Monday, June 23, 2014

Mr. and Mrs. Wubbels!!!

Its official!  This weekend I got to see two of my closest friend's get married! Congratulations to Alex Shaffer and Cory Wubbels who tied the knot and from here on out they will be known as Mr. and Mrs. Wubbels.  Yes!  I couldn't be more happy for these two.  You know when two people are meant to be together, and these two are just perfect for one another.  I am so happy I got to share in their day/weekend of celebration.
It started with a backyard BBQ at Alex's Mom, Sally's house.

Cory's brother, Andy baked some delicious cookies that were a big hit with everyone, but especially this little guy.

Cory, his brother Andy, sister Kelly and her son Fritz.

Too many guests to name them all, but there are a few key ones from the Wubbels family in Cory's Dad, Jeff 4th from the left and his mom, Sandy all the way on the right.

Some familiar faces here in Matt, Randy Gibbs and his girlfriend, Julie, Alyssa Johnson and Bryan Fish

Nelson Carmichael, two time Olympian and Bronze medalist as well as a two time World Champion in moguls skiing, and 3 time Olympians in Alpine Skiing, Kirsten Clark and Caroline Lalive Carmichael, as well as another very accomplished Alpine racer, Tatum Skoglund and her baby.  Pretty fun to meet some of the women I still have posters of on my wall at home.

Barb Jones on the day of the wedding!

Randy and Matt

No need to break free from the clogs any day of the year!  The brides hand painted wooden clogs from Sweden.

The old crew back together again, and still in their tucks.  Many, many accomplished skiers in this bunch, as well as just an inspiring, wonderfully positive and kind group of ladies.  Was a real pleasure getting to know them all.

The bride and her good friend and teammate Katie Monahan.  These two ladies were both two time Olympians.  Katie also caught the flowers so....:)

The first dance.

The beginning of the dancing....

....and the glowsticks came out.

Charley Furtch was the musician and just won the Utah State "picking" Championships I believe.  He was really good.

It was an awesome weekend, and unfortunately I took no pictures of the brunch the following morning, but the pancakes, quiche, fruit salad, bagels and lox, bloody marys, mimosas, muffins and other delicious food was really good.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Ahh, Monday is almost over! Just a quickie.

Its been an eventful week here in Utah with my good friend and strength coach, Tschana giving birth to her baby girl!  Hazel Luna Schiller was born this Monday and boy is she cute.  Here she is, curled up in her quilt and resting soundly.  That's really all she does these days, eat a lot, sleep a lot and cry a little every so often, but crying is tiring, so then she needs to sleep again, but get's hungry again so quickly, so she has to wake up and eat and then it all begins again. Tschana and Matt are already such attentive and loving parents it is really fun to go for visits.

Hazel Luna Schiller

The welcome home brigade in picture form.

Another shot of Hazel

I made biscotti for my first time ever and it turned out pretty tasty, though a but on the crumbly side.

Working on my agility.  Still has a long ways to go, but summer is just beginning;)

Krazy Kones.  That's right, they are extra crazy when spelled with a K.

On Sunday I skied up a canyon from Salt Lake and ran home to Park City on a beautiful trail.  There are so many cool adventures to be had out here!

The wildflowers were out in force and my iPhone just never seems to do them justice.

My trail

Monday, June 9, 2014

I came home from the Seiser Alm Pre-Olympic Camp!

It has been a while.....I am sorry readers, I really have no valid excuse except sheer laziness.  My apologies, it will not soon happen again that I make you wait to long for an update.  At this point going back in time to all that happened from February until now seems tedious and not so interesting to read about anyway, so I am going to skip ahead for you all to the now.

Right now, I am in Park City.  I just got back from an awesome Bend Camp with the team, filled with lots of SUN, skiing and good times with teammates and friends in a great town.  It felt early to be getting back on snow, but as soon as I got going on day 1, I was pumped about it.  We spent 10 days training in the morning on the snow and the afternoons in the woods on bikes or running and in the gym jumping around and lifting heavy weights only to put them back down again.

Now it is nice to be back home in Park City, getting back into the swing of life here.  I am spending the summer living in Mike Engel's house with him, which he has generously offered up to me again.  I am not sure how I am ever going to repay all of the generosity I have been showered with in the years I have been a skier.  Pass it on I guess.

Here are a few shots of good times over the last couple weeks.  The most exciting news is that my good friend and strength coach, Tschana Schiller and her husband Matt just gave birth to a beautiful baby girl this morning named Hazel Luna and I can't even wait to meet her.  All of my friends are getting married and having babies these days.  I can't believe I am already at that age, and yet so, so far away from any of that myself! Oh, funny times.

Be well.

My mom and I in our Kentucky Derby Hats!

My mom taught me how to quilt this spring and this is the quilt I made for Tschana and Matt's baby!  I was extremely proud of it, as I have never made a craft of any kind that was worth saving:)

The first tulip of the year in PC.  They are my favorite flower, fyi:)

Most of our Running with Ed team this spring.  The run is a relay race that goes through all of the schools in the district and raises money for Park City Education Foundation.  Super fun day and cool event.

My good friends Tyler Riedesel and Josie Vordenberg.

Bend Camp!  Some of the Wasatch Nordic Ski Team.

About to shred the Whoops here in Bend!

Sadie taking care of all her injuries.

Girls meeting night ended in the Fro-Yo shop!

Pretty psyched coaches taking selfies on my phone. Yep. 

CRUST SKI!!!!  I haven't gotten to do this crust ski up to the base of Brokentop in about 4 years and it was an amazing day for it.  So special to be up there again.  These days are a perfect reminder of how lucky I am to be a skier.

Jessie getting her hike on to get up the steepest section.

We had a visitor in Sue Vordenberg, Pete's mom, come over for some delicious appetizers and great company one night.  Sue lives here in Bend and is a big supporter of the team and lifelong skier herself.

My bike with it's newest sticker! Thanks Skids for helping me shred!

My good friend Bonnie Glover came to town and did a little jumping on the tramps at the COE.

Bonnie and I.  Bonnie was on her way to do a 1/2 Ironman Triathlon in Boise this past weekend.  Just the thought of swimming a mile plus made my legs weak.

Luke Adams graduated from High School on Friday and we threw him a sushi takedown party.  He has accepted at Whitman College in Walla Walla for next year.  Congrats Luke!

Handmade sushi rolls!

Toni, Luke, Lindsay and Greg Adams, Noah's host family.

A rollerski to brunch party on Sunday to Katie Perhai's house!

Katie really went above and beyond for us all!

And Cheryl even flew in for the weekend from Denver! So nice to have everyone back together again!  Tschana headed to the hospital to have Hazel about 8 hours after this picture was snapped.
T, Margo, Matt and Cheryl