Monthly Archives: March 2013

Spring Fever

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It’s happening.  You know what I am referring to.  The weather…it’s warmer.  The sun.. it’s shinier.  (don’t judge me, that’s totally a real word)

It’s SPRING, and I love it!  Today was absolutely beautiful… the temperature got up to about 80 degrees, so I was able to open windows and leave the back door open to air out the casa.  Ahhhhh.  So refreshinnngggg.

(Boyfriend knows how to roll)

(Boyfriend knows how to roll)

So I have this problem, one that arises about the same time every year.  When the weather is nice, and the days are longer, I get this overwhelming feeling of self-motivation.  You may be thinking, “sheesh, who is this girl and why does she consider self-motivation a problem?”  Good question.  Let me explain.

Every year, about this time, I get this feeling that I can literally move mountains.  Yes, you read that correctly.  Move.  Mountains.  And within these feelings of unconstrained motivation, I usually create these lists of “Things I am going to do!”  Again, you probably don’t understand why this is a bad thing…. so let me continue.  I created my list today, of “Things I am going to do!” and there are about 57 things on my list.

Yes, you read that correctly.  Fifty. Seven. Things.  That is one rather large to-do list.  Maybe even a bit overwhelming.  But if there is one thing I do love, it’s a good checklist.  What is it about putting your goals on paper that make them that much more executable?  Now, will I get all 57 things done this weekend?  Absolutely not.  But will my motivation continue? Let’s pray that it does.

First issue with this list?  The simple fact that I devoted almost my entire Saturday to creating it.  Seriously, this list is detailed.  Mind you, I alsooooo started some spring cleaning, but this list has already began taking up 97% of my time.  Probably not the best start.

With the contribution of Pinterest, I am very confident that this list is achievable…as most of the items on this list are items that pertain to our home.  Organize this, Paint that, Move this, Hang that, etc.  And with the progress Boyfriend and I have alreadyyyy made on the house, I am EXTREMELY confident in our abilities so show this list who is boss.

So stay with me here… and be patient.  I’m working on it and will keep record of everyyything on this lil’ baby. (PS “blog more” is number 43 on my list….CHECK!)

Have some suggestions on what else I should add to my list?   Holla at me!

Stumble It!

Board? Yes, please!

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Ahhhh, nothing is as refreshing as taking in a giant, deep breath of mountain air. This post, unfortunately, is coming from a mere elevation of 1170 feet….Oklahoma style. But my memory is still as fresh as the snow I was snowboarding on just a mere 10 days ago. Okay, okay, okay…enough of that. Let’s get real.

The whole trip happened as an act of spontaneity, Boyfriend and I decided to take mini road trip West of Denver to hit the slopes. And did we ever. Maybe I should back up and explain this sudden act of spontaneity… it all began with a snow storm. In Kansas. One that eventually ended up in Oklahoma. Which made me day-dream about skiing. And snowboarding. And then skiing some more. And then snowboarding. (really you should spend one day in my head, I am even indecisive when I day-dream. oy.) Man, I was really missed the mountains. We haven’t been skiing/snowboarding since we bought our house, and we were both having some serious withdrawals. So Boyfriend and I got to talking… I mean we are in our mid-twenties. We are too responsible for our own good. We deserved a little spontaneity in our lives.

OKAY PAUSE: I could probably summarize the entire trip in one paragraph, but how fun would that really be?

OKAY RESUME: First, let me start by stating the obvious: west of Denver is a long ways away. Like really. 10 1/2 hours to be exact. To pass the time we (said I) slept, spoke to each other in the form of questions only, ate a ton of junk food, and ended the trip by me totally dominating Boyfriend in a battle of name that song (80’s hair band style of course). There was a blizzard pouring down on our trip over, so we drove S-L-O-W…which gave me plentyyy of time to figure out of this was going to be a ski trip or a boarding adventure. You see, it has been 2 years since our last trip, and I wasn’t sure if I was up to fine tuning my boarding skills. Trust me, they needed it. And for those of you boarders out there, it’s not as easy as it looks…am I right? I’m not going to lie… snowboarding has a tendency to make me a bit passive aggressive, but I think in a good way (Boyfriend, no comments puhlease). Ya know, in a challenge yourself it’s 2013, kind of way. But in the end, I always always always end up having a blast. So snowboarding it was!

Okay this whole one paragaph isn’t going to work. My apologies. Feel free to skip ahead and look at the pretty pictures. Ooooooooo. Ahhhhhhhh.

