Our Kids Are Our Joy

  We just finished up another snowboarding nationals here in Breckenridge, Colorado. Kid and adult competitors from all over the country come here to compete in different disciplines. Our kids raced in BoarderX and sent tricks off Slopestyle jumps and rails. When we first started snowboarding, the kids were little. The three of them would…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Subtraction and Simplicity

We have been living our continual Freejourner ways in a different context up here in the mountains of Breckenridge. We wake up in the middle of the woods in a home that pierces with big views and sun rays. We are eagerly waiting for snow and getting on the slopes as a family snowboarding. The kids…