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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Falling into Fall Routines

Our summer passed quickly! After a hot, great month in Sedona, a few visits to National Parks, and several awesome hikes around Breckenridge, CO, we are now back to some regular work and school routines. It’s always nice for me to be able to plan healthy meals, know where we are going to sleep for…

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…

Birthday Hike to Mt. Quandary

What do you love to do? What if you could do that each year on your birthday? I feel so lucky that the last two birthdays I’ve been able to hike up mountains. Colorado has over 50 mountains with stellar views that are taller than 14,000 ft. I’m not sure that I can hit all…

Breckenridge Weather is Crazy, But We Still Hike

We had a pretty crappy mountain day today. A cold front is coming through and hitting the whole area in Breckenridge with storms, and that’s never safe to summit with on the trail. But late in the evening after we took the kids out to jump tramps and practice their flips at Woodward Copper, we…