Celebrating our Favorites

I know that I promised a Colorado recap from my trip a few weeks ago in last week’s post. Turns out, we went to the brewery, hiked, and did the normal Georgetown things. If you are new to the blog, check out some of our older posts to find out why we love this little town west of Denver so much!

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Last weekend was all about out our favorites-Charities and of course, celebrating Veterans! Saturday started off VERY cold. My weather app said “Feels Like: 6 degrees”.

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What else would I do besides layer up and head to the Girls on the Run 5K?!?!

I’ve been volunteering with this organization for 4+ years. The girls are so fun and their energy is contagious! This race brings together all of the Girls on the Run teams in the KC metro area. It is very pink, very crowded, and very fun. You won’t get a PR, but you will laugh and cheer more than any other race. I got to run with one of the girls on my team. She was quiet and determined and managed to run the whole race. I am beyond proud!

Next stop, a warmer activity. I talked Andrea into meeting me to Pedal For Parkinsons. My friend Sarah Lord has a team under the Team Fox organization that honors her dad Wally and does Parkinson's Research.  You may recognize the I Run 4 Wally shirt from this post.

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Sunday was Veteran’s Day (recognized on Monday-I know) and the Chiefs pulled out all of the stops! I was lucky enough to get work tickets to go to the game. Tanks outside, parachutes with flags, a fly over, and an awesome National Anthem kicked off (get it?) a great game!

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In other news: A new mini tour started at OC and we are on it! You should join too! The Christmas Beer List looks great and the pullover is way cuter in person!

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Until next time friends!

Lake time!

Last weekend we invited ourselves out to our loyal reader and Kristi’s mama’s house. Thanks Carla!! It just so happens to be on a gorgeous local lake.  

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Fire pit and the biggest bottle of wine kicked off the weekend get away. Seriously, this thing is about 8 bottles in 1!

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Thank goodness we brought some muscle to help open it. After some decanting, we were ready to taste. Overall, we were pleasantly surprised! If you find yourself at Costco and in need of a giant bottle of wine, this one was a crowd pleaser!

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Sunday was a Chiefs away game, so we stayed warm and dry and cheered them on from the lake. Barley was game day ready as soon as she woke up!

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The rest of us needed some spirit. :) We got game ready with some Bloody Mary’s made with a mix that I picked up in Colorado. Tommyknockers Pikes Pepper delivers on pepper flavor! It hits you in the face up front, but grows on you and ended up being delicious. Stay tuned for a Colorado recap from Bobby and my trip next week. (Shameless plug)

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Time to cheer on the Chiefs to another victory. Steph was all in! 

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It was hard to leave this view, but the real world was calling. One of these days, we will be able to retire and just be UA bloggers full time. We only need to up our readers by a few million....so tell your friends!  

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Cheers friends!

Leslie

Halloween 2018

Halloween 2018 was epic. Our good friends Michael and Shauna hosted their annual party the weekend before Halloween. You may remember that last year we went with a Roaring 20’s theme. This year, it was all about Will Ferrell. You could dress up as any Will Ferrell character from any of his movies or Saturday Night Live sketches. The possibilities were endless. I don’t want to brag too much, but this group of friends really crushed it!

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Turns out, Will Ferrell was actually in Kansas City that weekend but we were unable to get him to show up and win best dressed. That award went to the one and only Lee as Jackie Moon from the Semi-Pro movie! His one size fits most costume was hilarious and certainly worth every penny. Great job Lee!! I’m guessing the rest of us tied for last.

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The evening was full of laughter, drinks, good food, flip cup, hanging out in a cellar and even included an appearance from Ricky Bobby running around in his tighty-whities. Something these eyes will never forget. Thanks Michael!!

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If you are wondering where Leslie is in these pictures, here she is! She (for some reason) would rather spend her anniversary weekend in Georgetown, Colorado then at a Will Ferrell party with 40 of her best friends. Whatever Les. Happy Anniversary!

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Let us know if you have any ideas for next year’s theme…I’m not sure we can out do this one!

Cheers! ~Kristi