Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Catching Up: Skiing, Fertility, & Awards

A series of epic storms swept across California last week. They flooded Long Beach and closed mountain roads.

So did we end up taking our ski trip to Tahoe? No.

We decided it was too risky to spend the time and money trying to get to Tahoe only to deal with closed airport, closed roads, and stormy skiing.

But did that keep us off the slopes? Nope!

The siren call of the snow-capped mountains east of LA called our names. So Sunday morning at 3:30 AM we loaded up our Toyota Solara with skis, snowboards, and chains and headed up to Big Bear.

It was a bit of a tense drive up, but in the end it was all worth it!

The sun was shining and the the powder was unreal!

Big Bear was the prettiest I've ever seen it!

The resort was pretty much empty (due to the closed and icy roads)

And we had an amazing time!
(Please excuse my lack of makeup, I just can't be one of "those girls" that gets all glammed up for skiing)

Switching topics...

A few people have asked me how I've been doing since my "Taking Charge of Your Fertility Post" (men, just skip this section).

Welp, I didn't get myself preggo yet. So that's good news!
I've been doing the charting, although I don't think I'm ovulaing yet due to the fact I was on birth control for a while (temperatures don't show a pattern at all yet). I love not being on birth control. I was worried about bad cramps or bad skin from going off it - but so far, so good!

And finally...

A few wonderful bloggers gave me awards! I'm really bad about responding to these or posting about them. I don't know why, but I am really honored to get them!

The Life of An Army Wife , Newlywed Giggles, and Angry Julie all gave me awards! Thanks ladies!

Two of these awards asked for seven random things that you didn't know about me. So here are my seven random things:

1. I love organizing. When I was kid, I’d organize my friends’ closets… for fun. The container store is pretty much my heaven on earth. I heart the show, “Clean House”.
2. I am a giant Microsoft Excel geek. I make fancy Excel work plans at work and for tasks at home (like furnishing our condo or planning our Wedding). My Wedding Planning excel document is legendary. If It can be managed via an excel doc, I’ll make one.
3. The Mr. and I are the world's worst painters. We painted two rooms of our condo and then had to pay someone to fix it. We learned an important lesson about home improvement... hire someone.
4. I love the snooze bar. I will hit the snooze bar 2-3 times a morning. This drives the Mr. crazy!
5. My favorite red wine is Cabernet Sauvignon (although Syrah has been moving up my rankings lately) and my favorite white wine is Sauvignon Blanc (although I love Viogner too)
6. I come from a long line of only-children. My Grandma is an only child, my Dad is an only child, and I am an only child. Sometimes I think I want to have an only child.
7. Your sweet comments about my wedding album and pictures make me so happy! Sometimes I get a serious case of wednvy (wedding envy) when I look at other blogs, but your comments help remind me what a wonderful and blessed wedding I had. Thank you!!!

Want to know more random stuff about me? Check out my 20 questions post!


Jessica @ How Sweet said...

Excel thrills me too! :)

Linda said...

I hit the snooze button 2-3 times too. And it drives my Mr crazy too. I'm thinking about weaning myself off the snooze but I cannot imagine life without it.

Tami said...

Despite not making it to the slopes of Tahoe, it looks like you had a fabulous time!!! Those views look AMAZING!

I'm an only child too...BUT I just so happened to be the 'odd' one out!

* said...

Thanks for posting! Glad the FAM plan is working! We are doing that book too due to feeling sick on EVERY birth control pill!!

Chic Runner said...

glad you went skiing!! sad that you didn't get to tahoe but b was there all last week and said it was SO bad conditions and they could barely snowboard at all. :( And thanks for the link to the old flooding of our town post :) ha ha. <3

Ams said...

Woohoo! Missed your blog while I was gone :)
That ski trip looks amazing. I am desperate to go skiing but don't want to go alone.
Love your seven new things about you :)

Heather said...

Glad you got to go skiing. My dad (who lives in LB) was telling me about the horrible rain. Yikes!

Kassie said...

I love Big Bear! My uncle has a cabin there, and it's just gorgeous. Sorry you didn't get to go to Tahoe, but my parents live in Sacramento and said the conditions were terrible! :)

Rachel said...

I am in the process of falling in love with Excel. The wonders of it are endless. Gorgeous pictures!

Lindsey said...

I read Taking Charge of Your Fertility but I read it so I could get pregnant...LOL! Keep us updated. I never got to the charting part but I have considered doing it after the baby. I just worry it will be too complicated. Glad you got to go skiing.

Crazy Shenanigans said...

The ski trip pictures look great!!! Glad you had a great time!

Snowflake said...

Looks like fun! I'm so jealous, we're skipping our ski trip this year since the kids have been out of school so much - we don't think we should pull them out for our annual trip to Colorado. Hop[e the rest of your planned trips work out for you!

Mrs. Newlywed Giggles said...

I also hit the snooze bar 2-3 times before I physically get up.

The hubby just rolls over to the other side. lol

Becky said...

I can't wait to get back on the skiis this season!!! I don't know when that will be yet, but hopefully soon!

We use excel a lot in our lives too. My wedding sheet was awesome! I don't know how anyone could function without excel! DH actually found the end of excel in a project. Who does that?! =)

In this wonderful life... said...

Those pictures are AMAZING!!!!! Glad you guys had a good time! :)

Tara Gibson said...

adorable pictures!!

Meant to be a mom said...

Those pics look like you guys had so much fun. It looks beautiful there. Sorry you couldn't go to Tahoe though.
I'm praying for you guys to make you a sweet baby.

And I love the snooze button too. Way to much.

Leesie said...

Oh I know that was a crazy week of weather down here. I need to get up to Big Bear too, it's been too long.

kanishk said...

it looks like you had a fabulous time!!! Those views look AMAZING!

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Sweet Simplicity said...

Gorgeous views! I just started using the iPhone app iPeriod. It is so interesting.

Laura said...

So glad I found your blog sweetie. Come stop by for a slice of San Francisco...and you were in my neck of the woods. Tahoe looks amazing. I had friends up there and they said the snow was wonderful.

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Lil' Woman said...

Skiing looks fun and how the views are breathtaking!!!!

I'm trying to plan my wedding now and hope that it will come out semi-pretty..lol

a H.I.T. said...

It looks like you guys had a great time! You reminded me I have some awards hanging out in blogspace too...Congrats on yours!

Mrs. Smith said...

Mmmm.... love syrah! Good second choice! :)

Jules said...

Hi there! I just wanted to say that I love your blog. I’ve never been skiing but have always wanted to try it. I can ice skate very well and have heard that it’s somewhat similar (I’ll have to try it before I agree with that ;). The photo of Big Bear is gorgeous.

Congrats on getting the awards. I love everything about excel too. I use it a ton in my job and make spreadsheets whenever I can for keeping things organized in my personal life. I’m an only child too :)

christi said...

it looks like ya'll had a wonderful time!!

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