Thursday, July 21, 2022


 On June 22, 2022, we said goodbye to our sweet Kya. She was almost 16 years old. She was Wonder Woman, a true force of nature. There is so much to say about our sweet girl, but I prefer to let the pictures do most of the talking.  She lived the best life.

March 1, 2007. The day my life changed forever.

One of my favorite photos of her. She was singing, being so very happy.

Being the boss of two cats

Her most very spot at our old house

Hiking 14ers with dad

Loving hiking in the snow

Just chilling

Again, in her favorite spot at our hold house. One of my favorite photos of her, showing off her almond eyes.

Snow, what snow? Make me come inside

Hiking with mom and dad

Proudly amusing us at Petco

That smile

Christmas morning with my babies

Ready to run with mom

Thanksgiving day hike with mom and dad

Clearly, she was not digging in the backyard. Clearly.

Hiking with dad

Colorado with mom

More Christmas shopping at Petco

Jet lag for everyone 

Breweries with dad

Coffee in Colorado with mom

Alpine lake wading in Colorado

Hanging with our besties

Summiting Grays Peak at 11 years old!

Lounging on mom

Summiting Mount Elbert at nine years old!

Visiting Somerset 

Just relaxing


My Christmas girl

Happiness, such happiness

Hiking with dad

Our last walk before Lotti joined the family

Thelma and Louise

My two loves

My little Grinches

Christmas kisses

Stealing her baby sister's bone even though she did not chew bones!

She was the proudest big sister ever

When your baby sister just will not follow instructions

March 1, 2022

Ice cream!

Best friends since 2007

The most gorgeous girl

Final sister picture, proudly wearing their Pride scarves

There are not enough pictures or words to do Kya justice. She was simply the best. Everyone that met her loved her. She was my travel buddy, running partner, hiking partner, best friend, and the love of my love. There is not a moment that goes by that I will not miss her. 

Kya, I love you more today than yesterday.

Sunday, January 2, 2022

Chicago Girls' Trip 2021...Day 2...Santa Baby

 We woke up on Friday ready for the day.  I ran in the hotel gym. We eventually made our way to Wrigleyville to visit the Christkindlmarkt located outside of Wrigley Stadium. We ended up loving it!

The stahls were right outside of Wrigley

Katie was double fisting!

The beautiful Wrigleyville tree

There was an ice skating rink

More stahls with Wrigley in the background

My crew

I told Ken we need to go to Chicago for a game sometime!

After the Christmas market, we walked a few blocks to a Christmas bar, Santa Baby. It was amazing. It was like Christmas vomited everywhere.  I loved it.

So many lights and decorations

So pretty and festive

Santa Baby with my ladies

Having so much fun

Taking note at the size of our pretzel

Paint me like one of your French girls

Where is Michelle???

Having a little too much fun

Santa Baby was such a fun place. I highly recommend!

Waiting for our Uber back to downtown

The view on our walk back to our hotel back to our hotel before we closed down the hotel bar!

Chicago 2021 did not disappoint! Time away with friends is so amazing. I cannot wait for next year.