Friday, September 27, 2013

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Foam Fest 5k

Last Saturday, RJ, Sean, Adam & I did the Foam Fest 5k! I couldn't convince any of my girlfriends to do it, and shortly after we started, I realized they might've been the smart ones!
The course consisted of several foam/mud/water/electric fence/climbing wall-type obstacles and we ran through fields and a corn maze in between. Doesn't that sound so fun? It doesn't, but it was... (mostly)!
Three out of the 4 of us did the Rock n Glow and we unanimously decided the foam fest was more fun! RJ even got shocked by the electric fence and had a great time!
And these photos were all taken by of the smart ones. :)

Our after photo..ewww!

The rest of my weekend consisted of Tim in lederhosen, a cute pic of Madeline in a onsie I bought her & Luke Bryan, Thompson Square & Florida Georgia Line in concert with Kari B!


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

In the last few weeks I've crafted like I've never crafted before! Kari had a big event last week and I helped make sure she was ready! I can't even count how many log cabins we made!
(I love how tiny Oliver looks next to full-sized dogs) 

In the last week I've bought two magazine subscriptions from one little niece and one little nephew!
Katherine is the perfect mix of sweet and....I don't even know. But one thing I do know, she knows how to sell to her auntie!

 This little nephew turned ELEVEN!





Thursday, September 12, 2013

Rainy Run

It's been raining in Denver since Monday, maybe even Sunday! Yesterday, we took a quick little wet walk in the rain, but today was one of my 10K running days, so that's what we did. Oliver doesn't enjoy the rain, but his love for running outweighs his hatred of it, so we had a pretty good run!
I tried to dry him off a bit, but when I was showering, he was making an elaborate nest in my comforter that still allowed him to breathe.
It looks like there's more rain in the forecast, so our Sunday run might be a little soggy too!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Aspen - Maroon Bells Camping

Last weekend, Adam, Loren, Rich & I went camping up in Aspen with a day trip to the famous Maroon Bells! The views were out of this world & the company was pretty great too!
I've been waiting to camp in Colorado for years and my first trip didn't dissapoint!

^group shot @ our campsite^
 ^our hike to crater lake^
^our rainy happy hour^

^a little p10! oliver was on-guard, as always. he did not love the sound of kids laughing^

 ^our sweet little camping dogs...forever tangled around the picnic table and each other^
^phase 10^

^of course, s'mores!^

 ^all tired out from a fun weekend^
^more views from our campsite at mollie b^

Sunday, September 8, 2013

the weekend: (last weekend, that is)

Loren found a new bar/bookstore in my neighborhood and last weekend, we gave it a go! What is better than wine and books? Nothing!

Last Saturday, Oliver & I hiked Mt Falcon thanks to Loren's recommendation!
There were many different trails, but we ended up doing the Turkey Trot Trail, the Walker's Dream & the Castle Trail on the way down. Not the easiest hike, but it was a good one. I saw 2 deer & a SNAKE, which I won't post pictures of, because that's just disgusting.
Above is little Oliver posing at the site of what was almost the Summer White House. Unfortunately, John Walker didn't raise the funds for this project and moved on to other ventures. Then, his house was struck by lightning and burned in 1918! You can see the ruins of his home on a different trail and I hear there is also a tower, but I didn't quite make it that far. (That's your history lesson for the day.)
In this photo below, you can see Red Rocks Amphitheatre in the distance!

Other random pics from the weekend...