Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Back from Denver, CO!

Whoa... I've been MIA for awhile. We've been so focused on ourselves that most home related things have been put on the back burner. Every fall & winter, I always think back and wish that we had spent a lot more time outside... so, this summer and fall we've been packing in the outdoor activities.

This has also been coinciding with trying to be healthier. I'm not on a diet, just trying to make better decisions and not over stuff myself. We've also been making it a point to make sure we get to the gym regularly. We also picked up running outdoors, which is actually something I really hate... but, it is quicker than doing cardio and lifting at the gym because we can just step out the door and start running here. I've also started some yoga and barre classes at a new studio and I love them!

Bill and I have been camping together quite a few times in our relationship, but we always wish we could go more often. Because of the camping, we did a lot of hiking. Hiking became our quick camp trip like running became the quick trip to the gym. That was all an elongated version of "we have been doing a ton of hiking at state parks."

This summer we've hit 7 Minnesota State Parks, 1 National Wildlife Refuge, 1 Wisconsin State Park, and a few other miscellaneous places (1st hiking trail in Minneapolis, etc.). We also just go back from Colorado last night, which was really the point of this post.

We were in Denver, Colorado for just 3 days to visit Bill's sister and her husband who moved there earlier this week. Neither us had ever been... And I for sure had never been to a mountainous area in the US. Because of this trip, we got to do even more hiking! I really can't wait to go back and do even more.

Here are a few shots I just pulled from my instagram from the weekend...

Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO
Chautauqua Park in Boulder, CO
I have more... lots more... But I'm way behind in the land of photo editing. Technically I haven't really gone through any photos from my good camera from our trip out to New York in June...