Denver in Winter

One of the best things about living in Denver is the weather. I know my California friends will never believe me, but being able to enjoy a snow storm on Tuesday and 60 degree weather on Friday really does happen – and it is glorious.

Sunbathing on the roof – in February.

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The Black Canyon of the Gunnison

Overlooking the Black Canyon.
Overlooking the Black Canyon.

This past weekend Josh and I decided to conquer the almost six hour drive up to the Telluride area to see some family. It was great! But also I could really use a nice massage. Although we were only there for less than 48 hours, we sure did pack in a lot of excitement, the most picturesque of which was the Black Canyon of the Gunnison. Here are a few snapshots from our mini vacation. (or is it still a staycation?)

More photos after the jump!

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Sochi 2014

After much delay, I’m happy to share with you a few pictures and stories from Sochi! On top of being at the Olympics, getting a new job (post coming soon!), and my computer dying for a few days, it’s been almost impossible to blog.

Sochi was a long, but incredibly fun month. I’ve been happily home for a couple of weeks now but can definitely say that I miss our cheery hotel staff and USA House front desk shenanigans.

Here are a few of my favorite moments from Sochi 2014. Click for larger versions!

The one thing Josh asked for from Russia is a big old furry hat - so I bought him this leather and raccoon beauty! We call it the "Coon Hat" (very original).
The “Coon Hat”

The one thing Josh asked for from Russia is a big old furry hat – so I bought him this leather and raccoon beauty! We call it the “Coon Hat” (very original).

Read  on for more of my pictures from Russia!

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New York, New York

It has been a whirlwind of a couple weeks! In the midst of putting on this huge event in my department I was incredibly lucky to have attended the Sports Business Journal’s Game Changers conference, an event for women in sports. Not only did I get to know our Chief Marketing Officer, General Counsel, Chief of Operational Excellence (which is such a cool title), and Director of Training Sites and Partnerships better (such a crazy opportunity… and all those powerful people are women by the way), but I also met some of the other amazing women who were in attendance. One of our very own even won an award!

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Enjoying a croissant with apricot preserves and reading the Style section of the paper.

Read on for more highlights from my trip!

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Miso Soup

As I mentioned in my last post, I love food and I love to eat – but I also really love to cook! And I’ve been a little sad that lately I haven’t been spending as much time in the kitchen. Aside from grilling here or there and making the odd smoothie or dip in the Vitamix, I’ve really been pretty boring. When my parents were here my mom did a deep clean of our fridge/pantry (she’s the best) and I was feeling inspired to make some more time to actually use our stove and oven.

So I made miso soup from scratch for the fist time yesterday! I bought bonito flakes and various seaweeds a while ago and just never got around to it. I used THIS recipe for the soup and THIS recipe for the dashi (base) – both are from Alton Brown and anything from Alton Brown is a-okay with me (if you don’t know Alton Brown, you can get a pretty good feel for his show below).

More after the jump!

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