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…

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…