adventure time [part.two.]

Dinner was packed for our evening birthday adventure…

(1 of 34)

Delicious, delicious ciabatta bread. 

(2 of 34)

(3 of 34)

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.

(4 of 34)

It was a small peak with a 360* view. 

(5 of 34)

[Chris took most of these photos]

(6 of 34)

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

(7 of 34)

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

(8 of 34)

(9 of 34)

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

(10 of 34)

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.

(11 of 34)

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.

(12 of 34)

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

(13 of 34)

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

(14 of 34)

(15 of 34)

I was on sandwich making duty!

(16 of 34)

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

(17 of 34)

(18 of 34)

(19 of 34)

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

samich view

(20 of 34)

mountain view

(21 of 34)

Right after the sun dipped over the mountains.

(22 of 34)

Definitely got chilly…glad we brought layers!

(23 of 34)

It’s amazing how far you can see.

(24 of 34)

(26 of 34)

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

(27 of 34)

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

(28 of 34)

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

(29 of 34)

I enjoyed.

(30 of 34)

(31 of 34)

I have sooooooooo much to learn about outdoor photography!!

(32 of 34)

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! 

(33 of 34)

(34 of 34)

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.  



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