Sunday, April 7, 2013

Running Vegas

Im very sad to say that this may be my final Ragnar post:( Not that I haven't loved doing these races...Im just (shall we say) moving on. 
What a good one to finish on, though! Even walked away with a solid 2nd place finish.

Jess, Sara & me


We were the "Arizona" van. Melissa, Keisa, Lyndie, Jessica, Sara and me.

Falling for Fall

I should say, FELL for Fall because I fell for this amazing time of year a long time ago. Im obsessed with the smell of October. I anticipate shopping for boots and cardigans all year long. I stock up on canned pumpkin starting in the hot days of August. And I crave the memories of my mom that permeate every second of the Fall. She IS Fall. She is burnt orange and purple. She is burlap and linen. She is cool:) And she is never as present in my life as she is in the Fall.
Skeleton cupcakes for cheer

boot shopping with the OTHER size 9 in the house

Schnepf Farms

pumpkin carving party at the Helgeson's

Day of the Dead for Halloween


Fall family pictures

Monday, September 10, 2012

The Inaugural Ragnar Colorado

Breckenridge to Snomass, CO
September 7 & 8, 2012
Mile High Legs
Van 2- Kelly, Brook, Macy, Maxine, Megan, Brianne




Saturday, September 1, 2012

Jolley Ole' England

August 24- Leave for London
Casey and I have been wanting to visit Kam and Summer ever since they left, in March. Finally!! After about 12 hours of flying time and a loss of 8 hours, we arrived in London at 7AM on Saturday morning. Kam and Summer picked us up from the airport and we went straight to the tube to take us sight-seeing.
First stop: The Tower of London
Next: The Tower Bridge
And after a far too quick trip to Harrod's, we rounded off our marathon first day in London by going to Les Mis at the Queen's Theatre...SO good!!
Our hotel was on a cute, quiet little street in Paddington...just a stone's throw from Hyde Park where Summer and I went jogging one gorgeous morning.
Day 2: Buckingham Palace,
the London Eye, Parliament, Westminster Abbey and the British Museum.
Day 3: Carnival in Nottinghill
On our way down to Sherborne, we stopped in the freezing rain for a picture at Stonehenge.
The landscape of the English countryside is so much more diverse than I expected. We went from seaside pubs and cliffs...
to cities that evolved around hot springs...
to acres of heart-stoppingly beautiful gardens.
Kam and Summer live in Sherborne, Dorset which is a picture right out of a fairytale book. It's no wonder that they've fallen under it's spell. 4 days there just wasn't enough.
Keep our bed warm, friends...we will be back:)

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Fia's PJ Party

dance party

dog piles


smores in a jar

big, pink birthday candle (and a wish)

movie under a tent with lanterns.

She said it was "great":)