Happy Father’s Day, Don!

We are so lucky to have Don in our life! He is such a great dad to Gabe, Isaac, and Jadyn. He loves them each individually, and thinks about how to encourage them and build them up uniquely. He models such faith, generosity, sacrifice, excellence, and fun! Like I said, we are lucky! We had…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Lily Pad Lake Hike, Frisco, CO

We’ve heard about this beautiful spot in Summit County for a while. My friend, Jamie Jo has taken so many great pics here with family and friends when they visit! I always wish I could double heart them on Instagram. Today seemed like the perfect window of time to finally hike up here – sunny day with…

Summer Slideshow 2016

Do you remember when your kids were younger and loved seeing themselves in pictures or videos? With Gabe, I could barely record him for two seconds before he’d ask to see himself on the screen! Well, not too much has changed. We love reliving fun moments through photos and videos. Our slideshows from the last…