Spring Beeches

Previously.

When you want to take your parents on vacation, but only kinda…

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You put them in their own condo on the other side of the building! Just kidding, we love traveling with them!

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Back to Gulf Shores we go!

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We had beautiful weather most of the week. One storm rolled in but was welcomed and took our clan out to do some retail therapy.

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Most days looked like this…

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We hit all our favorite spots again. We had some newcomers to initiate. First stop, I needed to see my furry friends!

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Look at her hands! So tiny and gentle.

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Mom loved it.

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And they loved her, Lemur attack!

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That’s pure joy in her face! CS managed to stay lemur-pee-free this time.

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The newbies were a bit timid, but they said they would do it again!

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Ft Morgan is another tourist attraction we had to hit. Everyone set off to explore.

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I love walking around this place imaging what it was really like. Last time we missed the Moon Lander while visiting the Blue Angels. Dad was on a mission to see it. You can’t fathom that people actually believed this would work…

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Let’s see the practice!

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By the end of the week with all the sun, it was easy to get chilled. Coats, coffee and cocoa were on the menu. Are we at the coast?!

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BS found our new little friend at the bottom of the pool. That’s a tic-tac next to him. He’s so small! BS had eagle eye with his goggles.

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Bye beech! You’ll be missed.

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Ski Time

Previously.

I can’t get this…

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Or this in my own city.

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Let’s travel! I always get asked on our later Colorado trips, “Will there be snow?” Oh yes. When you are at 10,000 feet, there is plenty.

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B upgraded the girls annual passes to Copper this year. CS and I love Copper so we were excited.

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With all 3 Fuller girls on skis this year, we maximized the 6 seater chair.

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I even packed a selfie stick to get some group shots.

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I’m learning how to use it. I hooked it all up without realizing I clamped down on the take-a-picture-button on the side. I got 198 photos of my skis in 5 seconds.

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It’s hard trying to get all that shit out on the chair, not fall off, and not lose any gear to the ground below. Kayla was my rockstar this year! She had new longer skis and mastered them like a champ.

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Syd was our navigator with Reagan at her side. They lead us down the slopes all day long!

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It was very fun for me to watch B and his girls. They all have come a long way from when we first started doing this.

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After skiing all day, I thought these girls would be down in bed quickly. Nope! Dance battle ensued.

After I took a turn, Kayla was looking for her next victim. It was Future uncle.

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We had a new player this year. A new doggie. I tried to accommodate her when the girls had to head back to town for some soccer. Hindsight, I should have left her alone. But she looked like mix of my last 2 dogs. I couldn’t resist and it costed me. I was down in bed with an allergy attack like no other for 2 days.

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We spent a day walking around Leadville. Repeat, yes they have snow. Up to the roof!

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One of my favorite thrift shops has been replaced with a grow shop. Highest weed shop around. Get it?! It’s at 10,000 feet.

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While I’m reading my Ellen book, she talks about being in Colorado and wanting to see what her readers are doing. Well, cool! I’ll show you! I took to Twitter hoping @TheEllenShow would catch on.

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I got a few likes, but not my break through moment. Try #1 got a better response. Until next time, see ya Rockies!

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Just Ignore It

Ever feel like shit physically but only in your upper body region? I’ve had allergy issues of gigantic proportions lately. It’s the worst because I have no cure other than to medicate and deal. Mucinex D, Zyrtec, vitamins, cough drops, Afrin. My ears sound like clogged silly straws when I blow my nose every 10 minutes. You are welcome for that idea. I was over it. Even though I am allergic to life, my ass was showing up for the Holliday Park Trail Run. It fuels my soul. I’ll ignore my pain.

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It was 40 degrees and ugly cloudy. But the course turned out ok and my shoes fared well on the terrain.  I was under an hour for 5 miles and that was A-OK with me. After the race, I laid on the couch with warming blankets. K said let’s go watch basketball. Urg. I was in no mood or position. I was miserable. I had to pass. Luckily she invited me Sunday too. Ok, let’s ignore this crud and move on! We got to watch Michigan move on past Louisville! Go Big 10!

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Wichita almost moved on passed Kenturkey. And hot off the press, Krzyzewski is done. I’m not a Duke fan. Always root against them, really surprised Duke conceded (or seemed to) with 8 seconds to go. The 4 solid minutes I spent on my bracket feels about right. Now if I can just get my head to feel right…

Pay It Forward Works!

I was on my way to work. Had some wiggle room in my commute, so I turned into Starbucks to get a breakfast sandwich. Me hungry. Egg-bacon-gouda, delicious! I let a car go in front of me from the side exit. Everyone is going somewhere but I had time to wait.

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The Starbucks gentleman hands me my sandwich as I hand him my credit card. “No need. The girl that was in front of you paid for your sandwich. She said thanks for letting her in line.” My face and mouth dropped. It works! I love it!! Please pay it forward! #bekind2oneanother

Basement Rock

Time for more music @ the Deluxe!

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Red Sun Rising bailed as an opener. Bummer. Bad Flowers kicked us off. He reminded me of AAR cracked out lead singer. That concert a few years back was so disappointing, I didn’t even blog about it.

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They used the whole stage.

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Can’t believe it had been 5 years since the first time I have seen Pop Evil.

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Stop watching through your damn phones people! You are blocking my view too!

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For the encore, Leigh got down into crowd. I’m glad no one was a douchebag and did anything stupid. I want these guys to keep coming back!

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We had a clue this was going to happen.

IRT Radio Show

Previously.

Was lucky enough to attend the IRT Radio Show this year. It’s the only fundraiser I attend that is like a comedy roast. It was a star studded cast! Name dropping here… Pat McAfee, Tom Griswold, Mayor Hogsett. Check out the full cast on their website.

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Where else can you hear Indy’s elite community members making penis jokes, talking about Cialis, dropping F-bombs (that was only McAfee) and dropping their guard. Kudos to them for keeping it real!

Adam DeVine-entines Day

We needed some V day plans. Luckily Clowes Hall had something in store for us.

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It’s been awhile since we’d seen a comedy show. I got an email that Adam Devine was in town. We’ve seen him in a few movies and love his character on Modern Family. Let’s do it!

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It was a solid show by a short little guy. Adam Ray opened, wasn’t familiar with him but he was good. I saw him in the lobby during my restroom break, but I had priorities over pics. He liked to pick on the front row. Audience ribbing is always funny. One of the highlights was them including the Sign Language Interpreter into their show. I’m not familiar with Workaholics, but I will be soon after the profanities these guys were making this seemingly nice lady sign. Double D shake, so romantic.

After the show we traded cards… guess who got a puppy?!

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Pay It Forward

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It works. Try it.

A friend, who is also a co-worker, got sneaky on me a while back. While I’m in the lunch line behind her talking to another friend/co-worker, she secretly bought my lunch. I go to hand the cashier my card and she kept saying “You’re good.” Me, “What?” It was like a who’s on first moment. I just wasn’t getting it. She finally spilled the beans and said my friend had bought my lunch. Awww shucks. I text her later that day and all she asked was that I pay it forward. Today, I found a great moment to do just that.

I was up early and hungry. That formula is always solved with a Starbucks Gouda and bacon egg sandwich. On my way to work, the only drive-thru Starbucks I pass is downtown. It’s always a nightmare drive-thru line. It usually moves nicely, but there are 2 entrances and you know how people get before they’ve had their caffeine. I was at the side entrance, and a nice lady in a white SUV let me go in line in front of her. I asked the cashier to put her bill on mine. Felt really nice and fitting for Valentine’s Day. Spread the love and #payitforward. @HaleyJoelOsment.