Tioga Pass, Mono Lake

We drove into Yosemite National Park from Bishop, CA and got to visit Mono Lake on the way in. The drive over Tioga Pass was gorgeous, and we even snuck in a little hike up Lambert’s Dome before meeting the Halls at our Cabin/RV park. Advertisements

Sandy Hollow State Park

We had such a great day together at Sandy Hollow State Park! This is a story about making lemonade out of lemons. The day before I had decided that it would be best to rent wetsuits so that we could hike through the Subway in Zion. If you do a quick Google search on “subway…

Easter Sunday in Zion

Most of our friends and family have already heard our crazy stuck-in-the-mud/snow Easter night story. Gabe wrote a very accurate, detailed post about it the next morning before we even woke up! Isaac wrote his version of it later that day as well. Love those boys!!! It was pretty wild, considering that just hours before,…

Isaac James

Isaac lives life fully! He adds tons of laughter and energy to our family every single day. He is a total extrovert, living in a home of introverts, so he never needs a break. As funny as he is, he’s also the one who asks the deepest questions about life and meaning, people and truth….

Zion National Park – Hidden Canyon

There are so many amazing hikes in Zion. Joe’s Guide to Zion is a wonderful resource that we referenced often. Living in St. George for a month afforded us the opportunity to visit the park probably 6 days total, and we drove through on about 4 other days. We could focus on each hike individually…

Zion National Park – Part 1

“You have to go to Zion!” was something we’d heard repeatedly on this trip. I couldn’t wait! Fortunately, it has totally lived up to our increasing expectations. Just the drive through on Highway 9 offers stellar scenery and memorable travel through the mile long tunnel. It’s stunning to see the variation of mountain, canyon, river,…

The Whirlwind

Just some quick thoughts about the last month. When we left Durango, we ended up hunting snow like a bunch of dirtbags. We boarded all through Colorado and back in Utah. The kids kept up some reading and I had to keep business going with clients. It was even fun to let them know where…

The Winn Family

St. George was a definite on the destination list in my head – because of the Winn Family (well, and Zion National Park. 😉 But I’d been wanting to visit the Winn’s for years! We met them at the tail-end of our time in Salt Lake City over NINE years ago. We hit it off…

Grand Canyon and Sedona

Well, I wasn’t planning to hit the Grand Canyon so soon. You all know that sometimes we don’t know where we will be sleeping the next week, or even the next night because we like to stay as flexible as we can. After weighing the advantages of cooler spring weather in this part of the…

St. George Bucket List

Every time we settle in to a new city, I begin asking people for their favorite things to do in the area. I love taking notes of responses and eventually compiling a Bucket List of places we’d like to visit and things we’d like to do. While I do some research ahead of time, I…

Snowboarding Days Are Over

Spring has come, and we have all found ourselves repeating this week, “I can’t believe just a couple days ago we were on the mountain in the snow.” It was with great sadness that we all completed our last run, shredding to a breaking stop at the bottom of Pacific Highway at Brighton. No more…