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Family Visit: Red Rocks

Wow! February is already here!!! I can’t even believe it! January went way too quickly. I can’t even believe it. Although, not gonna lie, I am super ready for sunshine and warmth. We just got another 4-6 inches of snow last night so I am beyond ready for some warmth and sunshine down here in Denver. Keep winter up in the mountains so I can continue to have my ski season, but warmth down here.

Anyway, my mom and sisters have been in town since last Monday! It has been a whirlwind week. They leave on Tuesday but I thought I would share some snapshots of the fun we have had!

Tuesday, I started them out by taking them to Red Rocks. It is absolutely stunning there and essential to see when you are here in the Denver area!

Aren’t these rocks beautiful?!

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The amphitheater at Red Rocks!

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The stairs at Red Rocks!

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This is Tara’s “I totally crushed that!” face! Lol!

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It looks like everyone was pretty tired!

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More adventures to come! Keep an eye out!

Happy February everybody!

See ya!

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Kauai Part 1 (finally)

I am finally blogging about Hawaii! Just going through the pictures made me desperate to go back! Oh man! These are not in chronological order but just some of my highlights. The pictures really do not do it justice. Enjoy!

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On one of the days we were there we did a short little day hike into one of the state parks. It was amazingly beautiful! Sprinkled a little that day but there wasn’t a day where we didn’t get sprinkled on. It created this super beautiful fog though and that made for some wonderful pictures!

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While on this hike, we got to look into the valley that we would be hiking in a week later. This is the Kalalau Valley. Honestly, really majestic. The mountains there are truly amazing!

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This was one of their tallest mountains. It topped out right about where Denver’s altitude starts lol!

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We had way too much fun hiking this little day hike!

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While we were out there, we came across this waterfall and definitely hopped in and swam and sat under the waterfall. Oh my goodness, it was freezing! I am pretty sure I was screaming as I sat under the waterfall. I don’t scream very often.

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This was not on our hike, but I was not quite sure where else to put it. This is called Queen’s Bath. It was super cool! Waves came in a little bit but it was just this little cove just a couple blocks from our condo!

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Time to Stop Avoiding

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!

See ya!

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March 26-29 Photos!

Alrighty, so much for trying to finish strong lol. I promise they will all be posted before the end of March though.

March 26: Playing With Shadow

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Love the colors on this one!

March 27: Natural Light

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I get some really great natural light that streams in through my windows 🙂

March 28: Incorporate Motion

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A little blurry but they were being so crazy and running like mad men lol

March 29: Clouds

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I can’t wait for life to get green again 🙂

Keep an eye out tomorrow for the last picture of the photo challenge!

See ya!

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Photo Challenge Continues!

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

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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

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The look on these two faces is hilarious! They were having so much fun exploring. Miss you Alexi!

March 19: Landscape

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Why yes, yes I do live in one of the most awesome places ever!

March 20: Whatever You Want

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One of our close Friends (his name is also TJ). This picture definitely shows how much he loves climbing lol.

March 21: Sunset

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The sunsets here in Colorado are amazing! They never cease to amaze me!

March 22: Someone You Love

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Gotta spread the love around! This is my other sister Katie! Missing both sisters lots!

March 23: Childhood Memory

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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

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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!

See ya!

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March 16: Experimenting with Light

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TJ actually took this picture in a new state park that opened up last spring. He found this chair and actually took several different photos  while playing with the lighting. I liked this one the most! It is such a cool shot!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone!

See ya!

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March 7 & 8: Silhouette and Something Close Up

Ok, so I missed yesterday. It was super hard to come up with something so instead I will use my brother-in-law’s  picture that is as silhouette as I could find. Lol!

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And then something close up….

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This is something from a hike earlier last year. I love close up flower pictures 🙂

See ya tomorrow!

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