Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Living Hope

On Sunday, Nicole invited me to watch a documentary at her church. It was about the organization Nicole & Steve had volunteered with on their recent trips to South Africa.
It was so touching and I had chills during a big portion of it! Highly recommend!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Monster Trucks & Monster Workouts

I had to lead off with this picture. A few weekends ago, I went to the monster truck rally, which is something I never thought I'd do.
I'm so thankful to have been wearing earplugs and I know Kari was too, because I screamed in her ear a good portion of the time. I couldn't help it.
I'm back on the workout train after a long, long, winter! Kari's been coming over 2x per week to use my little apartment gym & it's been so fun.
RJ & I had our first running day for our April race!
Loren & Adam took me ice skating and this weekend we're going XC skiing, so I'm super excited about that!

I couldn't wait another day for spring, so I tricked Kari into hiking Lookout Mountain with me last weekend. It was muddy, icy and a big mess, but we still had a great time & a super great workout. I miss my Oliver so badly, so Kari let me walk one of her sweet pups.


Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Things I made: Winter Edition


I thought I'd share some of things I've worked on during this cold, cold winter!
Let's start at the top left: I painted curtains. (never do this). I tried to explain this project to someone at Ace and he gave me oil paint, which was the worst thing ever in every way. Let me repeat, never do this.
Next up is my painted canvas. I used vinyl letters and an existing canvas I had to make a little affirmation for the day.
Top right is some granny square slippers. These were part of Karley's Christmas gift!
Middle left: a baby blanket for a little Rhode Island baby girl to be born this month.
Middle right...Math is not my strong suit. This was supposed to be the baby blanket, but having only one color left after the green, and realizing it was so, so wrong, I decided to make it an adult-sized blanket.
Bottom left: an iPad case for Kari. It was fun to sew again and I just so happen to have an iPad that needs a case as well.
Next is some football cake balls - blueberry flavored in honor of the Broncos.
And lastly is a little Bianchi-inspired afghan for baby Gideon! He even wrapped himself up in it as the hospital! His little fingers poked out of the squares, which was the sweetest thing!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Hugs are the best part.

Marie sent me this video and I love it! I think you will too. I need to do a dance off into work from now on!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Book Club Christmas Party!

This week Beth & I hosted a little Christmas party for our book wine club! I had way too much fun taping tinsel to hats from my birthday party and Beth had too much fun chopping vegetables for the mini pizzas. It was just one of those nights that are good for the soul! Love all these ladies!

Friday, December 13, 2013

the weekend

 Last weekend was FRIGID! I felt like I was right back in North Dakota.
Despite the negative temps, I still managed to spend a lot of time outside!
On Friday night, Kari, Buck, Rich & I went to the Parade of Lights downtown. I had many, many layers on and stayed pretty toasty. It was so nice to see the building and floats looking festive. It put us right in the holiday spirit!

I had to post this one for Karley. She experienced these cars for the first time in the Cinco de Mayo Parade and now they were back for the holidays! Google made their lights really sparkle, so you get the full effect! 
On Saturday, Loren & I ran the Fa La La 5K! We were originally signed up for the 10k, but we didn't want our first 10k to kill or freeze us, so we downgraded. I think it was a very good decision.
I'm so proud of us for being so hard-core! My phone said it was the big doughnut hole - 0, but then it warmed up to 3 degrees. We felt like crazy people, but it was honestly a good time!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Goodbye November

Hello again!
November was all around, a pretty rotten month for me, but December is here & I'm ready to start fresh!
I can't say it was all bad - I had some pretty great times with people I love!