Off Grid

Our family spent the last two nights with some of our best friends at Francie’s Cabin, a 10th Mountain Division Hut, here just up the road in Breckenridge, CO. It’s amazing how much you need to prepare to sleep just a few miles away! But since it was a 2 mile hike up, we needed…

Urban Hiking

If you haven’t seen Gabe’s video with his mad editing skills, check out the Freejourners video here. He did a rapid fire great job sharing about some of our adventures over the last 4+ years. We are in a different chapter of life now. Sonya and I are so grateful for the adventures we went…

Time With My Girl

Don and I try to be really intentional about creating great experiences with our kids. We want them to have a whole treasure-full of memories that shape them and can increase in value with time. Last weekend, I had the privilege of watching Jadyn’s last cross-country race of her first season. She’d been working hard…

Popping In On Our Friends All Over

We have been in our “Freejourner mode” this summer. We move fast and pack a lot into our days. Tonight, I’m writing from a downtown DC hotel after the 4th of July festivities while the family is sleeping. I’m getting some laundry done because of wet clothes during today’s rainstorm. I was out for a…

We Like and Need Rest

This has been a welcome Spring. Our snowboarding season full of training and competitions was long and intense, like for most of these awesome mountain snowboarding families up here in Summit County. We had some overlap between seasons where Gabe was competing at snowboarding nationals and in the middle of track season. Isaac has been…

The Intentional Life

I’m a reader of Doug Casey, the International Man, who is a well-seasoned traveler and non-conformist contrarian. My kind of people. He put out an article recently, How Much Money is Enough. It’s well worth the read and his life experiences, perspective and sharing of a friend’s journey out of the rat race to the other…

Jumps, Comps and Freeriding as a Snowboarding Family

Ironically, I feel rested on Mondays. We have whirlwind weekends in the winter with snowboarding as all five of us get on the snow. Early morning breakfasts, gearing up and loading and unloading our stuff at the different resorts up here toasts me by Sunday night. We love it though! Being on snow as a…

Working as a Freejourner

That’s a pic of Jadyn working on her studies. I’m working on various creative projects at a coffee shop out here in Breckenridge. Sonya is playing tennis with a friend and we have meetings and more tennis the rest of the day. It’s our down time, ironically, working and living our Freejourner life between long, fun…

Most Things Don’t Matter

I’m approaching 40 days on the mountain on my way to another 100. Today’s a work day. And a pow day! Peak 7 is my office right now on the mountain. I’ve had a lot of fun with client conference calls up lifts and down terrain and then meeting some new friends along the way over…

Top Ten Trails for Running around Breckenridge with Kids

We have had an uncanny late fall/winter so far here in Summit County, Colorado. Usually, there is snow everywhere, and all the mountain resorts would have been open for weeks. Not this year. And while we are itchy to start snowboarding all our favorite runs, we are taking advantage of the bare dirt, and hitting the…

Hotel Hopping with Children

  A very special friend of mine went on an adventurous trek around California recently, hitting San Diego, LA, and a few National Parks, including her favorite which was Yosemite. Her family slept in about 7 different places during those two weeks, so there were many ins and outs of hotel or home stays. She…

Isaac’s 13th Birthday Week

We have another teenager in the house! It’s amazing how quickly time passes. We have tried to embrace and cherish each stage along the way, and yet time still flies! We wanted to make Isaac’s Big 13 as special as we could. He pretty much had over a week long of fun celebration! The weekend before…