The first quarter of the year, or first trimester of my pregnancy was busy, exhausting and roller coaster of fun!
We managed to ring in the New Year in a very traditional manner that we frequently do the year we enter a new neighborhood - a nearby house party, a few too many drinks and plenty of embarrassing dance moves with our new neighbors, as we jammed out to Mumford & Sons in their basement! In my opinion...nothing bonds you better! :)
We managed to ski a few times on the fresh powder in the mountains - a vast difference from the slushy-ice skiing we learned on - on the hills in Michigan. We even purchased skis for Miss L and launched her love with a fabulous first day on the mountain! It truly is a way of life here with many munchkins hitting the runs at about 18 months.
|Winter Park Resort|
The best surprise of the season was Denver winters. I have coined the term, "winter when you want it" as the best way to describe winter in Denver. If you want snow...get in your car and drive 1.5-2 hours. If you want to hike in the 60 degrees & sunshine...stay in Denver! One one occasion - we did both in the same day, while my sister L was in town visiting us! Basically, we barely had to use our full winter coats and I never once witnessed "dirty snow" - the kind that gets all brown/black and ugly on the side of the roads back in Michigan after it has out-stayed its welcome.
The second quarter and now second trimester is equally flying by with (semi-organized) chaos at work, the healing of a "bruise" type thingy on my insides (medical term: subchorionic hemorrhage - sp?) - yay!!, the return of some energy, the return of my ability to drink coffee (note: all 3 of us had stomach flu in January :( - ruined coffee for a while for me)...and the anticipating and excitement for my brother's upcoming wedding!!
|Bridal Shower back in March - the entire gang was all there!|