I can't really remember my father's eyes anymore, but I think they were the color of the sky today: a rich, clear blue. This morning, I ate breakfast outside - oatmeal with raspberries, cool water, warm nettle tea - and it was just warm enough with the sun on my back. A house finch sat … Continue reading Moment of Zen.
As my step-sister Katie said upon leaving Denver this morning, "I've got a case of the Sundays." But let's focus on the positives: I had wonderful visitors this weekend, it's a beautiful day outside, and I used a shop vac like a boss this morning. We visited Red Rocks this weekend and enjoyed the view … Continue reading Sing-a-long.
Hi friends! My brother and sister-in-law visited this weekend (more on that later), and after saying a reluctant farewell, I thought I'd cheer myself up by sharing some exciting news: I'm running the Ragnar Relay this August (uh, pending getting the day off work...)! What's the Ragnar, you ask? The Colorado iteration is a 12-person, … Continue reading Kool-Aid.
Well, friends, it seems God wants me to be a skier. The very next weekend after my first time downhill skiing, some friends invited me along on a weekend adventure at Monarch Mountain, where it snowed 45 inches of fresh powder in the five days before and during our stay. On Saturday, my wonderful friend … Continue reading Fresh Powder.
Well, friends - it only took me 15 months as a Colorado resident, but I finally joined the ranks of downhill skiers! After a year spent watching my friends decamp to the mountains every weekend, I jumped at the chance to tag along with a few of my favorites to their condo in Silverthorne. We … Continue reading Halfway to Sochi.
Hi friends! It was recently pointed out to me that I've been "slacking off," so I wanted to share some recent excitement (beyond the joy I felt upon finding out someone reads my blog). Last week I realized I'm basically a toddler: any time I get off my sleep or food schedule, I break down. … Continue reading Weekend Update.
The week after New Year's, while driving home from work and talking to my mama, this is what the sky looked like. As the sun continued to set, it only got more dramatic. These pictures don't do it justice, friends. It was so beautiful it made you want to grab someone by the sleeve and … Continue reading Rose Gold.
Friends and lovers, I have an important announcement: I have now, for the first time in my life, been on a pair of skis. It was so much fun! It was cross-country skiing - I'll tackle downhill another time - and I'm already obsessed. My cool, outdoorsy friend Trent invited me to explore the wilderness … Continue reading Snow Bunny.
Happy sunny Sunday, friends! A couple weekends ago I was able to attend a dear friend's wedding in Yosemite National Park. The ceremony was on the lawn outside the Ahwahnee Hotel, with mountains all around and deer grazing behind the bridal party. In short, it was picturesque. I met the bride in New York - … Continue reading Yosemite Wedding.
Happy fall, everyone! I realize I'm a couple weeks late on that wish, but I was extra Grinch-y this year about the demise of summer. In fact, this is the first year since moving to New York in 2006 that I haven't been praying for sweater weather since early July. While summer in NYC boasts … Continue reading As the Leaves Turn.