 

Village at Copper

Village at Copper

As spontaneous as we think we are (we put together the trip in about a week), we still managed to be overly prepared. Each of us doing some pretty intense research on lift tickets, condo rentals, different mountains located west of Denver, etc… Being prepared helps me sleep at night.

Copper Mountain was the best deal we could find… located only about 80 miles from Denver. It has been getting some fresh snow, it had a ton of trails, and neither one of us had ever been. We were excited. Boyfriend scored an amazing last-minute deal on a condo located at the base of the ski slopes and I found some pretty good deals on lift tickets ($60 each a day, whaaaaaaat?). We had some good juju going our way and it was going to be an excellent 4 day weekend.

Our condo was located in East Village at Copper Mountain, and I honestly believe I could have lived there.  Two bedrooms (though one was locked up and rented separately), three bathrooms (one was included with the locked up bedroom), living room, dining room, kitchen, balcony and a fabulous view.  Don’t believe me about our balcony view?  Check these puppies out…

Balcony View

When looking to the left…

Balcony View 2

When looking to the right…

Ahhhh… isn’t that just wonderful?  It was a GREAT time, I had a blast.  No working, just playing and enjoying some quality time with Boyfriend (and by that I mean racing him down the slopes, he may have been a trooper and let me win a few times).  Boarding down the side of a mountain while humming Red Hot Chili Peppers and pretending to be one bad mama jamma… how can you not have a blast?  Insert some lyric: “I saw God / And I saw the fountains/You and me girl / Sittin’ in the Swiss mountains…” Okay, okay, okay….maybe not the Swiss mountains, but close enough 😉  I miss it already.

Copper Mountain exceeded all of my expectations by a looong shot.  There was a giant village at the bottom of the mountains (right alongside the lifts), that had little shops, boutiques, bars and restaurants.  There were tons of condos, an ice skating rink and just a bazillion things that kept us entertained long after the lifts closed.  Good powder, good weather, good food, good brew and an overall good time.  I couldn’t have asked for  a better long weekend. 🙂

Center Village

Center Village 2

Sometimes you just gotta kick back and enjoy the scenery…  wahoo for spontaneity.

Ahhh.

Ahhh.

Stumble It!

I’m baaaaaack!

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Hiya hi hi.  Want to know some of the best things about having your very. own. blog?  It’s always there for you.  It never moves on.  It doesn’t mind taking the backseat to your life.  And I’m pretty sure it doesn’t hold a grudge. 

Because blogs are forgiving (especially mine…I’m a noob, remember?), I’m back!

You know how it is when you bump into an old friend – out and about – completely out of the blue…? You have some friends that you want to “bump and run,” (get yo mind outta the gutter) and say your “hey, how ya been’s” and get the heck outta there before you’re stuck talking foreverrrrr when all you can really think about is hopping in the nearest checkout line because Target is starting to become overly crowded and you still haven’t had enough coffee to properly function.  Oh.  That hasn’t ever happened to you?  Um, me either.

And then you have some friends that you bump into, haven’t seen in weeks (or maybe even months) and you can instantly pick up with the last conversation the two of you left off on.  And you genuinely want to get together with them to catch up, even though it feels like you haven’t missed a beat.  Wellllllllll, that’s how I’m pretending I feel with this blog.  Like we are besties.  And he (she?) hasn’t missed a beat.  We haven’t missed a beat. Awe.

Buuuuut, just to do a quick catch up here a five things that you should know about me since the last time you may have heard from me.  (wow, has it really been 6 months? oops.)

1. I’m kind of obsessed with the movie Pitch Perfect.  If you haven’t seen it yet, you probably should or else it’s going to get aca-awkward up in here.

2.  Over Christmas break I was re-introduced to the wild world of Bingo.  That’s right, B-I-N-G-O.  And I’m not going to lie, I’m a BIG fan.  I regularly try to convince innocent souls to whoop it up with me and my 80 year-old comrades.  Boyfriend is also a big fan, another sign that we are meant for each other…. and that we are both prettyyyy nerdy.

3.  We had Christmas at OUR house in 2012!! Our first Christmas in OUR very first house. Ohemgee, it was perfect.  More deets later.

4.  I now say Ba-Zing and Bazinga quiiiiiiite frequently. I’m sorry in advance.

5.  I really, really, really wish I had an uncle Si.

I think that’s all for now.  I’d hate to overwhelm you. 

Hakuna Matata.