All posts tagged: Snow

Mother’s Day / May Weather / Cooking and Crafting Fails

Happy Mother’s Day to the best mom a girl could ask for! In honor of Mother’s Day (even though she’s half the country away), I used this recipe to make cinnamon rolls this morning (well, last night/this morning… they were overnighters)! It was my first attempt at homemade cinnamon rolls. It failed. I’m thinking it was a combination of not making any high altitude adjustments and not letting it rise long enough in the morning, but they were pretty dense. Flavor was ok… but they were definitely not the big fluffy cinnamon rolls I was going for. :( Next time less impatience. More deliciousness. Also in honor of Mother’s Day, I attempted the ‘cut a wine bottle with nail polish remover and string’ thing. Wanted to make her a nice DIY candle. That failed too. :/ I tried three different kinds of string/yarn, 4 different bottles… but only got one to work. And it wasn’t very nice. I tried to sand it down, and went ahead and made a candle out of it anyway (thought maybe I …

Keystone

Our second snowboarding adventure of the season… Keystone! Last weekend, we met up with my mom and dad during their two and a half week ski adventure through Colorado and Utah (they really are taking advantage of my dad’s retirement… it’s pretty awesome). And it just so happened that Danny’s brother had a work function the same weekend in Texas, so he added a little extra leg to his trip and came up this way for a few days with his boyfriend. We stayed in the River Run Condos and one of the nights had an amazing dinner at the Alpenglow Stube at the top of the mountain (the food was amazing but it was quite an experience… it took 2 gondola rides to get there and it was freezing cold… they even gave us blankets for the ride and slippers to wear once we got in the restaurant). View from the room (icicles!!)… and yes, naturally, at one point in the trip Danny and his brother tore off a few and had a sword …

Let Snowboard Season Begin

So Danny seems to think that I should be a snowboarder. I’m not sure yet if it’s really going to work out. But, if it means we get to go on lots of mini-vacations to beautiful snowy mountains and resorts… I say count me in! Our first adventure — Vail (last weekend)! I wanted to go to Breckenridge first… after reading it was more beginner friendly (and I really didn’t want to look ridiculous learning how to snowboard at one of the nicest resorts in the world)… but hey! oh well… that’s just how it worked out. I took a full day class and Danny went off adventuring the mountain on his own. I’m definitely not a natural, and nowhere near confident, but practice makes perfect, right? And I didn’t kill myself plummeting down a mountain, so I’d say that’s a pretty successful first day. Here was the view from our room at Vail Cascade (thank you, Groupon!): And my snowboard class: I’m really liking this EpicMix thing… it tells you your daily stats – what …

Life Updates

So as you may or may not know, I was supposed to be on a ship right now traveling around Central America on my humanitarian deployment… but that got officially cancelled almost a month ago. And what have I done since then? I really couldn’t tell you! Time has been flying by like crazy! Work has been insane and I constantly feel like I am just trying to keep my head above water. One thing I know is that I finally retired my little ’96 Nissan for a new-to-me ’13 Ford Edge, and I am loving it! I loved my little pink car, but it was time to move on. And although I am now getting half the MPG I was before (filled up my new car for the first time this week and it was painful watching the $$ go up and up…), but it’s alright. It’s worth it for the incredible jump in safety and comfort I now have. Anyway, what else is new?! Danny and I decided to adopt Finn, our 7th …