amymberry Took the opportunity on the way home on Saturday to stop and capture some of the beautiful aspen glow. 1d

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amymberry So the last fourteener I hiked was Mt Princeton, and I was 8 years old.
I don't pretend to be a master at hiking. Sometimes it feels like a tug of ear between the physical and mental. I've tried so hard the last few years to push myself physically and mentally, and this year I told my parents it was time to go play in the clouds again.
After six hours of hiking today we bagged not one, but TWO fourteeners: Mount Lincoln and Mount Bross. I'm totally exhausted but joy-filled at surprising myself again with what I am capable of when I set my mind to it. Conquering mountains is always a powerful metaphor for life and aptly expresses how I have felt of late and do my best to live my life.
Praise God for His indescribable beauty in these mountains!
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  •   amymberry @wdgallen thanks Whitney! 2d
  •   wdgallen I did Mount Democrat this year. We would have done the rest but then weather rolled in. It is so beautiful up there! 2d
  •   arsenalgrrl Awesome, Amy! Such an accomplishment, especially to this flatlander. 2d
  •   amymberry @arsenalgrrl thanks Eileen! I bet you could conquer a 14er! 2d
  •   amymberry @wdgallen we came up the back of Bross, went partway up the road and then cut over Lincoln and then a quick summit of Bross on our way back. It was a really nice trail and beautiful view (though there are no bad views up there). I'd recommend it! You just need a decent four wheel drive to get to the road on Bross. 2d
  •   rmsj4 Awesome! 2d
  •   amymberry @rmsj4 thanks Mary! Do you have your puppy yet? Can't wait to "meet" the little one!!! 2d

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amymberry Pup showing her loyalty!
repost from my mom @hkgronseth "Lookout Broncos cheerleaders. This Bronco Bella cheered the Broncos on to victory today over the Chiefs. #denverbroncos."
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amymberry This is my clam-chowdah-in-a-bread-bowl face.
Nothing like fresh chowder on the wharf! So thankful I (nearly) got my fix for the year.
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amymberry #vscocam
Lines of vines. Still feeling the glow of this place.
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amymberry In case you hadn't noticed my entire immediate family has their birthdays in a two day span. So, to not leave him out, today is my dad's birthday! This pic is a regram, but I love it so much - such a fun memory of going indoor skydiving.
It was so fun growing up with a science professor. He would do practice runs of his physics or chemistry demos at home. Liquid nitrogen was a regular thing at our house. I remember him getting a sly grin and asking me and Matt if we wanted to see what happens when you microwave steel wool. My dad is pretty awesome. In high school our youth group affectionately nicknamed him "Phil Nye the Science Guy." My dad singlehandedly got me through my college physics course - many nights going through my homework with me on the phone. I'm so thankful for a dad who made science cool - even for girls, and instilled a love if learning that had a huge influence on my career choice in Nursing. He is strong, steady, and loves graciously and ceaselessly.
I love you dad! Happy Birthday!
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amymberry This delightful woman, my beautiful mama - can I tell you about her? Today is her birthday. I thought I would borrow some of the highest praise scripture has to offer, a la Eugene Peterson: "A good woman is hard to find, and worth far more than diamonds. Her husband trusts her without reserve, and never has reason to regret it. Never spiteful, she treats him generously all her life long. She shops around for the best yarns and cottons, and enjoys knitting and sewing.... She’s up before dawn, preparing breakfast for her family and organizing her day. She looks over a field and buys it, then, with money she’s put aside, plants a garden. First thing in the morning, she dresses for work, rolls up her sleeves, eager to get started. She senses the worth of her work, is in no hurry to call it quits for the day. She’s skilled in the crafts of home and hearth, diligent in homemaking. She’s quick to assist anyone in need, reaches out to help the poor. She doesn’t worry about her family when it snows; their winter clothes are all mended and ready to wear. She makes her own clothing, and dresses in colorful linens and silks.... She designs gowns and sells them, brings the sweaters she knits to the dress shops. Her clothes are well-made and elegant, and she always faces tomorrow with a smile. When she speaks she has something worthwhile to say, and she always says it kindly. She keeps an eye on everyone in her household, and keeps them all busy and productive. Her children respect and bless her; her husband joins in with words of praise: “Many women have done wonderful things, but you’ve outclassed them all!” Charm can mislead and beauty soon fades. The woman to be admired and praised is the woman who lives in the Fear-of- GOD. Give her everything she deserves! Festoon her life with praises!" (‭Proverbs‬ ‭31‬:‭10-31‬ MSG)

I love you to the moon and back! Happy Birthday!
@hkgronseth
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  •   rmsj4 Wonderful tribute. Happy Birthday to your beautiful mom!!! 2w
  •   hkgronseth Amy you humble me with your love. And guess what? I did not rise before dawn to prepare breakfast for everyone.... Nope I slept in!! Love you. 2w
  •   alrenn Awesome. Beautiful mama! 2w
  •   white_lightning71 Happy birthday to your beautiful mom Amy...may she have a wonderful day. 2w
  •   amymberry @hkgronseth I'm glad you slept in! Good for you! 2w
  •   briankennny great photo! love Aunt Holly! 6d
  •   amymberry @hkgronseth ️see what Brian wrote 6d

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amymberry For some reason when I think of a favorite photo of us, this one always seems to come to mind. So, I dug in my boxes of pictures tonight to find it. I know this had to be at least 13 or 14 years ago.
Because where you are it's already Sept 11, I wanted to make sure I sent out a Happy Birthday wish for you as you start your day today. I know this past year has been a wild ride for you. I feel like we're stuck in the "where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?" game when your every update is from a different airport, country, continent! I love the middle of the night Whatsapp - "hey are you up? Let's skype!" I love you so much my dear big brother and miss you like crazy.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
@mattgronseth
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  •   fozzcook Awwww happy birthday 2w
  •   susiegronseth @mattgronseth What's a "fastener"? 2w
  •   rmsj4 Amy, your brother sounds like a wonderful guy! Happy Birthday!! 2w
  •   mattgronseth Thanks @amymberry! @susiegronseth that was a summer league in college. The team was based at Regis University and was sponsored by a local industrial supply store called Western Fasteners. That was one of my favorite teams to play on. The coach was an awesome hilarious foul-mouthed ancient man shaped like a troll and he let me bat. 2w

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amymberry I was minding my business eating an ice cream cone when I looked to the left and......"MINE???" 2w

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amymberry "As you lose the argument in a cable car..."
#motherdaughteradventures
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amymberry Boudin sourdough bread. Yum! 3w

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amymberry #vscocam
@karlthefog was a little moody this afternoon
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amymberry Good cheese comes from happy cows, and happy cows come from California. 🐃🐃🐃🐃🐃🐃
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amymberry So it shall be, while My glory passes by, that I will put you in the cleft of the rock, and will cover you with My hand while I pass by. (‭Exodus‬ ‭33‬:‭22‬ NKJV)
#vscocam #hwyoneadventures #goatrockbeach
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amymberry Ok this is a little chaotic and I got (more than a little) wet, but worth it 3w

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amymberry #hyperlapse
Playing with the new feature and watching the tide go out
#bodega bay
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amymberry #vscocam
"Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you."
#motherdaughteradventures #redwoodlove
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amymberry The resident Golden at Tres Sabores
#motherdaughteradventures #nofilter #goldenretrievers
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  •   fozzcook So fantastic 3w
  •   amymberry @fozzcook Christine, if you're ever up in Napa Valley, I would highly, highly recommend this vineyard. Small, family owned, organic in all the right ways. It is so special! 3w
  •   fozzcook I will it sounds amazing!!! Glad you had fun! X 3w

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