A White Christmas in Denver!

22 Dec

Well, it definitely snowed! Last night, when I got home from my women’s group, I told Travis that we should go on a walk in the snow. So we did.

I love going for walks in the snow.

So do the pooches.

We were very snowy by the time we got back. It’s still snowing this afternoon and so far, we’ve gotten about a foot. It was a little hairy driving to work today (because CDOT only has 75 plows for the entire Denver metro area!) but we made it! I was sooo tempted to call in because there’s hardly anyone here today (and there will be even fewer tomorrow!) but our VP ordered in lunch from Qdoba for us, which was nice and fun. Tomorrow is going to draaaaggg by though.

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On a brighter note, this weekend is Christmas!

I am so ready for some time to relax, hang out with Travis and friends, and eat delicious food! This is what we have planned so far:

  • Dinner and a movie with friends Friday night (Christmas Eve Eve)
  • Dinner with friends and their family on Christmas Eve
  • Special breakfast and dinner on Christmas day, just the two of us
  • Church on Christmas morning
  • Relaxing on the day after Christmas, before we go back to work

We haven’t decided when we’re going to open presents yet, but my vote is Christmas Eve morning – then we don’t have to wait!

Other than going grocery shopping tonight after work, I’m all ready for Christmas, which has meant a very relaxing, enjoyable week. It’s been so nice to drive home, knowing that I can go lay on the couch the minute I walk in the door, instead of running around doing errands or workouts.

I was just thinking yesterday as I drove home, that taking this week off from training was probably the best decision I could’ve made. Instead of stressing out over how to fit all my workouts in and wondering how I’ll ever manage with marathon training, I’ve been building up excitement and anticipation and will start marathon training ready to tackle the beast of 26.2.

The slower pace has also allowed me time to reflect on the amazing-ness of Christmas and quiet my heart, which is what I’ve been wanting! Come, Lord Jesus!

What are your plans for Christmas? Are you done with preparations?

3 Responses to “A White Christmas in Denver!”

  1. Lisa December 22, 2011 at 2:24 pm #

    That all sounds lovely! I think you’re wise to take some downtime from working out before the start of marathon training too. It sounds wonderful to just take time to “soak up” the wonder of Christmas.

    Our plans are finally decided. We’ll be at the farm Christmas Eve morning & go to early church Christmas Eve & then do night calf feeding. Then late supper Christmas Eve w/ my husband’s immediate family. Christmas Day will be farm most of the day and then a later meal with H’s extended family. Then we travel to my family on Monday when it’s a little easier to get away from the farm! It will be busy but wonderful! Merry Christmas. 🙂

  2. specialkkluthe December 23, 2011 at 9:36 am #

    @Lisa – The cows never stop, huh? Glad you get to spend time with your family. Merry Christmas!

  3. Heidi Nicole December 23, 2011 at 9:55 am #

    The snow was really beautiful yesterday…and its going to be 47 today. I love Colorado! And if you ever need to visit the DMV – do it on a snow day! No wait and we now have new plates for our cars…which I will put on as soon as the snow melts off mine, I’m lazylike that.

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