Life has been a bit busy since my last post. So much to catch up on.
On Feb. 10, I celebrated my 35th birthday. It was a pretty low key celebration, but very fun. My friend Tanya and I decided to take advantage of the amazing weather, and headed to Mount Evans, the home of the worlds highest paved road, to do some snowshoeing.
We weren't able to drive all the way up the road, but we went almost as high as we could. It was a perfect day.
There was a sun dog around the sun that was spectacular. My photography skills are a bit lacking, so try to imagine 3 perfect rainbows circling the sun. I've never seen anything like it.
There were a few risky moments, but I'm happy to say I survived. It was a bit unnerving at times to be walking along a narrow ledge with wide snowshoes on with nothing but rocks so soften my fall, but Tanya kept assuring me she'd never lost a hiking buddy...I don't know if I was reassured, but I did make it out alive.
This picture doesn't do the steepness justice.
One wrong step and I could have spent the rest of my 35th birthday laying at the bottom of this really steep, rocky hill. Ouch.
Then, two days after my birthday I FINALLY was allowed to move into my new house. It was a very happy day. The kitties and I are so happy to to be home. It's a beautiful place. I just wish the boxes could unpack themselves.
I did manage to get a few photos before the boxes took over. I'm hoping by the time my visitors arrive in mid-March, it will look like this again, but with furniture.
This is the oven that I'm pretty sure can cook a gourmet meal while I'm off at work and have it ready for me when I get home. I just need to read the directions...until then, it will be horribly underutilized making chicken breasts and frozen pizzas.
The kitties have settled in and love the new house. Ashford has found her favorite place to sit.