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Tuesday
Jul062010

adventure time [part.two.]

Dinner was packed for our evening birthday adventure…

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Delicious, delicious ciabatta bread. 

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We headed towards Boulder, still with no idea where we were really going.  I thought parking somewhere to watch fireworks, but I was wrong!  We went about 15min past Boulder to a little town called Sugarloaf.  We parked the car and hiked a little over a mile to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain.  Even though it was only 1 mile it was a pretty great leg workout! 

The peak was really barren + charred, from a fire awhile back.  When we got to the top, there was not a sole around and this was our view.

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It was a small peak with a 360* view. 

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[Chris took most of these photos]

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After a scorching 95*+ day in Denver, this was refreshing.  It was in the 60’s and windy. 

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We took a few photos + walked around and then dug into our dinner.

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Such a fun surprise!!  It was really fun to celebrate my birthday doing so many fun things with Chris all day long.

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It’s kind of hard to tell in this photo, but I’m actually sitting in a chair that someone made from the rock pile.  There were 2 right next to each other.  They had a seat + back + arms and were actually comfy to sit it, despite the fact that they were rocks.

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The sweet rock chairs faced the way the sun sets.  Perrrfect!  Chris read something about the chairs online and thought it sounded really cool.  He also read it’s a spot most people don’t know about but perfect to watch the sunset.

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I think the rest of the photos are mine, except for the ones that I’m in..duh ;)

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It was such a gorgeous night.  I think a huge smile was plastered to my face ALL day long.

The huz even packed wine glasses in his backpack! Smooooth

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I was on sandwich making duty!

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Resting on the “arm” of the chair…I asked Chris if they reclined ;)

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Many of these were eaten.  Holy moly…bread + goat cheese + jelly = freaking amazing – We both loved it!

samich view

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mountain view

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Right after the sun dipped over the mountains.

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Definitely got chilly…glad we brought layers!

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It’s amazing how far you can see.

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And then out came a bag with a cupcake in it.

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It was a super delicious carrot cake muffin with vanilla bean cream cheese frosting.  WHOA.  It was amazing. 

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I could have eaten three, for sure…I was nice + let Chris get a bite or two.

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I enjoyed.

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I have sooooooooo much to learn about outdoor photography!!

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The clouds in Colorado are crazy.  They’re the most interesting clouds I have ever seen…I know that sounds weird but it’s true! 

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So that was my awesome birthday surprise night. 

I couldn’t have asked for a better birthday. 

I have amazing family + friends.

I am SO very lucky.  

<3

Ashley

p.s. Thank YOU all for the wonderful happy birthday messages.  They were really fun to read :)

Thursday
Jun102010

dizzzzy cleveland

I was feeling a lot better today!  I even went for 45min walk this AM to stretch my legs.  Since not working out for about 4-5 days, my body feels SO tight.  It was nice to get a quick walk in.  I always try to do something active on days I’m flying.  It makes me feel so much better because I’m usually wiped out when I reach my destination and not in the mood to work out.  Also, for whatever reason, I typically end up eating an extra meal on travel days.  Does this happen to anyone else? 

So I was feeling better until I got in the car to go to the airport.  It made me a bit queezy.  The flight was really smooth except when we were landing it was bumpy and my dizzy/nausea totally came back.  Blegh!  I definitely think something is out of whack in my head and causing all of this.   

Anywhoooooooo

Recipe coming soon…I’m too pooped right now!!!

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These look like pancakes, but don’t be fooled.

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They are frozen Nature’s Path waffles…defrosted and turned into….

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Vegan waffle FRENCH toast!!!  Topped with: coconut butter + hemp milk mixture, defrosted frozen berries, Mama Pea’s cherry almond granola.  Whoa, the coconut butter + milk [heated + stirred] was ridiculously delicious.  SO good.  It was pretty much the same as my last vegan french toast but I just used 2 defrosted waffles.  I’m still thanking Ashley for this awesome, vegan french toast idea!!

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Tried to get a going away photo with the pups.  They weren’t cooperating.  Kenna was trying to fly off the porch and Dakota…well…she looked her typical depressed self.

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Could your head hang ANY lower???

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Is Dakota actually smiling here???

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In flight snacks were as follows:  A lot of banana chips

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2 cinnamon rice cakes FULL of:

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I ate 1/2 of my LAST Allie bar…sad!

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And 1/2 of this lemon Lara Bar.

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And iced coffee…I’m always warm when traveling!  LOve Caribou!

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Plane reading material:

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Didn’t get to this one yet…

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Did a lot of computer work on the plane…so nice to just zone out and get things done!

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My dad picked me up and we headed to Cheesecake Factory for his bday dinner with my mom, grandma and brother.  Thanks for all the bday wishes to my dad.  He appreciated it!!! 

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C.F. has a LOT of veggie options.  I think their menu is actually quite overwhelming but it was nice to have more than 2 options for someone that doesn’t eat meat.  My mom + I both got 2 “small plates.”

They have these mini pizzas called “pizettes” that are delicious.  This was my mom’s.

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Greek salad with a LOT of feta…yummmm

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Mozz + basil pizette.  YUM.  I scarfed.  Although my appetite is still lacking a bit.

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Then I came home to find a stash of goodies!!!  My mom got all of this even before reading the shopping list post :)  That jar in front is vanilla bean paste, which I am SO excited about.  My mom actually read Carly talking about it in the comment section of one of my posts, lol.  So very awesome! 

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<3

me

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