at the same time. You just cannot go wrong with a good hike!
Well, I’m off to enjoy this beautiful weather! Hope your fall is starting off awesome!
One thing that I have come to realize over the last couple of years is how much I need to stay hydrated. Especially since moving to sunny, dry Colorado I realize I need even more water than I thought. But honestly, water can just get so boring and monotonous after a while. I am such a sucker for soda and so that makes it hard for me as well to drink water a little more consistently. However, the wonderful world of Pinterest has shown me some more fun and tasteful ways of staying hydrated.
I have seen this picture posted all over the place but this is the site where I ended up pinning it from.
I have done the blueberries and oranges. I love that one! I am trying the raspberries and lemons today. Hopefully it is as tasty as it looks! Tomorrow I have not decided between the strawberries and the limes. They both sound yummy!
What are your little secrets to keeping hydrated all summer?
Wow, I can’t believe it is already the middle of July! I feel like I just had my birthday yesterday and it has already been over a month! What?! Work has been keeping me busy and such I guess.
To be honest, I am ready for July to be over and August lol. I am ready for the hot weather to go away! I never thought I would say that. I used to be a girl who lived for the warm weather. Then I got huskies and I got older I guess and realized it is just way too hot in the summertime. I love me some spring and fall and especially winter weather! Oh man, who is ready for ski season already?! This girl!!! I feel like I did not get to ride my skis nearly as much as I would have liked to last year.
But before this warm weather ends, I have a huge trip that I want to take first. We have huge news guys! We are going to Hawaii!!! We are going at the end of August! Its our first big trip apart from our honeymoon and without family. Its crazy! I am super excited! I’ve never been and I may not come back! Lol! Although, Colorado is amazingly beautiful! I think Hawaii is going to be super pretty too!
I got a pretty nice scrape on my knee last week mountain biking. Not going to lie I have been pretty proud of it. Lol. It just shows at least to me that I have been pushing a lot harder than I was and that is something I feel like I can be proud of. I am loving mountain biking. I think I found a good alternative during the summer months when I am not skiing. Good thing I am not going for world’s sexiest legs though lol.
How is your summer going? Any big trips? Any fun stories thus far?
Well, this challenge has been fun. I get a day of rest before I start the next one. Keep an eye for the start of the next challenge on April 1! But here is the last picture for the March 30 day challenge!
March 30: Yourself 30 Days Later
Not the greatest picture but I just got back from mountain biking and wanted to make sure I got this post done before spending some much needed one on one with TJ tonight 🙂
Alright, so clearly this has been a hard challenge to keep up with! I just get so distracted with other things in life! Lol! My bad. Anyway, lets get caught up here!
March 17: Street Lights
I did not manage to get it all lit up but I thought this was kind of cool on a super dreary day. Lol
March 18: Depicting Emotion
The look on these two faces is hilarious! They were having so much fun exploring. Miss you Alexi!
March 19: Landscape
Why yes, yes I do live in one of the most awesome places ever!
March 20: Whatever You Want
One of our close Friends (his name is also TJ). This picture definitely shows how much he loves climbing lol.
March 21: Sunset
The sunsets here in Colorado are amazing! They never cease to amaze me!
March 22: Someone You Love
Gotta spread the love around! This is my other sister Katie! Missing both sisters lots!
March 23: Childhood Memory
I guess this is more high school but it is one of my favorite memories! Grandpa and Grandma visited me at Hume Lake and we drove around the lake in his sports car. Miss you Grandpa!
March 24: Favorite Color Scheme
Purple and Orange! It looks kind of blue in this picture but it is definitely purple! Plus this picture has all my favorite people in it! 😛
Well, there we are! All caught up! Phew. I promise to finish out the month strong!
Sorry about the delay on this one too guys. I spent the past two days enjoying the amazing 70 degree weather we have been having! I have to get outside just to keep my sanity lol. I got to go hiking yesterday with my little man Faelyn and went for a run today! Love it! But anyway, back to the photography challenge!
Something From a Distance:
I get to call this home! How beautiful is that?! I think that might be pike’s peak but I could be wrong. I can’t quite remember.
Whatever I Want:
These two are besties for sure! They really do love hanging out with each other and playing with each other. It gives them each a buddy so that they are not so lonely. I love both personalities.
Anyway, enough about my children lol.