Sweets Candy Factory

As a “sweet” end to our 2013 year, we felt lucky to get in on the very last factory tour for Sweets Candy in Salt Lake City, UT. They’ve been offering tours for years, but recently decided to phase them out. Our family always enjoys going “behind the scenes” to understand how things are made….

Christmas Snowboarding at Sundance

We had a fun time snowboarding together on Christmas day. Gabe took some video from the back bowl of Sundance Resort in Provo, Utah. You can click below to watch his gnarly production:     The kids are amazing with their carving. The footage here is going down some steep blues. Jadyn is also picking…

Simple Christmas Season

This is an atypical year for our family by far, hopping around from city to city, settling in to new neighborhoods for a month at a time, traveling with only what can fit in our SUV.┬áSo, it’s no surprise that our Christmas was different for us as well. Over the last few years, we’ve sought…

Reunited With Snow and Mountains

It’s been a fun experience living downtown Salt Lake City these past few weeks. We are walking distance to coffee shops, city parks and cool food places. But that’s less thrilling that the snowboarding we have enjoyed. The kids absolutely love it. The boys are now carving and zooming down the slopes. Isaac took a…

Snowboarding Snapshots

We all just love being on top of a mountain. We totally enjoy the 360 panorama views from the ski lift and the peaks. The boys love the thrill of speeding down a slope, and I love the peaceful quiet scenery when I get to take it all in slowly. Here are just a few…

Technology and Apps

Our kids have enjoyed a big mix of outdoor activity this year including biking, roller blading, hiking, running, playing soccer, snowboarding or just playing at a park. But there are some times when we all appreciate a bit of “down time” whether in our home or in the car. We are not big proponents of…

Salt Lake Bucket List

We have a little less than a month to explore and enjoy Salt Lake City. Our time is divided between work, school and normal family life, but we really make time to experience a new area and get to know new people. So far, we watched a play about Benjamin Franklin at the Children’s Theatre,…