Bliss Bits 2/8/2017

It’s clear I need to put together Bliss Bits posts more often! They’ve gone from one per week to one per month, and as I scroll through my photos, I see that there are, um, a LOT of blissful moments to share. But that makes me happy. Has 2017 gotten off to a rocky start for anyone else, or is it just me? I feel like I’m barely treading water! My goal for balance in my life is definitely a challenge, but I’m working on it. Despite struggles here and there, there’s been plenty to smile about. Take a look!

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It’s been quite a snow year so far! #happyhusband

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Oden’s first cold took a while to go away, but I got lots of extra snuggles.

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Color in my life!

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Yes, I retired the football shirt.

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John likes to comb Oden’s hair, but I like to let his curls fly free!

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Perfect winter hiking conditions. 

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Hoar frost. 

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He sleeps like a stinkbug these days! That booty kills me!

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Fruits, veggies, finger foods.

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I believe this. 

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What could be better?! I love the dog looking at the fish on the grill!

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It tends to be frigid on the days I save for our hikes…hmmm.

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I brought back this oldie but goodie. Such a tasty dish!

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Sled baby!

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Comfy, warm booties from Toms. 

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Sundance movie provisions!

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Winter sunset.

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Cholula is on a playdate off in the distance!

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What a special memento for any child. 

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When it snows sideways and sticks to the house.

Ladies on the move in the backyard. I love mountain life.

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What can I say? He loves to read!

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I shushed my inner clean freak and let him enjoy his blackberries and avocados. It was a long bath.

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My friend Holly totally gets me. 

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He thinks I’m cool because I stack things!

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Fascinated by lights (and anywhere dangerous for babies to be).

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Hurry up, Mom!

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A kiss through the window when Daddy got home.

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A rare day date with my mountain man and trail dog!

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I donated a pile of jackets, hats, gloves, and toiletries to SLC’s homeless. It felt good to help. 

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This little hombre turns ONE in a few weeks!

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View from the porch.

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“Calm” doesn’t happen often. I soaked it in.

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I stocked the freezer with another batch of Crockpot Chicken Mole!

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This dog knows they give treats at the window!

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It’s incredible to watch him learn new things. 

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That’s me! 

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Donut parties are a thing and I want one!

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Do you see the bunny? There are two of them. Which means there will be MANY of them in spring.

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Contagious joy!

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A break in the storm. 

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Beautiful hot air balloons near my parents’ house!

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My little jailbirds. 

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She wasn’t lying. This cookie recipe is AWESOME. I added toasted coconut!

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Game face before a HUGE Patriots win!

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She just waits for someone to pet her tummy. I do it often.

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Blooming quince blossoms in my dining room. 

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Hey, Mom and Dad! Look what happened! Willie is under wraps! 

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I’m amazed at how often we have these trails to ourselves!

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One year ago, Cholula was still the only baby in the house. 

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Two years ago, my brother was in town from Seattle during the Super Bowl. Another great game (for me!).

Three years ago, Amanda and I went to the sledding hill. I can’t remember the last time I laughed so hard.

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Four years ago, I was on a ski lift with John, his brother, and his nephew at Snowbird. 

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Five years ago, Cholula looked like this!

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Six years ago, I took one of my favorite photos of Zamboni overlooking the city. 

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And yesterday, I took a breather and enjoyed a tasty solo breakfast.

You know. Just the usual bliss.

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