House Crash: Breckenridge

Since I have now picked out most of my photos for my gratitude challenge, I can finally share the house that LB and I stayed in up in Breckenridge. It was, quite simply, the nicest place I have ever laid my weary head. Great company, great wine, food, and conversation. It was a fantastic weekend and we felt so lucky to have friends that invite us to do things like this. There's LB unloading our bikes from the truck in front of the 4 car garage and the main entrance to the house. (The back deck is right behind the garage).


This is the other wing of the house (the garages are to the right).


When you walk in you see the kitchen to your left... (the kitchen was not overwhelming and was totally overshadowed by the rest of the house).


And if you look straight ahead when you walk in you see this hallway... and a few steps down the hallway if you turn left and look up, you see this...

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This is the living room to your left.



Even the windows in the garage had this kind of detail work in this house.


This is a better picture of the landing to your left that takes you to the three bedrooms upstairs.


This is the right side that is underneath the landing. It had a pool table, an X-box and another office/sitting area.


I was overwhelmed by all of the exposed wood and then I went out to the back deck, and was overwhelmed all over again.

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And this was the view from the back deck.


I'll take it! We can't wait to go back to this 9,000 feet in elevation beauty in the winter. Should be pretty decent. :)

Colorado Hiking: Bierstadt Lake

I am taking a break from the dump of wedding pictures to share some Colorado summer loveliness with y'all.  Andy came to Colorado for a good long while before the wedding and it was awesome. The three of us took full advantage of him being here to explore both the food and the mountains. We are and went hiking a LOT. One weekend I did back to back days of hiking and it was one of the best weekends I've had in a long time. On one of my Fridays off, Andy and I had "Andy Treana Day"TM and left LB in Denver working. On this particular A&T Day, we headed up to Rocky Mountain National Park and had a blast on this gorgeous hike. Through the pictures below you can hike right along with us without leaving your office/room/bathroom/what have you. If you read this blog while you are in the bathroom, I suppose that I should be honored?

We went from listening to Radiohead in the car to this view in no time... I love Colorado. IMG_1695 IMG_1714IMG_1701 IMG_1704 IMG_1706 IMG_1708

Really gotta focus to get that shot juuuuuuuuuuuuuuust right. I love Andy.

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The lake. The hike to here was about 1.5 miles... but there were a ton of switchbacks. At 9,000+ feet the elevation can be a tad shocking at first. But this payoff.... amazing.

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This is probably one of my favorite pictures of Andy ever. He just looks so happy. I love that guy... did I already say that?


I was home sick from work yesterday and realized how empty our house felt without him. It bummed me out, but also made me incredibly grateful that we got that time with him. Having him here really allowed me to relax and take time away from wedding planning and stress. Our wedding wouldn't have been as gorgeous and wonderful as it was without him... and not just because having his handsome face there really upped our game. Love you BUDDY!