Thursday, January 28, 2010

Steamboat Springs

Last weekend, Ben and I headed up to Steamboat Springs for some skiing and some hot springin. We both had never been, so we were excited for a NEW adventure. The visibility wasn't the best, but there was some good fresh powder and NO lift lines! One of the highlights happened on our first way up the mountain...we got to share a gondola with 4 people from Japan in which we jumped at practicing our Japanese with! They said we did pretty good, and were very excited for us.

A picture showing our visibility we had on the top of the mountain, it got better the further we went down.
Ahhh, and after a day of skiing, we headed to Strawberry Hot Springs. Probably the best hot springs we've ever been to - so natural and NO sulfur smell.
Ben enjoying the soothing waters on our achey knees :)
Lisa getting some good maxin and relaxin time in :)
On our way home, we picked up Tikka (Brian and Vanessa's dog) to watch her for the night. Threw her in the back with Cubby and Kaena, this is how much room they gave her, nice huh? :)
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Friday, January 22, 2010

Our new nephew Wyatt!

We stopped over to Amber and Ty's house last night for an early birthday celebration for Ty, and got to hang out with our new nephew Wyatt some more :)
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Thursday, January 21, 2010

A day with Jon and Charmian

Jon and Charmian came up for a weekend to hang out, unfortunately I had to work, but Ben got to go play with them! They ended up going cross country skiing near Brainard Lake. Jon and Charmian were getting the hang of it :)
Ben's attempt
Charmian's attempt
They were then going to go ice climbing but ran out of time, which REALLY upset Ben as he hasn't been out this season he put on his gear and hiked into the backyard...looking for his victim.......
Found "the victim", our dead tree stump :)

Then he thought he'd see how the "live" tree, that we spared when the garage was excavated (the contractor wanted to cut it down), would do with ice axes.........oh boy.
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Monday, January 11, 2010

More garage progress

In a couple of days before a snowfall, Ben, our friend Matt and I quickly sheathed the garage and layed down tar paper and water/ice shield on the roof....whew!
A view from the street. We got new windows on the house upstairs too! Wow - what a difference! You can sit on the couch below the one shown in the picture and NOT have to have a blanket! Nice.
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