Monday, April 19, 2010

Happy Birthday to My Blog


My blog turns a year old today! For my blog's birthday I decided to fix the spelling error in the title that I didn't realize was an error until a few days ago :)

Apparently I've always had it backwards and "its" is the possessive form and "it's" is the combination of it and is. Lesson learned!

Happy Birthday!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Aspen

John and I went to Aspen with his family for their spring break last week. Neither of us had been to Aspen before and it was beautiful! It was a lot smaller than I had imagined, but it was this quaint little city surrounded by mountains all around. John and I decided it was a little like a neighborhood in Manhattan because everyone was walking everywhere, with their dogs; parking was scarce and there were high end shops and restaurants everywhere! :)

I've never been skiing this late in the season and apparently it's a little chancy what the conditions will be like, but we lucked out and it was perfect! We had fresh powder the whole time we were there. And oh the powder, I had forgotten what it was like to have so much of it!I took another snowboarding lesson since I'm still learning. I signed up for a group lesson but because it was so late in the season the resort was pretty empty and I got a private lesson all day. It was fantastic!!! My snowboard instructor basically held my hand the whole way down the mountain and then once I got comfortable he took my camera and took videos of me snowboarding (I'm super excited because I'm always the one taking pictures and so I'm never in them). Disregard the snow all over my rear end and me falling at the end of the video, I totally didn't do that the whole time ;)

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The down side to all of this snowboarding is how incredibly sore it makes me. After two full days of snowboarding I was so sore it hurt to do ANYTHING! It even hurt to lift my drink to my mouth my arms we so sore! We definitely had to take it easy a couple of days and just enjoy the food and sites Aspen had to offer. It was a great trip and really nice to get out of the city for a little while. The super crazy part is that the night before we left Aspen it was like a blizzard and when we flew into NYC the next day it was 90 degrees!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Rosie's New Friend

A couple of weekends ago we kept our friends Susy and Ryan's dog Darby. Darby is a beagle too but she and Rosie had never met before that weekend. I was a little concerned because sometimes it takes Rosie a little while to warm up to other dogs but she and Darby hit it off immediately.

Here's a video of the two of them playing together. What cracks me up is that there is absolutely no noise except for their nails clicking on the floor!

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They would play like this for 20 minutes or so and then crash and nap for a while. Here's Darby taking her nap on one side of the couch, Rosie was on the other end and I was in the middle of two tired puppies :)
They repeated the cycle the entire weekend, it was pretty hilarious. Rosie definitely has a new friend!