This is part 2 of our end of year look back. If you haven’t seen part 1, check it out first!
July: July was the beginning of the cross roads for Jason and I in regards to our training. He was ramping up just 2 months post operation and I was beginning to slow down at the start of my second trimester. We made the most of the transition by adapting how we trained together. We taught a 5 day acrobatic immersion, taught for three days at the Telluride Yoga Festival, packrafted some new rivers, went backpacking and Jason and I competed in an open water swim race! He swam a total of 11km over 2 and a half days, and I did the 1000 meter. Read about his experience here.. it’s quite good and has some good lessons in it.
Jason at the start of the 3 km!
Making some acro on the SUPS in the after hours of the immersion
Having some fun in between teaching classes at the Telluride Yoga Festival
August: August is our birthday month! For the past couple of years we have always taken the whole month off from emails and work engagements. We try to focus on what ever fun thing we are into. This year it was mountain biking and packrafting. So that is what we did! Lots of river trips and mtn. bike adventures were had.
This was shortly after my last 50 plus mile ride!
September: September was a “back to the “grindstone” kind of month. In 4 weeks time we vetted and directed our 5th Annual Bend-AR 36 hour race, trained and taught an 8 day Advanced Acrobatic Training and hosted a homestay. Not one day went by with out either training acrobatics or being out on the race course. It was awesome.
Vetting the Bend- AR course – Photo by Dana Clark
Still doing high acrobatics (with REALLY good spots) at 25 weeks!
October: October saw us teaching at the Divine Play Festival in Portland and then taking off for a three week acrobatic teaching tour with our amazing partner and friend Lux. There are very few people who would tolerate us for that length of time, but he is our chosen family and we love teaching and traveling with him. I was fairly nervous about teaching some of our material at 26 to 29 weeks pregnant, but it actually worked out perfectly! I was able to do everything that I wanted, and the things I couldn’t fly anymore (Croc) and other ab intensive things, Jason and Lux rocked out together!
November: November was all about family, re adjusting to home life and starting to get everything ready for our boys arrival. While we were in Europe we had our house remodeled and painted. It was amazing to come back to a completely different and beautiful home! Later in the month, our mothers and friends threw a very special baby shower for us and then we had a huge thanksgiving where we cooked our first Turkey.
Jason getting some practice in at the baby shower with our friends twin girls!
Mama’s still got balance at 32 weeks! – photo by Chip Fieberg
My mom and I getting ready for the shower.
Jason hauling our Christmas tree out!
December: With all of the excitement and guests that came in November, we decided to have a chill and relaxing December. We focused on our relationship and really taking time to just be with each other and enjoying our last few weeks as a couple. We went backcountry skiing, xc skiing, and played outside in the snow as much as possible.
Enjoying a skin up and a nice EASY snowboard ride down
Jason and Stephen packrafting after our biggest storm since 2004! – Photo by Jason Bagby
XC skiing out to Elk Lake Lodge- 11 miles of beauty.
Our 1st Christmas photo as a four some.. next year we will try and recreate this some how with the boys on the outside! photo by Chip Fieberg
And now we wait for their arrival and our world to change for ever.. photo by Chip Fieberg