Monday, January 13, 2014

Dirt Bikes and CX Nationals

Although I still haven't been feeling very well, I tried jumping on my dirt bike for the first time since my thumb surgery. It was fun getting back on my bike, but I hadn't turned a throttle (other than the scooter) since July, so I was pretty rusty. I only lasted a few laps but it was motivation to keep doing everything possible so I can get better as soon as possible. 

 Later that night, we went over to the Long-Huang's to watch Supercross. We made some delicious apple fritters and Bryce snuggled with Ellie all night.

Sunday was very bitter-sweet for me. For the first time ever, Boulder hosted the National Cyclocross championships. It was held less than a mile from my house at the new Valmont bike park. Although I was excited to cheer on all of my close friends who were racing, I wished so badly I could have been out there. Some day.

I did enjoy hanging with everyone else out there and cheering as loud as my body would allow. I'm so glad I was able to watch Allen have the best race of his life finishing 5th in the Elite men then get selected for the Worlds team. Super proud and excited for him.

Monday, January 06, 2014

Hooray, the bathroom is finished!

Final product in panoramic view!
I thought it would be fun to see the before/after pics of our initial attempt to make it fun and different when we first bough the place in 2009.
Although I'm still not sure what we were thinking with the lime green, it's still 100 times better than the 1960s peach palace.
I've been dreaming about this remodel for quite a while now and couldn't be more excited it's finally done!
Can you believe this is the exact same location?

It's amazing how much more you can do with an additional 20 sqft and cabinets with storage.
One of my biggest ''must haves'' was a freestanding soaker tub. I've used it twice already and absolutely love it. Soooo relaxing.

It was a bit challenging trying to fit all of our clothing in one small closet. We originally planned on framing out two separate closets on that same wall but after finding these completely customizable wardrobes that fit to the centimeter, it was a no brainer.
Finally, we had to add a bit of color coordination to the bedroom. Between the new LED recessed cans and the lovely white carpet, it truly feels like a new room. We worked really hard on this and we couldn't be happier with the turnout!