Picture Update

Here’s a few photos of Ashley’s time in Shanghai . So. much. fun! More to come soon (I promise this time!)

Jingan Temple: img_3882


Orange soda and xiaolongbaos!


Bund friends:






Picture Update

Book Club: Fates & Furies

I basically received a recommendation to read Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff from any where I went — NPR, Time, The New York Times, even President Obama! And it did not disappoint.

The book provides a unique view of a relationship and explores how there are many sides to each story. The beginning is from a male’s point of view and the second half switches to a female’s point of view. I loved the book and would recommend to all!


Book Club: Fates & Furies

Pumpkin Patch Trip

We surprised my boss with a trip to Rock Creek Farms, aka the local pumpkin patch, right before Halloween. While the giant inflatable slide, photo cutouts and tractor were pretty cool, the giant corn maze captured my heart. It was my first experience in a corn maze and I can’t believe I’ve been missing out! We choose the 2.8 mile trek since we didn’t have a ton of time but still managed to walk around 8,000 steps finding the clues to solve the puzzle. We finished off the trip with a picnic.

Next year, I’m dragging Skip through the 6.8 mile version!



Pumpkin Patch Trip

Friday Photo

Ashley: Fall is in full swing in Denver. The trees have changed, the weather dips at night and it is squash season! I harvested the acorn and butternut squash from my garden, split them open, tossed with olive oil and roasted for a delicious weeknight dinner. Also pictured is the last of my summer squash which also tasted yummy roasted.


Ann: A nice home cooked meal from my boo: chicken Parmesan – nom!




Friday Photo

Explorations: Salt Lake City

A few weekends ago, I took a short trip to Salt Lake City. Tracy and I wanted to visit our friend Sam and see firsthand why she is always raving about SLC.

It didn’t disappoint!

We mainly caught up over cocktails, but also checked out Park City (and the Olympic Center, see me realistically carrying that torch), enjoyed an amazing tapas dinner, hiked the “living room” trail above SLC and explored Mormon Square.

I’ll be back (hopefully during ski season)!


Explorations: Salt Lake City