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…

Evening Hike to Mohawk Lake

So, I have a thing for sunset hikes. There’s nothing like the evening light for photos or the colorful display reflected in the clouds in the sky. I soak in all the beauty! We love having trails to ourselves, and that tends to happen more often later in the day. Don and I enjoyed a hiking…

Start Selling Some of Your Stuff and Go for a Mini-Vacation

I liked that advice I read from Garrett Gee in his travel advice this morning. He exited on his Snapchat innovation and to date has not even tapped into these funds. Instead, he sold off all his possessions and he and his family travel the world light on the money they gained from selling off…

Hiking the Narrows

The Narrows Hike in Zion National Park is one of the most unique hikes in the country. The majority of the hike is through water in the middle of a beautiful canyon. Our family had attempted this hike a few years ago in April, but the water was too frigid to make it more than…

Change Things Up

I was finishing my work day in Breckenridge and having thoughts about how I work and what the Freejourner life looks like by constantly changing things up. I  think of experimenting as something continuous. I like to always be experimenting whether it’s with new ideas, locations, habits or ways of doing things. Heck, at a…

Colorado Feels Like Home

It’s hard to believe that we haven’t written about our time in Summit County this winter yet! As I reflect, I think it’s because it felt like we were coming “home” for the winter/spring. We had an incredible time back in the Keystone/Breckenridge area. The kids have performed some inspiring feats in their snowboarding and spring…

Sacred Places and Moving On

This time in Sedona has been remarkable to hike the desert and take in the dry and wild beauty. So unexpectedly refreshing. Today we visited the Montezuma Castle National Monument doing our normal Freejourners adventuring. In our travels across the West, I find myself humbled by the ancient people who have lived here for hundreds of…

You Are My Home

  We had a fun night as a family relaxing here in Sedona getting rest and enjoying each other. We watched Alvin and the Chipmunks and took in this song on Home. It’s what we feel as a family with each other. Regardless of where we are, we have each other as a safe place….

An Adventurous Regular Day

I liked yesterday. We had that beautiful mix of work, adventure and love. Our family culture is both feisty and restful. We all have our morning routines that start the day. I like doing the following: Wash up Make my bed Push ups and crunches Arbonne digestion plus and fizz drinks to hydrate Coffee Read…