A fun christmas hike followed by frenzied pierogy making for the traditional Ukrainian dinner.
Johnny G (aka Bambi) and Jen (aka Thumper) came to the 801 this week for some Thumper family time and some skiing (they live in the OCDisorder). They made a little time for us which was completely fab and they also ripped the hubs' legs off on a trail run before we left town on Friday. There's a reason for their scampering woodland creature nicknames.
I had to work Friday so we were even more off the back for getting out of town to head down to Nuevo Mexico. We hit the road just in time for I15 rush hour but we were undeterred since we had beaucoup amounts of snacks and the itch to get the hell out of no snow yucky air land. Our eyes were bigger than our road trip stomachs because we decided to try to do the full 10.5 hours only to tap out at about hour 5.5 in Dolores. Randomly, we stayed at the Outpost which ended up being the same spot the Hubs, Davebro and Drewster stayed on their San Juan bike tour.
We walked to the Dolores River this morning before leaving and were greeted by a fox crossing the river. It is so good to be in the San Juans CO mountain towns. We got some Christmas Miracle breakfast burritos in Mancos and are now banging out the best part of the drive to Los Alamos, NM where the hubs' family lives. We are really looking forward to some fam time, especially with Davebro, Sid and Jane (I will tell Uncle Sid you said hi, Beth).
Wishing everyone merry merries, holly jollies, mazeltovs and happy kwanzaas.
|Damiano, Oakley and bella Senora Yohnson-Gammon|
|Last supper Yohnson-Gammon styles...JUDAS! Would you like a beverage?|
|Jarrett and Oakley|
|Max from Where the Wild things Are|
|Reading the jokes while coronating ourselves|
|Aw the hubs, his crown is too big. Or his head is too small...|
|Facial hair Richie, Threshold Rodney, Renee, Uber Laura and the Hubs|
|JJ and Lizzie|
|Not awesome pic of Maggipannetone in pay back for causing Lizzie and me to have math stress with the check. She is actually a sexy baby in real life. Sally and fan club object Denise also pictured.|
The hubs and I had a good weekend here in the 801. Woody proved himself (yet again) an indispensable friend by coming over to help the hubs fix the fence. I am happy to report that it now stands upright though the hubs informs me it is a temporary fix as we have what amounts more or less to a scaffold in the neighbors' yard. Luckily its our dirtbag renter neighbors as opposed to our upscale and awesome professor neighbors. We fulfill the hybrid role of dirtbag homeowners.
We went over to the Woodies for some soup shooters before meeting up with Lizzie to head to Vinto. Had a fabulous childhood retrospective between Woody (rural New Hampshire) and Lizzie (apartment life in Manhattan. Good stories.
Last night I dreamed about doughnuts, chocolate frosted doughnuts. Luckily there was Whole Foods cookie dough so I didn't become an utterly depraved human (just mildly).
The hubs and I met up with Tom Jow for a little run in City Creek. So awesome to run with home though he is full on chi running styles and its like he just floats up the trail. He gave the hubs and I some good tips (faster cadence) and we had a great time in spite of the complete hell air quality.
This 801 weather situation really needs to shit or get off the pot.
|We did not consult each other before suiting up...|
|Glennbro tickles the ivories (thanks go Gramma Steph for donating her piano to us, we love it!)|
|Dave, Anders and the Glennbro|
|Jackson suggests the name "Sunburned Pigs" for the Glennbro's band...Which the Glennbro duly noted|
|More hang times at La Paquita's|
|Hubs and Davebro in pretty Eldorado Canyon|
|Teton "officiating" the Tour de Dewey TT|
|Man moments on the hike|
|Tour de Dewey mayhem. It's not a bad photo, it really looked like this.|
|Superfit goes cross country after we gamble and lose; Markymark plans his move in the background|
|Bella City Creek post storm--One of my favorite kind of days in the 801! Blue skies and snow...|
|Hubs before he got mad at me for making the run too long.|
|A la Last Supper styles- JUDAS! would you like a beverage?! (who can name that one?)|
|Caterina, Newberry and the Hubs|
|Woodies and Mrs. Jowegawa|
|Superfit stays back with my slowness while the boys duke it out ahead|