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Friday, December 31, 2021

Thursday, December 30, 2021

2021: Year in Review

2021 has been really strange. I spent the first four months living in my childhood bedroom purely because I could, working from home has its benefits. Then I came back to Denver and jumped into a bunch of new projects at work, started going on roadtrips (which I loved), said goodbye to my best friend in Denver (she's killing it in med school but I miss her a lot) and the emotions were kind of all over the place in regards to the pandemic and life. But I also had an absolute blast exploring new places, eating new foods and experiencing new moments with friends (new and old). I'm excited and anxious about 2022 but I think it will be even better...let's hope!

So let's highlight what did happen!

We visited Marcus and screamed "All Too Well" 10 min. version.
We checked out every farmers market in the Denver area.
We went to our first Texas football game since 2019.
We threw a very popular on TikTok red flag party.
We saw Hannah for the first time since 2020.
We saw the summer sunflowers with Austin.
We went on the ultimate Colorado roadtrip.
We worked with the Vail Wine Classic.
We went back to the Texas State Fair.
We had a Denver dinner with Julia.
We bought Amelia, the Le Creuset.
We went to the "daddy of 'em all."
We got vaccinated (and boosted).
We threw a bread & boos party.
We went to my first wedding.
We published our first guide.
We made a croquembouche.
We presented at GovCon.
We turned 25.

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Week Re-Cap

Obsessed with Camp Christmas in Lakewood.

I don't even know where to begin on this re-cap. Pretty much this is all of December. And it's a lot. But I want these photos to live somewhere, so it's late but worth it. December has been so fun. I had a great time the first half in Denver, then a blast in Nashville with Julia and I'm rounding out the year with my parents in Florida. It's been lovely to take a break and I think I really needed it. 2021 was wild and it doesn't seem like 2022 is going to be that different (but hopefully it will be!). Please enjoy the insane amount of photos below.
Bonfire Burritos

Miracle at Avanti in Boulder
Dinner at Zoe Ma Ma in Boulder

Eggnog milk tea from Boba Boba in Arvada

Late-night tacos from McDevitt Taco Supply in Boulder

Potato goodness from Turnover Darling

A fun night at Miracle at Pindustry

Lil Santa hats from our holiday party

Mulled wine season

Pork chops from The Original

The annual bow wall
Sushi Katsu
Camp Christmas
Burrito Express in Lakewood
Final Orediggers home game of the season
Gelato in downtown Golden
Acai bowl from Tributary Food Hall
Deviation Distilling's charcuterie board
Pork.let in Aurora is real good.


Late-night Ding Tea
House of Bread
Mini Moo's tiger sugar boba
This book took me two months to finish — it was just too slow for me.
Eclair from Das Meyer Fine Pastry Chalet
Downtown Arvada lookin' cute
Rheinlander Bakery in Arvada
Finally checked out Lady Nomada in Arvada
Tea Station boba
Big fan of Milk Tea People
TeaLee's Teahouse is so cute.
Brunch at Toasts n Roasts
Cookies from French for Sugar
Chai pastry from Good Bread
Etc. Eatery was decorated to the nines.
Best cheese curds in Denver.
Evening latte from Stella's

Such a cute ice cream spot on Colfax — Paleteria La Poblanita

White Limozeen in Nashville


Peppermint hot chocolate from Hattie Jane's
Hot chicken from Hattie B's

Meeitng at Bronco Stadium complete with ice cream
Parthenon in Nashville
Vandy's campus
Nashville wedding venue
A weekend partner in crime
Jeni's ice cream in Nashville
Peppermint chocolate croissant from Dozen Bakery in Nashville
Sunday morning stroll in Nasvhille
Nashville's Union Station
Atlanta airport installation

Wedding buddy
Finally back at The Bagel Factory
Winter light walk at the Edison home
Evening trip to Sanibel
Chapel by the Sea on Captiva
'Tween Waters
The most amazing flamingo Christmas tree
Pinocchio's on Sanibel

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