Summer Recap 2018

  We chose to stay close to home this summer for the first time in years! We wanted the kids to experience many lazy, boring days to recharge and hang with friends. And we wanted to take advantage of the hikes and experiences around Summit County, Colorado, one of the best places in the country…

Anniversary Trip to Kauai

We blinked. And all of a sudden we’ve been married for 20 years! There’s nothing like teens to mark the passing of time in inches grown, but it’s still hard to believe that Don and I have walked this journey together for so many years. We decided to celebrate with 10 days alone in Kauai,…

Hike Everyday

Do you ever get cabin fever? Don and I seem to get it every day in the summer. You know, when the screen starts to blur and the blue skies are magnetically pulling you away from your desk. We can only withstand it for so long, and then we decide to close the computers, grab…

My Season…

Originally posted on Isaac Dalrymple:
Ugh, it’s that time of year again. Mud season. Depressing. All of the major resorts are closing. All of the snow is melting. All of the shops are shutting down. As much as this seems to suck, I’m getting to look back and see how much I have progressed this…

Summertime 2017

As we approach another summer, I start to reflect on last summer. We decided to head East for a long road trip again. We wanted to defrost, visit some historical sites, and reconnect with old friends. We were able to see all of mine and Don’s family members in Texas and Louisiana before heading towards…

Our Trip – Oral Story

Originally posted on Jadyn Dalrymple:
Almost 5 years ago, my dad told us that we had one month to sell everything we had, leave our home, and travel around the western United States. I was seven at the time and didn’t totally know what was going on. But I didn’t want to leave because I…

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…