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Some days make you want to just… quit. So, what do you do?

Some days make you want to just… quit. So, what do you do?

Everybody knows about the days I’m referencing. You wake up, the morning begins, and… every single thing that CAN go wrong, in the most annoying sense, does go wrong. The weather is gloomy/raining, the babies are moody and emotional, the dishwasher breaks, the house gets messier AS YOU ARE CLEANING, the laundry NEEDS to get into the dryer, and you can’t seem to get to anything you need to do because you’re just putting out little fires everywhere. My response…

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Hello 2023

Hello 2023

Hello world! 2022 was a big year for me. Life has been pretty crazy… crazy awesome! I was walking home from the gym and began reminiscing about my fitness journey over the course of my life. I was exposed to the the fitness world when I was in 7th grade and about 12 years old. My teenage years were incredibly transforming because I discovered weights and swimming. In my 20s, it was “go hard ALL THE TIME – Make those…

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Family Christmas 2019 – Planning and Executing

Family Christmas 2019 – Planning and Executing

When planning for this Christmas, I wanted to make sure that good times were had by all. In my opinion, the experience during a holiday will always trump the material things received, and I wanted to make this a memorable event for all. The planner in me wanted to have everything laid out with an itinerary that kept everyone entertained, not bored, but also not stressed. Over-scheduling is always exhausting and not scheduling enough will always have bored guests. We…

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Fresh Air is a Fundamental Right

Fresh Air is a Fundamental Right

WARNING: RANT AHEAD~ When I step outside, the LAST thing I want to smell is the smoke coming out of somebody’s cigarette. Everywhere you look, buildings have signs asking patrons to kindly PLEASE refrain from smoking within a 15 ft radius of the front door… there is very sound and logical reasoning behind this! By refusing to adhere to these standards and smoking right next to the front door, you are essentially saying, “FUCK YOU” to anybody who doesn’t want…

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Oh, To Feel Like A Kid Again <3

Oh, To Feel Like A Kid Again <3

Fright Fest at Elitch Gardens and Zombie Crawl Downtown Denver? Yes, Please! This past weekend, Josh and I had some friends over from out of state. We decided to hit up Elitch Gardens on Friday night and then The Zombie Crawl in Downtown Denver on Saturday. We were going to kick it like we were teenagers again. We started off our Friday at the Tilted Kilt in Greeley from some drinks, appetizers and some games. Zech, Josh and I played a couple…

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Adoptable Foster Pups – Lacey – Adopted 21NOV2015

Adoptable Foster Pups – Lacey – Adopted 21NOV2015

After many discussions of what we would like to do next, Josh and I have decided to foster pups who are looking for a good forever home We have an adult Golden and we love having more pups around the house. Instead of acquiring a permanent new member of our family, we decided to help foster all pups who are looking for a good and loving forever home, one or two at a time. We have partnered up with Shelley…

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We’re Married!!!

We’re Married!!!

A few weeks ago, on June 6th 2015, I married my best friend at the Grand View Overlook in Palmer Park, Colorado Springs. We were married on the 3 year anniversary of the day we met and at the location where we first met. The day was, for lack of a better word, PERFECT. Our ceremony took place at Palmer Park’s Grand View Overlook in Colorado Springs and we held our reception at Lazy Land in the same park. A…

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Our Wedding DJ!

Our Wedding DJ!

Anderson Entertainment, based out of Littleton, CO, was hands down, the BEST DJ we could have possibly had! For our wedding, we had 2 locations where we needed music: The Grand View Overlook in Palmer Park for the ceremony and then afterwards for the reception, almost 2 miles away at Lazy Land in the same park. When we started chatting with Sean about the wedding and the type of music we wanted for everything, he always had the idea or…

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Our Party Bus for the Wedding!

Our Party Bus for the Wedding!

When we started planning for our big day, we wanted it to be EPIC! So, we embarked on a new adventure. We chose to be married on the 3-year anniversary of the day we met and eventually chose the location of where we met as the venue. It had a special meaning to us… Our ceremony was up at the Grand View Overlook in Palmer Park because that is where we sat down and had our first conversation. The reception…

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Our Wedding Caterer

Our Wedding Caterer

Our wedding was going to be in Colorado Springs and I wanted to make sure we had AMAZING food for our guests! After interviewing several caterers in Denver and Colorado Springs, I was beginning to feel like this was going to be never-ending. Finally, I came across A Piece of Cake Catering. The owner Jason made an appointment with me almost immediately and set up a tasting for the next week. Some of the other caterers I had contacted didn’t…

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Our Wedding Photographer!

Our Wedding Photographer!

Marvin, and his business Marvelous Images, are AWESOME!! When Josh and I started looking for wedding photographers, we interviewed several before we came across Marvin’s portfolio. After reviewing his portfolio we were excited to meet him and set up an appointment to see if his personality meshed with ours. We are extremely easy going and fun loving people… we wanted the same in our photograher. After meeting Marv, we decided to reserve his services before the end of our meeting. We…

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PROTEIN: YOUR BEST FRIEND DURING THAT DIET

PROTEIN: YOUR BEST FRIEND DURING THAT DIET

We’ve all done it… limit what we can eat, how much we can eat, when we can eat… it’s a perpetual cycle that generally leaves us all cranky, hungry, and unsatisfied. What is the main purpose of a diet? Is it to be healthier? Skinnier? More muscular? Whatever your reason for dieting, calorie restriction always rears its ugly head and reminds us that in order to reach our goal, we must create a deficit. Within that deficit however, you don’t…

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Social Penetration Theory Applied

Social Penetration Theory Applied

Social penetration theory asserts the concept of metaphorically, peeling back more and more layers of an individual’s emotional, psychological, and deeply personal psyche, through the journey and active pursuit of constructing a strong foundational base; therefore perpetually solidifying the orientation phase by progressing and assuming the opportunity and risk of beginning the exploratory affective stage. We, as individuals, begin to slowly merge our individual worlds into a combined effort of seeking out the deeper layers in our significant other by…

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Communication Theories Defined

Communication Theories Defined

Defining Communication Theories in a technical environment is simple enough, if one’s knowledge base has a solid foundation. Applying or acknowledging the utilization of each theory into one’s daily existence however, produces interestingly thought-provoking results due to the human variable… an entity of perpetual analysis and transformation.   Communication is essentially a process, the production and exchange of more than just information; as a term, it encompasses such a wide variety of definitions.     “Communication” can be labeled as…

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