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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Democrat, Lincoln and Cameron

The mountains are always calling. We can always jet out the door and hit a peak. And it’s so tempting and beckoning. We like it that way. Living in Breckenridge is a giant playground for us. We take care of business and life like other families. The boys started school and are launching into their…

Big Mountain Snowboarding and Competitions

We have snowboarded some of the best mountains in the world the last few years and made some amazing friends and memories. We’re shredders, and we think about snow, big mountains, jumps, tricks, pow and fun lines down big slopes. You can watch the above video that Sonya and Gabe worked on to capture some…