Anniversary Accident

My wonderful, amazing, thoughtful husband planned an oh-so-perfect overnight stay for us in Winter Park to celebrate our first anniversary Friday night.

I started my morning with a quick 5k.  The weather was actually chilly, so it was the first run of the season that I actually felt the chill in my lungs.  Quite the difference from the race in the high 90’s the previous weekend…

I made a batch of Gluten Free chocolate chip scones, and we were off for the evening in paradise.

We made it to the mountain around noon, and made a pit stop to hike up Berthoud Pass on our way to the resort.  Half way up the mountain I realized, my phone had died.

As frustrating as that is technically, for the blog it means I lost all photos that I had taken through the morning, which was kind of a bummer.   But at least Zach had some forethought and brought his d-slr.

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Unfortunately Zach’s camera died after one shot on our hike.  At least it was a good one.

The rest of our evening included a stop at a happy hour for drinks and a flatbread.  Relaxing in the hotel.  And a nice dinner out.

While I’d love to share the details with you guys, I guess it’s kind of nice that this little overnight away is really just between the hubby and myself.  Not such a bad thing I assume 🙂

What was your last technical mishap?  Frustrating!?

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To The Best 5 Years

5 years ago today I went on a ski trip to Utah.

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And just so happened to meet this boy.

For 1.5 years we did the long distance thing while I finished my Graduate degree at Saint Louis University and Zach did his professional thing in Chicago.

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Those 1.5 years were full of their ups and down.  Lots of road trips and cherished weekends that always ended too quickly.

In 2011 we made the leap together and I moved to Chicago to be closer to this boy.

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This was the scariest and most exciting decision I’d ever made in my life — and what an amazing decision it was.

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I was finally able to enjoy a random Wednesday night dinner with my boyfriend, and enjoy the normal routine that we never had living apart.

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After a year living in different apartments we took another leap and moved in together.  I still remember the moment (also on a ski trip, go figure) that Zach asked me to move in together. . .

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Never one to follow the norm, less than a week later we added to our little family and got our boy. Gus.

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The perfect addition to our happy little family.

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That first year we lived together just felt natural.  I loved living with my best friend and knew that what we had was something special.

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And then on May 19, 2012 . . . that became official.

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Zach proposed to me after a long training and bike ride through Chicago, on the beautiful Northerly Island.

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I still get chills. . .

Just months later we made another leap and moved our happy little family across the country to the beautiful Colorado.

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Where we got down to business loving life and began planning our BEYOND perfect wedding on September 7, 2013.

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While it’s only been 5 years that we’ve been together. . . it feels like the life I was meant to have really began back in March of 2009 the day we met.

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So here is to 5 years . . . the best 5 years.  And to 5-0 more!

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Love you, Babe 🙂 ❤

All Is Right In The World Again

That’s right folks.

It’s pizza night in the Jara household.  All is right again.

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Nothing like a little football and pizza to make me feel like all is normal in our little world again.

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And while I may not be footballs BIGGEST fan, I couldn’t be happier or more comfortable with my night than I am right now.

Perfect way to celebrate 2 months of married life, right?

Ok I swear, I’m done mentioning month wedding anniversaries, I promise.

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I’ll try at least ;).

On tonight’s pizza

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  • seared poblano peppers
  • chopped purple peppers
  • chopped garlic
  • sauteed spinach 
  • garlic
  • bacon (and apparently Zach used the bacon to grease the veggies…he would
  • mozzarella cheese
  • frozen pizza dough

Question of the Evening:  What’s something that makes you feel at home?

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