Tag Archives: Friends

The Monday Snapshot – Pumpkin Flashbacks

My Facebook feed is absolutely overflowing with cute little pictures of kids and pumpkins lately. During our TTC years, it was one of the most painful times for me, and now I’m gladly contributing to it, because KIDS! PUMPKINS! SCARECROWS! SO CUTE! *sigh* It’s always such a conflicting feeling to be a part of something […]

Wordless Wednesday – Pool Party Edition

The Monday Snapshot – Snow Day Edition

The ski resort that I live by has gotten absolutely DUMPED on recently (over three feet of snow in the past four days), and conditions couldn’t be better. I spent all day Sunday snowboarding/skiing with a bunch of my friends, andΒ oh my goodness am I worked. We were riding through some AMAZING powder in the […]

The Monday Snapshot – Birthday Edition

I’m writing this while coming off the high of spending an entire birthday weekend with my awesome family and great friends. On Friday after work, a few of my girlfriends randomly showed up in need of a drink, and the four of us ended up going out for an impromptu girls’ night after Stells was […]

Wednesday Fitness Inspiration

First off, watch this and know that my next door neighbor “One Arm Pete” is a bad ass. You will not regret watching one single second of the next eight a half minutes. Gimp Monkeys from ARC’TERYX on Vimeo. Ya. Right? My favorite quote from Pete: It’s all about attitude and it’s all about perception. […]

The Most Fun I’ve Had…

Don’t get me wrong, having Stella in our lives is its own kind of fun and joy and happiness, but last night is the first time I have truly felt like me since … well, since before I got pregnant.  On a whim, Charlie and I joined a local slow pitch, co-ed softball league this summer. […]

I love Saturdays in Summer!

Every Saturday is a good Saturday when I get to wake up to this smiling face…even if it’s 7:15am and I’m exhausted with a pretty severe hangover. πŸ™‚ Charlie, Stella and I just walked down to the park to check out the annual hot air balloon and vintage car festival, but the crazy gale force […]

Stella’s First Brew Fest!

Last weekend, Charlie was still gone on his six day river trip with 10 of our good friends, and my parents had left to return to Minnesota the day before. That left me alone with the Stells Bells on a jam packed day. Saturday morning was the annual city-wide garage sale (where everyone brings their […]

Yup, It’s Still Hard

Most days I am so grateful to be part of the ALI community, but some days I HATE that it will always be a part of me. There is such an ugly jealous side of me that comes out from being an IFer. I just got a text from a close girlfriend of mine. She […]

It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood…

Actually, it’s an entire beautiful weekend! 70s and sunny in the mountains in March – how bizarre, how bizarre… Yesterday, I loaded Stells up in the stroller (with no winter outfit on for the first time!) and we went on a walk. It started out as a short stroll… and turned into me deciding to […]

Do You Find That Your Kid Is All You Talk About Now?

I was asked something like that this week by a girl I’m just getting to know. Her aunt is friends with my Mom back in MN, and when Jessie & her husband moved to the next town over last year and her aunt came to visit, she introduced us. *insert humming* It’s a small world […]

A Swimsuit Saga, Before & After

First off, thank you everyone who commented with so many words of support and encouragement last night. I know I’m not the first person and won’t be the last person to feel like this…I’m just hoping this particular moment in life passes by more quickly than most.  At any rate, my boss from one of […]

33 Weeks, and Time with a 3yo

RockStar is approximately the size of honeydew melon / heft of a pineapple this week (a little over 4# and 17″). The kiddo is putting on fat and losing some of that wrinkled old man look, and the brain is developing rapidly. So cool. πŸ™‚ I didn’t weigh in this morning since I’m at my […]

Baby Shower #2, O What a Beautiful Day!

I am so blessed to have so many wonderful friends in this area. Six weeks ago, my mother-in-law’s friends threw me a couple’s shower, and last weekend, two of my good girlfriends threw me another baby shower that was more for people our age. It was a fall theme, and per my request, included NO […]

Exhausted from Entertaining

In the pat two weeks, we had one house guest for four days and two house guests for six days. That is a lot of entertaining, though luckily they were all great friends and guests. That being said, I’m doing nothing tonight but read blogs and watch Bachelor Pad. πŸ™‚ Here are a couple pics from the […]

Gre.en Get.up

Time for a little shameless plug for a friend of mine. πŸ™‚ He is one of the co-founders of Gre.en Get.up – a company that produces an eco-friendly clothing line for men, women, and children. When he found out we were expecting, he sent us a shirt for C and a onesie for RockStar (and I’ll […]

Just Hangin’ with some Babes…

After the debacle of a day that was Friday, we finally made it to MN only an hour or so later than originally planed. Thank God United Airlines made it happen for us! On the other hand, American Airlines is going to get an earful from me. So far it has been a packed couple of […]

Another Beautiful Wedding

Yesterday some good friends of ours got married in their back yard about 5 miles down the road from our place. C graduated high school with the groom, and the bride (as well as the maid of honor) are two of my good girlfriends. The bride is originally from Columbia, but she and her parents […]

A Little Bit of Everything

Birthdays – Births – Awards – Insurance – Morning Sickness Wanna guess which topics excite me and which ones suck? πŸ™‚ First off, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to three of my favorite people in the world!!! (1) Little brother T. He turns 20 today, and is an absolutely amazing guy. Love him so much! Poor kid just went through a […]


Well, shit. This is embarrassing, but my Mom thought it was hysterical (thanks, Mom!), so I decided to share it with y’all as well. First off, does this dress make me look fat? …or for that matter, pregnant? Yes, my boobs are already growing ridiculously fast.Yes, I have a condition called a pre-existing beer belly. But, […]

HFS #2 :-)

I have been bursting with excitement and hope for the past week, and I’m ecstatic to say that I can finally say HFS again!!! Yesterday was the 1 year anniversary of us being homeowners. I can’t believe how quickly the year has flown by! We still don’t own a dining room table (among many other […]

Follie Check #3 / Injections in Odd Places :-)

Hey folks! Sorry for the radio silence over here. I’ve been going in every morning for monitoring ultrasounds and blood work, but since I don’t get the blood work results until the afternoon, I end up getting behind on the update. At any rate, yesterday my largest follie was up to 16mm (up about 1mm). […]

Measuring the Passage of Time…with Snowboarding :)

(This is me keeping busy & killing time until my next u/s follie check in the morning. I’m so nervous/excited!)Dec 1, 2004 – I moved to Colorado “for the winter” between undergrad and grad schoolSince I obviously still live in Colorado, y’all can see how that worked out. LOLMaybe some day I’ll go back to […]

She’s an ugly bitch folks…

Okay… I’ll start this post off with a quick disclaimer. I always try really hard to NOT be that girl that bitches and moans non-stop about the fertiles around her (and about their endless FB posts). Like has been said before, their fertility isn’t causing my infertility. Their pregnancy announcement will never been the cause […]

As Promised…

Remember a couple of weeks ago when I posted this pic from skiing last year with my buddy S? Check out his beard from this winter! HAHAHA!!! We had so much fun on the mountain today (Tell.uride). It’s good to remember why I love this area. πŸ™‚