Colorado Skiing | Years 1 and 2

For the last two years my in-laws have taken the family to Copper Mountain in Colorado for a few days of skiing and family time.   I’ll admit, the first year was met with a little bit of nervousness.   Having all of us together under one roof for several days created a little apprehension in all of us.   But, we were all wrong in those reservations.   What a blast!

The second year was met with much excitement.  And now this year I feel like I have had a countdown going for MONTHS!

Until now… by the time you read this, we will have been on the road since 6am.   And guess who isn’t with me?   My husband. 😦

Right now, I HATE the weather.  Mother Nature and I are not friends.  Not one little bit.   Clint’s business pushes snow in the winter.  So the TWO times all freaking year it decides to snow… it chooses the first on his 40th birthday weekend causing him to have to work – a lot!  And then this weekend.  When we are to be on a family vacation.  And now my vacation is spent with his family, without him.  I can’t even begin to describe how sad I am.  He’s my right hand man out there on the mountain.

Mother Nature – I hate you.  Today… I really hate you.

Trying to focus on the good trips we have had so far, so I thought I would share some photos of our 2013 and 2014 Colorado trips.  And while you are looking, send good vibes my way.  My super sad self needs them.   Send them to Clint too.  He’s just as bummed – if not more!

 

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Just look at this view.   iPhone photos don’t do it justice.

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Copper Mountain

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Clint & Kyle

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Greens or Blues… What path to take?

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Mastering the board.

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Peace. Serenity.

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And Exhaustion

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Heated games of pool

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And lot’s of card playing

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A little Kokomo action.   The easiest (and safest) part to maneuver

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Slowly but surely I am getting more comfortable 

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And then I get daring, get some great momentum… and then freak out!

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Kyle is a master of the mountain.   I don’t know where he got his skills from, but watch out.  He will fly by you with no hesitation at all.

But then, he also stops when he sees you wipe out to help you back up.

What a good kid he is.

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Always a good time with this guy

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And these kids…

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And these boys…

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And this Sista…

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And this wonderful MIL.

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Cheers to Colorado 2015and the next several days of snow, family, good food and wonderful memories!  Going to make the best of it.

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Biker B!tch Winter Sucks Party | 2015

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Oh these girls.

These girls…

The 2015 Winter Sucks Biker B!tch party sure didn’t disappoint.   From shots, to climbing fences and posing seductively with masks to an all night dancing affair… it’s never a dull moment when you hang out long enough with sassy biker chicks such as these.

We started the evening at Joe Banana’s for dinner, drinks and shots.  Who ordered the shots??!!  Aye, yeyey…

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Joe Banana’s filled us full of liqour and good laughs, that I can say!

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We have a baby biker in the making. ❤

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Annnnddddd creepy face courtesy of yours truly!

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One should never take themselves too seriously…

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Once fully primed we hoofed it to the bar just down the block.  It shall remain unnamed because it SUCKED.   They clearly didn’t want our business nor were they in any sort of hurry to serve us drinks.  One would think they’d be all over a group of women who just happen to be THE ONLY people in the bar.   Good luck keeping your doors open, peeps.   Good luck.

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Mooooving on!

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Can’t take these girls anywhere.

ANYWHERE I tell ya.

Oh, wait.  Yes you can.  This is what makes shit fun.   Letting loose and having fun with your girlfriends.   Ahh… winter doesn’t suck so bad.

At this point we hit up three bars.  It might have gotten a little fuzzy for me so I am not certain which bar is which, so I will just post the photos and you can guess.

Who knew you’d be playing a guessing game today on the ol’ H&H page, eh!?

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To end the night a group of us went to Chrome Lounge to dance into the wee hours of the morning… and apparently selfies with Liz were of utmost importance.

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And Heidi’s hair?   SMASHING, dauling.

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Regeana is thoroughly impressed.

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Cheers to a great Reunion!

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And now the 5 month wait until the 10th Anniversary of the Biker B!tch beginnings.

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Love my girls.

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Brown Sugar and Molasses Cookies

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These cookies are sinful.   They stay a little doughy after baking, they have a rich molasses and brown sugar taste, and pair perfectly with a mug of hot pomegranate green tea, or if you are my husband, a glass of milk.

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Just LOOK at those perfectly rounded cookies and cracked tops.

I see you drooling right now.

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As is with most of the recipes I share, they are fairly simple to create.  Just be sure to place the dough balls in the refrigerator for at least an hour before baking, otherwise they will just be runny blobs.

But, then again, if you don’t follow the directions you could create one of those hilarious Pinterest #nailedit Memes.

Enjoy!

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Valentine’s & Moonshine

Where oh where did the weekend just go?

Sigh…

To recap:

Friday

Made these delicious raspberry rolls for work.   Easy as 1,2,3.   Typically I like to make my stuff from scratch, but I took a short cut this go-round and used Rhodes rolls.

1. Thaw, roll and spread one 10-12oz bag of still frozen raspberries mixed with 1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp sugar and a Tbsp. of cornstarch.

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2.  Roll long ends to meet in middle.   Slice into 12 equal rolls.

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3.  Place into two cake or pie pans, cover and let rest for a little over an hour, bake at 350 for 25 minutes.

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4.   Remove from oven, let cool.  Prepare icing by mixing 6 leftover raspberries, 1 cup powdered sugar and 2 Tbsp milk in a food processor.  Drizzle and serve warm.

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Full recipe can be found here.

Did I mention the pretty Harley flowers I got for Valentine’s Week?  Yep – delivered Tuesday.  What a nice fella.

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Friday after work I had two appointments to take care of.  It’s nice getting off work at 3pm, I tell ya.   One of my appointments was for a lash fill.  I will have to do a post on this process sometime.   My esthetician, Jessica, is the BOMB!!!

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Friday Evening Clint and I went to Village Point for some cocktails and sushi at our fave place, Kona Grill.   We had NO desire to fight the Saturday night Valentine’s Day crowds so enjoying a date a day earlier was perfect.  Less crowded too.

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Rainbow Roll was to DIE for.

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And of course the Las Vegas roll, a must have.

Friday night ended with a little TV, a good book and bed by 10:30pm.  Bliss.

Saturday

Taught Insanity to my 24 hour peeps and did a lot of odds and ends around the house with a movie thrown in for good measure.   I have had Amazon Prime for over a year and never used the free movies.  Now that I have a smart TV I finally got around to utilizing it!  Score!

The boys spent the day prepping moonshine mash.  Appropriate activity for an almost 19 year old and his dad, right?  ha.  Hey, it isn’t anywhere near being alcohol yet, so no harm, no foul.   No negativity, please.

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Sunday

I read a book.  In it’s entirety, other then the 3 chapters I read Friday night.   It was fantastic!  What a lazy Sunday morning and I wouldn’t have had it any other way.   The boys continued working on the moonshining by soldering the new still.  It was an all day event.   Literally.  All. Day.

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While they worked, I prepped my lunch and snacks through Wednesday.  (I hate leftovers, so this is HUGE for me) and worked on memorizing a new Insanity routine to roll out to my YMCA peeps this week!

#practicingwhatipreach

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And THAT, ladies and gents, concludes our eventful weekend.  Real eventful ’round here.  I may or may not have kept the same yoga pants and sweatshirt on that I changed into Saturday after my workout.

Don’t judge.  You know you did it too.

Cheers!

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