Tuesday, August 16, 2016

2 Months

Gwen is 2 months today!  
She is the best.  She sleeps 8+ hours a night, so we are all feeling well rested over here.  She smiles more and more, especially when she wakes up.  It's my favorite.  Her little coos are also my favorite.  She loves to go outside and she loves to go on adventures with me.  We hike or go walking about everyday.  She doesn't hate baths as much as she used to, just when we wash her hair - which is starting to grow back from last month's balding episode.  When she gets tired she nuzzles into my shoulder and it's adorable.  We love our little girl and think she's the coolest thing around!

Friday, August 12, 2016

That Night Sky

Last night at midnight, I met some friends at the banks of Equinox Pond to watch the meteor shower.  We stayed until 2 chatting and pointing out the shooting stars.  We had some clouds that floated in at times, but overall we had great skies for viewing the night sky magic.  It was quite the show.  

Here are my first attempts at astrophotography:

Pretty sure it's safe to say that I am obsessed with nature.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Mornings with Gwen

This cool girl is 8 weeks and she's the funnest thing around!

Sunday, August 7, 2016


Yesterday afternoon we just hopped in the car and headed to Stratton.  We were all getting crazy cooped up inside and like always, some time in nature straightened us out again.  We took the gondola to the top of the mountain, hiked around to take in the views, and had an early dinner in the village at the base.  Mulligan's at Stratton had gluten free fries so I was in heaven, especially after being on a mountain top with my favorite crew.  It was just what we needed.

I was pretty excited about the Olympics starting and dressed for the occasion... and then found this flag on the top of the mountain!  Go USA!

My camera died after the we took just a few pictures, luckily we had our phones with us.

Monday, August 1, 2016

August Letters

Dear August,
I have mixed feelings about your arrival.  The summer is going too fast which makes me want to stop time immediately.  But also I am going to see my family for the entire 2nd half of August, so that makes me soooo excited.  You also have one of the greatest meteor showers of the year... so I will get to see some shooting stars soon.

Dear Body,
You are incredible.  I just can't believe the miracles you offer.  You made a baby (with a little help from Jeremy), birthed a baby (naturally even), and now you are providing all of the nourishment that baby needs.  Seriously, so cool. And extraordinarily beautiful.  I am in awe. 

Dear Half Marathon,
You were nixed my doctor.  For some reason, she thought a half marathon 3 months post-partum was a terrible idea. We compromised on the 5k.  So maybe I will run you next year, maybe not.  I'm thinking I would rather focus on getting better times for shorter races.  I'm sure my knees would appreciate it, too.

Dear Sun Valley,
I will be road tripping it with my family to you in a couple weeks.  I am so excited to come visit you. I haven't seen you for many years and I have fond memories visiting you when I was a little tyke.  And not so fond memories - geese chasing me after I threw rocks at them when I was three.  I was terrified.  Anyways, there will be lots of bike riding, which is bound to be a treat. 

Dear Meteor Shower,
You are one of my favorite things about August and this year your show is supposed to be even grander than usual.  I guess there is some sort of "outburst" this year which means even more shooting stars - up to 200 per hour!  I can't wait.  How amazing is nature?!  I just love it. 

Dear Olympics,
I am a big fan.  I'm looking forward to the soccer, gymnastics, swimming, and beach volleyball.  You always inspire me to be more patriotic.  I come away from these amazing games with so much appreciation for hard work and dedication.  I love to hear the incredible life stories of those that compete.  What a great couple of weeks it will be.

Xoxo, Katie

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Night at the Fair

We spent Friday evening at the Green Mountain Fair!

It was a great time! We had cotton candy, corn dogs, maple ice cream, and we went on a couple ferris wheel rides.  What a fun night!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Oh How Blessed

Today Jeremy blessed our favorite little girl!
We were luckily enough to have our family come for the event - my family and Jeremy's parents.  She was blessed in the same dress and shoes I wore when I was blessed many moons ago.  Well, she was only blessed in one shoe.  One of her little shoes slid off of her foot right before the blessing, so I held it as Jeremy blessed her.  For some reason, I loved it - I felt connected to her during the whole thing.  It was beautiful... everything about the day was beautiful!  The weather, the blessing, the time with family, reflecting on how wonderful life is. I am just in love with life!  I feel like I enjoy things more with our little Gwen.  We are so happy to have her join our family!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Emerald Lake

Today we spent some time at Emerald Lake so we could do some canoeing. 

I just love Vermont!  Especially when my whole family is here!!