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Mike and I have been married for 10 years now, and luckily we still like each other! We've been together for over 15 years and we've spent it traveling, backpacking, climbing, skiing, triathloning, marathoning, sailing, eating, and going on as many adventures as possible. We now have two beautiful boys, Sam & Charlie, and we couldn't be more excited about seeing a whole new world through their eyes in the years to come!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Catching Up (aka, largest blog post in the history of the world)

Well, my last post was in June, and it's now January, so here's what's been going on with the Blommers

July:

1. The annual Blommer Family 4th of July Backpacking Trip

There was hiking, playing, rock climbing, stick eating, singing, snowing, and much more!


















2. Ice Cream Making & Raspberry Eating












3. Echo Triathlon















4. Sonoma/Napa Wine Country Vacation

Towards the end of July I went on amazing vacation to stay at my friend Dennis' new place he just built in the wine country. It's a beautiful home overlooking the vineyards of the Sonoma Valley.

My good friend Shera and I flew out to San Francisco to meet Dennis, Jenn, & Ryan. Jenn & Ryan are our good friends from NYC.

We stayed the first night at Dennis' apartment, which is in Pacific Heights, one of the most beautiful parts of San Francisco. We walked around the city and had an amazing dinner.

The next morning we were off to the wine country to see Dennis' new place. It was AMAZING. The view is incredible, and he had everything all decked out for us like a spa. Shera and I had robes laying on our bed waiting for us, and we used them all weekend! Dennis also has a hot tub made out of an old wine barrel that we spent a lot of time in.

For most of the trip we just relaxed and hung out and ate Dennis' amazing cooking. We also went wine tasting in both the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. Shera and I don't drink, but we had a blast tasting all the different cheeses and chocolates. Don't think that Napa is not a fun vacation for non-drinkers, because it is amazing, and you should definitely go!

For Shera and me this was a great opportunity to relax and have some time for ourselves with no husbands or kids. It was my first vacation away from Sam, and it was WONDERFUL. Don't get me wrong, I thought about him, and I missed him, but it was a much needed break!

Thanks so much Dennis for such an incredible vacation!

Unfortunately, I don't have pics because I'm so used to Mike being prepared with a camera that I forgot mine. Shera, I'll have to get some from you.

August:
1. Maui, Hawaii for Becky & Nate's Wedding

Mike's sister Becky got married on a beautiful beach in Maui on 8/11/10. We were lucky enough to go! We stayed for 10 days, and it was an amazing family vacation. The wedding and wedding day were so beautiful, and the rest of the vacation was a blast too! Sam LOVED playing in the ocean, as you'll see from the million pics below...



















































2. Mike's trip to Mt. Owen with Jeff, Todd, and Dave























3. Bear Lake Camping Trip & Triathlon
Unfortunately, no pics of the triathlon because Mike stayed back at camp with Sam. It was beautiful weather though, which was a surprise because the weather all night the night before was terrible. It rained all night and the wind pounded our tent. We lent our nice tent out to Mike's cousin, so we borrowed my parent's cheap tent, which was a mistake because it puddled up with water inside during the night. Luckily it wasn't too cold though. All in all we had a great trip!




















September: The Wasatch 100

Mike accomplished the unthinkable by completing one of the toughest 100 mile races in the country, which happens to be held right in our backyard, the Wasatch mountains. The race begins in Kaysville, and winds 100 miles Southeast through the mountains to Midway, where it
ends at The Homestead.

He trained for months, but had to stop altogether about 6 weeks before the race due to a knee injury. Despite his injury, he finished the race in 35 hours 28 mins, just 32 minutes before the 36 hour cutoff.

He had 4 pacers who were amazing, and he couldn't have finished the race without them. A big thank you to Max, Tony, Andy, and Todd. Also, a huge thank you to Ryan for being the official pacer shuttle man!

He was way too uncomfortable to take many pics, but here a few:







October:

1. Moab











2. Pumpkin Patch with Erin & Marley
























3. Sailing in the San Juan Islands in Washington with Todd and Jeff

Here's what happens when you choose to sail in Washington in the middle of October... and of course they loved it!

















4. Halloween











November:

Thanksgiving: We are very thankful for many things, but we didn't take any pictures of us being thankful this year.

December:

1. Virgin Islands sailing trip:


































2. Christmas:





















January: Happy New Year!

2011 Resolution: Keep blog current!

Also, my brother is working in Antarctica on a temporary job as an electrician. He's been able to do and see some amazing things. Check out his blog at http://lifeontheice-antarctica.blogspot.com/

5 comments:

Anthony and Kristie said...

Good to know you are still alive. You have been doing lots more fun things than me. I pretty much have been changing diapers and going to the gym since I saw you last. Ooh yeah there was one day that I won a spelling bee. Thanks to you I was able to spell banana perfectly winning the gold medal:)

Amanda said...

Holy crap Katy! No wonder you didn't have time to update your blog...you've been out having too much fun! Thanks for sharing with everyone! I'm glad you posted, it's always fun to see what you are up to! Sam is sooo cute by the way! He is getting so big! Can't wait to see what new adventures you post about :)

Troy and Amanda said...

Geezz...You sure live an awesome life. Love the post.
Also...I invited you to Wendover via Facebook. Not sure if you check it or not. Let me know.

Brew 2 said...

You were right, that was long...and beautiful. Sam is getting so big!! I told Carl about sailing and he just wrinkled up his face and said, "here we are thinking our life is pretty great and we're doing awesome...and then Mike has to go and so something like CHARTER A SAILBOAT!" Then we laughed...but it's true. We'll always live in your shadow.

Wanna race to see who can have a baby first?

Tay and Jen said...

Wowsers! What an awesome year you had! You are living life the right way!!!!