Denver Christkindl Holiday Market Visit

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Ornaments created by a local Denver vendor. Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Dec 2013

If you haven’t been, check out the amazing items at the Christkindl Market in downtown Denver. From ornaments, hats, treats, to authentic coo coo clocks – the market has everything, and from what we saw, at a great price. The vendors are friendly and helpful with crossing people off of your “To buy for” list.

Not quite down with the shopping? No problem – check out the performances, mulled wine, and beer located in the white tent! On your way to the tent, authentic German food for sale line both sides – get a bite to eat and enjoy great Christmas performances while warming up.

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Performances located in the tent – sweet accordion players! Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Dec 2013

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Inside the tent – many gathered to join in the festivities and watch the performances. Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Dec 2013

Make sure you visit the Denver Christkindl Market before the season’s over – help yourself to a mulled wine and get in the spirit! We’ll see you there.

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Small San Diego Trip – In Photos

Yesterday, I got home to a 20 degree Denver, Colorado, from a 70 degree San Diego, California. No place is quite like Denver, but I welcomed the warmth for a few days!

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The San Diego cityscape through the windshield of an elantra. Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Dec 2013

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Amazing cloud pattern. Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Dec 2013

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The emptiest the San Diego airport has ever been, I feel. Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Dec 2013

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A little over-dressed for San Diego, but just right for Denver! Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Dec 2013

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A Michigander Thanksgiving

Steven and I were fortunate enough to be able to visit Michigan this past Thanksgiving, and revisit many things we didn’t know we missed.

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My mother’s backyard in Muskegon, Michigan, on Thanksgiving with a fresh blanket of snow. Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Nov 2013

Sometimes you forget how beautiful some of the simplest places can be – like a backyard!

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Bell’s Two Hearted Ale… why do you not visit Colorado? At the Holiday Bar in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Nov 2013

Dear Coloradans, I know I haven’t been around long, but I feel you know beer. You know how to brew it, you know how to market it, and you sure as hell know how to enjoy it!

Michiganders also know a thing (or twenty) about beer – check out Bell’s Brewery in Kalamazoo, MI. Home of my personal favorites, Two-Hearted Ale and (seasonal) Oberon. For whatever reason, (I’m sure there’s some fancy reason I’m not privy to) Bell’s cannot be located in Colorado, which is incredibly saddening. If you’re ever in a state that receives distributed Bell’s brews, please do yourself a favor and try them out.

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Meet Remington – 9 weeks old. Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Nov 2013

Seeing family is fantastic; meeting new members like the sweet baby Bernese Mountain dog, Remington, above, is the icing on the cake. Welcome to the family, Remington.

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The B Team in Conklin, Michigan. Credit: Who even took this picture?, Nov 2013

To us, our friends are also our family. Pictured above is the B Team, putting to bed a bottle of Absolut Citron that has taken 10 years to finish. Sorry to say, but that stuff is awful. However, with a little teamwork and strategy, obviously anything is possible.

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving with those they love, even if via FaceTime.

Have fun with the upcoming holidays – remember to breathe and take the festivities in stride. You can do it – we believe in you.

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